St Mary's Stadium | Wed 23 Aug 7.45PM | Attendance: 17,931

Saints v WOL Match Centre

Saints v WOL As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Substitute Donovan Wilson doubles Wolves' lead
  • Mauricio Pellegrino introduces Nathan Redmond, Shane Long and Manolo Gabbiadini
  • Danny Batth heads the visitors ahead on 67 minutes
  • Maya Yoshida heads a James Ward-Prowse corner inches wide of the near post

That's the full-time whistle

Second-half goals from Danny Batth and substitute Donovan Wilson see Saints suffer defeat at St Mary's.

21.41
+2’

Redmond!

Nathan Redmond brings the ball under control, shifts it into space on right of the penalty area and rifles a strike at goal... but it's just wide!

90’

Four minutes added time

We've got four minutes still to play here at St Mary's.

A second from the substitute 

Having only just been introduced, Donovan Wilson breaks free and finishes calmly past Fraser Forster to make it 2-0. 

87’

GOAL

Donovan Wilson (87’) | Southampton 0 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers

84’

Wolverhampton Wanderers substitution: Donovan Wilson replaces Ivan Cavaleiro

Another change for the visitors.

77’

Off the crossbar!

Sam McQueen gets down the left and sees his cross-come-shot palmed onto the top of the crossbar and behind by Wolves goalkeeper Will Norris. 

A double change...

Manolo Gabbiadini and Shane Long replace Charlie Austin and Sofiane Boufal as Saints go in search of a leveller. 

74’

Yellow Card for Michal Zyro (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

And it's an immediate booking for the substitute as he makes a clumsy tackle on Sam McQueen.

74’

Wolverhampton Wanderers substitution: Michal Zyro replaces Nouha Dicko

A second change for the visitors. 

Substitution for Saints

Mauricio Pellegrino makes his first change of the evening, as Nathan Redmond replaces Jan Bednarek.

Wolves take the lead

Danny Batth heads in at the near post from a corner put the visitors ahead. 

67’

GOAL

Danny Batth (67’) | Southampton 0 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

64’

Penalty?!

Dušan Tadić gets in behind his man and is wrested to the ground inside the penalty area by Sylvain Deslandes, but the referee waves play on.

55’

Good start for the visitors

Wolves have come out and really piled on the pressure after the restart, but the Saints defence is standing firm with some good blocks from Jan Bednarek and Maya Yoshida. 

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Charlie Austin searches for the opening goal soon after the restart. 

46’

Wolverhampton Wanderers substitution: Connor Ronan replaces Ben Marshall

First change of the evening for the visitors.

46’

We are back under way...

The second half has started here at St Mary's.

HT

Level at the break

Despite creating a number of good chances, Saints are unable to find a way through before the interval. 

45’

Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)

Wolves counter and Roemu brings down Ivan Cavaleiro on the halfway line to also find his way into James Linington's book.

44’

Yellow Card for Ben Marshall (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Marshall is booked for a clumsy tackle on Jeremy Pied.

Yoshida!

Maya Yoshida challenges in the air to power an early header at goal, only for the ball to fall wide of the Wolves near post. 

40’

Two great chances for Saints!

It's the same combination from the free-kick, but this time Jan Bednarek thumps his header goalwards only to be denied by a great save from Will Norris. The resulting corner then finds Jeremy Pied in space at the back post, but his strike is deflected off target and behind. 

38’

Edwards hammers wide

A chance presents itself to Dave Edwards on the edge of the Saints penalty area, but his strike is never worrying Fraser Forster - high and wide!

37’

Bednarek with the header...

James Ward-Prowse dips yet another free-kick into the perfect spot inside Wolves' penalty area, but Jan Bednarek is unable to make good enough contact with his head. 

A great picture 👏

The whole of St Mary's joined together before kick-off to show their respects to Saints' Senior Recruitment Officer Bill Green, who sadly passed away on Monday. 

28’

Yellow Card for Charlie Austin (Southampton)

Austin picks up a booking for a mistimed tackle on Will Norris, as he attempted to block the Wolves goalkeeper's clearance. 

25’

Pied breaks free...

Jeremy Pied gets in behind the Wolves backline and one-on-one with Will Norris in goal, but he drags his shot wide of the far post. A great chance for Saints.

16’

Inches wide!

James Ward-Prowse's corner from the left is met by the head of Maya Yoshida, but he can't quite steer his effort inside Will Norris' near post!

14’

Attacking down the left

Maya Yoshida plays a perfectly weighted ball down the left flank for Sam McQueen to chase, and the left-back then wins a corner as his cross is blocked. Looking better! 👍

9’

Early chances for the visitors

Wolves have had two chances to take the lead. First Nouha Dicko cut inside from the left but saw his shot blocked, before he then crossed for Ivan Cavaleiro who had the whole goal to aim at inside the penalty area, but he scuffed his close-range effort. 

1’

We're off...

Southampton's Carabao Cup campaign is under way here at St Mary's!

The players are out...

We are minutes away from getting started! 😇

19.44

Warm-ups ✅

All of the pre-match preparation is done and kick-off is just around the corner here at St Mary's! 

19.43

And the opponents...

Starting XI: Norris, Edwards, Bennett, Bath (c), Cavaleiro, Dicko, Graham, Marshall, Price, Vinagre, Deslandes

18.50

Saints team news! 

Starting XI: Forster, Pied, Yoshida (c), Bednarek, Stephens, McQueen, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Tadić, Boufal, Austin

18.47

The boss gives his thoughts...

We caught up with Mauricio Pellegrino yesterday to get his thoughts ahead of tonight's game.

18.15

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Enjoy our photographer's best snaps as the players arrived ahead of tonight's Carabao Cup tie.

17.54

The lads are here! 😇

Watch as the Southampton squad arrived at St Mary's ahead of tonight's game. 

17.16

WE WANT TO WIN AND WE WANT TO PASS - AFTER THAT HOPEFULLY THEN WE CAN THINK ABOUT THE NEXT GAME. BUT RIGHT NOW OUR MENTALITY IS TO IMPROVE AND PLAY THE RIGHT WAY.

Mauricio Pellegrino
16.54
Photo by Matt Watson

Off we go again!

St Mary's is set and ready for tonight's Round Two Carabao Cup tie against Wolves.

16.35

Saints v WOL Line Ups

Southampton

44
Fraser Forster (GK)
3
Maya Yoshida (C)
5
Jack Stephens
35
Jan Bednarek
Nathan Redmond (73′)
16
James Ward-Prowse
38
Sam McQueen
26
Jérémy Pied
14
Oriol Romeu
19
Sofiane Boufal
Manolo Gabbiadini (76′)
11
Dusan Tadic
10
Charlie Austin
Shane Long (76′)
22
Nathan Redmond
8
Steven Davis
7
Shane Long
21
Ryan Bertrand
13
Alex McCarthy
2
Cédric Soares
20
Manolo Gabbiadini

Wolverhampton Wanderers

31
Will Norris (GK)
5
Ryan Bennett
6
Danny Batth (C)
32
Sylvain Deslandes
11
Jordan Graham
29
Rúben Vinagre
4
David Edwards
19
Jack Price
9
Nouha Dicko
Michal Zyro (74′)
7
Ivan Cavaleiro
Donovan Wilson (86′)
12
Ben Marshall
Connor Ronan (45′)
35
Donovan Wilson
20
Connor Ronan
34
Pedro Goncalves
14
Michal Zyro
37
Daniel Armstrong
13
Harry Burgoyne
36
Connor Johnson

Saints v WOL Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Possession (%)
    58
    42
  • Shots
    12
    8
  • Shots on target
    2
    3
  • Corners
    6
    5
  • Passes Complete
    476
    335

Top Saints Player Stats

Shots On Target
1
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
Chances Created
2
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
Passes Completed
75
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
Tackles
2
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Clearances
4
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Saves
1
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster