Friday December 30, 2011 Day 24 Finished St. Mary's Stadium

Southampton 0 - 1 Bristol City

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Southampton
    • Bristol City
    • 90+6' FULL TIME: Southampton 0-1 Bristol City. That's four in four for City against Saints. Thanks for joining us!
    • 90+5' Free kick City taken by Kilkenny. Clarkson caught offside.
    • 90+4' And now Fox goes into the book.
    • 90+3' David James booked for time wasting.
    • 90+2' Elliot concedes a free kick for a foul on Do Prado. One last chance perhaps.
    • 90+1' City free kick taken by Carey. Time running out. Rash challenge by Jos Hooiveld on David Clarkson.
    • 89' Bristol City sub: Adomah off for Clarkson. The visitors trying to eat up time here.
    • 88' Chance for Saints! Do Prado fires a shot just wide of the right upright. Close shave for City!
    • 87' Saints sub: Holmes on for Richardson. Kilkenny wins a free kick.
    • 86' Cork fouls Kilkenny. Rash from Saints. Free kick City.
    • 85' Bristol City sub: Woolford on for Pearson. City going defensive.
    • 84' It could be a fourth successive win for City over Saints! What a record. De Ridder swings in a cross but Scuse clears. He has been solid.
    • 83' City defend and win a throw.
    • 82' Hammond wins a free kick for Saints.
    • 81' Saints have rolled the dice. They win a corner. Elliot rises to clear. Can Bristol City hang on?
    • 80' Saints sub: Hammond on for Schneiderlin.
    • 79' Nicky Maynard crossed and Pearson fired home. Can Saints respond?
    • 78' GOAL: Southampton 0-1 Bristol City. And it's Stephen Pearson with a shot low into the middle of the net.
    • 78' STAT: Saints now edging possession with 51% but can they get that goal?
    • 77' Saints substitution: Lallana off for Connolly.
    • 76' Saints corner taken by Fox but City clear the lines.
    • 75' Back come the hosts and Lambert wriggles into space and fires a shot at James who saves.
    • 74' Skuse fouled by Lallana. Free kick City. Saints defend well.
    • 73' City free kick taken by Kilkenny following a hand ball from De Ridder. Still no sign of a breakthrough here.
    • 72' Pearson gets a shot away but comfortable for Davis.
    • 71' Schneiderlin concedes yet another free kick after fouling Elliot. Kilkenny takes. Saints defend.
    • 70' Throw-in Saints, taken by Fox.
    • 69' It's not been short of robust challenges, this match. Ten fouls by Saints and six by City. So far ...
    • 68' Pearson goes in the book this time for City. James collects the free kick.
    • 67' Possession has been 50/50 so far. A well contested match but Saints with more corners and goal threats.
    • 66' Marvin Elliot finds space but heads wide. Decent chance for City.
    • 65' Bristol City sub: Kilkenny on for Ciisse.
    • 65' Schneiderlin booked.
    • 64' City win a throw-in. Southampton looking dangerous at the moment.
    • 63' Another corner to Saints and Do Prado gets his head to it but it's left of the target and out for a goal kick.
    • 62' Schneiderlin challenges James unfairly and City have a free kick. Corner to Saints, Cisse clears the lines.
    • 61' James Wilson booked for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Fox.
    • 60' Saints throw-in taken by Fox.
    • 59' SHOTS ON TARGET: Southampton 3-1 Bristol City.
    • 58' Corner for City taken by Skuse and Davis claims comfortably in the air.
    • 57' This time it's Saints who win a free kick for a Carey foul on Do Prado. And from the free kick, Cork has a good chance but sends it over the bar.
    • 56' Free kick conceded by Fox for a challenge on Adomah. Saints defend.
    • 55' De Ridder works his way into space but Nyatanga clears his cross. All Saints so far this half.
    • 54' Morgan Schneiderlin is fouled by Skuse and Fox takes the free kick. A bright start for the home side here.
    • 53' Do Prado comes forward for Saints and unleashes a shot that flies high over the bar.
    • 52' Maynard caught offside.
    • 51' A catious start to the half by both teams, following a similar pattern to the first half.
    • 50' Saints press forward, Richardson sends in a cross but City defend.
    • 49' City have it back again and win a free kick. Dadid James takes.
    • 48' Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
    • 47' And yet another ofside flag. This time it's Do Prado.
    • 46' Skuse caught offside, Davis takes the free kick.
    • We're underway here again at St Mary's. Fox concedes a free kick.
    • HALF TIME: Southampton 0-0 Bristol City
    • 45+1' Cisse heads the corner away. Yellow shirts behind the ball defending again.
    • 45' Lambert wins a free kick. City defend. Saints pressing again for a goal just before the break. De Ridder into the box, shot from Lambert deflects for a corner!
    • 44' Nyatanga wins in the air again. Adomah takes a quick throw, squares to Maynard. Elliot furious the ball did not go into the box. promising situation wasted.
    • 43' Adomah skips past two challenges but can't beat the third. Fox whips one in, Nyatanga clears.
    • 42' Lovely skill from Lallana but it goes out for a throw. Saints clear for another throw to City.
    • 41' Corner comes in, a good header away from Skuse again. He has been solid.
    • 40' Throw in Saints inside their own half. Will there be a goal before the break? De Ridder into the box, Nyatanga kicks it out for a corner.
    • 39' Lallana looking dangerous but Wilson is in with a good challenge.
    • 38' James clears up to the half way line. It's out for a throw. Skuse forward into the box but Saints win it back.
    • 37' Do Prado finds lambert who crosses to Lallana. Good chance but he gets his shot wrong and it's out for a goal kick.
    • 36' Offside flag up. Free kick Bristol City.
    • 35' Adomah passes to Maynard and he tries a curling shot. It's a poor attempt straight out of play.
    • 34' Yellow card for a challenge from Carey on Lambert.
    • 33' First effort on target for City and they nearly took the lead. De Ridder shoots at James, who saves with his body. He dallies too long over the rebound and City hack it clear. Suddenly the game has sprung to life.
    • 32' Great chance Adomah who smashes it at Davis who saves brilliantly round the post! Saints defend the corner.
    • 31' The ball hits the back of De Ridder's head on his run down the wing. A bit of a comedy moment! City throw on the half way line on the right.
    • 30' Throw in City. Elliot flicks on the throw, out for a goal kick. City build from the back through Wilson.
    • 29' Saints coming back into this one. Forward they come again. Cisse fould but the referee plays advantage. Lambert penalised for a foul on Carey and it fizzles out.
    • 28' Spectacular effort from Schneiderlin and James tips it over the bar! Corner. Header over the crossbar from Lambert. Bristol City survive. Southampton's best spell.
    • 27' Southampton have looked a little lacklustre tonight and Bristol City have looked lively. But precious few chances still.
    • 26' Carey free kick looks for Elliot. Davis has it in his hands.
    • 25' A great run and shot from Adomah goes over the bar. Great skill, would have been a great goal! Moment of the match.
    • 24' Patient build-up play from Saints from their own half. Do Prado shoots but McGivern blocks well.
    • 23' James clears his goal kick. Skuse keeps it in. He's played well so far.
    • 22' Good run from Lallana who waits for support but Cisse is in with a good tackle. Jack Cork shoots well over the City bar. First shot of the match!
    • 21' Maynard tackeld by Cork, free kick. Saints ball on the left hand side.
    • 20' City throw on the half way line. No clear cut chances from either side so far.
    • 19' Good possession from City, Saints win the ball back and counter.
    • 18' Skuse finds space and combines with Adomah, Saints clear from Elliot.
    • 17' Free kick City, David James takes it. Nyatanga wins a header and City have it back.
    • 16' Lambert crosses in, City defend. Poor ball from Do Prado, David James has it.
    • 15' Long ball from Bristol looks for Skuse but Southampton have it back through Richardson. De Ridder comes forward but Carey slides in with a great challenge. Saints throw in.
    • 14' Throw in Bristol, Wilson takes, Skuse flicks on but Saints win it back. De Ridder in space, thinks about a shot but passes instead. City survive.
    • 13' Lallana gives it away and Wilson kicks it into the stands. Better pressure from Southampton.
    • 12' Bristol City win a throw in. Southampton come forward through Hooiveld, win a throw.
    • 11' De Ridder comes forward, ball played in, Carey heads away.
    • 10' Bristol City have enjoyed a lot of possession this opening ten minutes.
    • 9' Maynard fouled. Free kick Bristol City. McGivern takes. Saints defend well, Bristol win a throw.
    • 8' Do Prado comes forward, wins Saints a throw-in.
    • 7' It's back in Kelvin Davis's hands. He hoofs it forward. Elliot and Skuse combining well.
    • 6' Adomah has looked lively early on and back come Bristol City again.
    • 5' It's been played in the Southampton half, this opening five minutes. Nyatanga covers across as Lallana tries to nip in. Adomah skips past one challenge but is stopped.
    • 4' Adomah has his first run but Cork tackles him. Elliot fouled. Free kick.
    • 3' Wilson looks for Skuse, Saints defend. Bright start here for the visitors.
    • 2' City enjoying some early possession away here.
    • 1' McGivern tackled by De Ridder and wins a free kick. Chopping challenge there.
    • 19.45 Referee Darren Deadman blows the whistle and Bristol City get us underway here at St Mary's. Can they prove to be Southampton's bogey team yet again and derail their title challenge? David James getting a little stick from the Southampton fans as a former Pompey player! Fox launches it forward. James gathers.
    • 19.40 Head-to-head: of 31 previous league meetings, Southampton have won 14, Bristol City 12, and five have been drawn.
    • 19.35 Bristol City are chasing a fourth successive league victory against Saints, and only their second ever double over them.
    • 19.30 Both captains miss out on tonight's clash. Dean Hammond misses out for the Saints whilst Bristol City are without Liam Fontaine. The centre-back has been ruled out until February with a knee injury, with James Wilson set to deputise against the table-topping Saints.
    • 19.25 Southampton can open up a six-point lead at the top of the table, with victory from their 50th and final league match of this calendar year, which would also take their points total for the current season to 50. Check out the Championship table here
    • 19.20 TEAMS: Southampton: Davis, Richardson, Martin, Hooiveld, Fox, De Ridder, Schneiderlin, Cork, Lallana, Lambert, Do Prado. Subs: Bialkowski, Harding, Hammond, Holmes, Connolly. /// Bristol City: James, Carey, Wilson, Nyatanga, McGivern, Adomah, Cisse, Elliott, Skuse, Pearson, Maynard. Subs: Gerken, Kilkenny, Pitman, Woolford, Clarkson.
    • 19.15 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Southampton v Bristol City at St Mary's Stadium. Kick off 19.45 GMT.
  • Summary

    • 88' Chance for Saints! Do Prado fires a shot just wide of the right upright. Close shave for City!
    • 78' GOAL: Southampton 0-1 Bristol City. And it's Stephen Pearson with a shot low into the middle of the net.
    • 33' First effort on target for City and they nearly took the lead. De Ridder shoots at James, who saves with his body. He dallies too long over the rebound and City hack it clear. Suddenly the game has sprung to life.
    • 32' Great chance Adomah who smashes it at Davis who saves brilliantly round the post! Saints defend the corner.
    • 28' Spectacular effort from Schneiderlin and James tips it over the bar! Corner. Header over the crossbar from Lambert. Bristol City survive. Southampton's best spell.
    • 25' A great run and shot from Adomah goes over the bar. Great skill, would have been a great goal! Moment of the match.
    • 15' Long ball from Bristol looks for Skuse but Southampton have it back through Richardson. De Ridder comes forward but Carey slides in with a great challenge. Saints throw in.
    • 19.20 TEAMS: Southampton: Davis, Richardson, Martin, Hooiveld, Fox, De Ridder, Schneiderlin, Cork, Lallana, Lambert, Do Prado. Subs: Bialkowski, Harding, Hammond, Holmes, Connolly. /// Bristol City: James, Carey, Wilson, Nyatanga, McGivern, Adomah, Cisse, Elliott, Skuse, Pearson, Maynard. Subs: Gerken, Kilkenny, Pitman, Woolford, Clarkson.

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    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
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      Defenders
      Substitution Out88′ 8 -
      7.2 -
      8.4 -
      Yellow Card 8.4 -
      Midfielders
      Yellow Card Substitution Out80′ 7.4 -
      Substitution Out77′ 6.3 -
      8.4 -
      9 -
      5.8 -
      Strikers
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      Subs
      Substitution In77′ 4 -
      Substitution In88′ 3 -
      Substitution In80′ 5 -
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      Goalkeeper
      Yellow Card 6.3 -
      Defenders
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      Yellow Card 5.8 -
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      Midfielders
      Substitution Out66′ 5.4 -
      6.1 -
      Substitution Out90′ 6 -
      5.9 -
      Goal Yellow Card Substitution Out86′ 6.3 -
      Strikers
      Yellow Card 6.4 -
      Subs
      Substitution In90′ 7 -
      Substitution In66′ 6.6 -
      Substitution In86′ 6 -

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