SOU
CAR
90+5
And that is it - Cardiff secure the win.
90+4
Cardiff seeing this out with ease at the moment.
90+3
Southampton are unbeaten at home in their last 15 PL matches against promoted opposition (nine wins), since their 2-1 defeat vs. Blackburn in Nov 2001.
90+2
Cardiff have not won in their last 13 PL away matches (since 2-1 at Fulham on 28 September 2013).
90+1
Cardiff have kept just one clean sheet in their last 17 PL matches, 0-0 at home to Aston Villa
90'
Four added minutes.
89'
OH! What a goal that would have been – Zaha breaks free from the halfway line and skips past two challenges as he slaloms into the box. He fires on goal but Gazzaniga makes the save.
88'
Cardiff work the ball well down the right but Kim gives it away and Southampton break - it comes to nothing. The visitors clear.
87'
Schneiderlin flicks the corner on for Lambert at the back post but he miss-controls and surely that was the chance. Surely.
Cardiff City Substitution
86'
 
Daehli makes way for Bellamy.
85'
Bellamy to come on for Cardiff as the hosts win another corner.
84'
Credit to the hosts though, they are sticking to their passing ethos but are yet to create that one clear-cut chance.
83'
Cardiff doing well to hold their shape and forcing the Saints to pass it around in front of them.
82'
McNaughton’s clearance is loose to Clyne and he fires on goal from just outside the box. It looks destined for the bottom corner but Marshall does incredibly well to get a hand to it and turn it around the post!!
81'
This is backs against the wall territory now.
80'
Cardiff again sitting deep but, this time, Lambert’s attempted headed pass across the box is too close to Marshall.
79'
Guly on for Cork for the home side.
Southampton Substitution
78'
Can Cardiff hang on though? That is the important question.

3 - This is only the third time Cardiff have led in a Premier League away game. Unfamiliar.

Cardiff City Substitution
77'
 
McNaughton on for Fabio, who has been poor today.
76'
WHAT A SAVE! Schneiderlin lifts the ball over the top to Gallagher but Marshall makes an extraordinary point-blank save to keep his side in the lead.
74'
Southampton have won their last five league matches against promoted opposition.
73'
Lambert lays it off for Lallana but his volley is a little rash and it flies wide of Marshall’s goal.
72'
Southampton are unbeaten in their last 11 Lge home meetings against Cardiff (eight wins), since the 5-3 Division Two defeat in Oct 1962.
71'
Cardiff holding thier own here now as they pass the ball a little better - Zaha has made a difference too.
70'
 
The home side make a double switch. Ramirez off for Sam Gallagher; while Nathaniel Clyne comes on for Calum Chambers.
69'
Can the Saints repond?
68'
Juan Cala has now scored in his last two PL away apps – he also netted in the 2-1 defeat at Everton on March 15.
67'
Cardiff have scored only their eighth PL opening goal of the season – the fewest number of any side, behind West Brom (10 including today).
Southampton Substitution
66'
 
GOAL! GOOD GRIEF! A lofted free-kick is headed clear to Cala on the edge, he takes it on the chest and evades a challenge before firing past Gazzaniga from the edge.
Southampton Substitution
Cardiff City Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Right

65'
Cork looks for Ramirez in behind but, despite breaking the offside trap, the Uruguayan loses his footing and the chance has gone.
64'
Attacking change there - and Cardiff need these points if they have any hope of staying up.
63
 
Zaha comes on for Medel.
62'
Gazzaniga does well to get a hand to a fiercely struck shot from Mutch from 25 out after a quick break.
Cardiff City Substitution
61
Ramirez has an effort charged down from 30 yards out.
60'
Southampton have only failed to score in one of their 19 league home meetings with Cardiff, the 1-0 Division Two home defeat in Nov 1930.
59'
They will be lucky to hang on here.

Cardiff have got to hang on in there and hope to catch Southampton on the break or from a set piece.

58'
Cala makes another last-ditch challenge as Ramirez goes flying down the wing.
57'
Zaha being readied to come on.
56'
Schneiderlin fires on goal from 30 yards out but it is blocked.
55'
Possession – Southampton 63% Cardiff 37%.
54'
What a player Lallana is – this time though he looks for a return from Lambert but the striker’s return pass has too much on it.
53'
David and Cork have the absolute run of midfield. This time it is the latter who lifts a ball wide to Chambers and the Saints come again.
52'
Ramirez looks for the run of Lallana in behind but it is headed clear by Caulker - it is very much the same as the first half here with the visitors on the backfoot the whole game.
51'
Cardiff remain worryingly deep with no pressure on the ball.
50'
Shaw is found in space down the left and he cuts inside but on his weaker right foot he drags his effort wide.
49'
Cardiff need to make a change here – their midfield is completely and utterly overrun. Medel is very, very cumbersome – he just can’t get near his man.
48'
Looking like the blues at the moment for Cardiff as they start this half very deep again.

Southampton v Cardiff. Will we see some fight from Cardiff today or will they have the relegation blues 'no pun intended'

47'
So, looks like an improvement in this game, then. Poor performance, though.

SOUTHAMPTON v CARDIFF, 3.07pm OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER'S Cardiff have conceded three or more goals in each of their last three Prem games.

46'
And we are off in the second half.
45+1
And that is your lot from the first half.
45'
One minute of the added stuff.
44'
Cardiff will be delighted to get to the interval at parity.
43'
Lallana looks sprightly but has provided just one assist in his last 14 PL matches. He has however scored five times in that period – he needs two more to get to 50 English league goals.
42'
This is Mauricio Pochettino’s 50th PL match in charge. His record in his first 49 matches is: W17-D16-L16, 69 goals scored, 64 goals conceded, winning 67 points.
41'
The reverse fixture in December was Malky MacKay’s last match in charge of Cardiff, Southampton won 3-0 and they are luky not to be three down here.
40'
Cork leads a break down the right and cuts inside before looking to curl one top corner but it is well wide.
39'
Gazzaniga punches three consecutive corners out.
38'
Cardiff have a corner and the visiting fans are in raptures such has been the level of their performance.
37'
Ramirez takes a ball on the spin before taking aim from 25 yards but it is tame and Marshall collects.
36'
Shaw thrashes a ball across the box that Caulker clears but there are appeals for handball, which are waved away.
35'
The free-kick goes very, very long and Campbell is left on his own to challenge against four defenders. As one would expect, he loses this battle.
34'
Chambers gives away a foul on Chambers to offer some respite to the over-worked Bluebirds’s defence.
33'
Lambert continues to drop deep to find some space and he finds Ramirez who in turn slings the ball wide to Chambers but his return pass is loose.
32'
The corner is headed clear by Theophile-Catherine.
31'
Lambert shows a great sleight of foot to beat Theophile-Catherine before prodding an effort at goal. Marshall turns in wide though.
30'
Southampton go long in the search of the opener but Cardiff hack clear.
29'
Cardiff have a period of possession now but without looking particularly threatening.
28'
Almost. Lallana and Shaw exchange passes down the left until Lallana finds himself inside the box where he attempts a cute little back heel that is just out of the reach of Lambert.
27'
Medel leaves Marshall with a hospital back-pass that he does well to hoist clear.
26'
Lambert whips the ball up and over the wall but Marshall reads his intentions to push the ball wide.
25'
Lallana draws a foul on the edge of the box from Cala.
24'
Cardiff have their first real period of concerted pressure. Daehli works some space and the cross eventually finds its way to Campbell but his header is wide as he leans back.
23'
Whittingham now with a last-ditch challenge on Ramírez.
22'
Cardiff are playing so poorly now, and the Saints will score sooner rather than later if things stay the way they are.
21'
CROSSBAR! The Saints scythe through he Cardiff midfield and Lallana works the ball to Ramírez, whose shot deflects off Caulker and hits the crossbar.
20'
Southampton are rampant now – they work the ball wide to Ramirez, who whips a ball to the back post. Lambert is lurking at the far post and rises above Fabio but the header is always rising. Chance!
19'
Lambert receives the ball with his back to goal, he drops a shoulder before firing on goal from 25 yards. It is always rising though.
18'
Lallana turns his man inside out on the edge of the box and fires on goal but it is too close to Marshall – it is an easy save in the end.
17'
The ball from Chambers is just too close to the defender as he looks for Lambert but Southampton continue to look threatening.
16'
Whittingham looks to out-fox Gazzaniga at the near post but the keeper punches and the hosts break at pace.
15'
Cardiff again pack the box but they need a better delivery than the last one.
14'
Campbell again works the channel and wins a free-kick from Lovren just outside the box.
13'
Campbell looks like he has won a corner but the referee gives a goal-kick – unlucky there but the forward still needs more support.
12'
Lallana now finds Davis inside the box but Fabio makes a great block.
11'
Cardiff continue to be wasteful in possession – this time it is Fabio who gives it away. Lambert feeds Lallana but Caulker just gets to it before the England man can shoot.
10'
Lallana lifts the ball to the back post to Chambers but the right-back just can’t get enough on the header and Marshall collects.
9'
The Saints play the ball well through midfield but Cardiff are sitting rigidly deep. While that tactic is frustrating the Saints, it leaves Campbell so isolated when they do win it back.
8'
Theophile-Catherine is in down the right but runs out of pitch, and that's a goal-kick. That is a bit better from Cardiff who just haven’t been in this game.
7'
Cardiff have a free-kick just inside the Southampton half and load the box. The delivery is too lofted and straight and Lambert rises to head clear.
6'
Shaw now throws over a cross but it is too deep.
5'
Davis looks for Lambert in behind but Caulker is alert to the danger to head clear.
4'
Ramirez rises at the back post to try to head a deep cross but is eased off it.
3'
Cardiff are sitting very, very deep at the moment. Game plan looks to try to hit their hosts on the break. Dangerous game.
2'
As you would expect, Southampton starting in the ascendancy but there has been very little in the form of clear cut chances thus far.
1'
And we are off!
15:00
Don't forget, we kick off at 15:07 this afternoon. So as the players make their way out of the tunnel to a rapturous reception, we now have a period of reflection as we pause to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, when 96 Liverpool fans died at an FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest.
14:55
As we draw closer to kick off, let's look at what Pochettino said about his uncertain future at the club before the match: "In football I am very much accustomed to living with these rumours," Pochettino said of the latest link to Spurs. "I have been living with and hearing these rumours all my life, firstly as a player and then as a manager. I am just calm. I am not reacting to these rumours."
14:50
Every Southampton player is sporting a number 9 on their jerseys as they warm up before the match as a mark of support for injured forward Jay Rodriguez. A very nice touch.
14:45
The Welsh outfit have recalled Cala, Fabio and Kim Bo-kyung, while Andrew Taylor, Ben Turner and Wilfried Zaha miss out. Has Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made the right moves for this match? His reputation remains very much in the balance.
14:40
So for Southampton, Gaston Ramirez does start today. The midfielder has been linked with a move away from the Saints in the summer and he will be happy to get some playing time today. As for Cardiff, Peter Whittingham as expected starts, but Kenwyne Jones misses out due to injury.
14:35
The build-up to this game from Cardiff's perspective was dominated by the alleged leaking of team information to Crystal Palace last weekend. It emerged on Friday that chairman Mehmet Dalman has complained to the Premier League that Cardiff's starting line-up was leaked to their opponents ahead of the match.
14:30
Every match in England will kick-off seven minutes late this weekend as football marks the 25th anniversary of Hillsborough, when 96 Liverpool fans died at an FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest.
14:25
This, and every English league match this weekend, starts seven minutes later than normally scheduled as a tribute to the victims of the Hillsborough tragedy, which took place 25 years ago on April 15.
14:20
TEAMS: SOUTHAMPTON: Gazzaniga, Chambers, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Cork, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Ramírez, Lallana (c), Lambert... Subs: Cropper (GK), Clyne, Wanyama, Ward-Prowse, Guly, Hooiveld, Gallagher. // CARDIFF: Marshall, Caulker (c), Whittingham, Medel, Campbell, Kim, Mutch, Cala, Theophile-Catherine, Daehli, Fabio... Lewis; Turner, Eikrem, Gunnarsson, McNaughton, Zaha, Bellamy.
14:15
Welcome to LIVE coverage of Southampton v Cardiff from St Mary's!

Starting Line-ups

Southampton
Cardiff City
    • 25
      Gazzaniga
    • Shaw
    • Lovren
    • 6
      Jose Fonte
    • Calum Chambers
    • 4
      Schneiderlin
    • Cork
    • Lallana
    • Ramírez
    • 8
      Steven Davis
    • Lambert
Team Manager:  Ronald Koeman
    • Campbell
    • Kim Bo-Kyung
    • Mutch
    • 7
      Whittingham
    • Möller Daehli
    • Medel
    • Théophile-Catherine
    • Caulker
    • Cala
    • 3
      Fabio
    • 1
      Marshall
Team Manager:  Russell Slade
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
P. Gazzaniga 0 3 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. Lovren 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
Jose Fonte 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
L. Shaw 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
Calum Chambers 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 67
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Schneiderlin 0 0 0 84 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
Steven Davis 0 0 0 91 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 90
A. Lallana 0 0 1 54 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 90
J. Cork 0 0 0 86 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 79
G. Ramírez 0 0 1 51 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 66
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. Lambert 0 0 2 42 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. Marshall 0 7 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Cala 1 0 1 4 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
K. Théophile-Catherine 0 0 0 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
S. Caulker 0 0 0 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Fabio 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 78
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
P. Whittingham 0 0 1 24 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 90
Kim Bo-Kyung 0 0 0 36 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 90
J. Mutch 0 0 1 40 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 90
M. Möller Daehli 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 87
G. Medel 0 0 0 35 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 61
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
F. Campbell 0 0 0 14 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
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