Saturday April 28, 2012 Day 46 Finished St. Mary's Stadium

Southampton 4 - 0 Coventry City

  • Sharp 16’
  • Fonte 19’
  • Hooiveld 59’
  • Lallana 63’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Southampton
    • Coventry City
    • 90' FULL TIME. Southampton are promoted to the Premier League courtesy of a 4-0 home win over Coventry and the final whistle sparks a huge pitch invasion. Flares are cracked out and everything.
    • 79' It is a club record attendance of 32,000 at St Mary's. There will be some party in just over 10 minutes.
    • 63' GOAL! Southampton 4-0 Coventry! Lallana latches onto a loose ball at the back post and caresses the ball into the roof of the net to take the promotion party up another notch.
    • 59' GOAL! Southampton 3-0 Coventry! That, ladies and gentlemen, is that. Southampton surely secure promotion thanks to a finish from Jos Hooveid on the turn after a shot is deflected into his path.
    • 52' Over at Southampton, Lambert tries to end any hopes of such a scenario with a vicious effort but his shot flies high and wide from 20 yards.
    • 48' Southampton, enjoying a two-goal cushion of course, go so close to adding a third when Guly heads over the bar when unmarked from close range.
    • 41' Southampton go close! Coventry fail to clear from a Danny Butterfield cross and the ball pops into the path of Lallana, who sees his firm effort blocked well by youngster Jordan Willis.
    • 23' Billy Sharp twists and turns away from his man as he looks to kill the game off, but can't get a shot away. Southampton are rampant now.
    • 19' GOAL! Southampton 2-0 Coventry! Well, this is almost done and dusted. Fonte gets away from his marker from a corner and produces a diving header that thumps into the turf and over the man on the line.
    • 16' GOAL! Southampton 1-0 Coventry! Jose Fonte bursts through the centre of the pitch and the ball comes to Lallana, who thumps in a low drive that takes a deflection off Sharp and sneaks in. Saints going up.
    • 10' Now Lallana slips in Billy Sharp with a neat pass but the striker cannot get a shot away from just inside the box.
    • 8' Adam Lallana delivers a deep cross from the left wing for Southampton but no one attacks it in the box. Up the other end, Southampton are exposed and concede a corner, before Kelvin Davis palms away from a Gary McSheffrey shot!
    • 1' That could have spelled early disaster for West Ham as Rickie Lambert flicks the ball into the path of Guly Do Prado, who sends his shot over the bar inside 20 seconds.
    • 12:22 TEAMS: Southampton: Davis, Butterfield, Hooiveld, Fonte, Fox, Do Prado, Schneiderlin, Hammond, Lallana, Sharp, Lambert. Subs: Bialkowski, Harding, Cork, De Ridder, Puncheon. /// Coventry: Murphy, Clarke, Cranie, Willis, Hussey, Baker, Norwood, Thomas, Bigirimana, McSheffrey, McDonald. Subs: Dunn, Platt, Jeffers, Roberts, Henderson.
  • Summary

    • 63' GOAL! Southampton 4-0 Coventry! Lallana latches onto a loose ball at the back post and caresses the ball into the roof of the net to take the promotion party up another notch.
    • 59' GOAL! Southampton 3-0 Coventry! That, ladies and gentlemen, is that. Southampton surely secure promotion thanks to a finish from Jos Hooveid on the turn after a shot is deflected into his path.
    • 41' Southampton go close! Coventry fail to clear from a Danny Butterfield cross and the ball pops into the path of Lallana, who sees his firm effort blocked well by youngster Jordan Willis.
    • 19' GOAL! Southampton 2-0 Coventry! Well, this is almost done and dusted. Fonte gets away from his marker from a corner and produces a diving header that thumps into the turf and over the man on the line.
    • 16' GOAL! Southampton 1-0 Coventry! Jose Fonte bursts through the centre of the pitch and the ball comes to Lallana, who thumps in a low drive that takes a deflection off Sharp and sneaks in. Saints going up.
    • 8' Adam Lallana delivers a deep cross from the left wing for Southampton but no one attacks it in the box. Up the other end, Southampton are exposed and concede a corner, before Kelvin Davis palms away from a Gary McSheffrey shot!
    • 1' That could have spelled early disaster for West Ham as Rickie Lambert flicks the ball into the path of Guly Do Prado, who sends his shot over the bar inside 20 seconds.
    • 12:22 TEAMS: Southampton: Davis, Butterfield, Hooiveld, Fonte, Fox, Do Prado, Schneiderlin, Hammond, Lallana, Sharp, Lambert. Subs: Bialkowski, Harding, Cork, De Ridder, Puncheon. /// Coventry: Murphy, Clarke, Cranie, Willis, Hussey, Baker, Norwood, Thomas, Bigirimana, McSheffrey, McDonald. Subs: Dunn, Platt, Jeffers, Roberts, Henderson.

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  1. looking forward to the away day vs Saints next­ season... Im a Sunderland fan with family in­ Southampton, so cheap visit :D

    From Nathan, on Wed 16 May 12:08
  2. i saw the match in Butlins at Minehead the saw The­ Lambrettas- THE Beat, and From the Jam classic ­ weekend

    From j, on Mon 30 Apr 22:07
  3. well done saints COYR- AAP - always above pompey!!! and­ to the hammers- looks like your bubbles burst!!!!!

    From j, on Mon 30 Apr 22:05
  4. well done ,u deserved it from west ham.

    From jason, on Sun 29 Apr 19:54
  5. Well done Saints :-)

    From Billy the Kid, on Sun 29 Apr 11:25
  6. Well done saints back to the top again for 27 plus­ years again

    From Peter, on Sat 28 Apr 21:09
  7. There'd only 1 team in the South!!! SOUTHAMPTON ­ coyrs.

    From MARK, on Sat 28 Apr 15:15
  8. Congrats to Southampton, a bit too soon though I think,­ last season you were playing in the third tier

    From MICHAEL, on Sat 28 Apr 15:13
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    Glad to see you out of the Championship. You will get­ hammered by any team who plays a bit of football and­ when the ref is not gifting you penalties. Bet St­ Marys is half empty by Christmas as usual. See you back­ down next year.

    From Alan Carol, on Sat 28 Apr 14:21
  10. This is brilliant, happy for the Saints fans!!­ Can't wait to see you at the Emirates!

    From Martis, on Sat 28 Apr 14:10
  11. Congats Saints on your promotion - from a LFC fan. Good­ to see you back in the top flight.

    From LarryMac, on Sat 28 Apr 13:55
  12. coyr

    From Mr, on Sat 28 Apr 13:25
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    Go on you Sky Blues, the scum always bottle it.

    From Elena Grosskopf, on Sat 28 Apr 13:12
  14. Come on Saints - so near yet so far..........

    From Ellis, on Sat 28 Apr 12:41
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    play up sky blues

    From spliffy47, on Sat 28 Apr 12:39
  16. Southampton 2-0 my prediction

    From womenfromthemoon, on Sat 28 Apr 12:39
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    Come on Coventry, do West Ham a favour!

    From KEITH, on Sat 28 Apr 12:33
  18. come on saints

    From ron, on Sat 28 Apr 12:15
  19. Come on you Saints. ya fans need this. bring it home.

    From Steveo, on Sat 28 Apr 12:13
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