Score Strip

  1. League: Football
  2. Chelsea vs. Norwich City
    FT
    0 Chelsea
    0 Norwich
  3. Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool
    FT
    3 Crystal Palace
    3 Liverpool
  4. Manchester United vs. Hull City
    FT
    3 Man Utd
    1 Hull
  5. Manchester City vs. Aston Villa
    FT
    4 Man City
    0 Aston Villa
  6. Sunderland vs. West Bromwich Albion
    FT
    2 Sunderland
    0 West Brom
  7. West Bromwich Albion vs. Stoke City
    FT
    1 West Brom
    2 Stoke
  8. Tottenham Hotspur vs. Aston Villa
    FT
    3 Spurs
    0 Aston Villa
  9. Sunderland vs. Swansea City
    FT
    1 Sunderland
    3 Swansea
  10. Southampton vs. Manchester United
    FT
    1 Southampton
    1 Man Utd
  11. Norwich City vs. Arsenal
    FT
    0 Norwich
    2 Arsenal
  12. Manchester City vs. West Ham United
    FT
    2 Man City
    0 West Ham
  13. Liverpool vs. Newcastle United
    FT
    2 Liverpool
    1 Newcastle
  14. Hull City vs. Everton
    FT
    0 Hull
    2 Everton
  15. Fulham vs. Crystal Palace
    FT
    2 Fulham
    2 Crystal Palace
  16. Cardiff City vs. Chelsea
    FT
    1 Cardiff
    2 Chelsea
  17. Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Arsenal
    Crystal Palace
  18. Burnley vs. Chelsea
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Burnley
    Chelsea
  19. Leicester City vs. Everton
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Leicester
    Everton
  20. Liverpool vs. Southampton
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Liverpool
    Southampton
  21. Manchester United vs. Swansea City
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Man Utd
    Swansea
  22. Newcastle United vs. Manchester City
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Newcastle
    Man City
  23. Queens Park Rangers vs. Hull City
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    QPR
    Hull
  24. Stoke City vs. Aston Villa
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Stoke
    Aston Villa
  25. West Bromwich Albion vs. Sunderland
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    West Brom
    Sunderland
  26. West Ham United vs. Tottenham Hotspur
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    West Ham
    Spurs
  27. Aston Villa vs. Newcastle United
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Aston Villa
    Newcastle
  28. Chelsea vs. Leicester City
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Chelsea
    Leicester
  29. Crystal Palace vs. West Ham United
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Crystal Palace
    West Ham
  30. Everton vs. Arsenal
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Everton
    Arsenal
  31. Hull City vs. Stoke City
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Hull
    Stoke
  32. View All
SOU
FUL
90+2
Full time, and that was incredibly impressive stuff from Southampton. Were Fulham actually there?
Southampton Substitution
90+2
 
Ward-Prowse is subbed and replaced by Cork for his 100th appearance.
90+1
 
Shaw bundled over by Hughes, who is booked.
90+1
Southampton have the ball. Two minutes left.
89'
Lallana cuts in from the right, and his shot with the outside of his foot is rubbish, but Hughes deflects it towards goal, but just over.
87'
Southampton have reverted to type, and are keeping the ball. Fulham had their rare period of enterprise and seem to have lost that mild ambition.
86'
Sidwell introduces his arm into the face of Schneiderlin, but it was accidental, and both players are OK. Phew.
85'
Lallana and Ward-Prowse combine, but Ward-Prowse's corner is headed away.
84'
Rodallega snatches a poor back pass but loses it instantly. Moments later, Fulham get a throw on the left.
83'
Ward-Prowse aims a cross towards Lambert but Sidwell heads it away.
82'
Martin Jol looks fed up.
81'
Lovren defends and gives Fulhham a corner for Kacaniklic to take. It's headed clear. Kacaniklic has the ball for another cross, headed to Sidwell, who juggles the ball and hooks a volley past the post. It was yards wide.
Fulham Substitution
80'
 
Ruiz and his floppy hair are prelaced by Kacaniklic and his.
79'
Fulham have come back into the game as Southampton have become sloppy, perhaps due to tiredness, or perhaps because of complacency. Or both. Or neither.
78'
 
Rodriguez lays the ball off to the right for Lallana, but the cross is poor. There's a substitution now, Rodriguez leaving to be replaced by Guly.
Southampton Substitution
76'
Fulham have a cross on the right. Ruiz takes, and Southampton clear easily. I wonder if Fulham have remembered what to do with a football? Berbatov suggests yes, passing to Rodallega. Rodallega suggestss no, overhitting a ball towards Ruiz.
75'
 
Bent is replaced by Rodallega.
Fulham Substitution
75'
Boruc claims well, and that's probably the start of another 15 minutes of possession for Southampton.
74'
Southampton have the ball, but Fulham win it back. Bent speeds down the right, finds space to cross, and his low pass is just cut out by Fonte at the near post to concede a corner.
72'
Aaron Hughes comes across to tackle Rodriguez in the area after a thirty yard run. They've defended better so far, Fulham, but they've not really achieved anything else.
71'
Kasami gets close to attempting a cross, and Darren Bent is in the box, finally, but Kasami is swiftly dispossessed.
68'
Ward Prowse clips in a cross from the left, but Rodriguez's athletic scissor kick is a couple of yards wide.
67'
Rodriguez is in miles of space down the right, but his pass into the box is woefully underhit. Luckily for him, Fulham find it impossible to pass a football, so they have it back. Sidwell fouls Lallana about forty five yards from goal.
65'
Wanyama clatters into Ruiz as he looked to start an attack. It was a daft challenge, but it illustrates how much Southampton press high up the pitch.
64'
It's now 67% possession for Southampton. I'd be surprised if that doesn't get even higher. Fulham appaear to have nothing.
63'
Southampton still have the ball.
62'
Kasami falls over again, this time because of a tackle, and Clyne starts the attack down Southampton's right. Lallana comes forward, and swaps passes with Ward-Prowse. Clyne comes back, and Southampton keep possession. It's not quite Bayern Munich versus City, but it's pretty impressive how they're keeping the ball at will.
60'
Sidwell clears a cross at the near post with a flying kick. Southampton have a corner. Will they score again? I don't know, I am not psychic. 30 seconds later and we find out they do not score.
59'
Rodriguez sends a shot miles wide.
57'
Berbatov ambles forward, finds Bent, who plays the ball back to Sidwell. Southampton win it back when Kasami falls over. Textbook stuff.
56'
Southampton build from the back, and they don't seem in any particular rush. As Jose Mourinho and John Terry once decided, they 'don't want to win this 5-0'. They're happy in control.
54'
Rodriguez surges in from the left, but has to lay the ball off. Shaw's cross is deflected, but Stekelenburg gets to it before it goes out of play.
53'
Shaw does well to find room on the left, and his cross is flicked on by Lallana, and it misses everyone.
51'
Ruiz's loose touch lets Southampton win the ball back with a throw in on the left in their own half.
50'
Southampton win a corner on the right, and Stekelenburg punches it away. No matter anyway, as the ref awards them a foul.
48'
Ward-Prowse has a corner on the right, but it's headed away. The ball is put back in for Wanyama but his header is wide of the goal.
47'
Fulham have a free kick on the right, but Ruiz's free kick is headed away. It's sent back in by Amorebieta, but Berbatov is inches from getting hold of it.
46'
 
Southampton are back with the ball and Aaron Huges has replaced Reither
Fulham Substitution
45+1'
Wanyama finds Shaw on the left but Ruiz takes the ball back, and the referee whistles for half time. See you in 15 minutes.
45'
Lallana fouled by Sidwell on the right, but Fulham have won the ball back.
43'
 
GOAL! SOUTHAMPTON 2-0 FULHAM! Rodriguez scores. Lallana sends a diagnonal cross in towards Lambert at the back post. This time he heads it across goal for Rodridguez to be the man to head home at the back post.
42'
The second corner is headed away, and Fulham will hope to get to half time without conceding another.
41'
Ward-Prowse takes, but it's met at the near post by Amorebieta to concede another.
40'
Southampton have started a gradual attack again, gaining yards slowly but surely. Clyne passes for Rodriguez on the right, but Richardson blocks his cross for a corner.
38'
Lambert brings the ball down and the ball is spread to the right. Ward-Prowse crosses from deep, it finds Lambert, and his forceful header is well saved by Stekelenburg. Shaw's follow up is deflected for a corner, and it misses everyone.
37'
Fulham win their first corner of the game, on their left wing. Lovren heads into the air, but Lallana wins the ball and begins a counter attack. After a pass from Ward-Prowse, his shot is blocked, and the ball is now back in the Southampton defence.
35'
Schneiderlin finds Lambert on the left. He cuts in onto his right foot, and hits a well struck shot just past Stekelenburg and onto the post. That was very, very close.
34'
Ward-Prowse's corner is headed away by Ruiz, in an act that made me realise he existed.
33'
Lallana heads to the byline but Reither's sliding tackle means he can only win a corner on the left.
32'
Rodriguez disguises a ball forward to Lallana. He can't get a shot away, pulls the ball back to Shaw, and his cross is headed wide by Rodriguez, in a nice piece of circularity.
31'
Southampton, you may have guessed, are keeping the ball at the back. It might just be easier to note the occasional periods that's not happening.
30'
Southampton still have 65% possession. You're free to guess on Twitter, and tell me @lxndrnthrtn how much possession that means Fulham have had.
29'
Lallana jinks forward on the left, the ball is worked out to the right, and the cross is headed away by Amorebieta. The ball is eventually cleared properly for a throw, and Southampton begin another attack from defence.
28'
Sidwell gives a disgustingly bad pass towards Berbatov, free on the left, and Southampton win the ball back.
27'
Neither team is able to keep the ball, and Fulham appeal for a free kick with a weak challenge on Berbatov on the right wing. A minute later, Boruc easily claims a Richardson cross on the left.
25'
Fulham begin an attack as Parker finds Bent, but his pass goes miles out, but is luckily deflected and wins a throw.
24'
Southampton, as you might expect, are keeping the ball at every opportunity.
22'
Jay Rodriguez collects the ball on the half line, skips past Sidwell and then nutmegs Senderos. He's 15 yards out and delivers a pitiful shot that Stekelenburg is able to palm away for a corner, which is wasted.
20'
 
GOAL! SOUTHAMPTON 1-0 FULHAM! Rickie Lambert scores. Southampton have a corner on the right, and Sidwell can't prevent a flick on at the near post. Lambert makes a run to the back post and forces the ball into the top corner.
19'
Fulham break down the left, and Berbatov's loose pass is intercepted. Southampton now have the ball in defence and are keeping it, as is the tradition. A long ball is collected by Stekelenburg.
18'
Wanyama sends a sliced left-foot shot just wide from 25 yards. That's the best recent chance.
16'
Fulham have a rare moment of possession, but Scott Parker sends a ball long down the left wing for Darren Bent to chase, but he's ruled offside, not necessarily correctly. Berbatov wanted the ball to feet.
15'
Lambert aims a through ball towards Rodriguez but it's cut out, and Southampton begin their attack again.
14'
Southampton remain in possession and begin attack down the left with Lallana, but Shaw sends a cross out for a goal kick.
13'
Southampton have had 65% of the possession so far, as you might expect. So far no side has been hugely impressive despite that gap.
10'
Shaw attacks down the left hand side but is too aggressive in his challenge on Sidwell, who was chasing the ball down too, and gives away a free kick deep in Fulham's half.
9'
Dimitar Berbatov has elected to start this match without a cigarette on the go, so he must mean business. He's seen little of the ball so far, though.
8'
Lallana is free in space on the right, but collects the ball in an offside position.
7'
Southampton are keeping possession, but Clyne evades Richardson on the right wing and his cross is headed away. Lambert then managed to get a cross in, but Lallana could only turn it towards goal with little power.
5'
Senderos is robbed just outside the box, robbed by Lallana. His cross is cut out by Stekelenburg and Schiederlin's shot is blocked just in from of the goal line by Amorebieta
4'
Clyne's cross from the right is overhit and drifts out for a throw.
3'
Fulham send the ball long from Reither towards Bent, but Lovren heads back to Boruc.
2'
Martin Jol has put his coat on. I wonder if that means he's thinking of leaving? Unlikely, but he is a maverick.
1'
We've kicked off. Southampton send a ball long straight to Stekelenburg, whose name I have decided to copy for future pasting use.
17:25
Right, we're missing Haangeland and Osvaldo from the game today, both due to injury. Rumours that it was because of a heated argument about Miley Cyrus which got out of hand could not be confirmed.
17:10
Martin Jol: "Maarten (Stekelenburg) came to us and we paid more money for him than for other players, beside Bryan Ruiz a couple of years ago. I didn't buy him to be on the bench, you know what I mean? He did very well when he started, saved a couple of points against Sunderland. Stockdale did well, but Maarten was fit for the last two weeks and showed that he was fit and that he could play again."
17:05
Mauricio Pochettino: "We have a certain philosophy of football where we try to defend very high up the pitch, taking a lot of risks. To have the ball as far as possible from our goal is how we feel positive about how we play – that’s when we feel safest."
17:00
One change for Fulham as Senderos comes in for the injured Hangeland.
16:55
Two changes for Southampton with Rickie Lambert and James Ward-Prowse coming in for Dani Osvaldo and Steven Davis. Davis is injured but unsure about Osvaldo who is not even in the squad.
16:50
TEAM NEWS: Southampton: Boruc; Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw; Wanyama, Schneiderlin; Ward-Prowse, Lallana Rodriguez; Lambert.Subs: K. Davis, Ramírez, Cork, Lee, Guly, Chambers, Hooiveld. Fulham: Stekelenburg; Riether, Senderos, Amorebieta, Richardson; Ruiz, Sidwell, Parker, Kasami; Berbatov, Bent. Subs: Stockdale, Kacaniklic, Karagounis, Duff, Hughes, Rodallega, Zverotic
16:45
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Southampton v Fulham in the evening Premier League clash.

Starting Line-ups

Southampton
Fulham
    • 31
      Boruc
    • Shaw
    • 5
      Lovren
    • 6
      Jose Fonte
    • 2
      Clyne
    • 12
      Wanyama
    • 4
      Schneiderlin
    • Lallana
    • 9
      Rodriguez
    • 16
      Ward-Prowse
    • Lambert
Team Manager:  Ronald Koeman
    • Bent
    • Berbatov
    • 10
      Ruiz
    • Sidwell
    • 28
      Parker
    • 8
      Kasami
    • Riether
    • Senderos
    • 35
      Amorebieta
    • 15
      Richardson
    • 1
      Stekelenburg
Team Manager:  Felix Magath
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. Boruc 0 0 0 1 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 3 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
N. Clyne 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Jose Fonte 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
L. Shaw 0 0 0 3 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
V. Wanyama 0 0 0 63 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 90
M. Schneiderlin 0 0 1 72 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
A. Lallana 0 0 0 60 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 90
J. Ward-Prowse 0 0 0 74 0 10 1 1 0 0 0 89
Guly 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
J. Cork 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. Lambert 1 1 3 37 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
J. Rodriguez 1 1 2 28 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 78
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Stekelenburg 0 3 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
F. Amorebieta 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
P. Senderos 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
A. Hughes 0 0 0 2 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 45
S. Riether 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Sidwell 0 0 0 33 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 90
P. Kasami 0 0 0 16 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 90
K. Richardson 0 0 0 36 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
S. Parker 0 0 0 35 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
A. Kacaniklic 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. Berbatov 0 0 0 28 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
B. Ruiz 0 0 0 25 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 81
D. Bent 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 75
H. Rodallega 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
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