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09 February 2019 Venue St. Mary's Stadium Attendance

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Match Preview: Southampton vs. Cardiff City

8 February 2019

Both teams will be wearing black armbands at Saturday’s match in honour of Emiliano Sala.

A minute’s silence will also be held ahead of the game.

Forever in our hearts. Forever a Bluebird!

#CityAsOne

The opposition

The Saints welcome the Bluebirds to the south coast whilst placed in 16th position and just two points ahead of the Bluebirds. Their most recent Premier League encounter ended in a 1-1 stalemate with Sean Dyche’s Burnley, which extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to five matches - their longest in the Premier League since October 2016.

In the hot seat

Ralph Hasenhüttl became the first Austrian manager in the Premier League on the 5th December 2018, following the departure of Mark Hughes, who had left the club situated in 18th place in the league table.

Prior to managerial life in England, the Graz-born manager enjoyed successful spells at German outfits VfR Aalen and Ingolstadt 04. During his spell in Germany, he won the 2011-2012 German Third Division title with the former and the 2014-2015 German Second Division title with the latter. The former RB Leipzig boss boasts a wealth of experience in the dugout, having taken charge of over 370 matches.

As a player, the Austrian made an impressive 450 appearances as a centre forward, netting over 100 career goals for eight different sides. This included running out for Grazer AK, Mechelen, Lierse, FC Köln, SpVgg Greuther Fürth, Austria Wien and Austria Salzburg. During his stint at Die Veilchen, the 51-year-old won three consecutive Austrian First Division titles as well as two Austrian Cups. However, his success as a player did not finish here, and during his spell at Austria Salzburg he won the 1994-1995 Austrian First Division, as well as triumphing in the Austrian Super Cup in 1995.

Last time out

Cardiff City 1-0 Southampton 8th December 2018

Callum Paterson’s strike 15 minutes from time gave Ralph Hasenhüttl his first taste of Premier League defeat at his debut match in charge of Southampton.

The visitors created their first clear-cut opportunity after just two minutes. However, Charlie Austin was unable to find the target with his right-footed effort as his shot flashed across the face of goal.

Despite the first chance falling to the away side, it was the Bluebirds who dominated the remainder of the first period. Víctor Camarasa ended his surging run with a pass to Josh Murphy, however the former Norwich City man’s shot was well-saved by Alex McCarthy who tipped the ball behind.

The Bluebirds came close once again before the break. Sean Morrison turned before firing a delivery across goal, with the ball eventually falling to Paterson - the Scotsman failed to connect cleanly as the ball went behind for a goal kick.

The home side continued where they left off after the interval by applying early pressure and came close through Nathaniel Mendez-Laing. Camarasa sprayed a delightful ball across to the winger, who cut inside, but he failed to hit the target with his curling effort.

With only 15 minutes of time left to play, Paterson sealed the crucial three points for the home side. Camarasa prodded a ball forward, but Jannik Vestergaard failed to generate power into a pass back to his ‘keeper. The former Hearts man pounced and showed great composure to trickle the ball past the Saints shot-stopper with a quarter-of-an-hour left to play.

Though the visitors went in search for a leveller, it was Warnock’s men who saw out remainder of the match and recorded a third straight Premier League home win.

Club Connections

Former Bluebirds striker Kenwyne Jones made 80 appearances for our counterparts. The former Trinidad & Tobago international netted 22 goals in all competitions during his time at the club, before the striker signed for Sunderland in August 2007. During the 34-year-old’s stint in South Wales, he ran out 67 times for the Bluebirds, scoring 19 times.

Another striker to have represented both opposition is Rickie Lambert, who made an impressive 235 appearances for the Saints, scoring 117 goals in all competitions. In August 2016, the former Liverpool striker signed on deadline day for the Bluebirds and went on to make 19 appearances for the club.

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Match Reports

Match Report: Southampton 1-2 Cardiff City

9 February 2019

Cardiff City achieved their first double of the Premier League campaign following a dramatic victory over Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday, February 9th.

A late equaliser as the match entered injury time wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits of the determined Bluebirds, with Kenneth Zohore scoring his first competitive goal of the season with only seconds to spare to ensure all three points returned to South Wales.

Neil Warnock made just one change to the side that started in the 2-0 victory against AFC Bournemouth the week before, replacing Josh Murphy with central midfielder Harry Arter.

Before kick-off, the two teams paid their respects. For Emiliano. For David.

The Saints pressed hard for the opening five minutes, but passes were kept out of the box thanks to the efforts of Joe Bennett and Bruno Ecuele Manga, who cleared efficiently under pressure.

Aron Gunnarsson’s long throw in on seven minutes gave the Bluebirds their first chance of scoring. Callum Paterson’s flicked header sent the ball sailing towards an eager Bobby Decordova-Reid, but England international goalkeeper Alex McCarthy was there to deftly intercept.

A brace of chances came for the hosts before the quarter hour mark, but neither proved strong enough to open the scoring. Nathan Redmond’s shot from inside the area came shortly afterwards, but his effort went wide at the near post.

Both sides picked and prodded at each other’s defences for the remainder of the half. With the interval looming, Southampton captain Pierre-Emille Højbjerg’s shot from distance forced a save from Neil Etheridge, who handled the threat well. Etheridge was called upon again shortly afterwards, this time beating Redmond to the ball inside the area.

The Saints applied further pressure with only minutes of the half remaining, earning three corners in quick succession. Loan forward Oumar Niasse lead a counterattack as he ran into opposing half with seconds remaining, but he was fouled by James Ward-Prowse, who received a yellow card for his troubles. The resulting free-kick went unconverted, and the sides went into the interval goalless.

Southampton’s Yan Valery had the first real chance of the second half, cutting inside the box and shooting  towards Etheridge. The hosts pressed solidly for the first ten minutes of the half, before Warnock's men got some chances of their own on the counter.

The returned pressure eventually gave City the opening goal of the match after 69 minutes. Joe Ralls’ corner found the head of Scottish international Paterson, who flicked the ball on for Sol Bamba to send home from inside the six yard box, much to the delight of the travelling 3,500 Bluebirds.

As expected, the away side faced an onslaught from Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side as the game neared its conclusion. After some intense pressure, a goal for the Saints finally came through Jack Stephens in the first minute of added time. Stephens made the most of his opportunity following a corner to slot the ball over the line. 

City boss Neil Warnock wasn't content with a draw, and urged his team on with four minutes of the 90+5 remaining. His side went on the attack, and with just seconds left on the clock scored a crucial second goal. Substitutes Víctor Camarasa and Kenneth Zohore were instrumental in getting the winner, as the Spaniard cleverly passed the ball backwards for our No.10 to strike beyond the reach of McCarthy.

FINAL SCORE: SOUTHAMPTON 1-2 CARDIFF CITY

Southampton: McCarthy, Vestergaard (Elyounoussi 72’), Stephens, Long (Austin 72’), Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Bertrand, Redmond, Højbjerg, Bednarek, Valery (Gallagher 82’). Subs Not Used: Gunn, Yoshida, Targett, Slattery.

Cardiff City: Etheridge, Peltier, Bennett, Ecuele Manga, Arter, Ralls, Paterson, Decordova-Reid (Zohore 61’), Gunnarsson (Bacuna 61’), Bamba, Niasse (Camarasa 82’). Subs Not Used: Smithies, Murphy, Mendez-Laing, Hoilett.

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Ticket News

Away Days - Ticket News: Southampton vs. Cardiff City

St Mary's Stadium - Saturday, February 9th. KO: 3:00pm

4 February 2019

UPDATE 06/02/2019 - Away tickets for this match have now sold out.

Ticket Prices:
Adults: £30.00
Seniors 65yrs & Over: £27.00
18-21: £22.00
Under 18: £18.00
Under 11: £10.00

On Sale Date + Selling Structure:

10am on Monday, 21st January until close of business on Tuesday 22nd January 2019.

  • Tickets will become available to current Season Ticket Holders who have attended 4 or more away league games during the 2018/19 season.
  • Tickets will also become available to current Club Members, and Flex5+ Holders who have attended 5 or more away league games during the 2018/19 season.

10am on Wednesday 23rd January 2019

  • Remaining tickets will become available to current Season Ticket Holders, Club Members, and Flex5+ Holders.

Qualifying 2018/19 away league games – up to and including Leicester City (A).

Southampton have 6 parking spaces available at the stadium for visiting disabled fans. To book parking, supporters are asked to contact the Supporter Relations Team by calling 02380 711 909 or email supporterrelations@saintsfc.co.uk during normal office hours.

Please note Southampton’s Babes in Arms Policy - Southampton FC do not permit any child under the age of 2, for their own safety. In addition to this, any child over the age of 2 must be able to support themselves on a seat.

Strictly one ticket per qualifying supporter.

All tickets are subject to availability.

033 33 11 1920

https://www.eticketing.co.uk/cardiffcity

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