Saturday January 5, 2013 3rd Round Finished St. Mary's Stadium

Southampton 1 - 5 Chelsea

  • Rodriguez 22’
  • Ba 35’, 61’
  • Moses 45’
  • Ivanovic 52’
  • Lampard 83’ (pen.)

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  1. FA Cup - Ba nets double as Chelsea thrash Southampton

    FA Cup - Ba nets double as Chelsea thrash Southampton

    Demba Ba marked his debut with a brace as Chelsea beat Southampton 5-1 in their FA Cup third-round tie at St Mary's. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Southampton
    • Chelsea
    • 90+4' The full-time whistle goes at St Mary's, and it's finished 5-1 to Chelsea, with Demba Ba netting a brace on his debut following his move from Newcastle! Benitez's side are through to the fourth round, despite having gone a goal down to Southampton early on. Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+3' This match is all but over now, and Southampton are managing to keep the ball in their half to play out time.
    • 90+2' Rodriguez sums up the frustration of the hosts with a wild shot way over the bar!
    • 90+1' Luiz brings the ball out from the back for Chelsea, but he quickly loses it to Davis.
    • 90' There will be four added minutes at the end of the second half as Ward-Prowse is needlessly booked for a poor challenge on Oscar on halfway.
    • 89' Chelsea keep the ball very patiently at the back, and the visitors are extremely happy with their day's work. /// Many of you are asking why Lampard did not let Ba take the penalty and complete his hat-trick - I agree, it would have been a nice touch.
    • 88' Rodriguez, who earlier on gave the hosts the lead with a fine finish, is now cutting an isolated and very frustrated figure.
    • 87' The penalty decision did seem very harsh from Mike Dean, with Yoshida knowing very little about the shot which struck his chest and arm.
    • 86' It's relentless from Chelsea, and the hosts are desperate for this match to be over.
    • 85' The Chelsea fans are chanting "Is there a fire drill?" at the Southampton fans, many of whom have already left.
    • 83' Lampard scores! He drills a fierce strike down the centre to make it four goals in five games for Chelsea, and this game is very much over!
    • 82' Penalty! Chelsea win a penalty as Yoshida is adjudged to have handled in the box, and Lampard will take this...
    • 81' Marin jinks past two challenges before clipping a fine delivery into the box, where Cork heads away.
    • 80' Oscar comes on for Benitez's final change as Mata makes way. He has been imperious today!
    • 79' De Ridder is booked for a late challenge on Luiz, and he can have no complaints.
    • 77' Another change for Chelsea now, with the diminutive Marco Marin coming on for Victor Moses.
    • 76' Tadanari Lee comes on for Southampton, and it's Puncheon who makes way.
    • 75' Puncheon makes a driving run down the right for Southampton, but his delivery is poor.
    • 73' Southampton are desperately trying to keep the ball, but Chelsea are pressing in search of a fifth.
    • 72' Lampard is really enjoying this as he dictates the play from the base of the midfield now, and he's taken the armband for good measure.
    • 71' Turnbull makes a fine stop himself at the other end as Rodriguez storms through and plants a low shot on target!
    • 70' Moses charges down the left at pace and clips a deep delivery to the back post, where Ba sees a powerful downward header saved by the legs of Boruc! Denied his hat-trick!
    • 69' This is going to be a long finale for Southampton, who are clinging on desperately at the moment.
    • 67' Chelsea are rampant now, and are keeping the ball very comfortably in the Southampton half.
    • 65' Chelsea make a change now, and it's a very popular one with Frank Lampard getting a run-out, and Branislav Ivanovic making way.
    • 63' Southampton's misery is compounded now as defender Jose Fonte has to be stretchered off, with Jos Hooiveld coming on in his place.
    • 61' GOAL! Ba bags a second to double his tally on debut, and it's a neat finish at the near post as he meets a pinpoint cross from Hazard out on the right, and it's a cracking first game for the forward after his move from Newcastle! This Cup tie is effectively over as a contest now.
    • 59' There's almost a fourth for Chelsea as Boruc can only tip a deep delivery from Mata into the path Hazard, but Luke Shaw does brilliantly to get his body in front of the ball before turning the striker and taking the ball out of defence.
    • 58' Puncheon slides a neat ball in behind Azpilicueta for De Ridder, but it's fractionally overhit.
    • 57' Mata brings a high ball down with a sublime touch, and he has been a joy to watch this afternoon.
    • 56' Southampton have lost 14 of their last 18 FA Cup matches against sides in the top flight, and it looks set to be another defeat.
    • 55' Steve De Ridder comes on to provide a more attacking option for the hosts with Morgan Schneiderlin making way.
    • 53' Again, it was Mata who was the architect, and he has had a glorious game.
    • 52' GOAL! Ivanovic heads beyond Boruc for his sixth goal of the season, and it's a cracking header from the big defender from Mata's cross out on the left! Chelsea now have a two-goal cushion, and it's Mata again who is the creator.
    • 51' Mata goes close with a deflected shot from the edge of the box, and it struck Guly on the chest.
    • 50' Luiz very sloppily loses the ball again in midfield, and he is not having one of his best matches.
    • 49' Mata, who has looked dangerous throughout for the visitors, slides a ball through for Hazard, but it's slightly overhit and runs out of play.
    • 48' Turnbull manages to hold on to a loose ball on the edge of his box, and he very nearly comes out of the box while handling the ball! /// @Pacleb1 wonders what the point is for Chelsea in having Torres and Moses if Ba is going to make a van Persie-esque impact. What do others think?
    • 47' Neither manager has deemed it necessary to make any changes at the break, and Chelsea keep the ball early on.
    • 46' The second half is under way at St Mary's, and the bookies have Chelsea at 1/6 to hold out for the win, a Southampton come-back victory at 16/1, while a draw will get you 5/1.
    • - @Ryan3497 asks for more of the same from Chelsea, while @Manning0330 believes Ba will make a similar impact for the Blues as van Persie has done for United. What do others think? Send in your thoughts.
    • - What did you make of that first half at St Mary's? What do you predict the full-time scoreline will be? Get in touch via Twitter with your thoughts, and I'll publish as many as possible... @Dan_Eurosport
    • - You can follow all the latest FA Cup stories and updates by following the official Eurosport Twitter account - @EurosportCom_EN
    • 45+3' That goal on the stroke of half-time has given Chelsea a 2-1 lead at the break, and it's a terrific turnaround for Benitez's side after Ba's debut goal cancelled out Rodriguez's opener for Southampton. All to play for in the second half, and we've already seen three goals.
    • 45+2' GOAL! Victor Moses puts Chelsea in front as he lashes a fierce half-volley into the far corner of the net, and Boruc has no chance! The strike followed fine work from Ashley Cole outwide on the left, and his cut back could hardly have been dealt with better from Moses!
    • 45+1' Ba attempts a volley from the edge of the Southampton box, but he slices it horribly out for a throw in!
    • 45' There will be two added minutes at the end of this first half, with Eden Hazard limping after sustaining a knock.
    • 44' Puncheon intervenes with Cole causing trouble down the left, and he concedes a corner.
    • 43' Rodriguez is absolutely furious as he is ruled offside, but Cahill timed his step up perfectly.
    • 42' Turnbull's distribution has been very good in this first half, and he finds Moses outwide with a precise kick.
    • 41' Benitez has not moved from his seat in the dugout, making about four books worth of notes.
    • 40' It's incessant pressure from the visitors now as Hazard and Mata pull the strings from midfield.
    • 39' That goal seems to have knocked some of the stuffing out of the hosts, and Chelsea are enjoying an extended spell of possession.
    • 38' Mata is now causing havoc on the left after switching flanks from the right.
    • 37' Mata surged into the Saints box from the left and simply lifted the ball over Boruc, and Ba was on hand to tap home from all of a yard out!
    • 36' GOAL! Demba Ba levels for Chelsea after Mata scoops the ball over the onrushing Boruc, and the forward taps the ball in on the line for his new side - what a start on his debut! It's his 14th goal of the season, and a big one for Chelsea!
    • 35' Turnbull is put under real pressure from Rodriguez, and he rather unconvincingly finds Ramires with a scuffed clearance.
    • 34' Juan Mata scored four and assisted four goals for Chelsea in the FA Cup last year (from seven appearances).
    • 33' Moses is full of running, but he has seen very little of the ball so far as he is dispossessed by Cork.
    • 32' Shaw continues to see a lot of the ball out on the left for his side, and he is having quite a battle with Mata and Azpilicueta.
    • 31' Cork and Yoshida head away as Chelsea continue to bombard the hosts with crosses into the box.
    • 30' Boruc, who has struggled in the air of late, makes a commanding catch from the second corner to give himself real confidence.
    • 29' Ivanovic challenges with Fonte in the Saints box, and the defender concedes another corner.
    • 28' Mata is playing very wide out on the right, and Hazard wins a corner with a fine run beyond him.
    • 27' This is a very good spell from Southampton, and Rodriguez again takes the ball down the right to draw a challenge from Cole.
    • 26' Chelsea are pushing upfield with real urgency, and Hazard is inches away with a precise curled shot towards the far corner of Boruc's goal!
    • 25' Ba is very harshly penalised for a supposed barge on Yoshida, but there was very little in it.
    • 24' It was a fantastic finish from Rodriguez, who used the outside of his right foot to poke the ball beyond Turnbull and into the far corner of the net.
    • 23' Three of the four previous FA Cup clashes between the Saints and the Blues have gone to a replay, with Southampton winning all four ties including a round three victory in 1981.
    • 22' GOAL! Puncheon slips a sublime through ball beyond Cahill and into the path of Rodriguez, who nets his fifth goal of the season with a composed finish beyond Turnbull! Southampton are in front early at St Mary's! It was a very fine finish from Rodriguez!
    • 21' A throw in from Azpilicueta runs all the way to Boruc as Ba wrestles away with Fonte.
    • 20' Ramires does very well to track a run from Puncheon as he sweeps up for his side.
    • 19' Cahill again brings the ball forward from the back for the visitors, and he cuts Luiz out of the move with a rampaging run before being tackled by Davis.
    • 17' Rodriguez has looked bright early on, and he chests the ball down on the edge of the Chelsea box before firing wide.
    • 16' Puncheon and Davis combine in the midfield, and Southampton are playing very well at the moment with a lot of the ball.
    • 15' Davis jogs back on rather gingerly after receiving treatment, while Shaw impresses with a fine run down the left for Southampton.
    • 14' Steven Davis limps off to the touchline to receive treatment after suffering a knock.
    • 13' Rodriguez wins a corner at the expense of Cahill with a bright run, and Fonte is among those who come up for this set piece.
    • 12' Ba is working exceptionally hard early on, and he puts Artur Boruc under pressure with the goalkeeper having to play a neat pass out to Shaw.
    • 11' Ba threatens for the first time this afternoon as he ghosts past his marker before cutting the ball back from the by-line, but it's straight to Jose Fonte, who is able to clear upfield.
    • 10' Hazard produces a good run down the left, and he cuts in before having his shot blocked by Jack Cork on the edge of the box.
    • 9' Ashley Cole is forced to play the ball back to Ross Turnbull after he is put under considerable pressure from the hosts down the left.
    • 8' Ramires and Mata link up wonderfully on the edge of the area, with the latter winning his side a corner, and this is much better from Chelsea.
    • 7' In a pretty inauspicious few minutes for Luiz, the Brazilian blasts a wild shot way over the crossbar.
    • 6' David Luiz very sloppily passes the ball straight out of play under no pressure, and that's poor.
    • 5' Ivanovic outmuscles Rodriguez before clearing upfield, and neither side creates any early chances.
    • 4' Juan Mata tries to thread it through for Eden Hazard, but there's too much on the pass and Yoshida can nip in and win back possession.
    • 3' Frank Lampard has been involved in nine goals (scored five, assisted four) in his last eight FA Cup appearances for Chelsea, but he's on the bench today.
    • 2' Cahill sees a lot of the ball at the back for Chelsea, and the visitors keep possession in their own half.
    • 1' The first half is under way at St Mary's, and Southampton, wearing their change strip of all white, keep the ball at the back.
    • 14:55 The players emerge from the tunnel at St Mary's, and there is a terrific atmosphere at the ground for this FA Cup tie. What do you think the full-time scoreline will be? The bookies price the match as follows: Southampton 9/2, Chelsea 7/10, draw 3/1. You can get in touch with your thoughts and predictions via Twitter - @Dan_Eurosport
    • 14:50 You can also stay fully abreast with the best of the FA Cup action this afternoon by following the official Eurosport Twitter account - @EurosportCom_EN
    • 14:45 Follow all the other results in the FA Cup today with our live round-up blog: Live FA Cup scores
    • 14:40 It's six changes to the side that lost to QPR for Chelsea, with Ashley Cole captaining the side, while Ramires, Juan Mata and Eden Hazard also return. Frank Lampard and Torres are relegated to the bench.
    • 14:35 As for Southampton, Nigel Adkins makes only one chance from the team that drew with Arsenal on New Year's Day - James Ward-Prowse replaces top scorer Rickie Lambert. Captain Adam Lallana is still out injured.
    • 14:30 John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses leave Chelsea for the African Cup of Nations after this match. Moses starts, but Mikel does not even make the bench.
    • 14:25 So, Demba Ba starts for Chelsea, and this is a real chance for the new signing to stake his claim for a regular starting spot.
    • 14:20 TEAMS - SOUTHAMPTON: Boruc, Cork, Fonte, Yoshida, Shaw, Schneiderlin, Davis, Ward-Prowse, Puncheon, Rodriguez, Guly... Subs: K. Davis, Hooiveld, Reeves, De Ridder, Lee, Lambert, Mayuka. // CHELSEA: Turnbull; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole; Ramires, Luiz; Hazard, Mata, Moses; Ba... Subs: Hilario, Ferreira, Marin, Lampard, Bertrand, Torres, Oscar.
    • 14:15 Welcome to live coverage of Southampton v Chelsea in the FA Cup third round!
  • Summary

    • 83' Lampard scores! He drills a fierce strike down the centre to make it four goals in five games for Chelsea, and this game is very much over!
    • 82' Penalty! Chelsea win a penalty as Yoshida is adjudged to have handled in the box, and Lampard will take this...
    • 70' Moses charges down the left at pace and clips a deep delivery to the back post, where Ba sees a powerful downward header saved by the legs of Boruc! Denied his hat-trick!
    • 61' GOAL! Ba bags a second to double his tally on debut, and it's a neat finish at the near post as he meets a pinpoint cross from Hazard out on the right, and it's a cracking first game for the forward after his move from Newcastle! This Cup tie is effectively over as a contest now.
    • 59' There's almost a fourth for Chelsea as Boruc can only tip a deep delivery from Mata into the path Hazard, but Luke Shaw does brilliantly to get his body in front of the ball before turning the striker and taking the ball out of defence.
    • 52' GOAL! Ivanovic heads beyond Boruc for his sixth goal of the season, and it's a cracking header from the big defender from Mata's cross out on the left! Chelsea now have a two-goal cushion, and it's Mata again who is the creator.
    • 45+2' GOAL! Victor Moses puts Chelsea in front as he lashes a fierce half-volley into the far corner of the net, and Boruc has no chance! The strike followed fine work from Ashley Cole outwide on the left, and his cut back could hardly have been dealt with better from Moses!
    • 36' GOAL! Demba Ba levels for Chelsea after Mata scoops the ball over the onrushing Boruc, and the forward taps the ball in on the line for his new side - what a start on his debut! It's his 14th goal of the season, and a big one for Chelsea!
    • 26' Chelsea are pushing upfield with real urgency, and Hazard is inches away with a precise curled shot towards the far corner of Boruc's goal!
    • 22' GOAL! Puncheon slips a sublime through ball beyond Cahill and into the path of Rodriguez, who nets his fifth goal of the season with a composed finish beyond Turnbull! Southampton are in front early at St Mary's! It was a very fine finish from Rodriguez!
    • 14:20 TEAMS - SOUTHAMPTON: Boruc, Cork, Fonte, Yoshida, Shaw, Schneiderlin, Davis, Ward-Prowse, Puncheon, Rodriguez, Guly... Subs: K. Davis, Hooiveld, Reeves, De Ridder, Lee, Lambert, Mayuka. // CHELSEA: Turnbull; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole; Ramires, Luiz; Hazard, Mata, Moses; Ba... Subs: Hilario, Ferreira, Marin, Lampard, Bertrand, Torres, Oscar.

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