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  • Date:10 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:St. Mary's Stadium
  • Attendance:24,862
  • Lallana (35) Lallana (53)

Live Commentary

92:51 +2.51

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Dagnall from the right by-line, Jack Cork makes a clearance.

92:15 +2.15

Handball by Frank Nouble. Morgan Schneiderlin shoots direct from the free kick, comfortable save by Luke Steele.


Jack Cork gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Dagnall. Craig Davies has an effort direct from the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Rose by Morgan Schneiderlin. Stephen Foster takes the free kick.


Billy Sharp is ruled offside. Jimmy McNulty takes the indirect free kick.


Effort on goal by Frank Nouble from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.


Unfair challenge on Danny Rose by Jack Cork results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jay McEveley.


Jos Hooiveld takes a shot. Save made by Luke Steele.


Foul by Nathan Doyle on Guly Do Prado, free kick awarded. Morgan Schneiderlin takes the direct free kick.


Unfair challenge on David Connolly by Jay McEveley results in a free kick. David Connolly takes the direct free kick.


Adam Lallana goes off and Billy Sharp comes on.


Jack Cork has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.


Daniel Fox takes the inswinging corner, Frank Nouble makes a clearance.


Adam Lallana challenges Stephen Foster unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Dagnall on for Matty Done. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.


Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox from the right by-line, clearance made by Jay McEveley.


Frazer Richardson delivers the ball, David Connolly takes a shot. Save made by Luke Steele.


Jose Fonte gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Rose. Centre by Matty Done, Danny Rose takes a shot.


Guly Do Prado fouled by Stephen Foster, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Foster receives a yellow card. Morgan Schneiderlin takes the free kick.


Morgan Schneiderlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matty Done. Free kick taken by Nathan Doyle.


Corner taken by Adam Lallana, save by Luke Steele.


Corner taken by Daniel Fox, clearance by Craig Davies.


David Connolly comes on in place of Tadanari Lee.


Daniel Fox sends in a cross.


Adam Lallana takes a shot. Save made by Luke Steele.


Richard Lambert leaves the field to be replaced by Jack Cork.


Stephen Foster concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Lallana. Richard Lambert fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.


Danny Rose is brought on as a substitute for David Cotterill.


Stephen Dawson goes off and Paul Digby comes on.


Guly Do Prado challenges Stephen Dawson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Nathan Doyle.


Adam Lallana finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Southampton 2-0 Barnsley.Assist by Tadanari Lee.


Morgan Schneiderlin takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.


Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Lallana.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Guly Do Prado by David Cotterill. Kelvin Davis takes the direct free kick.

45:29 +0.29

Effort from outside the penalty area by Adam Lallana goes wide left of the target.


Foul by Adam Lallana on Craig Davies, free kick awarded. Nathan Doyle restarts play with the free kick.


Scott Wiseman produces a cross.


Frazer Richardson is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Jay McEveley takes the free kick.


The assistant referee signals for offside against Tadanari Lee. Luke Steele takes the free kick.


A goal is scored by Adam Lallana from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Southampton 1-0 Barnsley.Richard Lambert provided the assist for the goal.


Adam Lallana takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Stephen Foster.


Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox, clearance made by Scott Wiseman.


Scott Wiseman challenges Richard Lambert unfairly and gives away a free kick. Daniel Fox takes the direct free kick.


Shot from just outside the area by David Cotterill misses to the right of the target.


Jay McEveley concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Lambert. Daniel Fox produces a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Jose Fonte goes harmlessly over the crossbar.


Scott Wiseman challenges Adam Lallana unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Hammond takes the direct free kick.


Corner taken right-footed by David Cotterill to the near post, Guly Do Prado manages to make a clearance.


David Cotterill takes the outswinging corner, Stephen Foster takes a shot.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Hammond on David Cotterill. Free kick taken by David Cotterill.


Header from close in by Tadanari Lee misses to the left of the target.


Tadanari Lee delivers the ball.


The offside flag is raised against Tadanari Lee. Jimmy McNulty takes the free kick.


Richard Lambert takes a shot. Luke Steele makes a save.


David Cotterill takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Guly Do Prado manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

Saints to check Fox Leaders Southampton will check on Danny Fox ahead of the visit of Barnsley. Fox missed Tuesday night's 1-1 draw against Ipswich with a groin injury and remains a doubt, with Dan Harding ready to deputise at left-back again. Fellow defender Dan Seaborne is still recovering from a head injury but otherwise boss Nigel Adkins has a fully-fit squad to choose from after midfielder Adam Lallana (groin) and winger Steve de Ridder (foot) returned from injuries in midweek. Adkins is set to rotate his squad again for their third match in a week. Defenders Aaron Martin and Danny Butterfield, midfielders Jack Cork and Richard Chaplow and strikers Billy Sharp and David Connolly are among those pushing for recalls to the starting line-up. Barnsley's new loan signing Frank Nouble is expected to be included in the squad. The 20-year-old West Ham striker, who returns to the club after a previous spell on loan at Oakwell, has joined the Tykes for a month and may even start. Defender Rob Edwards has not recovered from the knock that kept him out of the midweek defeat at Middlesbrough, but manager Keith Hill has no new injury or suspension worries. Hill made four changes for the midweek defeat at Middlesbrough, with midfielders Michael Tonge and Korey Smith and defender Jay McEveley dropped to the substitutes' bench, while teenager Paul Digby was not included in the squad. All four players will be hoping to play some part at Southampton as Hill's side chase their first win in five league matches.

Formation:442Manager: Nigel Adkins


Formation: 442Manager: Keith Hill


  • Kelvin Davis
  • Frazer Richardson
  • Jos Hooiveld
  • Jose Fonte
  • Daniel Fox
  • Guly Do Prado
  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • Dean Hammond
  • Adam Lallana
  • Tadanari Lee
  • Richard Lambert
  • SUBS
  • Jack Cork
  • Billy Sharp
  • Aaron Martin
  • David Connolly
  • Steve De Ridder



Match Report

Lallana leads Saints to success Adam Lallana netted a brace as Southampton beat Barnsley 2-0 at St Mary's to extend their lead at the top of the npower Championship. The lively Lallana struck his 11th and 12th goals of the season either side of half-time to help Nigel Adkins' side return to winning ways following their midweek draw with Ipswich. Southampton had further opportunities to add gloss to the scoreline, with visiting goalkeeper Luke Steele denying Lallana his hat-trick and substitute David Connolly late on. The win sees Saints move three points clear of second-placed West Ham, held 1-1 by relegation candidates Doncaster, and extended their unbeaten league run to nine matches. Keith Hill's struggling side were left to rue Stephen Foster's first-half miss and, despite Danny Rose heading against the crossbar, they were condemned to a fifth straight away league defeat. The visitors enjoyed a lively start with debutant Frank Nouble, who joined the Tykes on loan from West Ham this week, providing some teasing crosses but it was Saints who started to create chances. Top-scorer Rickie Lambert had the first opportunity, striking an 18-yard effort straight at Steele, before Tadanari Lee failed to direct a header on target. At the other end, Frazer Richardson's tame backpass almost fell into the path of Craig Davies, while Barnsley could have levelled in the 18th minute but unmarked defender Foster glanced a header wide from David Cotterill's inviting corner. Daniel Fox, the only Saints change from the side that played the Tractor Boys, delivered a threatening free-kick, only for Jose Fonte to header just over the top. On the half-hour mark, David Cotterill curled an excellent shot just wide of Kelvin Davis' post before Saints broke the deadlock two minutes later through Lallana, who found the bottom corner from 18 yards after a Lambert knockdown. And Lallana went in search of a second, firing just wide from 25 yards as Southampton finished the half strongly. Southampton came out of the blocks strongly after the interval, with Morgan Schneiderlin stinging the palms of Steele from long range. And Saints doubled their advantage after 53 minutes when Lee skipped past Scott Wiseman and, approaching the byline, slid the ball back for Lallana to tap in from close range. Dangerman Lallana continued to torment Barnsley, bringing a comfortable save out of Steele with a 20-yard strike just after the hour mark. Hill's side almost pulled a goal back after 72 minutes when Rose headed Matty Done's cross against the bar while, at the other end, Steele parried substitute Connolly's close-range effort to safety. Nouble and Davies fired over from distance as Barnsley tried to net a late consolation.

Form Guide

  • Southampton
  • VS
  • Barnsley

Last Meetings

  • Barnsley
  • 0 - 1
  • Southampton
  • 13/08/2011
  • Barnsley
  • 0 - 1
  • Southampton
  • 10/01/2009
  • Southampton
  • 0 - 0
  • Barnsley
  • 20/09/2008
  • Barnsley
  • 2 - 2
  • Southampton
  • 29/12/2007
  • Southampton
  • 2 - 3
  • Barnsley
  • 22/09/2007
  • Southampton
  • 5 - 2
  • Barnsley
  • 17/02/2007

Top Scorers


  • R Lambert 14
  • G Do Prado 10
  • A Lallana 8
  • D Connolly 6
  • J Hooiveld 4
  • R Chaplow 3
  • S De Ridder 3
  • M Schneiderlin 2
  • D Hammond 1
  • D Harding 1
  • B Sharp 1
  • T Lee 1
  • A Martin 1


  • C Davies 10
  • A Gray 5
  • J Butterfield 5
  • M Done 4
  • J McNulty 2
  • J O'Brien 2
  • S Foster 1
  • S Wiseman 1
  • S Golbourne 1



    • Total goals 96
    • Goals per game 63
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 9 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 10 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 12 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 79
    • Goals per game 46
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 9 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 12 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins