WAT vs Saints Match Centre
Highlights: Watford 2-2 Saints
Watch the best of the action from an eventful afternoon at Vicarage Road.
90 in 90: Watford 2-2 Saints
Relive all the crucial incidents in our 90-second highlights package.
Video: Ward-Prowse disappointed by Watford draw
Watch as James Ward-Prowse reflects on the draw at Watford
Pellegrino aggrieved by Watford injustice
Manager says fortune favoured the Hornets after late sting at Vicarage Road.
Ward-Prowse: A frustrating afternoon
Two-goal James Ward-Prowse on Saints' 2-2 draw at Watford
Video: Pellegrino on Watford draw
Watch the manager's reaction after Watford.
Ward-Prowse at the double but Watford fight back
Saints held despite midfielder's first-half brace.
Opposition View: Watford
Get the pre-match thoughts of opposition manager, Marco Silva.
Match Preview: Watford vs Saints
All you need to know ahead of Southampton's trip to Vicarage Road.
Video: Pellegrino previews Hornets test
Watch as Mauricio Pellegrino gives his thoughts ahead of Watford.
Pellegrino looks ahead to Watford
Saints boss previews the trip to Vicarage Road.
Press Conference (Part Two): Pellegrino on Watford
The boss speaks with the written media.
Video: Saints continue plans for Watford
Behind the scenes at Staplewood before Saturday's clash with the Hornets.
Gallery: All eyes on Saturday
The best photos from Staplewood as Saints prepare for Watford
Saints handed defensive boost
Mauricio Pellegrino confirms that Wesley Hoedt and Cédric have resumed training
Press conference (Part One): Pellegrino previews Watford
Saints boss Mauricio Pellegrino looks ahead to Saturday's Premier League match.
Stat Pack: Watford vs Saints
The key stats ahead of Saints' trip to Vicarage Road.
Gallery: Saints begin preparations for Watford
Images from Saints' Tuesday training at Staplewood
WAT vs Saints As It Happened
Key moments so far
- James Ward-Prowse's double gave Saints the lead against Watford.
- Saints' attacking duo Dušan Tadić and Shane Long proved real threats all afternoon.
- Andre Gray pulls one back for the hosts from close range.
- Doucoure's late and controversial leveller earns a point for the hosts.
FULL TIME: Watford 2-2 Saints
Cruel for Saints who are denied all three points by Abdoulaye Doucouré's controversial late leveller at Vicarage Road. 😔
Troy Deeney heads the ball down to Abdoulaye Doucouré and he bundles in with what looks like his hand as Alex McCarthy came out to meet him.
Abdoulaye Doucouré (90’) | 2 – 2
Yellow Card for Dušan Tadić (Southampton)
Dušan Tadić gets a yellow card now for grabbing the ball from Daryl Janmaat. Edging closer to full-time here.
Yellow Card for Alex McCarthy (Southampton)
Alex McCarthy is carded for taking too long over a goal-kick.
Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)
Oriol Romeu stops Stefano Okaka breaking in the middle of the pitch and picks up a yellow card.
Into the final 10 minutes...
Come on Saints! Dig in! 👊
Applause for Graham Taylor at Vicarage Road
A huge applause ripples around Vicarage Road to remember the late Graham Taylor, who passed away a year ago yesterday. 👏
Højbjerg's header goes over
Ryan Bertrand gets down the left after a lovely flick by Dušan Tadić, picks out Pierre-Emile Højbjerg with a lofted ball in but his header loops over.
Saints under pressure
Andre Gray's low cross is turned behind superbly by Wesley Hoedt with Troy Deeney waiting behind him, before the corner comes in and Molla Wague causes a problem but can't get a meaningful contact with his head.
Gray heads in
The pressure has been building and after Janmaat hits the bar, it loops up and Andre Gray is quickest to react to head in his first goal for Watford at Vicarage Road.
Andre Gray (57’) | 1 – 2
Pereyra shoots wide
Watford trying to find a way back into this one and after André Carrillo sets the ball back on the edge of the box, Roberto Pereyra hits an effort wide.
Hoedt wins a battle with Gray
Troy Deeney heads the ball on and Andre Gray has an opportunity in the box, but Wesley Hoedt does well to wrestle with him and make a vital challenge.
Richarlison heads over
Daryl Janmaat swings in a cross from the right, both Andre Gray and Richarlison go for it and the latter gets his head to it but can't direct it goalwards.
We're back under way for the second-half...
Let's finish the job, Saints! 😇
HALF TIME: Watford 0-2 Saints
A James Ward-Prowse double has given Mauricio Pellegrino's men the visitors at the break at Vicarage Road! 😇
A superb burst of pace down the left from Shane Long sees him find Dušan Tadić in the box, who coolly rolls the ball into Ward-Prowse and he sweeps home for his second.
James Ward-Prowse (44’) | 0 – 2
Long denied by Zeegelaar at the back post
Dušan Tadić gets to the byline on the left and his low cross finds Shane Long at the far post, who controls on the stretch but Zeegelaar makes a vital block from his goalbound shot.
Yellow Card for Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton)
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg goes into the book for a challenge on Tom Cleverley from behind near the touchline.
Gomes denies Long
Dušan Tadić goes down the right and picks out a superb cross to the back post for the dangerous Shane Long and he climbs high to power a header at goal and force Gomes into a smart save.
GET IN THERE PROWSEY!
James Ward-Prowse nets his first Premier League goal of the season. Wonderful work from Shane Long sees him reach the byline before a clever cut back and Ward-Prowse sweeps it home past Gomes.
James Ward-Prowse (20’) | 0 – 1
McCarthy denies Janmaat
After a spell of Watford pressure, Daryl Janmaat takes in Ben Watson's pass on the edge of the box and the Dutch international tests Alex McCarthy with a stinging drive. Important fingertips on it!
Cédric fires over
After Christian Kabasele had done well to block Shane Long's effort, the ball eventually falls out to Cédric on the edge of the box and he hits his shot well over.
Chance for Shane Long early on
Oriol Romeu shows quick feet to weave his way into the box and the ball finds Shane Long, who is flagged offside. Looked on! 👀
We're under way at Vicarage Road!
Dušan Tadić gets the first half going here as Southampton take on Watford. Come on! 😇
Ward-Prowse speaks ahead of Watford
Hear from James Ward-Prowse as he gives his final thoughts before today's meeting with Watford at Vicarage Road.14.51
1️⃣0️⃣ minutes to go!
The Southampton squad are put through their final preparations ahead of today's clash with Watford in the Premier League.14.49
Heading in to Vicarage Road
Watch as the Southampton squad made their way into Vicarage Road for today's Premier League meeting with Watford.14.14
Watford make three changes
Starting XI: Gomes, Janmaat, Wagué, Kabasele, Zeegelaar, Watson, Doucouré, Cleverley, Richarlison, Carrillo, Gray.
Subs: Karnezis, Prödl, Mariappa, Holebas, Okaka, Deeney, Pereyra.
Team news is in!
Starting XI: McCarthy, Cédric, Stephens, Hoedt, Bertrand, Romeu, Højbjerg, Davis (c), Tadić, Ward-Prowse, Long.
Subs: Forster, Pied, Bednarek, Lemina, Boufal, Sims, Gabbiadini.
Focused on producing a big display! 👊
Saints have arrived at Vicarage Road! We'll bring you the team news right here at 2pm GMT.13.42
Back in red and white today!
Saints will be in their traditional red and white kit today at Watford in the Premier League! 😍12.42
Opposition View: Watford
Get the thoughts of Watford boss Marco Silva ahead of this afternoon's clash with Saints here.10.22
it's a massive game. everybody is conscious about how we are and what we need to do to change the situation.mauricio pellegrinosouthampton boss
Last time out at Vicarage Road
Take a look back at the goals as Southampton won an enthralling encounter away at Watford last season in March 2017.10.11
Saints prepare for Watford clash
Watch footage from Staplewood Campus, as the Southampton squad prepared for today's meeting with Watford in the Premier League.10.04
It's matchday! 🐝 🆚 😇
It's matchday in the capital as Saints travel to take on Watford, looking to get back on track in the Premier League after last week's 1-0 success over Fulham in the FA Cup third round. Stay tuned for all the build-up, team news, live updates and free audio commentary. Let's do this 👊10.02
WAT vs Saints Line Ups
Heurelho Gomes (GK) (C)
Ben WatsonTroy Deeney (45′)
Tom CleverleyRoberto Pereyra (35′)
Andre GrayStefano Okaka (73′)
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Dusan TadicSofiane Boufal (92′)
James Ward-ProwseJosh Sims (93′)
Steven Davis (C)Mario Lemina (63′)
WAT vs Saints Match Stats
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