Palace v Saints Match Centre
Pellegrino praises new boys
Saints boss on Mario Lemina and Wesley Hoedt at Crystal Palace.
Davis: That was more like us
Skipper pleased to bounce back after Watford defeat.
Highlights: Palace 0-1 Saints
View the best of the action from Selhurst Park.
90 in 90: Palace 0-1 Saints
Watch our 90-second highlights package from Selhurst Park.
Gallery: Crystal Palace 0-1 Saints
Check out the best images from the victory over Crystal Palace.
Video: Matchwinner Davis on success at Palace
Watch the skipper reflect on Saints' first away win of the season.
Davis delighted with flexible Saints
Midfielder says Southampton showed quality and character to overcome Palace.
Video: Pellegrino on win at Palace
Watch the manager reflect on the 1-0 win at Selhurst Park.
Forster hails Saints solidity
Goalkeeper praises those in front of him after another clean sheet.
Pellegrino hails superb performance
Saints boss on his team's display in win at Palace.
Report: Crystal Palace 0-1 Saints
Read our report from Selhurst Park.
Video: Hoedt looks ahead to Palace
Wesley Hoedt previews the away trip to Crystal Palace this weekend.
Match Preview: Palace vs Saints
Everything you need to know about Saturday's trip to Selhurst Park
Opposition View: Crystal Palace
New Palace boss Roy Hodgson well aware of the significance of Saints clash.
Pellegrino focused on continual improvement
Saints boss looks ahead to Crystal Palace trip
Video: Pellegrino on Palace
The boss looks ahead to Crystal Palace.
Quiz: Saints, Crystal Palace, both or neither?
Take our latest quiz ahead of Saints' clash with Crystal Palace.
On The Road: Crystal Palace
Everything you need to know about Saints' upcoming away day.
Press conference (part two): Pellegrino previews Palace clash
Watch the Saints boss speak with the written media ahead of the trip to Palace.
Gallery: Saints train ahead of Palace clash
Saints train at St Mary's as Crystal Palace preparations continue.
Stat Pack: Crystal Palace vs Saints
All the key facts and figures to know ahead of the Saints' trip to Selhurst Park.
Pellegrino's team news update
Saints boss gives the latest ahead of Crystal Palace.
Palace v Saints As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Saints beat Palace 1-0 at Selhurst Park
- Steven Davis scores only goal of the game
- Club captain netted on his 200th appearance for Saints
- Fraser Forster made some vital saves to keep hosts out
FULL TIME: Crystal Palace 0-1 Southampton
It's a big three points for Mauricio Pellegrino's side, as they record their first away win of the season! Steven Davis's early goal, on his 200th appearance for the club, was enough to separate the teams, and it was a very well deserved victory for the visitors!
Cédric nearly seals it
The right-back breaks into the area, cuts onto his left foot and sends in a low shot, but Wayne Hennessey makes the save.
Yellow Card for Scott Dann (Crystal Palace)
Dann hauls down Shane Long as he threatens to break.
Romeu heads wide
Steven Davis swings in a corner, which Oriol Romeu meets at the near post, but he sends his header wide of goal.
Yellow Card for Shane Long (Southampton)
Long gets a booking after arguing with referee Robert Madley.
Yellow Card for James McArthur (Crystal Palace)
McCarthur catches Ryan Bertrand and goes into the book.
Torrential rain at Selhurst! ☂️
The weather has taken a turn for the worse at Selhurst Park in the second half, as the above photo shows!
Yellow Card for Joel Ward (Crystal Palace)
Ward is booked after hauling down Steven Davis.
Saints back on the front foot
A clever cross from Ryan Bertrand picks out Shane Long in the area, but the ball is ever so slightly too high for the leaping striker to be able to head on target. Saints then keep the pressure on, but Nathan Redmond's shot from the edge of the box is blocked.
Forster with another superb stop!
Intense pressure from Palace ends with Jeffrey Schlupp's low cross picking out former Saints player Jason Puncheon on the edge of the six-yard box, but Fraser Forster makes a sensational save at close range to deny him!
The second half begins!
We're back under way here at Selhurst Park! Let's see this through, boys! 👊13.33
HALF TIME: Crystal Palace 0-1 Southampton
Steven Davis's early goal, on his 200th Saints appearance, gives Mauricio Pellegrino's men a deserved lead as we reach the interval at Selhurst Park.
Townsend fires wide
A chance for Palace right near half-time, but Andros Townsend flashes a shot from a tight angle wide of the near post.
Hennessey saves from Redmond
Nathan Redmond again threatens, this time with a low shot from 25 yards, but there's not as much power behind it as he would like and Wayne Hennessey dives to his right to save well.
Tadić sees goal-bound effort blocked
Nathan Redmond goes on a brilliant driving run into the area, with the ball eventually then falling to Dušan Tadić just inside the box. His low, first-time shot appears to be heading for the bottom corner, but is well blocked.
Lemina impressing in midfield
It's been an eye-catching half so far from Mario Lemina, who has helped Southampton control the ball and much of the game.
Bertrand block denies Loftus-Cheek
Ruben Loftus-Cheek again poses danger, drifting past a few players on an angle and working his way into the area, but his low shot back across goal is brilliantly blocked by a sliding Ryan Bertrand.
Loftus-Cheek goes close
A smart lay-off from Christian Benteke finds Ruben Loftus-Cheek 25 yards out, but his low, right-footed shot fizzes a yard wide of the post.
Redmond tests Hennessey from distance
It's a fierce strike from 25 yards by Nathan Redmond, but Palace keeper Wayne Hennessey gets behind it well to knock it down and collect it. Saints posing more danger, though.
Lemina threatens again
Some superb skill from Mario Lemina sees him slalom past a couple of Crystal Palace players, opening space up 30 yards out. Unfortunately, Lemina drags his shot tamely wide, but the build-up was another eye-catching piece of play from the midfielder.
Davis celebrates the opener! 📸
Steven Davis turns away in celebration, after giving Southampton a 1-0 lead in the sixth minute at Selhurst Park. What a way for the club captain to mark his 200th appearance for Saints!
Forster denies Benteke at close range
Andros Townsend plays Ruben Loftus-Cheek in down the inside-right. His low ball finds Christian Benteke six yards out, but Fraser Forster makes a brilliant reaction save to deny him.
GET IN, DAVO!
Dušan Tadić gets to the byline and sends in a cross, which Wayne Hennessey dives to punch away, but it stops straight to Steven Davis on his 200th Southampton appearance, as he slots into the bottom corner!
Steven Davis (5’) | Crystal Palace 0 – 1 Southampton
Saints apply a bit of pressure
Crystal Palace fail to properly clear a cross from Cédric, allowing the alert Mario Lemina to latch onto it just inside the area, but his shot is well blocked.
Let's do this, boys! 👊
Final preparations ✅
The Saints players have now completed their warm-up and the teams are in the tunnel at Selhurst Park 😇12.26
Virgil van Dijk returns to the squad on the Southampton bench today. Kick-off is now just 15 minutes away! ⌚️12.15
When you change a manager a lot of things are up in the air, but the quality of the players is the same. we have to work hard to control them.mauricio pellegrinosouthampton manager
See the players arrive at Selhurst Park
The squad are fine tuning their preparations ahead of kick-off, and our camera crew were on hand to capture their arrival in South London.12.00
Four changes for Saints
Mauricio Pellegrino makes four changes to his side following the defeat to Watford last time out, including the return of Maya Yoshida - Saints' Player of the Month for August 🏆11.49
Crystal Palace team confirmed
Starting XI: Hennessey, Ward, Fosu-Mensah, Dann, Schlupp, McArthur, Cabaye, Loftus-Cheek, Puncheon, Townsend, Benteke.
Subs: Speroni, Tomkins, Kelly, Van Aanholt, Milivojevic, Lee, Sako.11.37
Saints team confirmed
Starting XI: Forster, Cédric, Yoshida, Hoedt, Bertrand, Davis (c), Romeu, Lemina, Redmond, Tadić, Long.
Could Steven Davis be in line to make his 200th Saints appearance today? Team news announced in 20 minutes 👀11.10
We have to turn the page and start again. it's a big game for both teams. we have to do everything in our power to go there and get three points.Wesley Hoedtsouthampton defender
Pellegrino previews Palace
How will the arrival of Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace affect Southampton's preparations for the game? That was one of the questions we asked Mauricio Pellegrino in the build-up this week. Find out what he had to say in our interview here.08.53
A new boss for Palace
The Eagles have a new man in charge today, with Roy Hodgson having replaced Frank de Boer as manager this week.
It's matchday! 😇
Welcome to the latest edition of Matchday Live! We're on the road today, as we visit Crystal Palace in the Premier League! As always, we'll bring you the build-up, team news, match updates and FREE live audio commentary, so stick with us for all the action. Kick-off is at 12.30pm BST!08.47
Palace v Saints Line Ups
Wayne Hennessey (GK)
Jason Puncheon (C)
James McArthurLuka Milivojevic (69′)
Ruben Loftus-CheekBakary Sako (78′)
Patrick van Aanholt
Fraser Forster (GK)
Dusan TadicVirgil van Dijk (87′)
Nathan RedmondJames Ward-Prowse (85′)
Steven Davis (C)
Shane LongManolo Gabbiadini (92′)
Virgil van Dijk
Palace v Saints Match Stats
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