Saints thrash Sunderland

Stadium of Light | Sat 11 Feb 3.00PM
Match Report Highlights

SUN v Saints Match Centre

SUN v Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Manolo Gabbiadini's double puts Saints in control at the Stadium of Light
  • Gabbiadini becomes first Saints player since 2005 to score in first two PL appearances.
  • Jason Denayer's late own goal makes it three goals and three points
  • Claude Puel's first away points in 2017 were wrapped by Shane Long
Photo by Matt Watson

FULL TIME: Sunderland 0-4 Saints

A superb away performance from Claude Puel's men sees them wrap up their first away points of 2017 at Sunderland! 😇

+3’

Yellow Card for Wahbi Khazri (Sunderland)

Wahbi Khazri tries to pull one back with his hand and is booked

GOALSCORER 7 Shane Long

FOUR!

Shane Long is teed up by James Ward-Prowse and he slams home the fourth to add gloss to the scoreline.

+2’

GOOOAL!!!

Shane Long (+2’) | Sunderland 0 4 Southampton

89’

Three points sealed

Ryan Bertrand's low centre is turned in by Jason Denayer with Shane Long waiting to finish it off.

88’

OWN GOAL!

Jason Denayer (88’) | Sunderland 0 3 Southampton

87’

Borini flashes a header wide

Bryan Oviedo's cross from the left is glanced well wide by Fabio Borini as Sunderland look for a lifeline.

85’

Pienaar fires wide

Khazri's shot deflects out for a corner and Sunderland keep the pressure up but Steven Pienaar's effort is off target.

80’

Southampton substitution: Pierre-Emile Højbjerg replaces Dušan Tadić

80’

Sunderland substitution: Wahbi Khazri replaces Darron Gibson

79’

Redmond goes close

Nathan Redmond is released down the left and has the chance to wraps things up, but Vito Mannone makes a decent stop.

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Keep them going, Claude!

Claude Puel roars his side on as we approach the final minutes of this game at the Stadium of Light.

74’

Almost three!

Shane Long peels off Lamine Kone in the box, and forces a save from Vito Mannone with a well directed header.

72’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Manolo Gabbiadini

71’

Another good opportunity 

Nathan Redmond gets to the byline and crosses for James Ward-Prowse who can't steer his header on target.

70’

Ward-Prowse's long range effort over

James Ward-Prowse takes aim from range and his right-footed drive isn't far away from testing Vito Mannone.

66’

NDong calls Forster into action

Didier NDong does well to evade the challenge of Oriol Romeu before unleashing a shot from the edge of the box that's easy for Fraser Forster to collect.

64’

Tadić strike saved

Dušan Tadić's powerful drive from the edge of the box is saved well by Vito Mannone as Saints press for a third.

57’

Sunderland substitution: Fabio Borini replaces Sebastian Larsson

51’

Confident start from Saints

Lovely play in the Sunderland half almost sees Dušan Tadić engineer an opportunity but Jason Denayer makes a crucial challenge in the box.

47’

Mannone saves 

James Ward-Prowse's corner falls for Manolo Gabbiadini but his effort is comfortable for Vito Mannone on this occasion.

45’

We're back under way...

Let's keep this going, Saints 😇

HT

Sunderland substitution: Steven Pienaar replaces John O'Shea

One change at the break for the hosts as Steven Pienaar replaces John O'Shea, with Jermain Defoe taking the armband.

First-half in photos

A selection of match action images from the first-half at the Stadium of Light, where Saints lead 2-0 thanks to Manolo Gabbiadini's double.

Photo by Matt Watson

HALF TIME: Sunderland 0-2 Saints

Manolo Gabbiadini's double sees the visitors go into the break with the lead at the Stadium of Light 💪

GOALSCORER 20 Manolo Gabbiadini

MANOLO MAGIC!

Manolo Gabbiadini takes in Dušan Tadić's pass before a beautiful turn past Lamine Kone and he coolly slots it beyond Vito Mannone.

44’

GOOOAL!!!

Manolo Gabbiadini (44’) | Sunderland 0 2 Southampton

43’

Defoe goes down

Sebastian Larsson's deep corner is flicked on to Jermain Defoe by Billy Jones who goes down under a challenge from Ryan Bertran but it's a goal kick.

34’

Gabbiadini released again

Dušan Tadić links up with Manolo Gabbiadini and slides the ball into the forward's run beyond Sunderland's defence but he's offside.

GOALSCORER 20 Manolo Gabbiadini

Gabbiadini again

Ryan Bertrand's superb delivery from the left and Manolo Gabbiadini gets the final touch to give the visitors the lead. Get in!

29’

GOOOAL!!!

Manolo Gabbiadini (29’) | Sunderland 0 1 Southampton

26’

Cédric fires over

Dušan Tadić feeds Manolo Gabbiadini with a clever through ball and the Italian forward's cut back finds the advancing Cédric whose shot isn't troubling Vito Mannone.

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Yoshida battles in the air

Maya Yoshida rises highest to win the ball from the lively Adnan Januzaj in the air.

19’

Gabbiadini's snapshot drifts wide

Darron Gibson's loose pass falls nicely for Manolo Gabbiadini on the edge of the box but his first time shot with his left foot goes well wide.

16’

Defoe fires wide

Adnan Januzaj drifts into the box and crosses low for Jermain Defoe but it comes at the forward too quickly for him to turn it on target.

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Redmond drives forward

Nathan Redmond looks to get the better of Lamine Kone early on here at the Stadium of Light.

11’

Larsson's free-kick off the wall

Adnan Januzaj makes a decoy run, before Sebastian Larsson steps up and curls a right-footed effort into the wall.

10’

Redmond brings down NDong

Didier NDong drives forward from midfield and Nathan Redmond brings him down for a free-kick in a promising position for the hosts.

6’

Bertrand makes a vital block

Bryan Oviedo's deep cross is cleared by Ryan Bertrand as far as Adnan Januzaj, who sees his low, curling effort blocked by the Saints defender.

We're underway at the Stadium of Light...

Come on, Saints! 😇

15.00

Moyes on Sunderland team news

David Moyes speaks to the media after making one change to the side that beat Crystal Palace last weekend.

14.28

Puel previews Sunderland

Claude Puel speaks to the media at the Stadium of Light ahead of today's clash with Sunderland.

14.27

Arrivals at the Stadium of Light 

Take a look through a selection of image as Southampton arrived at the Stadium of Light.

14.17

Redmond: Every game is an opportunity

Saints forward Nathan Redmond speaks to the media upon arrival at the Stadium of Light.

14.14

Saints arrive at Sunderland

Watch as the Southampton squad arrived at the Stadium of Light for today's clash with Sunderland in the Premier League.

14.13
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Tadić returns

He was the match winner here last time and Dušan Tadić returns to the starting XI as Claude Puel makes two changes to the side that lost out against West Ham United.

14.12

Sunderland team announced

Starting XI: Mannone, Jones, Oviedo, Kone, O'Shea (c), Denayer, NDong, Larsson, Gibson, Januzaj, Defoe.
Subs: Mika, Manquillo, Pienaar, Khazri, Lescott, Honeyman, Borini

14.07
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The teams are in!

Starting XI: Forster, Cédric, Yoshida, Stephens, Bertrand, Romeu, Davis (c), Ward-Prowse, Tadić, Redmond, Gabbiadini.
Subs: Hassen, Gardos, McQueen, Sims, Højbjerg, Long, Rodriguez


14.03
Photo by Matt Watson

The scene is set! 😇

Not long to go now until we reveal team news from the Stadium of Light. Who'd be in your starting XI?

13.53

WE'RE NOT OBLIVIOUS TO OUR FORM BUT WE'VE HAD A GOOD WEEK AND WE'VE GOT AN OPPORTUNITY TODAY TO PUT IT RIGHT.

nathan redmond
forward
13.41

The Inside Track: Sunderland

Get the lowdown of today's opponents from Sunderland Echo journalist Richard Mennear ahead of kick-off. Read here.

13.11

⚽️

Let's hope for more of these today! Enjoy a selection of Saints goals against Sunderland from years gone by.

13.07

Højbjerg on Sunderland

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg previews an important Premier League clash against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

13.05

More Manolo magic? 🎩

Manolo Gabbiadini could become only the second Saints player to score in their first two Premier League appearances today. Henri Camara was the first in February 2005.

12.33

Romeu previews Sunderland clash

Hear what Oriol Romeu had to say ahead of today's game against Sunderland in the Premier League.

12.18

Opposition View: Sunderland

Sunderland boss David Moyes is hoping his side can use the confidence from their last victory when they meet Southampton today. His thoughts here.

12.14

We have had many losses and it's important to have a good reaction and a good answer. we have trained very well this week.

claude puel
southampton manager
12.03

Inside Staplewood: Saints prepare for Sunderland

Watch footage from training at Staplewood Campus ahead of today's clash with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

11.49

Puel on Sunderland test

We spoke to Southampton boss Claude Puel to get his thoughts ahead of the trip to face Sunderland in the Premier League.

11.48

It's matchday! 😇

Southampton travel to face Sunderland in the Premier League at the Stadium of Light as they look to get back to winning ways.

11.41

SUN v Saints Line Ups

Sunderland

1
Vito Mannone (GK)
16
John O'Shea (C)
Steven Pienaar (45′)
4
Jason Denayer
23
Lamine Koné
17
Didier Ndong
2
Billy Jones
7
Sebastian Larsson
Fabio Borini (58′)
24
Darron Gibson
Wahbi Khazri (81′)
3
Bryan Oviedo
44
Adnan Januzaj
18
Jermain Defoe
20
Steven Pienaar
15
Joleon Lescott
10
Wahbi Khazri
9
Fabio Borini
12
Mika
21
Javier Manquillo
39
George Honeyman

Southampton

1
Fraser Forster (GK)
21
Ryan Bertrand
2
Cédric Soares
3
Maya Yoshida
24
Jack Stephens
8
Steven Davis (C)
11
Dusan Tadic
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (82′)
14
Oriol Romeu
22
Nathan Redmond
16
James Ward-Prowse
20
Manolo Gabbiadini
Shane Long (73′)
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
38
Sam McQueen
7
Shane Long
39
Josh Sims
9
Jay Rodriguez
5
Florin Gardos
40
Mouez Hassen

SUN v Saints Match Stats

Sunderland

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    46
    54
  • Shots
    6
    15
  • Shots on target
    1
    8
  • Corners
    6
    2
  • Passes Complete
    348
    437

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
2
Manolo Gabbiadini
Manolo Gabbiadini
Shots On Target
3
Manolo Gabbiadini
Manolo Gabbiadini
Chances Created
3
Ryan Bertrand
Ryan Bertrand
Passes Completed
63
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
Tackles
5
Cédric
Cédric
Clearances
5
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Saves
1
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster