FUL vs Saints
Ward-Prowse: It's something to build from
James Ward-Prowse on the victory over Fulham.
Highlights: Fulham 0-1 Saints
Watch the best of the action from Saints' cup win at Fulham.
90 in 90: Fulham 0-1 Saints
Watch our 90-second highlights package from Craven Cottage.
Video: Bednarek reflects on Fulham win
Jan Bednarek on the FA Cup success at Fulham.
Pellegrino: Let's build on cup win
Saints boss already looking ahead after victory at Fulham.
Video: Pellegrino reflects on cup progress
Watch Mauricio Pellegrino's post-match interview after the 1-0 win at Fulham.
Bednarek embraces first-team chance
The Polish international assesses Saints' cup win at Fulham.
Gallery: Fulham 0-1 Saints
See the best of the images from Saints' victorious trip to the capital.
Saints march into Fourth Round
James Ward-Prowse's strike the difference at Craven Cottage
Pre-match quiz: Fulham, Saints, both or neither?
Test your knowledge ahead of our FA Cup tie.
Match Preview: Fulham vs Saints
All the pre-match information as Saints embark upon this year's FA Cup campaign.
Opposition View: Fulham
The word from the Cottagers' camp ahead of Saturday.
On The Road: Fulham
Plan your trip to Craven Cottage with our handy away guide.
Pellegrino: FA Cup can help us
Saints boss previews third-round tie at Craven Cottage.
Video: Pellegrino previews Fulham
Watch the manager give his thoughts on the FA Cup tie.
Press conference (part two): Pellegrino on Fulham
Watch the boss speak with the written media.
Video: Saints train ahead of Fulham
Watch as Saints trained ahead of the visit to Craven Cottage.
Gallery: Saints prepare for Fulham cup tie
Images from Saints' Thursday training.
Pied adds to defensive injuries
Frenchman ruled out of cup trip to Fulham.
Pellegrino's pre-Fulham press conference
Mauricio Pellegrino previews Fulham cup tie.
Stat Pack: Fulham vs Saints
Find out all the facts and stats as Saints embark on their 2017/18 FA Cup campaign.
FUL vs Saints As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Southampton victorious at Fulham in the Emirates FA Cup third round
- Ward-Prowse scores the only goal on the half-hour
- Stephens hits the bar with golden chance to make it 2-0
- Saints progress to the fourth round for the seventh time in nine seasons
FULL TIME: Fulham 0-1 Southampton
Saints are through! James Ward-Prowse scores the only goal of the game after 29 minutes at Craven Cottage to send Saints into round four of the Emirates FA Cup. Well done, lads! 😇
Gabbiadini blazes over
Great chance to settle it! Gabbiadini releases Redmond, who finds Lemina in the box. Lemina's backheel sits up perfectly for the Italian to hit first time, but he gets it all wrong and shoots well over the crossbar.
Four added minutes...
Time to dig in, boys!
Norwood heads wide
Sessegnon has been a constant outlet for Fulham down the left. Another of his crosses is this time attacked by Norwood, but he cannot hit the target.
Fulham pushing for an equaliser...
Saints are defending deep now. Fulham haven't created anything clear-cut, but Saints are hanging on a little. We'll find out shortly how many minutes will be added on for stoppage time.
Can you get any closer? 😨
Jack Stephens watches on as his close-range header beats goalkeeper David Button, but somehow stays out via the underside of the crossbar. We're into the last ten minutes at Craven Cottage, where Saints still lead 1-0.
Odoi shoots over
McCarthy punches a free kick in a crowded penalty area only to Odoi, but he can't keep his shot down and it flies into the stand. Another half-chance for the hosts.
Stephens hits the bar! 😩
That should have been 2-0. Ward-Prowse finds Long with a corner to the near post, which is flicked on to the far post where Stephens just needs to hit the target, but he heads against the underside of the crossbar from four yards and it somehow stays out.
Ojo shoots off target
Substitute Ojo gets in behind the Saints defence, but elects to shoot from a virtually impossible angle and fires well over the bar. Teammates, unsurprisingly, felt a cross was the better option.
Yellow Card for Jan Bednarek (Southampton)
Bednarek is the first Saints player to be carded after a strong challenge on Kebano.
Bertrand fires over
Saints are awarded a free kick in an inviting position 25 yards out. Bertrand and Ward-Prowse stand over it and the defender goes for goal, but it's over the bar and never threatened to dip in time to trouble Button.
Great chance for Piazon!
Fredericks crosses low from the right and it runs all the way through to Piazon at the far post. Maybe the Brazilian wasn't expecting it to reach him, but he completely misses the ball with his attempted shot and Saints survive their biggest scare to date.
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg thought he had doubled Saints' lead in the second half, only to be denied by an important save from Fulham keeper David Button. It remains a slender advantage in favour of the visitors at Craven Cottage.
Well wide from Long
Davis peels away to the corner of the penalty area to nod down a diagonal ball to Long, who shoots first time, but the ball slices away off the inside of his foot and disappears a long way wide of Button's goal.
McCarthy makes his first save
It's taken over an hour, but McCarthy finally has a save to make. Sessegnon's cross from the left is collected at the far post by Johansen, who exchanges passes with Norwood and shoots low, but it's a fairly simple one for McCarthy, who stoops to gather.
Boufal shoots over
Boufal picks up possession 30 yards from goal, sizes up his options and lets fly from distance. He hits it well but it's always rising, and it's a couple of yards too high.
So close to 2-0!
Højbjerg bursts forward from midfield, finds Long to his right and continues his run. The Irishman picks out the Dane in the box, who takes a touch and shoots with his second, only to be denied from close range by the sprawling Button, who left him with little to aim at.
Ward-Prowse denied by Button
The goalscorer stands over the free kick and goes for goal from an improbable angle, but Button is able to make a straightforward save.
Yellow Card for Kevin McDonald (Fulham)
Long races away from McDonald, who thought he could get there before the Saints man and brings him down. It's the first booking of the game.
Back under way!
Fulham have kicked off and we're up and running again for the second half. Keep it going, Saints! 💪
HALF TIME: Fulham 0-1 Southampton
That's half time at Craven Cottage, which comes at a good time from a Saints point of view with Fulham suddenly building a bit of momentum for the first time. Saints have been dominant for the most part and deservedly lead through James Ward-Prowse's first goal of the season - gobbling up a loose ball to drive home a low left-footed shot from 15 yards.
Ream heads over
Sessegnon whips in a free kick from the right and Ream climbs highest to meet it, but cannot keep his header down from eight yards and it flies into the massive Saints contingent behind McCarthy's goal.
Important clearance from Bertrand
Sessegnon goes down the left and stands up a cross with white shirts steaming in at the far post, but Bertrand gets himself in just the right place to head the ball behind for a corner. Then Johansen sees a low shot blocked as Fulham enjoy their best spell of the game late in the first half.
Boufal looking sharp
Lovely feet from the Moroccan, who skips away from two tackles on the halfway line but not from McDonald, who brings him down. It's a free kick but no booking for the Fulham man.
Bednarek goes down injured
Saints already have three defenders missing in Cédric, Hoedt and Pied, but now Bednarek is down and receiving treatment. He's fit to continue for the time being at least.
Ward-Prowse claims a penalty
Ward-Prowse goes down the right and tries to flick the ball over Johansen, who appears to block it with the point of his elbow. The Saints man wants handball in the box, but gets only a corner for his troubles.
Boufal denied by Button
Great work by Boufal, who produces a piece of magic to escape his marker down by the corner flag. He carries the ball along the byeline and shoots from the tightest of angles, but Button gets down sharply to divert the ball behind for a corner.
No mistake this time!
He'd only just gone close from distance, but this time the midfielder finds the target. Saints work the ball into the box as Long looks for Boufal, but the ball inadvertently drops to Ward-Prowse instead, who rifles a low left-footed shot into the bottom corner. Get in!
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Ward-Prowse goes close!
Saints break quickly as Boufal goes down the right and plays a square pass for Ward-Prowse, who takes aim and tries to pick out the bottom corner from 20 yards. It's just a yard or two wide.
Sessegnon's touch lets him down
Sessegnon sneaks in behind the Saints defence and looks to bring down a long pass from McDonald, but he cannot control it and the ball runs through for McCarthy. Saints need to be aware of these runs from deep from the 17-year-old.
Long goes close!
Ward-Prowse chases what looks a lost cause towards the corner flag, and succeeds not only in keeping the ball in play but also delivering a fine first-time cross. Long gets across the near post and stoops to head towards goal in front of Button, but cannot hit the target from an awkward angle.
Important block from Yoshida
Highly-rated youngster Sessegnon gets in behind the Saints defence, controls a high ball and lays it off for the onrushing Piazon on the edge of the box. The Chelsea loanee shoots first time and catches it well - it looks goal-bound until Yoshida bravely gets in the way.
Long denied by the flag 😩
So unlucky! Davis's brilliant backheel releases Long through on goal. He crashes a thunderous shot past goalkeeper Button to find the net, but the offside flag is raised and it won't count. Saints well on top here.
Bertrand and Boufal combine
Saints attack down their left side as Bertrand finds Boufal, who tries to tiptoe his way into the box only to be dispossessed by a well-timed tackle.
Saints dominate the early possession
It's been a very controlled start from the visitors, with Fulham struggling to get a touch in the opening exchanges. No clear chances as yet.
We're under way!
Saints get us up and running. It looks like Bednarek is starting the game at right-back, with Stephens alongside Yoshida in the middle.
Ready for kick-off!
The players are in position and we're ready to go at Craven Cottage! Saints are in their change strip of teal and black.14.59
Watch Saints warm-up for Fulham
Preparation complete ✅ Watch the lads warm-up for today's game here. The teams are in the tunnel!14.56
Less than ten minutes to go!
Kick-off is approaching at Craven Cottage - stay with us for regular match updates and photos!14.52
See the players arrive in the capital!
We were in position to capture the arrival of the Southampton team at Craven Cottage. Watch here!14.12
2️⃣ changes for Saints
Mauricio Pellegrino sticks to his word and picks a strong side at Craven Cottage. In come Jan Bednarek, in place of the injured Jérémy Pied as Jack Stephens switches to right-back, and the skipper Steven Davis, who replaces Dušan Tadić to face his former club.14.09
Fulham team confirmed
Starting XI: Button, Fredericks, Ream, Kalas, R. Sessegnon, Odoi, Norwood, McDonald, Johansen, Piazon, Fonte.
Saints team confirmed 😇
Starting XI: McCarthy, Stephens, Bednarek, Yoshida, Bertrand, Romeu, Højbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Davis, Boufal, Long.
3️⃣0️⃣ minutes until team news
We'll have both the Southampton and Fulham starting line-ups for you at 2pm BST. Who would you like to see in the Saints XI?13.30
Watch Saints prepare for Fulham test
We were there to see the players train at Staplewood ahead of today's cup tie in west London. Watch the best bits here!13.11
against manchester united and against palace, before they equalised i thought we played a good game. in almost two games we were better than the opponent, but with one goal suddenly we lost control and everything changed. we have to learn that even in difficult moments, you have to continue with your plan. we want to move on a step forward, and i will use my best eleven to try and win the game.mauricio pellegrinosouthampton manager
Pellegrino previews Fulham tie
We caught up with Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino ahead of today's game. See what the boss had to say in his pre-match interview here.12.32
Three hours to go! ⏳
We're counting down to kick-off here at Craven Cottage, where Saints will do battle with Fulham for a place in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup. Watch this video to find out what's been said by both managers in the build-up, and for more information on how you can follow the action.11.38
FUL vs Saints Line Ups
David Button (GK)
Tomas KalasSheyi Ojo (66′)
Kevin McDonald (C)Neeskens Kebano (56′)
Rui FonteAboubakar Kamara (76′)
Luca De La Torre
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Pierre-Emile HøjbjergMario Lemina (80′)
Steven Davis (C)
Sofiane BoufalNathan Redmond (70′)
Shane LongManolo Gabbiadini (86′)
FUL vs Saints Match Stats
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