CAR vs Saints Match Centre
Hasenhüttl: We'll use time wisely
New boss determined to make the most of first full week at Staplewood.
Romeu impressed by Hasenhüttl's approach
Saints midfielder on the new boss.
90 in 90: Cardiff City 1-0 Saints
90-second highlights from the trip to Cardiff.
Highlights: Cardiff City 1-0 Saints
Highlights from Saints' defeat to Cardiff.
Gallery: Cardiff 1-0 Saints
Images from Saints' trip to Cardiff in the Premier League.
Video: Romeu on Cardiff defeat
Oriol Romeu reflects on defeat in Cardiff.
Romeu: It's hard to take
Saints midfielder on a tough afternoon in Wales.
Video: Hasenhüttl on Cardiff defeat
Watch the full interview with the boss after the 1-0 loss in Wales.
Hasenhüttl: We will learn from Cardiff defeat
New boss identifies lessons after hosts secure victory.
Saints beaten in Cardiff
Our report from the Premier League clash at Cardiff City Stadium.
Gallery: Saints finalise Cardiff preparations
Check out the best images from Friday's training.
Match Pack: Cardiff City vs Saints
Get ready for Ralph Hasenhüttl's first game in charge.
On the Road: Cardiff
Everything you need to know for your journey to Wales.
Press conference (part two): Hasenhüttl meets the written media
Watch as the new Saints boss meets the press.
Press conference (part one): Ralph Hasenhüttl meets the media
Watch as new Saints boss Ralph Hasenhüttl speaks to the media.
Cardiff City tickets on sale
Tickets for the trip to Cardiff on sale to eligible Season Ticket holders.
CAR vs Saints As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Paterson winner seals fourth straight home win for Cardiff
- Striker capitalises on defensive error to score
- Strong Armstrong penalty appeal ignored at 0-0
- Ralph Hasenhüttl's first game in charge ends in defeat
we were improving our performance and getting better chances. for that, it was a pity we gave it away so easily with two horrible mistakes.ralph hasenhüttlsouthampton manager
FULL TIME: Cardiff City 1-0 Southampton
It's defeat for Ralph Hasenhüttl in his first match in charge, as a mistake from Jannik Vestergaard is seized upon by Callum Paterson to score the only goal at the Cardiff City Stadium. Otherwise there was not a lot in the game - Cardiff shaded the first half, Saints the second, but it's the result that counts and this is a big one for the hosts, who have now won four home matches in a row.
3️⃣ minutes to be added...
There will be a minimum of three minutes of stoppage time, and one has already come and gone.
Gabbiadini heads over
From a free-kick wide on the left, Gabbiadini gets his head to Targett's cross, but the ball is fractionally behind him and his header sails over.
Cardiff scramble the ball to safety...
Suddenly Saints come to life, as Redmond turns away from Arter. Ward-Prowse delivers a dangerous low cross that gets away from Etheridge, but Morrison is in the right place to clear.
Another chance for Morrison...
The game is getting away from Saints, who look shellshocked by the goal. Morrison should really put the game to bed, but again his radar is off with a free header.
Lemina goes down...
The midfielder claims a hand in the face from Ecuele Manga as the pair clash at a corner, but play continues.
Morrison heads wide
The home crowd are making a racket now, as Camarasa delivers a free-kick headed well wide by Morrison.
Paterson breaks the deadlock
It's the opening goal but it's gone to Cardiff - against the run of play. It's a bad mistake from Vestergaard, who makes a mess of his backpass, and Paterson steals in to beat McCarthy.
Callum Paterson (73’) | 1 – 0
2️⃣0️⃣ minutes to go ⏳
Saints are still on top at the Cardiff City Stadium, and have been since the interval, but clear chances are at a premium in south Wales.
Wide from Targett
Targett steps up to take, but it's harmlessly wide of Etheridge's right-hand post.
Yellow Card for Joe Bennett (Cardiff City)
Bennett goes into the book after some determined work from Redmond earns a free-kick in shooting territory.
Armstrong goes down... no penalty ❌
Armstrong gets into the box and turns sharply away from Camarasa, who leaves a leg hanging and the Scot goes down. Nothing given. Armstrong is convinced he was caught.
Saints growing in confidence...
It's been a much-improved second-half display so far from Saints. Armstrong's corner worries Etheridge, before Højbjerg picks out Lemina, who slips at the vital moment. Pressure building from the visitors.
Over the top from Højbjerg
A clever corner routine nearly pays dividends, as Targett goes low towards Austin, but Gunnarsson beats him to it. Højbjerg picks up the pieces outside the box and has a go from distance, but his shot sails high over the crossbar.
Mendez-Laing goes close
A searching pass from Camarasa finds Mendez-Laing on the far side, who steps inside Targett and shoots towards the far post - or was it a cross? Either way, McCarthy waves it past, untroubled.
We're back under way!
The second half is up and running. Who will strike first?
HALF TIME: Cardiff City 0-0 Southampton
We've reached the break in driving wind and rain in south Wales, where Saints remain on level terms. Cardiff have carried the greater threat, typically not shy in sending balls into the opposition box, but Saints have defended manfully to keep the hosts at bay. Ralph Hasenhüttl will want to see more attacking threat, but his team do look more solid.
Crucial tip over from McCarthy
Mendez-Laing works a shooting chance on the edge of the box and hits it with real power, but McCarthy is in the right place to reach up high and help it on its way over.
One added minute...
Half time is approaching at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Outside the area?
Højbjerg chases a ball over the top from Austin, as keeper Etheridge races out to catch it. The Dane appeals for handball outside the box, but the referee isn't interested.
Caught in the wind...
Now Cardiff have a corner of their own, as Camarasa's delivery sails dangerously close to the far post and nearly catches out McCarthy, but Saints clear after Morrison helps it back into the danger zone.
Lemina shoots over
That was a decent chance. Targett's corner takes a looping touch that drops on to the crossbar. It bounces out invitingly for Lemina to strike, but he snatches at it as the ball was slow to drop, and his shot is over the top.
Armstrong tries his luck
We know what he's capable of, as Armstrong lines up a shot 25 yards from goal, but it deflects behind for a corner. Can Saints make it count?
Bennett fires over
From the free-kick following Valery's yellow card, Romeu heads clear only as far as Bennett, who shoots more in hope than expectation and it's a long way over.
Yellow Card for Yan Valery (Southampton)
Murphy gets beyond Valery, who pulls him back and goes into the book.
Today marks a 50th Saints appearance for Academy graduate Matt Targett! 👏
Vital work from McCarthy
Another close shave, as Murphy surges into the box, Valery holds him up, allowing McCarthy to dive at the winger's feet and halt him in his tracks.
Austin forces a save from Etheridge
First save of the game for the Cardiff keeper, as Targett's free-kick is met by the head of Austin, but there's not a lot of pace on the cross and Austin struggles to generate the necessary power to really trouble Etheridge.
Yellow Card for Sean Morrison (Cardiff City)
A clever shimmy from Højbjerg fools Morrison, who pulls him back to concede a free-kick and becomes the first player to enter the referee's notebook.
McCarthy saves from Murphy...
Cardiff are enjoying a good spell now. Camarasa bursts forward and feeds Murphy to his left, who runs at Valery and drills a shot goalwards beaten away by McCarthy. Morrison then heads wide from the resulting corner.
Crucial challenge from Bednarek! 💪
That was a let-off. Targett was caught in possession by Mendez-Laing, who raced away from Romeu and into the box, but across came Bednarek to make a vital last-ditch tackle.
Paterson slides a shot wide
Cardiff doing what they do best by keeping the ball alive from a set-piece. Defender Morrison shows admirable composure to turn in the box and look for Paterson, but Targett gets a crucial touch on the way that forces the striker's shot off target on the stretch.
McCarthy denies Arter
First we've seen of Cardiff as an attacking threat, as Camarasa's deep cross from the left is helped back across goal by Mendez-Laing for Arter, but the midfielder cannot make a clean connection and McCarthy has a fairly routine save to make.
Another sight of goal for Austin...
After Lemina was impeded in the air by Arter, Vestergaard takes the resulting free-kick. Instead of shooting, the big Dane plays a disguised ball into Austin, who lifts it over. It was a difficult chance for the striker, who had to adjust quickly and could only help it goalwards.
Just wide from Austin!
Positive start from Saints, full of intent, as Targett crosses low from the left for Austin, who gets across the front and flicks it towards the far corner, but it's just wide of the post.
We're under way!
The Ralph Hasenhüttl era is up and running...
Our final pre-match poll winner! 💪
He's back! Oriol Romeu was voted your most popular change in selection today, as Ralph Hasenhüttl named the midfielder as one of six changes to the Saints team. Here we go!15.00
Here come the teams!
Kick-off is imminent at the Cardiff City Stadium, where the atmosphere is bubbling away nicely...14.56
i think we've had a few good moments in the training sessions. they were very interested and focused, which is the most important thing, but now we need results. results can help give us confidence and today is the first chance for that.ralph hasenhüttlsouthampton manager
A repeat performance from this man?
This wonder strike from Stuart Armstrong has been nominated for the Premier League Goal of the Month award for November... what chance another stunner from the Scot this afternoon? 🤞14.25
6️⃣ changes for Hasenhüttl's first selection 👊
Ralph Hasenhüttl has wasted no time in putting his own stamp on things, with no fewer than six changes for his first Saints line-up. In come Yan Valery, Jan Bednarek, Jannik Vestergaard, Oriol Romeu, Mario Lemina and Charlie Austin in place of Cédric (injured), Jack Stephens, Maya Yoshida, Steven Davis, James Ward-Prowse and Manolo Gabbiadini.14.08
Cardiff team confirmed
Starting XI: Etheridge, Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett, Mendez-Laing, Gunnarsson, Arter, Murphy, Camarasa, Paterson.
Subs: Smithies, Peltier, Ralls, Harris, Hoilett, Reid, Madine.14.02
Saints team confirmed... 👀
Starting XI: McCarthy, Valery, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Targett, Romeu, Højbjerg, Lemina, Armstrong, Redmond, Austin.
Look who's here! 👋
Saints have arrived at the Cardiff City Stadium, with manager Ralph Hasenhüttl leading the team off the coach. We'll have news of his starting XI in five minutes' time! ⏰13.55
he's said to us he doesn't want to fill our minds with too much information and change everything straightaway, and we haven't had too much time on the training pitch. it's a massive game - a six-pointer - and a chance to kick-start our season.matt targettsouthampton defender
Catch up on Hasenhüttl's first press conference!
Here's a summary of everything Ralph Hasenhüttl had to say in his first press conference as Southampton boss, as the Austrian was unveiled to the media on Thursday.13.24
Jay at the double ⚽️⚽️
It was ex-forward Jay Rodriguez, now of West Brom, who struck twice on Saints' last visit to the Cardiff City Stadium back on Boxing Day 2013. Well done to the 25% of voters who picked correctly! 🗳13.09
An hour until team news... ⏳
In an hour's time we'll have news of Ralph Hasenhüttl's first team selection as Southampton manager... who would you like to see given a chance to impress? Find out at 2pm GMT!13.02
Get clued up on today's game 🤓
Check out our in-depth Match Pack for everything you need to know on today's game, including the words of both managers, past results between the clubs and all the necessary facts and stats!12.28
THEY HAVE TO GO WITH ME AND I THINK I FORCE A LOT FROM THEM, BUT WHEN THEY DO THAT THEY ARE WELCOME AND CAN FOLLOW US. THE GUYS WHO DON'T WILL FALL BEHIND VERY QUICKLY. WE TRY TO GIVE EVERYONE THE CHANCE TO COME WITH US ON THIS JOURNEY.RALPH HASENHÜTTLSOUTHAMPTON MANAGER
Watch Hasenhüttl's first interview 🎥
Get to know the new Saints boss with our very first interview, as the Austrian outlines his plans for the club moving forward.11.53
The Hasenhüttl era starts here! 🇦🇹
It's been a busy week for Saints, as Ralph Hasenhüttl was announced as the club's new manager before Wednesday's Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley, before he was unveiled to the press the following day. It's been a very quick turnaround, but after familiarising himself with his new team, it's time for the boss to take charge of his first match this afternoon!11.48
It's matchday in the Premier League! 😇
Southampton return to south Wales for the first time since the memorable victory at Swansea City back in May - this time to face one of the promoted teams who replaced the Swans in the top flight, as Cardiff City play the role of hosts this afternoon. Stay with us for all the build-up, team news, live match updates and free commentary from the Cardiff City Stadium!11.43
CAR vs Saints Line Ups
Neil Etheridge (GK)
Bruno Ecuele Manga
Sean Morrison (C)
Harry ArterJoe Ralls (91′)
Josh MurphyKadeem Harris (85′)
Nathaniel Mendez-LaingDavid Junior Hoilett (67′)
David Junior Hoilett
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Yan ValeryJack Stephens (45′)
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
Oriol RomeuJames Ward-Prowse (80′)
Charlie AustinManolo Gabbiadini (75′)
CAR vs Saints Match Stats
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