Saints vs BHA Match Centre
Hughes hails Højbjerg impact
Saints boss credits Dane for strong response
Feature Interview: Danny Ings
Get to know the in-form striker with a unique insight into his life on and off the pitch.
Highlights: Saints 2-2 Brighton
Watch back the action from Saints' Premier League meeting with Brighton.
90 in 90: Saints 2-2 Brighton
The best of the action from St Mary's with our quickfire highlights.
Gallery: Saints 2-2 Brighton
The best images from Saints' Premier League meeting with Brighton.
Højbjerg: That cannot happen
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg gives his thoughts after Brighton.
Hughes: Game management must improve
Saints boss laments late Brighton comeback at St Mary’s
Højbjerg reacts to Brighton draw
Danish midfielder on a disappointing night.
Video: Hughes on Brighton draw
Watch the manager's reaction to Monday night's 2-2 draw.
Saints held after letting two-goal lead slip
Brighton recover from 2-0 down to snatch a point at St Mary's.
Ings discusses roller-coaster journey
Preview tonight's feature interview as it appears in SAINTS.
Hughes relishing Monday night clash
Saints boss on taking charge of his first evening home game.
Press Conference (Part Two): Hughes ahead of Brighton
The Saints boss speaks with the written media ahead of Monday's game.
Saints boss takes positives from break
Mark Hughes discusses a return to action following a week of internationals.
Hughes: Let's seize the opportunity
Saints boss on making sure the chance of back-to-back league wins doesn't slip by.
Monday night lights!
Don't miss our special pre-match show under the lights at St Mary's on Monday.
Video: Hughes set for Brighton showdown
Watch our interview with the manager ahead of Monday's game.
Inside Track: Brighton
Albion reporter Andy Naylor lifts the lid on Brighton's start to the season.
Match Pack: Saints vs Brighton
Get set for Monday Night Football with our in-depth preview.
SAINTS: Ings headlines Brighton programme
Saints' new number nine takes centre stage with revealing feature interview.
Gallery: Finishing touches for Brighton
Take a look through the pick of the images from Saturday's session at Staplewood.
Gallery: Saints step up Brighton preparations
View the best of the images from Staplewood Campus as the players build up to Monday.
Hughes hopeful on Long and Austin
Saints boss gives a team news update ahead of Brighton.
Hughes's press conference round-up
Get the key points from the manager's media briefing at Staplewood.
Saints vs BHA As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Glenn Murray delivered the killer blow from the penalty spot in stoppage time.
- The visitors halved the deficit via a Shane Duffy header in the 67th minute.
- Danny Ings won and took a penalty to double Saints' advantage early in the second period.
- Pierre-Emile Højbjerg fired Saints into a first-half lead with a sumptuous hit from range.
Agonising end! 😠
All the post-match reaction from the manager is on its way...22.20
Report: Saints held at St Mary's 😩
Mark Hughes's men settle for the draw after late drama. Read our report here!22.09
FULL-TIME: Saints 2-2 Brighton
Saints settle for a point after being pegged back late on. A Duffy equaliser and a penalty apiece in the second half, both converted, meant the scores were levelled, despite Saints' dominance.
Yellow Card for Jürgen Locadia (Brighton & Hove Albion)
For a foul on Højbjerg.
Murray from the spot
The striker restores parity, side-footing the ball home as McCarthy guesses the wrong way.
Glenn Murray (90’) | 2 – 2
Alex McCarthy keeps Saints in front at the death. But the resulting corner comes in, and James Ward-Prowse is adjudged to have nudged Shane Duffy in the back.
Gabbiadini from range
Mat Ryan miscues his clearance from the back, pressurised by the tireless Redmond, as the ball drops to Gabbiadini on the halfway line - he shoots, but fires wayward.
Yellow Card for Alex McCarthy (Southampton)
For time wasting.
We're into the closing stages! Another goal for Saints would kill this one off, but Brighton remain a threat.
The substitute goes close with a deft black flick from close range. Brighton pushing for an equaliser, with Locadia also having an effort on goal.
Cool as you like from the spot. Danny Ings's penalty keeps Saints ahead, but the visitors have threats of their own. We're in for a nervy final 10...
Quick fire response
The visitors respond quickly to going two behind. And the game has livened up considerably. Saints looking to regain control.
Brighton half the deficit
Shane Duffy rises highest from a wide free-kick to head past Alex McCarthy.
Shane Duffy (66’) | 1 – 1
INGS FROM THE SPOT!
The striker is upended inside the Brighton technical area, and keeps a cool head to slot past Ryan from 12-yards. It's two for Saints...
Danny Ings (64’) | 2 – 0
Danny Ings is tripped in the box, and the No.9 steps up to take the resulting spot-kick...
Quieter few minutes
Brighton still attempting to get a foothold in the game, while Saints are happy to contain. Mark Hughes's side remain comfortable.
Superb vision from Ings
The frontman picks his head up, and spots the run of Long, who had the pace to saunter past Shane Duffy. Long latches onto the ball, but his touch is too heavy, sending the ball wide.
Knockaert goes close
The visitors on the front foot early in the second period. Knockaert had March for company - who was perhaps the preferred option - but took the shot on himself, which was parried by McCarthy.
Propper heads wide
Brighton begin positively. Southampton fail to clear their lines, but Propper's header sails off target.
And we're off again. Saints with the lead, but only a slender one. More of the same from the boys in red and white will surely secure the points. Let's go! 😇
Brighton re-enter early...
The visitors take to the pitch early. Followed by the Saints. We're nearly ready for our second instalment!
Big second-half coming up! 🔜
Stick with us folks, we've got a big 45 minutes of football coming your way...
HALF-TIME: Saints 1-0 Brighton
The hosts enter the break one goal to the good after Højbjerg's long range strike broke the deadlock in the 34th minute. Good half, lads! 💪
What an opener! We're approaching half-time, and it's Højbjerg's stunner that separates the sides.
Here's the man...
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg has fired Saints ahead here at St Mary's, with a sweet strike from range. The hosts are good value for the lead, too, having pressurised for the majority of the half.
SAINTS TAKE THE LEAD!
That is some goal from Højbjerg! The midfielder takes a touch, roughly 30 yards from goal, before striking the ball as cleanly as you're likely to see. Inch perfect, the strike nestles low in the far corner, giving Ryan no chance.
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (34’) | 1 – 0
Quick one two
Elyounoussi links well with Ings, before taking the shot on from distance. Doesn't trouble Ryan in the Brighton upright, who, for all Saints' pressure, is yet to be properly tested.
Half hour gone...
It's goalless but Saints are undoubtedly on top. Need to make this period of pressure count! 👊
Elyounoussi heads narrowly wide
Again, the chance is created by Redderz, who is causing all sorts of problems. He cuts inside from the left, dinks a ball to the far post where the Norwegian is arriving, but he can't direct his header on target.
Close to an opener
We're looking dangerous in this spell. Elyounoussi with the latest chance, which is blocked by the visiting defence. The St Mary's crowd beckoning Saints forward at every opportunity...
Pinball inside the Brighton area! They fail to clear Elyounoussi's floated corner, before the ball eventually falls kindly to Wesley Hoedt, but the centre-half fires over from close range.
More Redderz magic
A lovely turn from the wideman, who looks full of confidence. He beats two Brighton players before linking with Ings, whose shot is blocked for a corner.
Solly March got to the byline, before smartly picking out Knockaert's late dash. The Frenchman pulled the trigger first time, but was blocked off by Højbjerg's outstretched leg.
Saints enjoying plenty of early possession. No clear cut chances as yet, but Redmond looks to have the beating of his opposite number down the left flank - the hosts most promising threat so far.
The wideman has got the beating of Martin Montoya down the wing, as he gets to the byline and sticks up a cross to the back post. Cèdric met the delivery, but the header was comfortably saved.20.08
The big centre half goes looking for Redderz down the right, with a searching cross field pass. It's cut out by Knockaert, who inadvertently played the ball back to Ryan. Saints looking to go forward, though.20.05
Great hassling from the frontman early on. Charges down an attempted cross from Bong, before forcing Brighton back to keeper Mat Ryan. Bright start.20.03
Brighton get us under way...
The visitors, playing in a green and white strip for this evening, get us going with Dale Stephens!20.00
Saints are in the tunnel...
Both teams are taking to the pitch, greeted by a rapturous St Mary's crowd. Let's go, boys! 😇19.56
We're all set, are you? 👊
Kick-off is 10 minutes away as we approach tonight's all south coast affair. Stay with us for match updates and free commentary live from St Mary's...19.50
Warm-ups almost complete! 🔥
We're 20 minutes away from kick off at St Mary's, with plenty inside the arena nice and early!
Saints team recap...
It's an unchanged first XI for Mark Hughes, who elects to go with the same team that emerged 2-0 victors from Selhurst Park last time out. Manolo Gabbiadini is also an option from the bench.19.02
Brighton team news...
Starting XI: Ryan (GK), Bong, Duffy, Dunk (c), Stephens, Bissouma, Knockaert, Murray, March, Montoya, Pröpper.
Subs: Button (GK), Bruno, Kayal, Locadia, Balogun, Johanbakhsh, Bernado.19.00
SAINTS TEAM CONFIRMED! 😇
Stage is set! 🏟
St Mary's is ready to welcome a packed crowd for tonight's Monday Night Football, live on Sky Sports. Standby for team news in 30 minutes...18.25
SAINTS: Danny Ings
Southampton’s new number nine is our programme cover star and the subject of our big feature interview this week! Ings discusses his upbringing in the city and how his past lured him back home on transfer deadline day. Click here for more info!18.19
I just think the importance of winning the game prior to the international break was really significant for us, and I think we'll find that real energy in the group with everyone looking forward to tonight.Mark hughes
Hughes previews Brighton clash
Watch the manager's pre-match thoughts as Saints prepare to host Brighton at St Mary's tonight.17.17
Get match (pack) ready! 👊
Get everything you need to know ahead of tonight's game, including team news, form guide, top performers and key statistics in our Match Pack, in association with SportPesa. Click here to view!16.55
IT'S MATCHDAY! 😇
After a 16-day break, we're back in Premier League action as Saints host Brighton in Monday night's south coast showdown. It's St Mary's first taste of evening football this season, with Mark Hughes's side looking for back-to-back victories after a solid 2-0 win over Crystal Palace last time out. We'll have all the build-up, team news, match updates and also free commentary from the game, so stick with us throughout the night!16.51
Saints vs BHA Line Ups
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Ryan Bertrand (C)
Mohamed ElyounoussiJames Ward-Prowse (76′)
Danny IngsSteven Davis (84′)
Shane LongManolo Gabbiadini (76′)
Brighton and Hove Albion
Mat Ryan (GK)
Lewis Dunk (C)
Solly MarchAlireza Jahanbakhsh (71′)
Yves BissoumaJürgen Locadia (76′)
Saints vs BHA Match Stats
Shots on target54