Report: Huddersfield 1-3 Saints

John Smith's Stadium | Sat 22 Dec 3PM | Attendance: 22,384
Match Report Highlights

HUD vs Saints
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HUD vs Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Saints record back-to-back league wins
  • Obafemi becomes Saints' youngest ever scorer in the Premier League
  • Ings doubles advantage from the spot
  • Redmond puts Saints in front after 15 minutes

FULL TIME: HUDDERSFIELD 1-3 SAINTS

TWO WINS IN A ROW! A superb away performance means it six goals and six points from our last two games. Redmond, Ings and Obafemi have made it a very merry Christmas! 

+3’

No touch on Billing's cross

Huddersfield really should have pulled one back here. Billing slides a pass across the face of goal but there are no blue shirts anywhere near to tap it in. 

86’

Almost two for Michael!

Great play from Obafemi as the youngster wriggles in behind the Huddersfield defence before his side-foot shot is just kept out by Lössl.

85’

Yellow Card for Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton)

Højbjerg is booked for a foul on Kongolo and will now miss Thursday's match against West Ham. 

81’

Huddersfield Town substitution: Collin Quaner replaces Isaac Mbenza

Collin Quaner, another former Ingolstadt player, replaces Mbenza. 

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79’

Southampton substitution: Jack Stephens replaces Yan Valery

Jack Stephens is on for Valery in what looks to be a like-for-like switch from Ralph Hasenhüttl.

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GOALSCORER 61 Michael Obafemi

YOUNGEST PREMIER LEAGUE SCORER FOR SAINTS!

GET IN, IT'S 3-1! A horrible mistake at the back gifts the ball to Redmond who cuts it back to OBAFEMI to roll a shot into the corner! 

70’

GOOOAL!!!

Michael Obafemi (70’) | 1 3

70’

Obafemi shoots wide

Fabulous play from Vestergaard who strides through midfield and slides in Obafemi who, from an offside position, side-foots wide. 

69’

Southampton substitution: Mario Lemina replaces Stuart Armstrong

Welcome back, Mario! A great shift from Armstrong earns a hearty slap on the back of the head from the boss. 

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Saints leading by two goals to one

Will this moment be enough to hand Saints the three points? Billing's strike from long range has turned the momentum of this game on its head. Hasenhüttl's men have just over 20 minutes to see this out.

65’

Huddersfield Town substitution: Elias Kachunga replaces Juninho Bacuna

David Wanger responds in kind by switching Bacuna with Elias Kachunga who was signed by Ralph Hasenhüttl during his spell in charge of Ingolstadt. 

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64’

Southampton substitution: Michael Obafemi replaces Danny Ings

Pace on the break is what's needed for these final 25 minutes so here comes Michael Obafemi on to replace Danny Ings. 

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63’

Yellow Card for Mathias Jorgensen (Huddersfield Town)

An excellent run from Armstrong brings the ball out of defence and only a pull of the shirt from Jorgensen can stop the Scot.

60’

McCarthy denies Mbenza

The Terriers are having a real go at this now. McCarthy needs to be sharp once more to palm away Mbenza's shot at the near post. A storm to be weathered here...

1-2: Billing puts Huddersfield back in it...

From nothing, Huddersfield are right back in the game. Billing shoots from distance and the swerve on the ball as it comes through the bodies deceives McCarthy in the Saints goal. 

58’

GOAL

Philip Billing (58’) | 1 2

57’

SAVE, MACCA! 

An amazing save from McCarthy keeps Saints advantage in tact! The ball spins off the head of Zanka and somehow Alex denies him. 

52’

Yellow Card for Yan Valery (Southampton)

Yan Valery goes into referee Atwell's book for time-wasting.

48’

Redmond fires wide

Confidence sky-high, Redmond squeezes between two Huddersfield defenders near the corner flag and flashes a curling shot wide of the far post. 

46’

Huddersfield Town substitution: Erik Durm replaces Chris Löwe

David Wagner makes the game's first change, replacing Löwe with Erik Durm at half-time. 

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BACK UNDERWAY...COYR!

Back to it at the John Smith's Stadium where Saints are 45 minutes away from recording consecutive Premier League wins...

HALF-TIME: HUDDERSFIELD 0-2 SAINTS

Clinical from Redmond and so cool from Ings. The perfect half for Saints who haven't really had to do an awful lot to be two goals to the good in Yorkshire. A big 45 minutes on the way after the break...

+2’

Mounie shoots over

A sniff of goal for Steve Mounie who rolls away from Bednarek and unleashes a fierce, albeit wild, left-footed shot over the top of the bar and Alex McCarthy. 

GOALSCORER 9 Danny Ings

3 IN 2 FOR DANNY!

A huge moment in this game as Saints DOUBLE the lead! Ings converts the penalty he won himself so coolly into the bottom corner! 

41’

GOOOAL!!!

Danny Ings (41’) | 0 2

41’

PENALTY TO SAINTS!

Ings pinches the ball away from Zanka and the Dane's lunging leg brings the striker to the deck! HUGE CHANCE HERE! 

33’

Redmond curls over the top

Great work from Redmond to dispossess Phillip Billing, stride into space and curl a shot just over the crossbar from the edge of the box. He's been superb in this opening half-hour for Saints. 

32’

Bacuna escapes a caution

Juninho Bacuna can consider himself a little lucky here. Armstrong is smart to a turn a ball around the corner past the Dutch midfielder who clatters into the Scot on the follow-through. No booking from referee Stuart Atwell...

Redmond off the mark

He hasn't had the luck he's deserved in front of goal this season but boy did Redders take that chance well, planting his shot high past Lössl and into the net. A great moment for the winger! 

20’

Saints on top in Yorkshire

A perfect start for Ralph's red army! We've seen plenty of the ball since taking the lead and look comfortable so far at the John Smith's Stadium. Long way to go in this one of course...

GOALSCORER 22 Nathan Redmond

WHAT A START! REDDERS!

Saints lead and beauty really is in the simple things! Højbjerg collects the ball in space and threads a pass through for Redmond to smash past Lössl for his first goal of the season! YES! 

15’

GOOOAL!!!

Nathan Redmond (15’) | 0 1

11’

Yellow Card for Chris Löwe (Huddersfield Town)

Booking for the full-back for simulation following a coming together with Romeu.

8’

Romeu tests Lössl 

Keeper Lössl makes a mess of Matt Targett's cross from the byline allowing the ball to eventually loose to Oriol Romeu whose firmly-struck shot is straight at the Dane in the Huddersfield goal. 

6’

Vestergaard stops Mbenza

There's pace down both sides of this Huddersfield side as Jannik Vestergaard needs to be aware to slide and put off Isaac Mbenza from delivering a cross into the box.

3’

Huddersfield on the front foot

Early running being done by the home side here as Chris Löwe scurries forward and sees his low cross turned clear by Matt Targett. The noisy home crowd is right up for this one.

KICK-OFF! 

Away we go in Huddersfield! COYR!

15.01

Almost showtime in Huddersfield!

At this stage of the season, they don't get bigger than this. Ralph Hasenhüttl has called on his team to make a statement to the rest of the league today with a win and what an important three points it would be! Seconds from kick-off here...

15.00

Hasenhüttl: A six-point match

Ralph Hasenhüttl has been speaking to the media ahead of today's match in Huddersfield. Here is what the Austrian has had to say from the John Smith's Stadium...

14.48

Saints unchanged, Ramsay on bench

So, Ralph Hasenhüttl has opted to stick with the same side that overpowered Arsenal at St Mary's six days ago. There's big news from the bench as well where 18-year-old Kayne Ramsay will sit for the very first time. Michael Obafemi and Mario Lemina return to the squad after injury.

14.14

HUDDERSFIELD XI TO FACE SAINTS

Huddersfield XI: Lössl, Kongolo, Bacuna, Billing, Löwe, Mbenza, Pritchard, Mounie, Zanka, Schindler, Hadergjonaj. 


SUBS: Hamer, Kachunga, Diakhaby, Depoitre, Quaner, Stankovic. 

14.01

SAINTS XI TO FACE HUDDERSFIELD

Saints XI: McCarthy; Bednarek, Yoshida, Vestergaard; Valery, Romeu, Højbjerg, Armstrong, Targett; Redmond, Ings. 

SUBS: Gunn, Stephens, Long, Austin, Lemina, Obafemi, Ramsay.

14.00

Red on Red ♥️🔴

All set in the away dressing room as Saints don the red and red striped kit for the fourth time this season. We're two wins from three so far wearing it...

13.26

📍 John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield

Just under two hours to go until things really hot up in Yorkshire. That of course means that we will be bringing you the the team news for both sides in just under one hour. Saints are expected to check in very shortly indeed...

13.08

WATCH: Stunning Ings overhead

What a return to action it was for Danny Ings against Arsenal last weekend. You'll be pleased to hear the Southampton-born striker has carried that form throughout the week, including this stunning bicycle kick in training on Thursday...

12.56
Southampton FC

Matchday feeling 🔴⚪️ Let us you know your predictions and where you’ll be backing #SaintsFC today!

12.36

the belief, you absolutely feel it, the belief in the things they are learning in training. now we have to go further and move on to a very good test against huddersfield.

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton fc first team manager
12.28
Southampton FC

💎 The future is now at #SaintsFC. 💎

11.46

Get clued up on today's game 🤓


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11.36

No stone left unturned

There's been yet another high intensity build-up at Staplewood ahead of this one. Ralph Hasenhüttl happily confirmed on Thursday that he has no fresh injury concerns to consider allowing for a full week of work for a full squad. Perfect for building that momentum. 

11.32

Ralph's full Terriers preview

We're still a good few hours from kick-off in Yorkshire so plenty of time to watch the manager's full preview of today's encounter where he talks building on momentum and polishing the jewels in the academy. It's well worth a watch.

11.22

Hasenhüttl: Everyone is fighting to be ready

The new Saints boss has already dropped some eye-catching lines for us to enjoy in his first 10 days in charge.

From washing machines to trains this week as he explained his team's motivation ahead of Huddersfield: “I can see now that everyone wants to jump on the train because it is leaving the station. It can be a coincidence that everyone is fit now again. Maybe they are feeling that we are building something interesting and they all want to be a part of it."

11.21

BACK ON THE ROAD! 👊

Good afternoon, Saints fans and welcome to live coverage of today's Premier League meeting with Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium. The Ralph Hasenhüttl train has left the station and everyone is on board for a huge game at the bottom of the table. 

We've got all the build-up, team news and of course match updates coming your way in the next few hours or so! 

11.15

HUD vs Saints Line Ups

Huddersfield Town

1
Jonas Lössl (GK)
25
Zanka
5
Terence Kongolo
26
Christopher Schindler (C)
8
Philip Billing
15
Chris Löwe
Erik Durm (45′)
7
Juninho Bacuna
Elias Kachunga (65′)
33
Florent Hadergjonaj
21
Alex Pritchard
18
Isaac Mbenza
Collin Quaner (81′)
24
Steve Mounie
27
Jon Gorenc Stankovic
37
Erik Durm
20
Laurent Depoitre
12
Ben Hamer
11
Adama Diakhaby
9
Elias Kachunga
23
Collin Quaner

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
3
Maya Yoshida
4
Jannik Vestergaard
35
Jan Bednarek
14
Oriol Romeu
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
43
Yan Valery
Jack Stephens (79′)
33
Matt Targett
22
Nathan Redmond
17
Stuart Armstrong
Mario Lemina (69′)
9
Danny Ings
Michael Obafemi (65′)
10
Charlie Austin
28
Angus Gunn
66
Kayne Ramsay
18
Mario Lemina
61
Michael Obafemi
5
Jack Stephens
7
Shane Long

HUD vs Saints Match Stats

Huddersfield Town

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    62
    38
  • Shots
    16
    13
  • Shots on target
    5
    6
  • Corners
    8
    2
  • Passes Complete
    395
    215

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
Shots On Target
2
Michael Obafemi
Michael Obafemi
Chances Created
4
Stuart  Armstrong
Stuart Armstrong
Passes Completed
32
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Tackles
3
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
Clearances
14
Jannik Vestergaard
Jannik Vestergaard
Saves
4
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy