Saints into quarter-finals

The Hawthorns | Sat 17 Feb 3PM | Attendance: 17,600
Match Report Highlights

WBA vs Saints
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WBA vs Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Saints book place in FA Cup quarter-finals
  • Hoedt and Tadić with the goals for the visitors
  • Rondon pulled one back for Albion
  • A first appearance in the last eight since 2005 for Saints

"Southampton booked a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals, as they triumphed at The Hawthorns for the second time in two weeks.

Following the 3-2 win in the Premier League a fortnight earlier, Mauricio Pellegrino's side withstood some late pressure once again to secure victory in this fifth-round tie and keep the dream of a major trophy alive." Read our full report from The Hawthorns here!

17.18
Southampton FC

YESSSS, #EmiratesFACup last 8️⃣! Tell us your #SaintsFC Man of the Match 👇

17.16

Delightful Dušan

While we wait to hear from Mauricio Pellegrino and his team, how about another look at that Dušan Tadić chip? Superb. 

17.04

FA CUP QUARTER-FINALS! 

Last 8 here we come! Wesley got us started, Dušan brilliantly rounded it off at The Hawthorns where Saints have won for the second time in two weeks. 

17.02

FULL TIME: West Brom 1-2 Southampton

Saints have done it! Mauricio Pellegrino's side are into the FA Cup quarter-finals! YES!

+1’

So nearly a third!

Josh Sims breaks away down the right and picks out James Ward-Prowse, but his shot is turned away.

90’

Four minutes of added time...

We're into the final stages now! Come on, Saints!

89’

Hegazi shoots over from distance

The home crowd encourage Ahmed Hegazi to have a go from long range, but he sends his shot from 25 yards comfortably over.

84’

Southampton substitution: Josh Sims replaces Guido Carrillo

It's a final change of the day for Saints.

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81’

Saints survive a big scare!

So close to an equaliser for Albion, as a bouncing Ahmed Hegazi shot comes back off the bar, before Salomon Rondon's header from the rebound is nodded off the line by Ryan Bertrand!

77’

Southampton substitution: Oriol Romeu replaces Pierre-Emile Højbjerg

It's a second change of the afternoon for the visitors.

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75’

Yellow Card for Mario Lemina (Southampton)

Mario Lemina is the latest man into the referee's book.

72’

Phillips fires over

Nice footwork from Matt Phillips just outside the area, but he curls his left-foot shot a few yards over the bar.

71’

Southampton substitution: Manolo Gabbiadini replaces Nathan Redmond

It's a first change for Saints, as Gabbiadini is sent on in place of Redmond.

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71’

McClean can't beat McCarthy

The Saints keeper does well, as he watches a bouncing shot from James McClean safely into his arms.

Tadić applauds the fans after his goal! 📸

Dušan Tadić acknowledges the support of the Saints fans behind the goal after his second-half strike, which had put the visitors 2-0 to the good, before Albion quickly halved the deficit.

65’

Saints spurn a good opportunity

Cédric gets clear down the left channel and looks to pick out Guido Carrillo in a brilliant central position. He doesn't get his cross right, though, and sends it far too high for the forward.

61’

McCarthy keeps the lead intact

A scramble near the goal-line from an Albion corner ends with McCarthy making a fine save to turn the ball away as it was nodded goalwards.

Rondon pulls one back for the hosts

It's an immediate response to the Tadić goal, as Salomon Rondon hits a brilliant volley from Grzegorz Krychowiak's cross-field ball to beat Alex McCarthy.

57’

GOAL

Salomón Rondón (57’) | 1 2

GOALSCORER 11 Dušan Tadić

SAINTS DOUBLE THEIR LEAD!

Tadić gets in through the middle and shows wonderful composure, calmly lifting the ball over Ben Foster to put Saints 2-0 in front! GET IN!

55’

GOOOAL!!!

Dušan Tadić (55’) | 0 2

54’

Another fine stop from McCarthy!

Grzegorz Krychowiak lines up a low shot from 25 yards, which deflects off Wesley Hoedt on the edge of the box. It wrong-foots Alex McCarthy, but the Saints keeper readjusts brilliantly, diving low to his left to tip the ball away.

49’

McCarthy denies Rodriguez!

A slip from Wesley Hoedt allows Jay Rodriguez a great sight of goal, but Alex McCarthy dives to his left to get a slight touch on it. From the resulting corner, McCarthy is again called into action, tipping Craig Dawson's bouncing header over, before Saints clear the next delivery.

47’

McCarthy claims well...

West Brom win a free-kick in a deep position, but Alex McCarthy is out well to snare the angled delivery into the area and see off the danger.

SECOND HALF IS UNDER WAY!

We're back in action at The Hawthorns! Let's get this quarter-final place, Saints! 👊

First-half action! 📸

View a selection of our images from a successful first half for Saints at The Hawthorns.

+2’

Yellow Card for Guido Carrillo (Southampton)

The half ended with Guido Carrillo fouling Ahmed Hegazi, and after the half-time whistle was blown the Saints forward was shown a yellow card for the challenge.

HALF TIME: West Brom 0-1 Southampton

Wesley Hoedt's 11th-minute strike from a James Ward-Prowse corner is the difference as we reach the interval at The Hawthorns.

45’

One minute of added time...

We're almost at the break, with Saints still in front.

42’

Yellow Card for James McClean (West Bromwich Albion)

James McClean is the second Albion player to be booked after fouling Guido Carrillo.

41’

Lemina threatens from edge of area

A loose ball falls into the path of Mario Lemina on the edge of the box, but, just as he lines up another spectacular piledriver at The Hawthorns, West Brom get a foot in to deny him.

39’

Tadić denied by Evans

Nathan Redmond breaks away down the left and plays a neat ball inside to Dušan Tadić, but just as he is about to shoot from inside the area Jonny Evans slides in to divert the ball behind.

35’

West Brom beginning to press

The hosts are coming back into this a bit, and nearly sniff out a chance from a scramble in the area, only for Mario Lemina to deflect Matt Phillips's shot wide, before Craig Dawson heads over from Phillips's resulting corner.

29’

Yellow Card for Grzegorz Krychowiak (West Bromwich Albion)

West Brom's Grzegorz Krychowiak catches Mario Lemina late and is the first man into the book.

Saints celebrate Hoedt's opener! 📸

Wesley Hoedt celebrates his first Southampton goal with James Ward-Prowse, who provided the assist for him.

21’

McClean strikes just wide from distance

Almost an equaliser for the visitors as James McClean strides forward and unleashes a sweet strike from 25 yards, but the ball fizzes just past Alex McCarthy's right-hand post.

18’

Saints go close again!

Another ball into the area causes issues for West Brom, with Guido Carrillo nearly getting on the end of it, before Pierre-Emile Højbjerg eventually does from a tight angle, but his low strike is cleared off the line.

15’

Dawson heads over for Albion

After Saints clear Matt Phillips's corner, Albion loft the ball back into the area, with Craig Dawson rising highest to meet it a few yards out, but he heads up and over the bar.

14’

Chance for West Brom

Salomon Rondon gets a sight of goal with a free-kick from 25 yards, but it hits the Saints was and loops behind for a corner.

12’

Superb work from Stephens

Matt Phillips threatens to run onto a pass in behind, but Jack Stephens reads the danger superbly and gets back to sweep up calmly.

GOALSCORER 6 Wesley Hoedt

HOEDT FIRES SAINTS IN FRONT!

It's a first Saints goal for Wesley Hoedt, as he is left unmarked six yards out to fire home right-footed from James Ward-Prowse's corner! What a start!

11’

GOOOAL!!!

Wesley Hoedt (11’) | 0 1

10’

Saints force a corner

A sustained period of pressure ends with Cédric winning a corner, as Saints press for an opener.

6’

Solid start from Saints

It's Mauricio Pellegrino's side who have seen the bulk of the ball in the opening minutes. There have been a few probing moves down the flanks, but as yet no significant chances.

AWAY WE GO! 

Showtime at The Hawthorns, come on Saints! 

FIVE minutes to kick-off! 

There's a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals up for grabs at The Hawthorns. Saints were excellent in a 3-2 win here a fortnight ago, will they repeat the trick and keep the cup dream alive? We're about to find out. 

14.58

Warm-ups under way 

Just under 20 minutes to go to kick-off now at The Hawthorns and Saints are out going through their warm-ups on a bright and chilly day in the West Midlands. 

14.43

Welcome back, Simsy!

That late withdrawal of Sofiane Boufal means that there are places on the bench this afternoon for Academy pair Josh Sims and Sam McQueen. Simsy loves a big performance in the cup...

14.19

Davis, Boufal and Yoshida out

So, Nathan Redmond returns for Saints to make his first start since Boxing Day while Steven Davis, Sofiane Boufal and Maya Yoshida join Long and Austin on the sidelines after reporting late injuries yesterday. 

14.17

TEAM NEWS IS IN!

Saints XI to face WBA: McCarthy, Cédric, Stephens, Hoedt, Bertrand (c), Lemina, Højbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Tadić, Redmond, Carrillo. 


SUBS: Forster, Bednarek, Pied, McQueen, Sims, Romeu, Gabbiadini

14.06

Oh when the Saints...

Mauricio Pellegrino's men checked in at The Hawthorns moments ago which means just one thing: we've got team news coming your way very shortly indeed at 2pm. Don't go anywhere! 

13.53

90 until the 90

The Saints dressing room is ready and waiting for today's cup tie. We're back in red and white once more at The Hawthorns. 

13.33

Elsewhere in Birmingham...

Part one of Saints' Midlands mission has just been completed. Sean Brennan's first-half goal has set up a 1-0 win over Aston Villa in the U18s Premier League, their tenth of a highly promising season. Stay tuned for all the reaction from Bodymoor Heath as we get it...

12.54

HOPEFULLY WE CAN GIVE THE FANS A GOOD PERFORMANCE, WE CAN FEEL THEIR ENERGY, AND TOGETHER WE WILL BE STRONGER.

Mauricio pellegrino
southampton manager
12.40

Saints Team News

Just two injury concerns for Mauricio Pellegrino going into this fifth-round tie, one old and one new. Shane Long is a serious doubt for Saints with a hamstring injury and is set to join long-term absentee Charlie Austin on the sidelines. 

Egyptian defender Ali Gabr could make his WBA debut after being granted a work permit while Daniel Sturridge will miss out after reporting a knock at Chelsea. 

12.32

Back in the Black Country

It was an away day to remember for Saints fans exactly two weeks ago. James Ward-Prowse's excellent low free-kick delighted the travelling supporters huddled in the Smethwick End, following Jack Stephens' third goal in as many games as a Mario Lemina piledriver. Here's a reminder of how things unfolded at The Hawthorns last time out...

12.25

Saints train ahead of today's game

Watch as the Southampton squad trained earlier this week, ahead of today's game.

12.02

Rickie Lambert's top-five goals

It was the Saints legend's 36th birthday this week, and we marked the occasion by speaking to Lambert – who also had a spell at today's opponents, West Brom – about his best goals for the club. Can you guess what his favourite is? Watch to find out...

11.46

Pellegrino previews today's game

We visited Mauricio Pellegrino's office at Staplewood Campus this week to catch up with the manager. Watch our interview with him, as he gives his thoughts ahead of this afternoon's fifth-round tie...

11.36

It's matchday in the FA Cup!

We're back at The Hawthorns today, as attention turns to the Emirates FA Cup! After a 3-2 win here in the Premier League two weeks ago, another victory today will send Saints into the quarter-finals of the cup!


We'll be here with you all day, bringing you the build-up, instant match updates and free commentary of the game, so stick with us...

11.35

WBA vs Saints Line Ups

West Bromwich Albion

1
Ben Foster (GK)
23
Gareth McAuley (C)
6
Jonny Evans
25
Craig Dawson
26
Ahmed Hegazi
18
Gareth Barry
Chris Brunt (72′)
10
Matt Phillips
Oliver Burke (89′)
14
James McClean
20
Grzegorz Krychowiak
Sam Field (82′)
19
Jay Rodriguez
9
Salomón Rondón
28
Sam Field
17
Oliver Burke
13
Boaz Myhill
11
Chris Brunt
5
Claudio Yacob
2
Allan Nyom
16
Ali Gabr

Southampton

13
Alex McCarthy (GK)
21
Ryan Bertrand (C)
6
Wesley Hoedt
2
Cédric Soares
5
Jack Stephens
11
Dusan Tadic
22
Nathan Redmond
Manolo Gabbiadini (72′)
16
James Ward-Prowse
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Oriol Romeu (78′)
18
Mario Lemina
9
Guido Carrillo
Josh Sims (85′)
44
Fraser Forster
35
Jan Bednarek
26
Jérémy Pied
20
Manolo Gabbiadini
14
Oriol Romeu
38
Sam McQueen
39
Josh Sims

WBA vs Saints Match Stats

West Bromwich Albion

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    47
    53
  • Shots
    23
    5
  • Shots on target
    7
    3
  • Corners
    13
    4
  • Passes Complete
    242
    320

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Wesley Hoedt
Wesley Hoedt
Shots On Target
1
Wesley Hoedt
Wesley Hoedt
Chances Created
1
Cédric
Cédric
Passes Completed
40
Wesley Hoedt
Wesley Hoedt
Tackles
5
Ryan Bertrand
Ryan Bertrand
Clearances
14
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
Saves
5
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy