Saints vs CAR
Højbjerg: It's not about now, it's where we finish
Midfielder keen to focus on the bigger picture after late Cardiff setback.
90 in 90: Saints 1-2 Cardiff
The pick of the action from the Premier League meeting at St Mary's.
Highlights: Saints 1-2 Cardiff
Watch the key moments from the meeting with the Bluebirds.
Gallery: Saints 1-2 Cardiff
Our images from the Premier League meeting at St Mary's.
Video: Hasenhüttl reacts to Bluebirds reverse
Our full interview with Ralph Hasenhüttl following defeat to Cardiff.
Video: Højbjerg rues Cardiff late show
Skipper reflects on painful finale at St Mary's.
Højbjerg "speechless" after Cardiff defeat
Skipper vows to come back stronger after rollercoaster finale.
Saints fall to last-gasp Cardiff defeat
Kenneth Zohore's goal in added time gives Bluebirds all three points at St Mary's.
Hasenhüttl: Passion is the key word
Saints boss on what he wants to see on the pitch and in the stands against Cardiff.
SAINTS: Ward-Prowse plays with fire
Rejuvenated midfielder gets gritty in colourful warehouse shoot.
Match Pack: Saints vs Cardiff
Everything you need to know about Saturday's crunch clash at St Mary's.
Matchday activities and offers: Saints vs Cardiff City
All you need to know ahead of Saints' meeting with Cardiff.
Hasenhüttl: A chance to show our progress
The Saints boss on how his side have improved since last facing Cardiff.
Video: Hasenhüttl previews Cardiff
Watch our interview with the Southampton manager ahead of Saturday's game.
Press conference (part two): Hasenhüttl ahead of Cardiff
Watch the boss speak with the written media ahead of Saturday's game.
Inside Staplewood: Saints train ahead of Cardiff
Watch as the players went through a series of drills on Thursday.
Højbjerg and Yoshida return
Danny Ings will miss out with a hamstring problem.
Hasenhüttl's Cardiff press conference round-up
Catch up as the Saints boss previews Cardiff.
Press conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Cardiff
Saints boss speaks to the media ahead of Saturday's visit of Cardiff.
Secure one of the final Cardiff tickets
Only a few hundred tickets remain for Saturday's Premier League match.
Gallery: Build-up to Cardiff continues
Check out our images as the players trained at Staplewood Campus on Wednesday.
Gallery: Saints get set for Cardiff
Check out the best photos from Tuesday at Staplewood.
Saints vs CAR As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Zohore scores in stoppage time as Cardiff retake the lead in high drama
- Stephens pounced at the far post to poach 91st minute equaliser
- Bamba scored from a corner to give Cardiff the lead at St Mary's
- Saints' unbeaten league start to 2019 on the line
FULL TIME: Southampton 1-2 Cardiff City
What a crazy end to the game. Saints' unbeaten run is over in the most painful fashion. After Jack Stephens cancelled out Sol Bamba's opener in stoppage time, it seemed a point was the least the hosts would have to show for their efforts. Somehow, with seconds running out, Kenneth Zohore smuggled a low shot inside the far post to break Saints hearts as Cardiff leapfrog Ralph Hasenhüttl's men.
Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)
Romeu goes into the book and that should be it.
Zohore's low short squeezes inside the far post and Cardiff, somehow, are back in front. Quite extraordinary.
Kenneth Zohore (+3’) | 1 – 2
Jack to the rescue!
That's a big goal! Stephens is there at the far post to tap in the corner and Saints are level!
Jack Stephens (90’) | 1 – 1
5️⃣ added minutes...
...and Saints have a corner! COME ON!
Ward-Prowse tries his luck...
It was a free-kick in shooting range and the midfielder hits the target, but Etheridge is there again to tip the ball past the post.
Gallagher replaces Valery
Can Sam make himself a hero?
Gallagher preparing to come on
This will be Saints' final throw of the dice, as we move into the final ten minutes... 🙏
How close can you get? 😩
Valery embarks on a brilliant solo run, forcing a save from Etheridge at the end of it. The rebound falls to Austin, whose shot is blocked on the line by Peltier, before Paterson throws himself in the way of Elyounoussi's follow up. Keep pushing, Saints!
Bacuna tests McCarthy
A nervy moment for McCarthy. Bacuna's shot is well-struck and too hot for the Saints number one to handle. Another Cardiff corner.
Cardiff make the breakthrough
This was not in the script. Paterson rises at the far post to nod down a corner, and Bamba is there to slide the ball home from close range to give the visitors a precious opener.
Souleymane Bamba (68’) | 0 – 1
Austin readying himself
Ralph Hasenhüttl has given Charlie Austin the signal. He'll be coming on shortly, but first Saints have a corner to defend.
Yellow Card for Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City)
That's one yellow card apiece. Stephens lets the ball run across his body and Gunnarsson hacks at the back of his legs.
Saints applying more pressure...
The noise levels rise inside St Mary's. Højbjerg can't find Redmond inside the box, but the supporters sense their team are getting closer 🤞
Long fires wide
The striker drops deep to receive the ball and space opens up as he turns, but his shot veers away from goal and this time Etheridge is not called upon. Bright start to the second half from Saints!
Valery forces another save
Positive play from the youngster, who turns inside the box and shoots hard, but it's straight into the chest of Etheridge, who holds on.
Højbjerg denied by Etheridge
A skidding drive from the Dane forces the keeper into a stooping save down to his right. Let's keep the pressure on!
Niasse receiving treatment
The on-loan Everton striker has been down for a couple of minutes now. Cardiff claim Romeu caught him in the face with a stray arm - no free-kick given, much to the frustration of Neil Warnock.
We're back under way 💪
Saints immediately force a corner that Cardiff clear, Let's hope for a big 45!
HALF TIME: Southampton 0-0 Cardiff
Not much to report in between, but Saints started and finished the half in the ascendancy. It hasn't been a classic - maybe one goal will be enough?
Yellow Card for James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)
Niasse gets away down the left touchline and Ward-Prowse gives the referee no option with a clear pull back.
One added minute...
Another corner for Saints opens up the Cardiff defence, but Romeu doesn't get a good contact on his shot and the visitors clear.
Crucial block by Manga
More encouraging signs. Another run by Redmond and this time he goes alone, into a shooting position on his left foot, but Manga sticks out a leg to deflect the ball behind for a corner.
Suddenly Saints burst into life, as Redmond's quick one-two with Long gets him into the box, where his cutback is sliced goalwards by Bamba, who is relieved to see Etheridge in the way.
A shot on target 🙌
Some excitement for the crowd, as Højbjerg controls a dropping ball on his chest and volleys goalwards, but Etheridge falls on top of it to make a comfortable save.
Bertrand gets to the byeline
Better from Saints, after a lull in the contest, as Bertrand bursts to the byeline and stands up a cross, but Etheridge claims.
2️⃣5️⃣ minutes gone...
It's been tight so far, as you might expect with so much at stake. Who will blink first?
Gunnarsson shoots over
A rush of blood to the head from the Icelander, who registers Cardiff's first attempt at goal but it flies over from a long way out.
Side-netting from Redmond...
The in-form winger chases a long pass forward, steps inside Bamba and shoots low, but it's wide of the near post. Saints are certainly the team taking the initiative so far 💪
End to end stuff...
First attacking threat from Cardiff, as Gunnarsson hurls a long throw into the box. After Saints smuggle it to safety, Romeu's clipped pass picks out Højbjerg, but the Dane loses his bearings and his pass goes astray from a promising position.
Nearly an own goal!
That's the closest we've come to an opener and it comes from the best move of the game. Stephens steps out of defence and feeds Bertrand on the left, whose low cross bounces around in the box and deflects narrowly wide of the post off a blue shirt. Relief for the visitors.
It's noisy! 🔊
Both sets of fans are contributing to a lively atmosphere inside St Mary's! Neither team has yet created a notable chance, but we'll keep you updated with all the major talking points 👍
We're up and running!
Straight on the attack! Come on you Saints 😇
It's nearly time! ⏳
Less than 15 minutes to go, the players have completed their warm-ups and we're closing in on kick-off!14.48
Saints are here 👋
Check out our footage of the players arriving ahead of kick-off, which is now just 35 minutes away! ⏳14.23
The answer to our poll question was...
Rickie Lambert! He scored the final goal in our 3-0 win at the Cardiff City Stadium on Boxing Day 2013! Relive a fine victory here ☝️14.22
For the first time since November and the first time under Ralph Hasenhüttl, Ryan Bertrand is in your Saints starting line-up! 😇14.20
Cardiff team confirmed 🏴
Saints team confirmed 😇
Starting XI: McCarthy, Bednarek, Stephens, Vestergaard, Valery, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Højbjerg, Bertrand, Redmond, Long.
🔟 minutes until team news... 👀
Who would make your Saints starting line-up today? We'll find out who Ralph Hasenhüttl has selected at 2pm GMT.13.50
Your form man! 🔥
With 48% of the vote, you chose James Ward-Prowse as the most impressive Saint on recent form! Influential duo Jan Bednarek and Nathan Redmond could not be separated and shared the remaining 52% of the vote 😇13.16
Watch Saints prepare for Cardiff 🏃♂️
Our cameras captured the players working hard and enjoying themselves in training ahead of today's game. Check out the one-touch rondo! 😍13.03
Together for Sala
Both sets of players will wear black armbands and observe a minute's silence before kick-off in memory of Emiliano Sala, the Cardiff striker tragically killed on a flight from Nantes to the Welsh capital after transferring from the French club.13.00
What should we expect today? 🤔
We asked Wales Online's Cardiff City correspondent Dominic Booth for the Inside Track on how this afternoon's visitors will approach the game.12.25
Get clued up! 🤓
Manager quotes, team news, facts and stats, previous meetings... it's all here! Check out our Match Pack for everything you need to know ahead of today's game.12.23
Prowsey's on fire! 🔥
We took James Ward-Prowse away for a special photoshoot for today's matchday programme, as the in-form midfielder was surrounded by red and white smoke. Check out what the Academy graduate had to say in our feature interview here. Fancy him to score a fourth goal in five games today? 💭11.58
i know we lost our first game against them, 1-0. for us, i think we want to show we are one step further in our development. let's see if we can get a different result.ralph hasenhüttlsouthampton manager
Hear from the boss!
We caught up with Ralph Hasenhüttl in his office at Staplewood, as the manager outlined his plans for today's game and the fortnight ahead, before Saints return to action on February 24th.11.51
We're back! Saints are putting their unbeaten start to 2019 on the line at St Mary's, as Cardiff City make the trip to the south coast for another crunch Premier League clash. Join us for all the build-up, team news, match updates and live commentary, as Ralph Hasenhüttl's men set their sights on three points going into a 15-day break from competitive action. Let's sign off on a high!11.45
Saints vs CAR Line Ups
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Jannik VestergaardMohamed Elyounoussi (72′)
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
Yan ValerySam Gallagher (83′)
Shane LongCharlie Austin (72′)
Neil Etheridge (GK)
Bruno Ecuele Manga
Sol Bamba (C)
Aron GunnarssonLeandro Bacuna (62′)
Oumar NiasseVíctor Camarasa (83′)
Bobby De Cordova-ReidKenneth Zohore (62′)
David Junior Hoilett
Saints vs CAR Match Stats
Shots on target73