Spoils shared on final day

St Mary's Stadium | Sun 12 May 3PM | Attendance: 30,367
Match Report Highlights

Saints vs HUD
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Saints vs HUD As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Redmond had given Southampton the lead with a stunning effort
  • The winger cut inside from the right before unleashing a right-footed shot .
  • Targett replaced Long at the break in a system switch.
  • Pritchard equalises for the visitors after a heavy touch from Gunn

FULL TIME: Saints 1-1 Huddersfield

It's a share of the spoils on the final day as Pritchard's second-half goal cancels out Redmond's opener.

+3’

So close from Austin

What an ending that would have been to the game. Redmond picks out Austin and he curls the ball beautifully using the defender but it's agonisingly wide.

+1’

Heading towards a draw

Little to report in the last few minutes. It looks like we're heading for a point apiece.

84’

Huddersfield Town substitution: Steve Mounie replaces Alex Pritchard

It's another change for the visitors as the influential Pritchard is replaced by Mounie.

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83’

Southampton substitution: Josh Sims replaces Oriol Romeu

Third and final change as Josh Sims replaces Ori. Come on, Saints!

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82’

Coleman collects Valery's searching cross

Valery finds space and goes marauding down the right before seeing his cross claimed by Coleman as Austin waited to make a telling touch. 

81’

Austin's effort deflects out

A wonderful long-range pass splits Huddersfield open and Redmond has a chance to dink the ball into Austin but his effort from close range is blocked behind for a corner that comes to nothing.

76’

Pritchard sends one wide

Pritchard is involved again for the visitors. His free-kick is headed out and Redmond can't control it, and the diminutive midfielder takes it on before hitting low drive just wide.

75’

Southampton substitution: Charlie Austin replaces Danny Ings

A second Saints change as Danny Ings makes way for Charlie Austin to a standing ovation.

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73’

Schindler goes close 

Pritchard's inswinging corner finds Schindler at the back post but he heads the ball down into the ground and it skips up and over the bar.

69’

Ings' header blocked Stankovic

Valery's ball down the line is crossed in by Redmond from the byline. Ings hangs in the air and meets it but Stankovic blocks it behind for a corner that is cleared.

65’

Huddersfield Town substitution: Matthew Daly replaces Juninho Bacuna

Jan Siewert makes his first change of the afternoon as young midfielder Matthew Daly replaces Juninho Bacuna.

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64’

Targett's cross is cleared 

Targett gets into a dangerous position and sends in an inviting low cross, but Kongolo clears with Valery waiting behind him to tap home.

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59’

Bednarek blocks Pritchard's shot

Pritchard wins possession back again and drives into space, but Bednarek gets around Mbenza to make a good block from his low, left-footed effort.

Huddersfield level

Gunn takes a loose touch as Saints look to play out from the back and Pritchard nips it to take possession and tap into an empty net.

54’

GOAL

Alex Pritchard (54’) | 1 1

54’

Pritchard's free-kick runs all the way out

Huddersfield have a free-kick in a promising position on the right but Pritchard's right-footed delivery is out.

49’

Ings shot blocked in the area

Redmond gets into the box after Targett's ball down the line, he finds Ings in space but his shot is blocked by Mooy.

46’

Southampton substitution: Matt Targett replaces Shane Long

Saints have made their first switch at the break as Matt Targett replaces Shane Long.

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46’

Prowsey hits the bar!

So, so close to a second. Ward-Prowse takes aim from the edge of the area and rattles the crossbar.

45’

Huddersfield get us going for second-half

Grant kicks off and we're back under way for the second-half as Saints look to add to their 1-0 lead.

Man on fire! 🔥

Another goal for Nathan Redmond and what a goal it was. What a 2018/19 campaign he's had ⚽ Let's finish the job in the second-half.

HALF TIME: Southampton 1-0 Huddersfield

Nathan Redmond's rocket is the difference at the break here!

GOALSCORER 22 Nathan Redmond

STUNNING FROM REDMOND

He's been a threat all game and he drifts in from the left before unleashing an unstoppable effort past Coleman and into the top corner.

40’

GOOOAL!!!

Nathan Redmond (40’) | 1 0

36’

Bacuna's effort goes just over

Kongolo drives down the left before picking out Mooy and he lays it off for Juninho Bacuna to strike, which goes just over the bar. 

34’

Grant's shot is saved by Gunn

Huddersfield come forward again and Grant's effort towards the far post is held by Gunn.

31’

Redmond's run thwarted by Stankovic

Redmond is causing problems again. He tricks his way into the box looking for a shooting opportunity but Stankovic makes a timely interception.

25’

Ward-Prowse has a chance to shoot...

Redmond slides a through ball into Ward-Prowse but he opts to try and steer it towards Ings rather than shoot left-footed and it's cut out.

22’

Redmond beats Hogg on the break

Redmond sets Saints on a counter attack with plenty of men in support after racing past Hogg, but after feeding Ward-Prowse his shot is blocked and runs through to Long, who is offside.

18’

Kongolo heads over

Pritchard delivers a corner from the right, Kongolo rises highest but it's not testing Gunn in the Saints goal.

17’

Ings' curling strike drifts wide

Ings does well to win the ball back off Pritchard in a dangerous area and he then looks to test the keeper with a curling right-footed shot but it's off target.

13’

Mooy goes close

Mooy does well to find space on the edge of the area and looks to curl a left-footed shot into the far corner, but thankfully it goes inches wide.

12’

Long looks to lob the keeper

Ings plays a ball over the top from deep for Long to chase, Coleman comes out of goal to clear and hits a defender. Long tries the lob but it goes just wide.

11’

Stephens blocks Smith's long-range effort

Kongolo's cross from the left is cleared as far as Tommy Smith, who unleashes one from range that is blocked bravely by Jack Stephens,.

8’

Grant forces Gunn into action

Huddersfield go down the left through Mbenza who plays it into Grant, who cuts inside and looks to test Gunn with an effort towards the near post but it's a routine save.

6’

Ward-Prowse delivers successive corners

Saints have started brightly. Ward-Prowse sends a second corner in quick succession but both are headed away at the front post.

3’

Ings almost tees up Redmond

Ings is released by the captain and gets into the box, but after his cut back to Redmond, he is crowded out and can't find room for a shot.

1’

Ward-Prowse gets us under way

Let's go, Saints!

Fired up for the finale

The warm-ups are almost complete and we're counting down to kick-off here at St Mary's on the final day of the Premier League season.

14.44

Heading in for the final day!

Watch as the Southampton squad made their way into St Mary's for their final day of the season clash against Huddersfield Town.

14.17

Huddersfield team news

Starting XI: Coleman, Smith,  Kongolo, Schindler, Stankovic, Hogg, Bacuna, Mooy, Mbenza, Pritchard, Grant.
Subs: Lossl, Daly, Rowe, Duhaney, Diakhaby, Mounie, Kachunga.

14.16
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The teams are in! 

Starting XI: Gunn, Valery, Bednarek, Stephens, Bertrand, Højbjerg (c), Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond, Ings, Long
Subs: Forster, Targett, Jones, Lemina, Armstrong, Sims, Austin

14.01

we want to show what we're about and what we want to be about in the future. part of that is being strong at home and today is a good step to do that.

Pierre-emile hojbjerg
SOUTHAMPTON CAPTAIN
13.47

😍

St Mary's is all set for the final day of the season!

13.09

we know at southampton it'll be a tough game, because they are a tough team and fight for many second balls. We must show our fighting spirit and hopefully we can end the season with a win.

jan siewert
huddersfield town head coach
12.43

The final touches 📸

Take a look through a selection of images from Friday's training, as Saints put the final touches to the their preparations for today's clash with Huddersfield Town.

12.37

All you need to know ahead of today's meeting!

Get ready for Saints' last day of the Premier League season meeting with Huddersfield Town by checking out our in-depth match preview, in association with SportPesa. Click here

11.41

it feels better going into the break with a win, and that's the reason why everyone is so focused on this game.

RALPH HASENHÜTTL
SOUTHAMPTON MANAGER
11.21
Southampton FC

For the FINAL time this season ❤️ We’re back home but where are you today, #SaintsFC fans? 😇🌍

10.41

Hear from the boss ahead of Huddersfield

Watch as Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl gives his pre-match thoughts ahead of today's meeting with Huddersfield Town

10.40
Photo by Matt Watson

One last time!

It's matchday for the final time in the 2018/19 season as Southampton host Huddersfield Town at St Mary's. Ralph Hasenhüttl has made his intentions clear; win to thank the fans for their support and sign off in style at home. Let's do this! 🔴⚪

10.39

Saints vs HUD Line Ups

Southampton

28
Angus Gunn (GK)
43
Yan Valery
21
Ryan Bertrand
5
Jack Stephens
35
Jan Bednarek
22
Nathan Redmond
16
James Ward-Prowse
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
14
Oriol Romeu
Josh Sims (84′)
9
Danny Ings
Charlie Austin (76′)
7
Shane Long
Matt Targett (45′)
17
Stuart Armstrong
32
Alfie Jones
18
Mario Lemina
33
Matt Targett
44
Fraser Forster
10
Charlie Austin
39
Josh Sims

Huddersfield Town

13
Joel Coleman (GK)
27
Jon Gorenc Stankovic
2
Tommy Smith
5
Terence Kongolo
26
Christopher Schindler (C)
6
Jonathan Hogg
10
Aaron Mooy
7
Juninho Bacuna
Matty Daly (66′)
16
Karlan Grant
18
Isaac Mbenza
21
Alex Pritchard
Steve Mounie (86′)
38
Demeaco Duhaney
41
Matty Daly
1
Jonas Lössl
24
Steve Mounie
44
Aaron Rowe
9
Elias Kachunga
11
Adama Diakhaby

Saints vs HUD Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Huddersfield Town
  • Possession (%)
    54
    46
  • Shots
    10
    10
  • Shots on target
    3
    3
  • Corners
    4
    3
  • Passes Complete
    325
    254

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
Shots On Target
1
Yan Valery
Yan Valery
Chances Created
6
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
Passes Completed
44
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Tackles
3
Danny Ings
Danny Ings
Clearances
8
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
Saves
2
Angus Gunn
Angus Gunn