Southampton v Watford, 30 November 2019

Score2-1 to Southampton
RefereeMichael Oliver
CompetitionPremier League
VenueSt Mary's Stadium
Attendance26,929
Kick-off: 5.30pm Premier League Head to Head Played: 11 Southampton won: 4 Drawn: 5 Watford won: 2 Southampton scored: 17 Watford scored: 14 Watford had now won two of the last 18 meetings in the top division (lost eight).

2 Southampton

Manager: Ralph Hasenhüttl

1 Watford

Manager: Quique Sánchez Flores

Goals:

Danny Ings 78 G
James Ward-Prowse 83 G

Goals:

Ismaïla Sarr 24 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy
Defender Jan Bednarek
Defender Cédric Soares
Defender Jack Stephens
Defender/Midfielder Ryan Bertrand
Midfielder Moussa Djenepo
Midfielder James Ward-Prowse
Midfielder/Forward Nathan Redmond
Forward Danny Ings
Forward Michael Obafemi

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ben Foster
Defender José Holebas
Defender Adam Masina
Defender/Centre back Craig Cathcart
Defender/Centre back Adrian Mariappa
Defender/Midfielder Kiko Femenía
Midfielder Etienne Capoue
Midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré
Midfielder Will Hughes
Midfielder Ismaïla Sarr
Forward Gerard Deulofeu

Substitutions:

Sofiane Boufal for Nathan Redmond 57
Shane Long for Michael Obafemi 57
Yann Valery for Cédric Soares 76

Substitutions:

Andre Gray for Gerard Deulofeu 67
Nathaniel Chalobah for Will Hughes 74
Dimitri Foulquier for Kiko Femenía 82

Cards:

Nathan Redmond 48 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Angus Gunn
Defender Yann Valery
Defender Maya Yoshida
Midfielder Sofiane Boufal
Midfielder/Forward Che Adams
Midfielder/Forward Oriol Romeu
Forward Shane Long

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes
Defender/Midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah
Midfielder Roberto Pereyra
Midfielder/Forward Domingos Quina
Forward Troy Deeney
Forward Andre Gray

Comments:

League position: 18th Southampton avoided become the first-ever team in the top division to fail to win any of their opening seven home league games in consecutive seasons. The Saints avoided equalling their club record of nine home games without a win in the Premier League set in April 2018. Their last ten goals in the Premier League had now been scored by Danny Ings (six) and James Ward-Prowse (four). This was the second time in their last 44 games in the Premier League that Southampton had won after trailing at half-time. Shane Long made his 300th appearance in the Premier League in this game (53 goals).

Comments:

League position: 20th After only ten Premier League games in charge, manager Quique Sánchez Flores was sacked the following day. This became the earliest date that a club had dismissed two permanent managers since the start of a season in the Premier League (previously 8 December 2004 by Southampton, sacked Paul Sturrock and Steve Wigley). The Hornets had now taken eight points from their 14 games so far in this Premier League season; their lowest total at this stage of a season in the top division. They failed in their attempt to win consecutive away games in the Premier League for the first time since September 2017. Watford had now lost 11 of their last 18 games in the Premier League (won one).