Southampton announce new kit deal

Southampton have announced a new long-term partnership with Danish manufacturer Hummel, which will begin from next season.

The Saints are set to part ways with current supplier Under Armour earlier than anticipated, after their current deal was expected to run until 2023. Instead, Hummel will return as kit supplier after a 30-year absence.

The pair previously partnered between 1987-1991 which saw a number of cult classic designs introduced, including the club’s memorable 87/88 home shirt, based on Denmark’s 1986 World Cup shirts.

Hummel will double the amount of Premier League clubs they supply with the partnership, as they currently produce Everton’s designs. Expect to see more chevrons and bumblebees when the new season kicks off in August.

Premier League: Southampton vs West Ham United

Both clubs are without a win in 3 in the league after promising starts to the league campaign.

Southampton were held to a goalless draw in their boxing day trip to Craven Cottage,

The Saints will also be hoping to end their goal drought after 268 minutes without one.

West Ham come into the fixture with only one day of rest, drawing 2-2 to Brighton only on Sunday.

Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has admitted he’s finding it hard to strike an appropriate balance between training and rest over the festive period.

Despite lack of rest, however, the Hammers will be desperate to produce an upturn in form, winning just one in their last five after a terrific start to the season.

David Moyes’ side were delivered a major boost however, as Hasenhuttl admitted Southampton could be without three key players.

Danny Ings picked up a hamstring injury in the 1-0 loss to Manchester City and is taking longer than expected to return to full fitness.

Nathan Redmond missed their game against Fulham with muscular problems and is no looking likely to miss tomorrows fixture and Jannik Vestergaard will also miss the clash.

The game takes place at 18:00 pm at St Mary’s on Tuesday 29th December

Manchester City seal vital 1-0 Premier League win at Southampton

Pep Guardiola’s side were unable to match Liverpool’s seven goal haul at Selhurst Park but Raheem Sterling first half strike proved enough to secure a key three points.

Neither side created much in a frantic opening but City’s first real attack handed Sterling the perfect chance to blast home.

Bernardo Silva’s pounced on a loose ball in midfield, he fed in Kevin De Bruyne, and the Belgian drilled cross was emphatically tucked home by Sterling.

But the Saints refused to be knocked by that setback as Danny Ings came within inches of finding an equaliser.

Theo Walcott’s pace took him away from two challenges and hang a cross into the box with Ings nodding agonisingly wide.

But the hosts intensity inevitably dropped off after the break, with Ings forced off through injury, and Ferran Torres fizzing an effort just wide.

However with just a single goal in it heading in to the final 15 minutes it was still open season on the south coast.

City defender John Stones produced an outrageous block to deny Che Adams before Alex McCarthy produced a world class stop from Ilkay Gundogan and Riyad Mahrez blazed over in added time.

Full Time at the St. Mary’s Stadium it’s Southampton Manchester City

Sheffield United’s misery deepens with 3-0 defeat at Southampton

Pressure on the Blades boss will continue to intensify in the days ahead as goals from Che Adams, Stuart Armstrong and Nathan Redmond sealed three points for the Saints.

Both teams struggled to settle into an early rhythm on a rainy south coast as Jan Bedranek powered a header wide and Sander Berge’s scuffed effort failed to test Alex McCarthy.

But with a scrappy theme beginning to develop before the break the Saints did edge in front through Adams.

James Ward-Prowse’s free kick was headed back into the box and Adams was more determined than John Egan as he bundled past Aaron Ramsdale.

Not being able to keep Southampton out before the break dented United confidence after the restart as Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team went through gears.

Armstrong extended their lead on the hour as his deflected strike trickled past Ramsdale.

That left the Blades chasing shadows in the closing stages as Redmond tucked home a deserved third with five minutes left.

He linked up cleverly with Oriol Romeu on the edge of the box and with no Blades defender tracking his run he confidently slotted past Ramsdale.

Full Time at the St. Mary’s Stadium it’s Southampton 3 Sheffield United 0

Premier League Preview: Southampton v Sheffield United

The Saints have won four in six heading into this one and with United without a win so far this season they will be confident of a positive result.

Ralph Hasenhuttl has confirmed he has a fully fit squad to pick from against the Blades and the Austrian is only likely to make limited changes.

Star man Danny Ings netted the winner off the bench at Brighton last weekend and he looks certain to replace Moussa Djenepo in the starting XI.

Blades boss Chris Wilder has confirmed Enda Stevens and Lys Mousset will be fit to return for him with
Max Lowe and John Lundstrum set to drop down to the bench.

Kick Off on the south coast is set for 12pm at the St.Mary’s Stadium

Premier League Preview: Brighton v Southampton

The Saints have struggled following the return of football after the international break, but they will still be confident of a positive result in this one.

Despite their dip in form, Ralph Hasenhuttl is not expected to make too many alterations, with Shane Long the only potential change after Moussa Djenepo failed to shake off an injury.

Star man Danny Ings and Nathan Redmond have both returned to light training this week but Hasenhuttl has already confirmed neither will be included in the squad.

Brighton boss Graham Potter will recall Tariq Lamptey to the starting line-up, following a one game ban, with Joel Veltman set to drop to the bench.

Potter also confirmed Alexis MacAllister and Neil Maupay are both fit to face the Saints but Adam Lallana, Davy Propper and Florian Andone are all still sidelined.

Brighton take on Southampton at the Amex at 8pm on Monday, December 7th.

Edinson Cavani inspires Manchester United 3-2 comeback win at Southampton

The hosts dominated the opening 45 minutes, but an old classic of a game of two halves, Cavani’s half time kickstarted an incredible United comeback.

On a day to forget for United’s defence, it was the Saints who stormed into the lead on 23 minutes as Jan Bednarek powered home James Ward-Prowse’s corner.

And Ward-Prowse turned from provider to lethal finisher ten minutes later as the England midfielder curled home a trademark free kick.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team could and should have wrapped the game up before the break, but United keeper David De Gea produced a brilliant stop to deny Stuart Armstrong.

That chink of hope was all United needed after restart, as Alex McCarthy denied Cavani and Marcus Rashford in a busy spell for the visitors.

But that change in direction for Solskjaer’s side was exactly what they needed as Bruno Fernandes burst into the box to bury Cavani’s cross.

With their tails up in the final stages, a determined United equalised with 15 to go, as Fernandes and Cavani linked up again.

The Portuguese international’s cross caused panic inside the Saints box and Cavani stayed alive to poke past McCarthy.

However, the veteran striker was in no mood to settle for a point on the south coast and he nodded home Rashford’s cross to seal a dramatic three points in added time.

Full Time at the St. Mary’s Stadium it’s Southampton 2 Manchester United 3

Impressive Southampton secure 2-0 Premier League win at home to Newcastle

The Saints have been in excellent form in recent weeks, and despite the absence of star man Danny Ings, a goal in either half from Che Adams and Stuart Armstrong secured another three points.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side were quick out of the blocks in this one as Adams edged them in front on seven minutes.

Miguel Almiron gave away possession on the edge of the box, and Theo Walcott’s neat cut back was fired home by Adams.

The impressive Walcott looked to be on a mission from there as Moussa Djenpo’s flick sent him through, but his effort curled just wide.

The home side continued to push and push Newcastle after the break, as Oriol Romeu’s powerful effort clipped the bar and Jan Bedranek forced a fine stop from Karl Darlow.

With the Magpies unable to muster up a response, Southampton grabbed a deserved second with nine minutes to go.

Again, Newcastle played themselves in trouble as Sean Longstaff gave away the ball in a key area and Scottish international Armstrong tiptoed past Jamal Lasacelles and tucked home.

Newcastle did almost steal a late consolation, but the redundant Alex McCarthy produced a brilliant save from Joelinton.

Full Time at the St. Mary’s Stadium it’s Southampton 2 Newcastle 0

Southampton edge out 4-3 Premier League thriller at Aston Villa

The Saints have been on of the top-flight’s most in form teams in recent weeks and some spectacular finishing from birthday boy James Ward-Prowse just about secured all three points at Villa Park.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have developed a reputation as fast starters this season and they were on the front foot early here as Theo Walcott fired against the bar.

And with all the pressure coming from the visitors they found a breakthrough on 20 minutes as Jannik Vestergaard nodded home Ward-Prowse’s corner.

Ward-Prowse then took control of things for the Saints as the England international fired home a pair of superb free kicks before the break.

Villa did try to force their way back into the game after restart with Trezeguet and Jack Grealish both forcing saves from Alex McCarthy.

But the Saints were in no mood to let their lead slip away as Danny Ings got in on the act to make it 4-0.

Stuart Armstrong fed the former Liverpool man inside the box and he curled another brilliant effort past Emiliano Martinez.

But despite the game appearing dead and buried in the closing stages, Dean Smith’s side launched an incredible late rally as Tyrone Mings headed home Grealish’s cross.

Villa threw everything at it in the final moments as Ollie Watkins fired home from the penalty spot and Grealish tucked past McCarthy.

But in the end there just was not quite enough time to haul back the Saints.

Full Time at a brilliant end at Villa Park it’s Aston Villa 3 Southampton 4

Southampton end Everton’s unbeaten run with 2-0 Premier League win

Carlo Ancelotti’s side were way off the pace on the south coast as first half goals from James-Ward Prowse and Che Adams secured a deserved three points for the Saints.

Everton did look bright in the opening stages with James Rodriguez testing Alex McCarthy and Gylfi Sigurdsson firing against the bar.

But their sluggishness in midfield proved to be Everton’s undoing as Ward-Prowse edged Southampton in front.

The Toffees were caught sleeping from a thrown in into the box and Ward-Prowse raced onto Danny Ings’ pass to fire past Pickford on 28 minutes.

But despite being caught out by Southampton’s opener, Everton fell into their trap once again five minutes.

Ings forced in a cross from the right and with Michael Keane unable to clear his lines, Adams reacted to the loose ball to make it 2-0.

Southampton looked to pick up the initiative again after the break with Pickford called into action to deny Adams and Jannik Vestegaard.

And the visitors afternoon went from bad to worse in the closing stages as full back Lucas Digne was shown a straight red card for a lunge at Kyle Walker-Peters.

Full Time at the St. Mary’s Stadium it’s Southampton 2 Everton 0

Chelsea held to 3-3 Premier League at home to Southampton

Two moments of class from the German international put the Blues in pole position for all three points but a familiar story of defensive disaster robbed him of a perfect afternoon.

It was all one-way traffic for the hosts in the opening stages as Alex McCarthy was called into action to deny Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz.

And with the Saints unable to really get to grips on their hosts Werner slotted home a brilliant opening goal.

The former RB Leipzig man dummied Ben Chilwell’s pass to fool Jannik Vestegaard and kept his calm to confidently tuck past McCarthy.

And Werner kept up his one-man battle with Saints defence with an outrageous second goal 12 minutes later.

He did brilliantly to beat the offside trap in behind Jan Bedranek and delicately chipped past the onrushing McCarthy.

But despite barely having a kick in the opening stages, Southampton mustered up a response before the break, as Danny Ings capitalised on Kai Havertz’s error to fire home.

That break in fortune boosted Southampton’s confidence after the break as Chelsea gifted Che Adams an equaliser.

Kurt Zouma’s back pass was a poor one and Kepa could do nothing to prevent Adams from forcing home from close range.

But despite their calamity at the back, Lampard’s side were instantly saved from their horror show as Havertz made amends with powerful finish.

However nothing is ever easy with Chelsea side and with a fourth goal evading them in the final stages they left the door wide open for the Saints.

Zouma was again at fault as he failed to clear his lines in added time and Vestegaard bravely nodded home a late equaliser.

FULL TIME AT STAMFORD BRIDGE IT’S CHELSEA 3 SOUTHATMPTON 3

Southampton secure 2-0 Premier League home win over West Brom

The Saints never really got out of second gear against the Baggies as a goal in each half from Moussa Djenepo and Oriol Romeu secured all three points.

The home side were the brighter of the two teams in the opening stages, with Che Adams and Kyle Walker-Peters both testing Sam Johnstone.

The former Manchester United keeper continued to keep the Baggies in the game, as he produced an instinctive stop from Danny Ings.

But with Johnstone forming a one-man barrier to the hosts, it was only a matter of time before they broke through, as Djenepo confidently tucked home just before the break.

Slaven Bilic’s side carved out some half chances after the restart, but with the visitors keeping them at arm’s length, Romeu secured the win late on.

Stuart Armstrong’s cross wasn’t cut out by the Baggies defence and the Spaniard swept home his first goal since 2019.

FULL TIME AT THE ST.MARY’S STADIUM IT’S SOUTHAMPTON 2 WEST BROM 0