Austin's goal downs Swansea at St Mary's

St Mary's Stadium | Sun 18 Sep 2.15PM
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Saints v Swansea As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Austin wins it for Saints after coming off the bench.
  • First Premier League win of the season.
  • Two wins in four days after beating Sparta on Thursday.
  • Attendance: 29,087 (1,340 Swansea supporters)

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Fonte and Austin reflect on victory

Charlie Austin and José Fonte give their thoughts following Southampton's 1-0 win against Swansea City.

THURSDAY GAVE US THE CONFIDENCE WE NEEDED, BUT WE KNEW A WIN IN THE LEAGUE WAS IMPORTANT, SO WE'RE DELIGHTED.

CHARLIE AUSTIN
STRIKER

REPORT: Southampton 1-0 Swansea City

Read our report from St Mary's, where Charlie Austin netted the only goal of the game to seal all three points.

Saints celebrate at full time

Southampton pick up their first Premier League win of the season!

93’

FULL TIME: Southampton 1-0 Swansea City

It's a first Premier League win of the season for Claude Puel's men. Charlie Austin was the matchwinner, coming off the bench to net his third goal in two matches and seal all three points.

90’

Yellow Card for Kyle Naughton (Swansea City)

A booking for Kyle Naughton, as he trips Pierre-Emile Højbjerg with Southampton looking to break.

87’

What a save from Forster!

Swansea City are so close to an equaliser, but Fraser Forster makes a stunning save low down to his right to keep the visitors at bay.

82’

Swansea City substitution

Borja González Tomás replaces Jack Cork. A final substitution for the visitors, as former Southampton man Jack Cork is replaced by Borja.

82’

Southampton substitution

Cuco Martina replaces Dušan Tadić. He had a great game on Thursday night, and now Cuco Martina is on for Southampton. Dušan Tadić is the man to make way for Claude Puel's side.

75’

A man in form!

Three goals in two matches for Charlie Austin! 👏

71’

Get in there!

Here's a look at the moment in which Charlie Austin opened the scoring against Swansea City.

69’

More pressure from Southampton, as this time Steven Davis's ball into the box is flicked on by Oriol Romeu, but the midfielder's header drifts just wide of the far post.

69’

Austin almost grabs a second!

A lovely pass from Dušan Tadić sets Charlie Austin clear, but his near-post effort is kept out by Lukasz Fabianski.

66’

Swansea City substitution

Jefferson Montero replaces Sung-yueng Ki. A second change for the visitors, as Sung-yeung Ki makes way for Jefferson Montero.

66’

You can feel the sense of relief around St Mary's. Claude Puel's men have dominated proceedings and thoroughly deserved that goal from Charlie Austin.

65’
GOALSCORER 10 Charlie Austin

AUSTIN OPENS THE SCORING!

Get in! Charlie Austin hammers the ball home from close range to give Southampton the lead against Swansea City.

64’

GOOOAL!!!

Charlie Austin (64’) | Southampton 1 0 Swansea City

62’

Austin hits the crossbar!

Somehow, it's still goalless at St Mary's. Nathan Redmond's delightful cross into the box finds Charlie Austin, but his effort comes back off the crossbar and is cleared away.

57’

Romeu goes close!

A lovely corner from Dušan Tadić finds Oriol Romeu on the edge of the six-yard box, but the midfielder's header goes over the top of the crossbar.

55’

Southampton substitution

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg replaces Jordy Clasie. A second change for Southampton, as Pierre-Emile Højbjerg is introduced in place of Jordy Clasie.

54’

Southampton substitution

Charlie Austin replaces Shane Long. A first change for Southampton, as two-goal hero from Thursday night, Charlie Austin, replaces Shane Long.

51’

Shane Long has the ball in the net and thinks he's handed Southampton the lead, but the flag is up for offside against Nathan Redmond, who had played the pass into Long.

50’

So close again!

Shane Long squeezes the ball under Lukasz Fabianski and it's going towards the back of the net, but Swansea defender Jordi Amat makes a vital clearance to deny Saints.

49’

Was this a penalty?

Shane Long went down under this challenge in the first half and instead of winning a penalty was booked by the referee!

47’

We're back under way!

Southampton get the second half started at St Mary's. Can Claude Puel's side come away with all three points against Swansea City? COYR!

48’

HALF TIME: Southampton 0-0 Swansea City

Claude Puel's side should be ahead, with Nathan Redmond, Shane Long and Virgil van Dijk all going close, but it remains goalless at St Mary's as we head to the interval.

46’

Passion!

Today's attendance at St Mary's is 29,087, which also includes 1,340 Swansea City supporters.

44’

Another wonderful chance for Redmond!

It's a great opportunity for Nathan Redmond to score his second of the season following a clever pass from Dušan Tadić, but his shot flies over the bar after cutting back onto his right foot.

43’

Chance for Redmond!

Nathan Redmond races clear and into the penalty area, but the forward's shot doesn't find the target as it flashes wide of the near post. A good opportunity for the hosts.

42’

Here's a closer look at that chance for Virgil van Dijk, which was saved by Lukasz Fabianski.

42’

Yellow Card for Shane Long (Southampton)

Long is the first man to go into the book as he is adjudged to have dived in the penalty area.

36’

Ryan Bertrand has looked sharp so far. The defender is making his first home appearance of the season after featuring at Arsenal last weekend.

35’

Van Dijk denied!

A terrific corner comes in from the left and Virgi van Dijk, who scored in this fixture last season, is there to meet it, but his effort is held by Lukasz Fabianski.

27’

Nathan Redmond has looked lively on his return to the starting line-up for Southampton. It's still goalless though at St Mary's.

25’

It's a good chance for Swansea, as a low cross finds striker Fernando Llorente, but José Fonte does enough to put him off and Fraser Forster is able to gather the loose ball.

19’

Tadić's free-kick is tipped over!

Shane Long wins a free-kick for Saints and Dušan Tadić takes it, but the playmaker's effort is tipped over the bar by Lukasz Fabianski.

18’

Another chance for the hosts! It's a good ball in from Shane Long and Steven Davis is there to meet it, but the midfielder's header is off target.

15’

A great chance for Saints!

It's a wonderful chance for Southampton, as Shane Long's shot is spilled by Lukasz Fabianski, but Steven Davis and Dušan Tadić get in one another's way and the chance is gone!

7’

Another chance for the visitors. Midfielder Leroy Fer collects a loose pass in the penalty area, but fires well over the top.

7’

The game's first effort on target comes from the visitors. Kyle Naughton finds space just inside the penalty area to go for goal, but Fraser Forster makes a comfortable save.

3’

It's been a bright start from Saints at St Mary's, with Cédric finding plenty of space down the right-hand side.

We're under way at St Mary's

Swansea City get us under way. Can Claude Puel's men pick up their first Premier League win of the season? COYR!

Saints get set for Swansea

The players have been through their pre-match warm-up routine. We're almost ready for kick-off!

Saints complete warm-up ahead of Swansea

Southampton's players have gone through their paces ahead of the game against Swansea City.

Puel previews Swansea clash

Claude Puel discusses today's game against Swansea and the changes he's made to the Southampton team.

Match Preview: Southampton vs Swansea City

As we wait for kick-off at St Mary's, why not read our in-depth match preview ahead of today's game.

Three in a row?

Southampton beat Swansea City 3-1 at St Mary's last season, before a Shane Long header sealed a 1-0 victory away from home later in the campaign.

Swansea's team to face Saints

Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez, Amat, Kingsley, Cork, Ki, Fer, Sigurdsson, Barrow, Llorente. Substitutes: Nordfeldt (GK), van der Hoorn, Rangel, Britton, Montero, Routledge, Borja.

Puel makes six changes for Swansea clash

Here's how Southampton line up for today's game against Swansea City: Forster, Cédric, Fonte (c), van Dijk, Bertrand, Clasie, Romeu, Davis, Tadić, Long, Redmond.

Cédric stars in SAINTS

Not at today's game? You can order a copy of our matchday magazine from saintsmagazines.co.uk. We've got an interview with Cédric in today's edition.

More goals for Austin?

Charlie Austin scored twice for Southampton in Thursday's win against AC Sparta Praha. Can he find the net again today against Swansea?

All smiles on arrival!

The Southampton players were in good spirits as they arrived at St Mary's for today's game against Swansea City.

THEY PLAY PHYSICAL, AGGRESSIVE FOOTBALL, BUT THEY CAN ALSO MAKE A DIFFERENCE ON THE PITCH.

claude puel
saints manager

we must be ready to fight, because in this league to fight is the most important thing. we must improve.

francesco guidolin
swansea manager

They're here!

The Southampton players have arrived at St Mary's ahead of today's game against Swansea City.

Puel's pre-match interview

We caught up with Claude Puel ahead of Southampton's Premier League clash with Swansea City at St Mary's.

It's matchday for Saints!

After Thursday night's memorable win against AC Sparta Praha in the UEFA Europa League, Southampton return to league action this afternoon with a game against Swansea City.

Saints v Swansea Line Ups

Southampton

1
Fraser Forster (GK)
6
José Fonte (C)
21
Ryan Bertrand
2
Cédric Soares
17
Virgil van Dijk
8
Steven Davis
11
Dusan Tadic
Cuco Martina (81′)
14
Oriol Romeu
4
Jordy Clasie
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (54′)
7
Shane Long
Charlie Austin (54′)
22
Nathan Redmond
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
18
Harrison Reed
15
Cuco Martina
13
Alex McCarthy
10
Charlie Austin
3
Maya Yoshida
27
Lloyd Isgrove

Swansea City

1
Lukasz Fabianski (GK)
2
Jordi Amat
35
Stephen Kingsley
Angel Rangel (45′)
26
Kyle Naughton
33
Federico Fernández
24
Jack Cork (C)
Borja Bastón (82′)
8
Leroy Fer
4
Ki Sung-yueng
Jefferson Montero (66′)
17
Modou Barrow
23
Gylfi Sigurdsson
9
Fernando Llorente
15
Wayne Routledge
20
Jefferson Montero
10
Borja Bastón
13
Kristoffer Nordfeldt
7
Leon Britton
5
Mike van der Hoorn
22
Angel Rangel

Saints v Swansea Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Swansea City
  • Possession (%)
    53
    47
  • Shots
    19
    9
  • Shots on target
    6
    3
  • Corners
    7
    1
  • Passes Complete
    365
    315

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Charlie Austin
Charlie Austin
Shots On Target
2
Charlie Austin
Charlie Austin
Chances Created
6
Dušan Tadić
Dušan Tadić
Passes Completed
51
Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil Van Dijk
Tackles
5
Cédric
Cédric
Clearances
4
Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil Van Dijk
Saves
3
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster