WAT vs SOU
Ché strike makes Goal of the Month shortlist
Match-winning strike against Watford receives Premier League nomination.
Highlights: Watford 0-1 Saints
The key moments from a first Premier League away win of the season.
90 in 90: Watford 0-1 Saints
How victory was achieved at Vicarage Road.
Gallery: Watford 0-1 Saints
View the best images from a deserved win at Watford.
Video: Hasenhüttl on 'important' win
The manager's full-time assessment.
Hasenhüttl: We are getting stronger
Manager pleased with building momentum.
Adams: We need to build on this
Saints' goalscorer reflects on victory at Watford.
Adams stunner seals win at Watford
Striker scores first league goal of the season in vital victory.
Match Pack: Watford vs Saints
Building up to another Premier League clash.
Tactical Watch: Livramento's explosive start
Sam Tighe analyses the impact of Saints' in-form teenager.
Matchday Information: Covid-19 checks for Watford away
Important entry information for fans travelling to our game at Vicarage Road on Saturday 30th October.
Match Rewind: Ward-Prowse beats Foster again
The skipper hit a trademark free-kick on Saints' last visit to Watford.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl assesses Watford
The concluding part of the manager's pre-match media address.
Gallery: Warming up for Watford
Preparations in full swing ahead of our trip to Vicarage Road.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Watford
The manager speaks to the media ahead of Saturday's trip to Vicarage Road.
Hasenhüttl: Trust in Smallbone's recovery
The manager speaks on a positive week for the youngster.
Broja ruled out of Watford clash
The boss gives an update ahead of our trip to Watford.
Classic Match: Redmond brace in seven-goal thriller
The winger was in vintage form at Vicarage Road in 2017.
WAT vs SOU As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Southampton claim first away victory in the league this season
- A sublime Ché Adams strike the difference at Vicarage Road
- Saints move to 14th in the Premier League table
- HALF TIME: Watford 0-1 Saints
FULL TIME: Watford 0-1 Saints
It's nearly the end of October but Saints have finally claimed their first away win in the league this season. A sublime goal from Ché Adams was the difference at Vicarage Road as Ralph Hasenhüttl's men leapfrog Watford in the table. Next up, Aston Villa at St Mary's on Friday. Come on you Saints!
Southampton substitution: Lyanco replaces Oriol Romeu
Stuart Armstrong now has the captain's armband.
Watford come close
It opens up for Fletcher as he releases a shot on target. A vital save from McCarthy who sends the ball behind for a corner.
Saints closing in on first away league win
Saints are just five minutes away from claiming their first away victory in the league this season. It's a scrappy end to action here at Vicarage Road, but will we see more goals?
Watford substitution: Ashley Fletcher replaces Jeremy Ngakia
Southampton substitution: Ibrahima Diallo replaces James Ward-Prowse
Ward-Prowse passes the armband onto Romeu.
Yellow Card for Juraj Kucka (Watford)
Kucka gets shown a yellow card for a challenge on Redmond.
Watford looking for that late equaliser
Sarr crosses a ball into Cleverley who charges towards the front post but some strong defensive positioning from Bednarek means Cleverley can't quite get a touch.
Southampton substitution: Stuart Armstrong replaces Mohamed Elyounoussi
Armstrong comes close
Armstrong dances himself into the box as he finds some space to release the shot, it takes a deflection and goes behind for a corner. Can Saints get an all important second goal?
Redmond goes for goal
Redmond tries his luck as he fires the ball towards Foster but it gets a deflections and Saints are awarded another corner.
Yellow Card for James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)
Another challenge on Sarr sees another Saints player in the referees book, this time it's Ward-Prowse that sees yellow.
Solid goalkeeping from McCarthy
A moment of worry for Saints as Watford look increasingly dangerous in front of goal, Kucka strikes towards McCarthy but he stands firm and recovers the ball.
Yellow Card for Mohammed Salisu (Southampton)
Salisu finds himself in the books after a challenge on Sarr.
Attacking flare from Saints
A nice attacking move from Saints as they push forward, Walker-Peters sends a low ball into the box but Watford clear.
Armstrong comes close
Elyounoussi heads the ball down into the path of Armstrong who launches his shot towards goal but his effort goes wide.
Kucka tries his luck
Kucka launches an effort towards goal but it goes well over the crossbar.
Back underway ⏰
The hosts get us back up and running at Vicarage Road.
Watford substitution: Ken Sema replaces Juan Camilo Hernández Suárez
Watford substitution: Tom Cleverley replaces João Pedro Junqueira de Jesus
HALF TIME: Watford 0-1 Saints
It's half-time at Vicarage Road and Saints have the lead over today's hosts. It was a sublime goal from Ché Adams that saw Ralph Hasenhüttl's men take the lead but there's been a number of missed chances to double it since. An important second-half ahead. Come on you Saints!
Yellow Card for João Pedro Junqueira de Jesus (Watford)
Pedro is carded for a clumsy challenge on Romeu.
Another chance for Saints
Armstrong has the chance to make it two for Saints but it's another missed opportunity as he launches the ball well over Foster's net.
Watford on the front foot
Saints dominated early on at Vicarage Road but Watford are really feeling their way into this game, another corner is looped in for the hosts as Saints scamble the ball away to hit the counter.
Watford searching for an equaliser
Another free-kick for Watford as Hernandez sends in the cross to a packed box in front of McCarthy but it's Saints who manage to get the clearance.
Adams fails to get a second
It's an inviting opportunity for Saints as Nathan Redmond slips Adam Armstrong in, he finds Ché Adams in the box but his header bounces into the ground and high into the air to go behind for a goal kick.
Walker-Peters clears off the line
Fantastic distribution from Ben Foster who releases King in mountains of space on the left, he eventually gets the ball away to Sarr who beats McCarthy with his shot. It's down to Kyle Walker-Peters who clears on the line for Saints.
Set pieces look threatening
Ward-Prowse launches the ball in from another set-piece, Troost-Ekong gets his head to the ball to clear behind for a corner.
Walker-Peters makes important tackle
Watford are searching for the equaliser and they look a threat before Walker-Peters makes a vital challenge to clear for Saints.
ADAMS STRIKES SAINTS AHEAD
What a beautiful goal from Ché Adams. He's released by Adam Armstrong, takes a touch and then fires the ball into the back of the net. Perfectly executed from Adams who nets his first Premier League goal of the season.
Ché Adams (20’) | 0 – 1
Watford settling in
Hernandez wins Watford's first corner of the afternoon. He whips the ball into the box but it's safely retrieved by Alex McCarthy.
Armstrong heads over
Saints are looking threatening on the left-hand-side, Kyle Walker-Peters launches the ball into the penalty area where Adam Armstrong is waiting but his header goes over.
Close for Watford
João Pedro releases Josh King in the box but he can't quite make the connection and the threat is cleared.
Captain's back 💪
The importance of James Ward-Prowse's return to the starting XI on display here already at Vicarage Road as Saints threaten through two consecutive dangerous set pieces.
Free-kick for Watford
Ismaila Sarr surges forward and Oriol Romeu is forced to intercept as Watford are awarded a free-kick in dangerous position. Hernandez steps up to take the free-kick for Watford but his shot is deflected by the wall and it's an easy save for McCarthy.15.07
Southampton gain control early on
Another opportunity for Saints as Redmond finds space on the left, he finds Adam Armstrong but his shot is wide.15.06
Fast start from Saints
Nathan Redmond forces Foster into an early save at Vicarage Road.15.02
Underway at Vicarage Road 👊
Let's go, Saints!15.01
FLASHBACK: Watford 3-4 Saints 😇
With just five minutes to go until kick-off, let's reminisce on Saints' visit to Vicarage Road back in 2017.14.56
against watford, they have a different shape and different ways to defend, to attack. it will be a completely different game for us. the thing is that we have learnt now how to play in different shapes and to switch the shape in the game when you need to."ralph hasenhüttlon watford challenge
Watford line-up confirmed
Starting XI: Foster, Ngakia, Troost-Ekong, King, João Pedro, Masina, Cathcart, Sissoko [c], Sarr, Hernández, Kucka.
Subs: Bachmann, Rose, Louza, Cleverley, Sema, Nkoulou, Gosling, Fletcher, Tufan.14.05
Saints line-up confirmed 😇
Starting XI: McCarthy, Livramento, Bednarek, Salisu, Walker-Peters, Romeu, Ward-Prowse [c], Elyounoussi, Redmond, A Armstrong, Adams.
Subs: Forster, Lyanco, Perraud, Valery, Diallo, Tella, Walcott, S Armstrong, Long.14.01
FEATURE: From sand pitches to Saints 💯
From sand pitches to St Mary’s and from truant to tough-tackling talent, Mohammed Salisu discusses his rise to Premier League prominence.13.31
STAT ATTACK 🔢
The 18-year-old defender has started each of Saints’ first nine Premier League games this season, since the turn of the millennium, the only two 18-year-olds to start the first 10 matches of a Premier League season are Micah Richards in 2006-07 for Manchester City and Phil Jones in 2010-11 for Blackburn Rovers.
FLASHBACK: Watford 1-3 Saints 🎥
Last time Saints traveled to Vicarage Road they emerged victors as Danny Ings bagged a brace and James Ward-Prowse netted a trademark free-kick.12.45
[Hasenhüttl's] doing a very, very good job, his team play as a squad, they move all together and they know what they have to do, not only the first XI, also the team that played against chelsea, it was unbelievable."claudio ranierion facing southampton
MATCH PACK: Watford vs Saints 😇
Find out all the pre-match stats and facts ahead of kick-off with our Match Pack.12.17
Welcome to Vicarage Road 😇
It's the third matchday in a week as Saints travel to Watford in the Premier League. After narrowly missing out to Chelsea in the week on penalties, Saints will be looking to bounce back and claim all three points at Vicarage Road. Claudio Ranieri's side came back from 2-1 down to claim a 5-2 victory on the road at Everton last time out. A big game ahead, come on you Saints!10.30
WAT vs SOU Line Ups
Ben Foster (GK)
Jeremy NgakiaAshley Fletcher (82′)
Cucho HernándezKen Sema (45′)
Moussa Sissoko (C)
João PedroTom Cleverley (45′)
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Oriol RomeuLyanco (90′)
Mohamed ElyounoussiStuart Armstrong (70′)
James Ward-Prowse (C)Ibrahima Diallo (80′)
WAT vs SOU Match Stats
Shots on target41