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Saints through on penalties in Carabao Cup

efl-cup Bramall Lane | Tue 21 Sep 7.45PM | Attendance: 8,934
AET (Southampton win 2-4 on pens)
Match Report post Highlights

SHU vs SOU
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SHU vs SOU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Saints beat Sheffield United in penalty shootout
  • Oli McBurnie made it 2-2 on 66 minutes
  • Ibrahima Diallo and Mohammed Salisu had given Saints the lead
  • Enda Stevens had put Sheffield United in front on eight minutes

Forster comes up big for Saints!

Fraser Forster received plenty of congratulations from his teammates after the shootout, and rightly so. Two big saves, from Rhian Brewster and Oli McBurnie, were key to Southampton's victory on spot kicks.

22.00

WHAT A NIGHT!

Great drama at Bramall Lane this evening, as Saints fell behind, turned the game on its head, conceded an equaliser and then won on a penalty shootout!


Ralph Hasenhüttl side will now go into tomorrow night's draw for the fourth round of the competition.

21.58

FULL TIME: Sheffield United 2-2 Southampton (Saints win 4-2 on penalties)

THAT'S IT! Saints win the shootout and are heading into the last 16 of the Carabao Cup following an entertaining night at Bramall Lane. Oriol Romeu netted the decisive penalty, after Fraser Forster kept out two of the hosts' efforts from the spot.

PS

PENS: Romeu scores – SOUTHAMPTON WIN!

Oriol Romeu sends Wes Foderingham the wrong way and Southampton are through to the fourth round!


Sheffield United 2-4 Southampton

PS

PENS: Diallo scores, McBurnie misses

Ibrahima Diallo coolly finds the bottom corner. Fraser Forster saves from Oli McBurnie!


Sheffield United 2-3 Southampton

PS

PENS: Broja misses, Osborn scores

Armando Broja's spot kick is tipped over by Wes Foderingham. Ben Osborn nets for the hosts.


Sheffield United 2-2 Southampton

PS

PENS: Adams scores, Brewster misses

Ché Adams rolls the ball into the bottom corner, before Fraser Forster saves from Rhian Brewster.


Sheffield United 1-2 Southampton

PS

PENS: Ward-Prowse scores, Norwood scores

James Ward-Prowse finds the top corner, before Oliver Norwood also scores.


Sheffield United 1-1 Southampton

PS

Shootout almost set to start

We're nearly ready at Bramall Lane. The penalties will take place at the end with no fans – opposite to the end where the Saints fans are housed.

FULL TIME: Sheffield United 2-2 Southampton

It will be a penalty shootout at Bramall Lane to decide which team is heading into the last 16 of the Carabao Cup...

90’

Four minutes of added time...

Time is running out for either side to find the winner now. Penalties await otherwise!

89’

Adams goes close again

A brilliant break from Armando Broja down the right, but his low ball across goal is just out of the reach of a sliding Ché Adams.

84’

Foderingham somehow denies Adams

Oh, how has he saved that?! Romain Perraud gets down the left and delivers a brilliant cross that picks out substitute Ché Adams six yards out, but his side-footed shot is somehow tipped around the post by Wes Foderingham.

80’

Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Nathan Tella

Southampton's final change of the night. Can Ché find a winning goal against his former club?

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79’

McBurnie heads wide

Oli McBurnie again causing problems, as he gets on the end of another Ben Osborn delivery, but his header from this delivery bounces a yard or so wide, with Mohammed Salisu doing enough to make it a difficult opportunity for the striker.

77’

Sheffield United substitution: John Fleck replaces Iliman Ndiaye

That's the final change of the night for Sheffield United.

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74’

Southampton substitution: Jan Bednarek replaces Lyanco

Ralph Hasenhüttl makes a second change, as we head into the final 15 minutes.

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73’

Valery blazes over

Saints work the ball to Yan Valery on the corner of the area, but he blasts a shot well over the bar.

McBurnie levels it up

A loose pass from Lyanco gives the ball away to Oliver Norwood. He finds Ben Osborn, who chips to the back post, where Oli McBurnie is on hand to side-foot past Fraser Forster.

66’

GOAL

Oliver McBurnie (66’) | 2 2

🎶 YELLOWS, YELLOWS 🎶

Great noise from the travelling Southampton fans tonight, and they're enjoying what they're seeing at the moment!

58’

Play halted for injury

Another injury-related stoppage here, as Jayden Bogle requires treatment after going down off the ball.

GOALSCORER 22 Mohammed Salisu

SALISU PUTS SAINTS IN FRONT

Saints have turned it around. It comes from a quick corner that catches Sheffield United out, as Nathan Tella exchanges passes with James Ward-Prowse before drilling in a low ball towards the near post area, where Salisu diverts it in with his left foot. Just like Ibrahima Diallo, it's his first for the club! Get in!

53’

GOOOAL!!!

Mohammed Salisu (53’) | 1 2

51’

Saints have the ball in the net, but it's ruled out for offside

Moussa Djenepo drives into the area brilliantly and squares to Nathan Tella. His shot hits Armando Broja and drops to his feet, before the striker rolls the ball into the empty net, but he was in an offside position.

49’

Big save from Forster!

Sheffield United almost retake the lead. Oli McBurnie drives down the inside-left and squares to Rhian Brewster, who in turn plays it to fellow substitute Ben Osborn in space 18 yards out, but Forster gets a leg to his low shot and diverts it inches wide of the post.

Second half under way

We're back in action at Bramall Lane. Will there be a winning goal, or are we heading to penalties?

HT

Sheffield United substitution: Ben Osborn replaces Luke Freeman

A second change for Sheffield United.

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HT

Sheffield United substitution: Rhian Brewster replaces Oliver Burke

The hosts also make a change at the break.

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HT

Southampton substitution: James Ward-Prowse replaces Nathan Redmond

A change for Saints at the break, as Ward-Prowse comes on and takes the captain's armband.

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First-half action 📸

Check out some of our pictures from the opening 45 minutes at Bramall Lane.

HALF TIME: Sheffield United 1-1 Southampton

That's it for the first half. Enda Stevens put the hosts in front early on, but Ibrahima Diallo's header means we're level at the interval.

45’

Pause in play while Freeman is treated

Luke Freeman is down with a knock, so play has stopped with players from both teams heading to the technical areas for a drink.

43’

McBurnie claims for foul against Salisu

Oli McBurnie looked like he might have been tripped by Mohammed Salisu right on the corner of the area, but his appeal is waved away. If it was a foul, it looked like it might have occurred just outside the box.

33’

Yellow Card for Lyanco Vojnovic (Southampton)

Lyanco is also cautioned following the clash with McBurnie.

33’

Yellow Card for Oliver McBurnie (Sheffield United)

McBurnie is booked after a strong aerial challenge on Lyanco, before getting into a bit of pushing with Yan Valery.

Diallo congratulated by his teammates

A nice moment for Ibrahima Diallo, who is off the mark for Saints with that goal.

27’

Ndiaye misses golden opportunity

Phew, that should have been another for the hosts! Iliman Ndiaye caught Lyanco in possession, before slipping past Mohammed Salisu in the box, but, with only Fraser Forster to beat from close range, he puts his shot wide of the far post.

GOALSCORER 27 Ibrahima Diallo

DIALLO LEVELS WITH HIS FIRST FOR THE CLUB!

A lovely goal to bring Saints level. Yan Valery lays the ball back to Oriol Romeu 25 yards out and he clips in a lovely cross that finds Diallo, who guides a beautiful header just inside the post. We're level!

23’

GOOOAL!!!

Ibrahima Diallo (23’) | 1 1

23’

Diallo misses from close range

Oh, that was a big chance! Nathan Tella produces brilliant footwork to beat his man just outside the area, before driving into the box and firing in a low delivery across the face of goal. It finds Ibrahima Diallo on the edge of the six-yard box, but it comes to him so quickly and he diverts it past the post.

20’

Guedioura off target from 18 yards

A dangerous bit of play from Sheffield United ends up with Oli McBurnie laying the ball back to Adlene Guedioura 18 yards out, but his first-time shot goes high and wide.

19’

Diallo shoots over from distance

Ibrahima Diallo gets into some space about 30 yards out and goes for a spectacular right-footed drive, but it's always rising and flies well over in the end.

16’

Saints break is broken open

Ibrahima Diallo steals the ball away from Sheffield United and finds Armando Broja. He drives forward and looks to slide in Nathan Redmond to his right, but the hosts quickly intervene before he can get a shot off.

13’

Sheffield United close to doubling their lead

Oliver Burke breaks clear down the left and races towards Fraser Forster's near post. He tries to flick it past the keeper into the far corner, but gets it slightly wrong and the ball rolls across the six-yard box before Saints clear.

Stevens puts the Blades in front

Enda Stevens is picked out in the area by Jayden Bogle, after he had broken free down the right side of the area, and he slots in a low, left-footed shot.

7’

GOAL

Enda Stevens (7’) | 1 0

7’

Broja heads over

Saints win a free-kick out on the right, after Nathan Tella is fouled. Nathan Redmond angles the delivery towards the back post, where Armando Broja gets to it, but it's an extremely tight angle and he loops his header over.

3’

Perraud goes close in opening stages

Nearly a wonderful start for Saints, as Mohammed Salisu plays a low pass forward that picks out the run of Romain Perraud. He cuts inside onto his right foot 18 yards out, but his low shot towards the near post is saved by Wes Foderingham.

0’

WE'RE UNDER WAY...

Saints get us started at Bramall Lane. Come on, lads 💪

Here come the teams!

Out come the sides to go through the pre-match necessities. Next up: KICK-OFF!

19.43

Almost time for kick-off

The warm-ups are done and we're now waiting for the players to head out from the tunnel...

19.40

Warm-ups under way 🔥

Not long to go until kick-off at Bramall Lane, and the Saints players are out tuning up for the contest.

19.28

Saints check out Bramall Lane

The squad has arrived at the ground and has been out to take a look at the pitch.

19.20

Sheffield United's form 📈

Let's take a look at tonight's opponents.


Sheffield United, managed by Slaviša Jokanović, might be 15th in the Championship, but they too are on a five-game unbeaten run. Here's a look at their form guide:


18th September: Hull City (a) W 3-1

14th September: Preston (h) D 2-2

11th September: Peterborough (h) W 6-2

28th August: Luton (a) D 0-0

24th August: Derby (h) W 2-1 (Carabao Cup)

19.09

Smile if you're starting 😀

It's a debut for defender Lyanco tonight, as the Brazilian centre-back makes his first appearance for the club.

18.57

SHEFFIELD UNITED TEAMSHEET ⚔️

Starting XI: Wes Foderingham, Enda Stevens, Jayden Bogle, Jack Robinson, Chris Basham, Luke Freeman, Oliver Norwood (c), Iliman Ndiaye, Adlene Guedioura, Oliver Burke, Oliver McBurnie.

Substitutes: Michael Verrips, John Fleck, Rhian Brewster, Billy Sharp, Ben Osborn, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Kacper Lopata.

18.48

SOUTHAMPTON TEAMSHEET 😇

Starting XI: Fraser Forster, Yan Valery, Lyanco, Mohammed Salisu, Romain Perraud, Oriol Romeu (c), Ibrahima Diallo, Nathan Tella, Moussa Djenepo, Nathan Redmond, Armando Broja.

Substitutes: Harry Lewis, Kyle Walker-Peters, Jan Bednarek, James Ward-Prowse, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Ché Adams, Shane Long.

18.44

What a milestone for the skipper!

James Ward-Prowse made his 100th consecutive Premier League appearance, during Southampton's 0-0 draw away to champions Manchester City on Saturday, becoming only the ninth outfield player to do so. Will he be in the side again tonight? Find out at 6.45pm BST, when we'll bring you the teamsheet...

18.25

Straight to penalties if it's a draw tonight

If the scores are level at the end of the 90 minutes tonight then we're heading straight to penalties, with new regulations for the Carabao Cup seeing extra-time only come in from the semi-final stage now.

18.15
VOTE NOW
What do you think the result will be tonight?

What do you think the result will be tonight?

The results so far:

  • Saints win in normal time
    95%
  • Saints win on penalties
    2%
  • Sheffield United win in normal time
    1%
  • Sheffield United win on penalties
    1%

Reliving a bit of Moussa magic 🪄

Saints have actually triumphed on each of their past two trips to face Sheffield United. Back in September 2019, in another Premier League clash, it was a magnificent Moussa Djenepo goal that separated the teams.

17.53

Flashback: Sheffield United 0-2 Saints

Southampton's last visit to Bramall Lane came in March of this year, when the two sides met in a Premier League game. It was Saints who came out on top, as a James Ward-Prowse penalty and a Ché Adams thunderbolt powered Ralph Hasenhüttl's side to a 2-0 win. Refresh your memory of the goals here!

17.34

Match Pack: Sheffield United vs Saints

You can check out our full match preview article for tonight's match, with all sorts of stats and info, by clicking here. Just make sure to head straight back to Matchday Live afterwards 😆

17.12

YELLOWS 💛💙

KIT WATCH: It's the away strip for Saints tonight at Bramall Lane 😍

17.02

Flashback: Newport 0-8 Southampton

The Carabao Cup has already generated one memorable moment for Saints this season, as they recorded their biggest away win EVER, when they won 8-0 at Newport County in the second round. Look back on a record-breaking night with our highlights from the game.

16.45

IT'S A MIDWEEK MATCHDAY!

Welcome to tonight's edition of Matchday Live! Southampton are on the road in the Carabao Cup, as they visit Championship side Sheffield United in the third round of the competition. We'll have build-up for you all the way through to kick-off at 7.45pm and then live in-game updates, so stick with us.

16.31

SHU vs SOU Line Ups

Sheffield United

18
Wes Foderingham (GK)
3
Enda Stevens goal
19
Jack Robinson
20
Jayden Bogle
6
Chris Basham
16
Oliver Norwood (C)
29
Iliman Ndiaye
replace John Fleck (78′)
25
Adlène Guédioura
15
Luke Freeman
replace Ben Osborn (45′)
14
Oliver Burke
replace Rhian Brewster (45′)
9
Oliver McBurnie yellow card goal
23
Ben Osborn
21
Michael Verrips
33
Rhys Norrington-Davies
4
John Fleck
35
Kacper Lopata
7
Rhian Brewster
10
Billy Sharp

Southampton

44
Fraser Forster (GK)
4
Lyanco yellow card
replace Jan Bednarek (74′)
22
Mohammed Salisu goal
15
Romain Perraud
43
Yan Valery
27
Ibrahima Diallo goal
23
Nathan Tella
replace Che Adams (81′)
19
Moussa Djenepo
11
Nathan Redmond
replace James Ward-Prowse (45′)
6
Oriol Romeu (C)
18
Armando Broja
8
James Ward-Prowse
7
Shane Long
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
41
Harry Lewis
10
Che Adams
24
Mohamed Elyounoussi
35
Jan Bednarek

SHU vs SOU Match Stats

Sheffield United

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    44
    comparison angle
    56
  • Shots
    9
    comparison angle
    17
  • Shots on target
    3
    comparison angle
    6
  • Corners
    1
    comparison angle
    13
  • Passes Complete
    273
    comparison angle
    369

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Mohammed Salisu
Mohammed Salisu
shots on target
Shots On Target
2
Armando Broja
Armando Broja
chances created
Chances Created
2
Romain Perraud
Romain Perraud
passes completed
Passes Completed
59
Mohammed Salisu
Mohammed Salisu
tackles
Tackles
6
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
clearances
Clearances
3
saves
Saves
1
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster