Saints pull further clear of danger with Wolves win

St Mary's Stadium | Sat 13 Apr 3PM | Attendance: 31,708
Match Report Highlights

Saints vs WOL
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Saints vs WOL As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Saints beat Wolves 3-1 at St Mary's
  • Ralph Hasenhüttl's team now eight points above drop zone
  • Nathan Redmond scored twice in first-half for Saints
  • Shane Long netted in the second half to round things off
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a great victory in pictures 📸

check out our best images from saints' 3-1 win over wolves with our photo gallery!

17.21

enjoy our match report! 😇

relive all the key moments from another productive day at the office with our match report from st mary's, as saints moved 8️⃣ points clear of the premier league drop zone!

17.16

full time: southampton 3-1 wolves

it's another huge win at st mary's, and ralph hasenhüttl's side are now eight points clear of the relegation zone with five games left to play!


"the saints are staying up" rings around st mary's and, while safety isn't certain just yet, it is very much within touching distance now.

+1’

four minutes of added time...

we're almost there!

86’

Wolverhampton Wanderers substitution: Hélder Wander Sousa de Azevedo e Costa replaces Diogo José Teixeira da Silva

that's the final change of the afternoon for the visitors.

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83’

Southampton substitution: Jack Stephens replaces Yan Valery

saints' final change sees yan valery, who appears to have picked up an injury, go off in place of jack stephens.

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80’

bednarek close to forcing the ball in

a corner drops in the six-yard box, and jan bednarek is close to turning it in, only for wolves keeper rui patrício to dive on the ball at his feet.

74’

yoshida denied at close range

so nearly four for saints! a corner drops to oriol romeu at the back post, and he sends a shot across the face of goal, which maya yoshida diverts from six yards out, but rui patrício somehow saves it!

GOALSCORER 7 Shane Long

YES! BACK-TO-BACK GAMES FOR LONGY!

maya yoshida tries an audacious overhead kick from a corner which is blocked, but the ball falls back to him and he prods it goalwards. standing in the right spot at the right time is long, who diverts the ball past rui patrício and gives saints a cushion!

70’

GOOOAL!!!

Shane Long (70’) | 3 1

69’

Wolverhampton Wanderers substitution: Morgan Gibbs-White replaces Rúben Diogo da Silva Neves

wolves make their second change.

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69’

jiménez gifted an opportunity

an errant header from maya yoshida gives the ball to raúl jiménez in space ten yards out, but he gets his volley all wrong and pulls it way wide of the post. a big let-off for saints!

a half of few chances so far

in stark contrast to what was an enthralling first half, it has been very quiet in terms of goalmouth action here in the second 45 minutes so far.

66’

Yellow Card for Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)

the saints full-back goes into the book, after catching rúben neves with his arm during an aerial challenge.

60’

Southampton substitution: Oriol Romeu replaces Josh Sims

a big round of applause for sims, as he's replaced by oriol romeu.

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60’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Danny Ings

saints make their first change of the day.

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59’

Wolverhampton Wanderers substitution: Adama Traoré replaces Matt Doherty

wolves sending on some searing pace now, as adama traoré enters the fray.

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59’

doherty shot blocked

matt doherty sends in a strike from the edge of the box after a corner falls to him, but saints manage to block and scramble it away.

47’

jota has chance to level the scores

wolves work the ball to diogo jota in the area, who in turn works it into some space himself, but he fires his left-footed shot over the bar.

second half under way

referee jonathan moss gets things started again!


let's finish the job, saints!

📸 first-half action 📸

An enthralling first 45 minutes. look back on it with our images!

HALF TIME: Southampton 2-1 wolves

you'll do well to see another first half as entertaining as that in the premier league this season. a back-and-forth game so far, and it's saints who have the advantage at the interval, thanks to nathan redmond's two strikes.

+1’

Yellow Card for Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

jiménez catches pierre-emile højbjerg late and he's the second wolves player into referee jonathan moss's book.

45’

two minutes of added time

we're into additional minutes at the end of the first half now.

39’

Yellow Card for João Filipe Iria Santos Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

no doubt about this. moutinho trips nathan redmond as he runs away from him in midfield, and it's a yellow card for the wolves player.

he's on fire 🔥🔥

what a half it's been from nathan redmond, who has both of southampton's goals.

35’

neves shoots just wide

you don't want to give him many of these opportunities... rúben neves chests and volleys a loose ball 25 yards out, sending it just wide of the post, although angus gunn looked like he had it covered.

32’

sims misses glorious chance

another defence-splitting pass from danny ings plays josh sims through on goal. he opens his body up and attempts to plant the ball into the far corner, but he gets his shot wrong and pushes it wide instead. a big opportunity!

31’

sims goes close to a third...

josh sims finds a bit of room outside the box and sends in a low, angled shot that creeps just wide of the far post.

GOALSCORER 22 Nathan Redmond

what a game! redmond again!

no sooner are saints pegged back than they regain the lead. josh sims plays the ball in-field to danny ings, who slips nathan redmond in, and he dinks the ball over rui patrício for his, and southampton's, second goal of the game.

29’

GOOOAL!!!

Nathan Redmond (29’) | 2 1

boly heads wolves level

it's been coming. joao moutinho sends in an out-swinging corner, and willy boly produces a stunning header that loops into the top corner, giving angus gunn no chance.

27’

GOAL

Willy Boly (27’) | 1 1

play pauses while redmond is treated

there's a break in the action here, as nathan redmond receives some attention from the medical staff inside his own half. he's back on the pitch now, though.

19’

gunn saves from jiménez

saints continuing to come under pressure here, as raúl jiménez works room for a shot on the edge of the area, but angus gunn gets down well to his left to save and hold on.

18’

saiss off target from distance

wolves looking a bit better now, and they produce another effort, this time from romain saiss, who strikes a bouncing ball 25 yards out but sends it slicing a good couple of yards wide.

16’

brilliant block from yoshida

big danger from wolves, as they win the ball in saints' half and diogo jota sprints into the area, but he's denied by a wonderful, sliding block from maya yoshida as he went to shoot with his left foot from a tight angle.

15’

redmond tests patrício

Nathan redmond threatens again as he hits a first-time shot from 20 yards after receiving a pass from danny ings, but his effort is well held by wolves keeper rui patrício.

📸 the celebrations 📸

check out our photographers' look at nathan redmond's second-minute goal.

10’

how has that not gone in? 😱

joao moutinho with an in-swinging free-kick from a position deep on the right, and leander dendoncker rises to meet it, with his header appearing destined for the top corner, only to pass just wide. phew!

redmond strikes! 🎯

that's goal number seven of the season for nathan redmond!

6’

the perfect start for sims 👏👏👏

nathan redmond gets the credit for that goal, but the assist goes to josh sims on his first saints start of the season. a moment reminiscent of his first premier league start when he produced an assist inside the first minute here against everton in november 2016.

GOALSCORER 22 Nathan Redmond

WHAT A START! 🔥

Brilliant from saints! Pierre-emile højbjerg sets josh sims free down the right, and he produces a perfect low delivery for nathan redmond, who finishes high into the net from close range.

1’

GOOOAL!!!

Nathan Redmond (1’) | 1 0

0’

WE'RE UNDER WAY! 

Let's get these points, Saints!

teams in the tunnel!

we're now just moments away from kick-off here at st mary's! stay with us for live updates from the match.

14.54

counting down to kick-off ⏳

it's nearly time for action here at st mary's, with the players finishing up their warm-ups now!

14.44

Warm-ups under way 🔥🔥🔥

kick-off is edging closer here at st mary's, and the lads are out there getting set now!

14.35

getting in the spirit with saints foundation

saints fans have been getting involved with saints foundation's activities outside the stadium, as part of their charity matchday.

14.16
Southampton FC

ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED 🔓 A first @premierleague start of the season for @simsjosh12! ⚡️↔️ #saintsfc #premierleague

14.08

a big day for josh sims

it's a first start of the season for the southampton youngster, who has been used from the bench in the past few games. He's got a big chance to impress ralph hasenhüttl today!

14.07

THE WOLVES LINE-up 🐺

starting xi: patricio, doherty, saiss, coady (c), boly, otto, dendoncker, neves, moutinho, jota, jimenez.


subs: ruddy, bennett, vinagre, gibbs-white, cavaleiro, costa, traore.

14.02

southampton team confirmed 😇

starting xi: gunn, valery, yoshida, vestergaard, bednarek, bertrand, højbjerg (c), ward-prowse, sims, redmond, ings.


subs: mccarthy, stephens, targett, romeu, armstrong, long, austin.

13.59

the players head in...

the lads have arrived at st mary's! We'll have the team news for you at 2pm bst! ⏰

13.47

it's saints foundation's charity matchday

we're celebrating the incredible work of saints foundation at today's game, which is their annual charity matchday.


one of the initiatives will see each of the players represent one of the foundation's participants, with special warm-up shirts having been made for them.

13.38

The scene is set 😍

it's a glorious afternoon at st mary's for our clash with wolves!

13.30

join us at st mary's next season 🙌

we love having you on our matchday live blog, but we'd also love to see you at st mary's next season too. season tickets went on sale this week, and you can find out all the information by clicking here.

13.24

📸 Check out our training images 📸

look through some of our images from staplewood campus this week as the players got set for this afternoon's match.

13.17

it's a tough challenge. they're a very good team, very organised, good players, good manager. clearly it's changed and they're a tough team, but we are ready to compete.

nuno espírito santo
wolves manager
13.00

we are preparing for a very, very strong opponent. it's not a coincidence they have had such a good season. it will be a tough game, but we are also not in the worst shape at the moment.

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton manager
12.41

🎥 interview: ralph hasenhüttl

We caught up with the southampton manager in his office at staplewood campus this week to preview today's game. watch in full here and find out what he had to say.

12.30

ings available again

the headline team news for saints in the lead-up to this game is that striker danny ings is available for selection again, having missed last week's defeat to parent club liverpool. ralph hasenhüttl remains without midfielder mario lemina and long-term absentee michael obafemi.

12.20

All the details for today's game

check out our match pack, in association with sportpesa, for everything you need to know about today's game... just click here.

12.03
Southampton FC

HOME. All together. ♥️ Where in the world will you be backing #SaintsFC from today? 😇🌎 #WeMarchOn

11.51

MATCHDAY: southampton vs wolves

it's matchday at st mary's!


Today sees saints welcome wolverhampton wanderers, as ralph hasenhüttl's side begin their final six games of the premier league season.

we'll be with you throughout the afternoon, bringing you all the build-up, team news, match updates and free commentary – so stick with us and make sure you don't miss a kick.

11.45

Saints vs WOL Line Ups

Southampton

28
Angus Gunn (GK)
4
Jannik Vestergaard
35
Jan Bednarek
3
Maya Yoshida
21
Ryan Bertrand
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
43
Yan Valery
Jack Stephens (84′)
16
James Ward-Prowse
22
Nathan Redmond
39
Josh Sims
Oriol Romeu (61′)
9
Danny Ings
Shane Long (61′)
14
Oriol Romeu
17
Stuart Armstrong
33
Matt Targett
5
Jack Stephens
10
Charlie Austin
1
Alex McCarthy
7
Shane Long

Wolverhampton Wanderers

11
Rui Patrício (GK)
16
Conor Coady (C)
27
Romain Saïss
15
Willy Boly
2
Matt Doherty
Adama Traoré (60′)
8
Rúben Neves
Morgan Gibbs-White (69′)
28
João Moutinho
32
Leander Dendoncker
19
Jonny
18
Diogo Jota
Hélder Costa (87′)
9
Raúl Jiménez
29
Rúben Vinagre
17
Morgan Gibbs-White
21
John Ruddy
7
Ivan Cavaleiro
5
Ryan Bennett
10
Hélder Costa
37
Adama Traoré

Saints vs WOL Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Possession (%)
    31
    69
  • Shots
    12
    17
  • Shots on target
    6
    2
  • Corners
    4
    9
  • Passes Complete
    180
    505

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
2
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
Shots On Target
3
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
Chances Created
3
Danny Ings
Danny Ings
Passes Completed
30
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Tackles
6
Ryan Bertrand
Ryan Bertrand
Clearances
11
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
Saves
1
Angus Gunn
Angus Gunn