Saints held by Terriers

John Smith's Stadium | Sat 26 Aug 3.00PM | Attendance: 23,548
Match Report Highlights

HUD v Saints Match Centre

HUD v Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Saints and Huddersfield draw 0-0
  • Unbeaten Premier League starts continue for both teams
  • Nathan Redmond and Ryan Bertrand went closest for Saints
  • Five points from first three matches for Pellegrino's men

FULL TIME: Huddersfield 0-0 Southampton

The unbeaten Premier League start goes on for Saints, as indeed it does Huddersfield, but Mauricio Pellegrino's side have to settle for a point at the John Smith's Stadium.

16.52
+1’

Bertrand nearly puts Saints ahead

A looping ball to the back post from Shane Long picks out Ryan Bertrand, but his header back across goal is cleared off the line by a covering defender.

87’

Huddersfield Town substitution: Collin Quaner replaces Elias Kachunga

It's the final change for the home side.

85’

Redmond denied by Lössl

Shane Long picks out Nathan Redmond on the edge of the area, but his curling shot is pushed away by Jonas Lössl in the Huddersfield goal.

82’

Penalty appeals turned down

James Ward-Prowse breaks into the area and cuts back inside, claiming he was fouled by Zanka. Referee Stuart Attwell says otherwise, though.

Dušan Tadić off, Sam McQueen on

Mauricio Pellegrino makes his third and final change.

Manolo Gabbiadini off, James Ward-Prowse on

A second change for Southampton.

Mario Lemina off, Shane Long on

It's a first change of the afternoon for Saints.

61’

Huddersfield Town substitution: Danny Williams replaces Philip Billing

The hosts make their second change of the afternoon.

57’

Mounie heads over

Steve Mounie meets a Tommy Smith cross from the right, but he heads well over the bar.

56’

Huddersfield Town substitution: Kasey Palmer replaces Rajiv van La Parra

It's a first change of the afternoon for the home side.

51’

Gabbiadini denied by Lössl

The ball is worked to Gabbiadini in space 20 yards out, but his low strike is straight at Jonas Lössl in goal.

Second half begins

We're back under way! Let's do this! 👊

Goalless at the break

Check out some of the best images from the first half at the John Smith's Stadium.

HT

HALF TIME: Huddersfield 0-0 Southampton

It's level at the break at the John Smith's Stadium, with Nathan Redmond going closest for Saints, while Fraser Forster made a couple of good saves at the other end.

+1’

Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)

Romeu gets a booking after an aerial challenge with Zanka.

41’

Forster saves himself from trouble

Fraser Forster dives to meet a Chris Löwe cross, but spills it to Elias Kachunga. The Saints keeper then makes amends by turning away the Huddersfield player's resulting shot.

37’

Forster denies Ince

A long ball bounces to Tom Ince on the corner of the area, and he sends in a quick-fire shot, but Fraser Forster manages to dive to his right and flick it round the far post. An excellent stop.

Both sides still searching

Saints have had the best chance, with Nathan Redmond firing inches wide (above), but it remains goalless at the John Smith's Stadium.

31’

Mounie threatens again

Elias Kachunga causes problems down the right again, picking out Steve Mounie 16 yards from goal with a low cross. He doesn't get the contact he was looking for, though, as his shot bobbles just wide of the far post.

23’

Davis denies van La Parra

Elias Kachunga's cutback picks out Rajiv van La Parra, whose low shot is heading for the bottom corner, but Steven Davis sticks out a leg and blocks it brilliantly.

20’

Saints under pressure

Maya Yoshida makes a brilliant tackle to deny Elias Kachunga, as he looked set to turn in a low cross from six yards, before Fraser Forster gets to a dangerous cross just before Steve Mounie.

15’

Saints threaten again

Nearly a clear opening for Saints, as Dušan Tadić looks to slip Steven Davis through, but Chris Löwe makes a brilliant saving tackle to deny the midfielder.

14’

Zanka with an effort

A cross from the right picks out Zanka for the hosts, but his header is straight at Fraser Forster and is comfortable for the Saints keeper.

11’

Redmond so close to an opener

A brilliant pass from Steven Davis sets Nathan Redmond clear down the inside right. He goes to bend a low shot into the far corner past Jonas Lössl, but his shot goes inches wide of the post.

6’

A quiet start

No real opportunities of note for either side yet, as both teams settle into the game.

0’

We're under way!

Let's do this, Saints! 😇

Saints warm up at Huddersfield

Watch as the Southampton players warmed up ahead of the game at the John Smith's Stadium.

14.47

Hoedt in the squad

Wesley Hoedt has been included in the Southampton squad today, as he earns a place on the bench. Will we see him make his debut? Stay with us for live updates from the game.

14.36

Huddersfield team confirmed

Starting XI: Jonas Lössl, Tommy Smith (c), Philip Billing, Elias Kachunga, Aaron Mooy, Chris Löwe, Rajiv van La Parra, Tom Ince, Steve Mounie, Zanka, Christopher Schindler.

Subs: Joel Coleman (GK), Scott Malone, Joe Lolley, Danny Williams, Collin Quaner, Michael Hefele, Kasey Palmer.

14.05

Saints team confirmed

Starting XI: Forster, Cédric, Stephens, Yoshida, Bertrand, Romeu, Lemina, Tadić, Davis (c), Redmond, Gabbiadini.

Subs: McCarthy, Hoedt, McQueen, Ward-Prowse, Boufal, Long, Austin.

14.00

Team news on the way!

Not long until we have the Saints team for you! Stay tuned...

13.51

The scene is set!

It's a beautiful day in Huddersfield! Here's how the John Smith's Stadium is looking ahead of today's match.

13.30

Wesley Hoedt's first Saints interview

Watch the first interview with Southampton's new signing, Wesley Hoedt, following his arrival at the club earlier this week.

13.08

Saint Wesley!

Southampton completed the signing of Dutch international defender Wesley Hoedt, from Lazio, this week! Could we see him involved today? Mauricio Pellegrino said a late decision would be made. We will find out the team news at 2pm, so stay with us.

13.02

Pellegrino previews Huddersfield

Listen to what Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino had to say about today's game when we caught up with him in his office at Staplewood Campus on Thursday.

12.21

Saints get set for the Terriers

Southampton have been busy on the training ground since Wednesday night's disappointment against Wolves in the Carabao Cup. Watch here as they trained ahead of the trip to face Huddersfield.

11.31

Time to hit the road!

Welcome to Matchday Live and what is Southampton's first away game of the Premier League season. It's a trip to newly-promoted Huddersfield Town this afternoon, as Mauricio Pellegrino's side look to make it seven points from their opening three games of the season. Stay with us for all the build-up and live match updates, as well as free commentary from the game!

11.29

HUD v Saints Line Ups

Huddersfield Town

1
Jonas Lössl (GK)
15
Chris Löwe
25
Zanka
26
Christopher Schindler
2
Tommy Smith (C)
22
Tom Ince
9
Elias Kachunga
Collin Quaner (88′)
8
Philip Billing
Danny Williams (61′)
10
Aaron Mooy
17
Rajiv van La Parra
Kasey Palmer (56′)
24
Steve Mounie
3
Scott Malone
19
Danny Williams
18
Joe Lolley
45
Kasey Palmer
13
Joel Coleman
44
Michael Hefele
23
Collin Quaner

Southampton

44
Fraser Forster (GK)
5
Jack Stephens
21
Ryan Bertrand
2
Cédric Soares
3
Maya Yoshida
18
Mario Lemina
Shane Long (64′)
8
Steven Davis (C)
11
Dusan Tadic
Sam McQueen (74′)
14
Oriol Romeu
22
Nathan Redmond
20
Manolo Gabbiadini
James Ward-Prowse (71′)
16
James Ward-Prowse
19
Sofiane Boufal
38
Sam McQueen
7
Shane Long
6
Wesley Hoedt
13
Alex McCarthy
10
Charlie Austin

HUD v Saints Match Stats

Huddersfield Town

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    45
    55
  • Shots
    16
    6
  • Shots on target
    6
    3
  • Corners
    5
    4
  • Passes Complete
    265
    382

Top Saints Player Stats

Shots On Target
1
Ryan Bertrand
Ryan Bertrand
Chances Created
2
Shane Long
Shane Long
Passes Completed
55
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Tackles
3
Cédric
Cédric
Clearances
7
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
Saves
6
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster