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  • Date:30 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:St. Mary's Stadium
  • Attendance:30,328
Goal!

Live Commentary

96mins

David Clarkson is caught offside. Nicky Maynard receives a yellow card. Daniel Fox restarts play with the free kick.

95mins

Daniel Fox gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Clarkson. Daniel Fox receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.

94mins

David James goes into the referee's book.

93mins

The ball is delivered by Steve De Ridder.

93mins

Unfair challenge on Guly Do Prado by Marvin Elliott results in a free kick. Guly Do Prado takes the free kick.

92mins

Foul by Jos Hooiveld on David Clarkson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Louis Carey.

90mins

David Clarkson replaces Albert Adomah.

89mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Guly Do Prado misses to the right of the target.

87mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Guly Do Prado on Marvin Elliott. Lee Holmes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Frazer Richardson. Free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.

87mins

Jack Cork challenges Neil Kilkenny unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.

86mins

Martyn Woolford joins the action as a substitute, replacing Stephen Pearson.

85mins

Steve De Ridder produces a cross, Cole Skuse manages to make a clearance.

83mins

Dean Hammond gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Maynard. Free kick taken by Lewin Nyatanga.

81mins

Outswinging corner taken by Daniel Fox from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Marvin Elliott.

81mins

James Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Lambert. Richard Lambert restarts play with the free kick.

80mins

Morgan Schneiderlin leaves the field to be replaced by Dean Hammond.

79mins

Nicky Maynard takes a shot. Kelvin Davis makes a save.

78mins

Cole Skuse takes a shot. David James makes a save. A goal is scored by Stephen Pearson from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Southampton 0-1 Bristol City.Assist by Nicky Maynard.

77mins

Adam Lallana leaves the field to be replaced by David Connolly.

76mins

Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Fox, clearance by Cole Skuse.

76mins

Richard Lambert takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by David James.

75mins

Adam Lallana challenges Cole Skuse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marvin Elliott takes the free kick.

74mins

Handball by Steve De Ridder. Neil Kilkenny takes the free kick.

74mins

Stephen Pearson takes a shot. Kelvin Davis makes a save.

72mins

Morgan Schneiderlin challenges Marvin Elliott unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.

69mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve De Ridder by Stephen Pearson. Stephen Pearson is cautioned. Free kick crossed by Daniel Fox, David James makes a save.

66mins

Header by Marvin Elliott from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

65mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Morgan Schneiderlin on Albert Adomah. Booking for Morgan Schneiderlin for unsporting behaviour. Neil Kilkenny joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kalifa Cisse. James Wilson restarts play with the free kick.

63mins

Steve De Ridder crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Guly Do Prado misses to the left of the goal.

63mins

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox from the left by-line to the near post, Kalifa Cisse manages to make a clearance.

62mins

Foul by Morgan Schneiderlin on David James, free kick awarded. David James takes the direct free kick.

61mins

James Wilson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Morgan Schneiderlin. James Wilson booked for unsporting behaviour. Daniel Fox takes the free kick.

60mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan McGivern by Steve De Ridder. David James takes the direct free kick.

59mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Cole Skuse, save by Kelvin Davis.

58mins

Jack Cork produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

58mins

Guly Do Prado fouled by Louis Carey, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Fox restarts play with the free kick.

57mins

Albert Adomah fouled by Daniel Fox, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Louis Carey.

56mins

Steve De Ridder sends in a cross, Lewin Nyatanga makes a clearance.

55mins

Morgan Schneiderlin fouled by Cole Skuse, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Fox takes the free kick.

54mins

Shot from just outside the box by Guly Do Prado goes over the crossbar.

54mins

Nicky Maynard is caught offside. Kelvin Davis restarts play with the free kick.

53mins

Frazer Richardson crosses the ball.

50mins

The offside flag is raised against Nicky Maynard. Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.

49mins

Guly Do Prado is caught offside. Free kick taken by David James.

48mins

The offside flag is raised against Cole Skuse. Kelvin Davis takes the indirect free kick.

47mins

Foul by Daniel Fox on Albert Adomah, free kick awarded. Louis Carey takes the direct free kick.

46mins

The ball is delivered by Frazer Richardson.

46mins

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox from the left by-line to the near post, Albert Adomah makes a clearance.

46mins

Richard Lambert takes a shot. Lewin Nyatanga gets a block in.

44mins

Unfair challenge on Richard Lambert by Louis Carey results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Fox.

40mins

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox, clearance by Cole Skuse.

37mins

Richard Lambert crosses the ball, Effort on goal by Daniel Fox from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

36mins

Guly Do Prado is ruled offside. Louis Carey takes the free kick.

35mins

Effort from the edge of the box by Nicky Maynard goes wide of the right-hand upright.

34mins

Booking for Louis Carey for unsporting behaviour.

34mins

Steve De Ridder takes a shot. Save made by David James.

32mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Cole Skuse from the right by-line, Aaron Martin manages to make a clearance.

32mins

Albert Adomah takes a shot. Kelvin Davis makes a save.

29mins

Richard Lambert challenges Louis Carey unfairly and gives away a free kick. David James takes the direct free kick.

28mins

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox from the right by-line, Close range header by Richard Lambert goes over the bar.

27mins

Morgan Schneiderlin takes a shot. Save made by David James.

25mins

Albert Adomah produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

22mins

Jack Cork takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

21mins

Jack Cork challenges Nicky Maynard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kalifa Cisse restarts play with the free kick.

17mins

Guly Do Prado is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Lewin Nyatanga.

10mins

Aaron Martin challenges Nicky Maynard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan McGivern takes the free kick.

9mins

A cross is delivered by Daniel Fox.

9mins

Jack Cork fouled by Marvin Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Jos Hooiveld takes the direct free kick.

7mins

The ball is crossed by Stephen Pearson, save by Kelvin Davis.

7mins

The official flags Nicky Maynard offside. Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.

5mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Morgan Schneiderlin on Marvin Elliott. Direct free kick taken by Marvin Elliott.

3mins

The ball is delivered by Ryan McGivern, Kelvin Davis makes a save.

2mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan McGivern by Steve De Ridder. Ryan McGivern restarts play with the free kick.

1mins

Steve De Ridder sends in a cross, save by David James.

Match Preview

Hammond in line for Saints return Southampton skipper Dean Hammond could be back in the starting line-up when the leaders host Bristol City. Hammond was rested to the bench for the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace and is pushing to return to his role in central midfield. Veteran striker David Connolly made his first appearance in almost two months following a groin injury as a substitute and should be involved again. He is likely to have to settle for a place on the bench, though, after Guly do Prado's brace saw off Palace. Saints have no new injury worries following their Boxing Day win but remain without midfielder Richard Chaplow, who has a knee problem. Defenders Radhi Jaidi (knee) and Dan Seaborne (head) are the only other injury absentees. Bristol City will be without captain Liam Fontaine. The centre-back has been ruled out until February with a knee injury, with James Wilson set to deputise against the table-topping Saints. Winger Albert Adomah is a slight doubt for the Robins as they look to do the double over the league leaders following their 2-0 victory at Ashton Gate last month. The Ghanaian wide man picked up minor ankle and calf knocks during the 1-0 defeat at Coventry on Boxing Day but he is expected to recover in time for kick-off at St Mary's. City have not won in five matches in the npower Championship and have failed to find the net in either of their last two outings.

Formation:442Manager: Nigel Adkins

Southampton

Formation: 451Manager: Derek McInnes

Bristol City

  • Kelvin Davis
  • Frazer Richardson
  • Aaron Martin
  • Jos Hooiveld
  • Daniel Fox
  • Steve De Ridder
  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • Jack Cork
  • Adam Lallana
  • Richard Lambert
  • Guly Do Prado
  • SUBS
  • Bartosz Bialkowski
  • Dan Harding
  • Dean Hammond
  • Lee Holmes
  • David Connolly

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Match Report

Pearson strike sees off Saints Stephen Pearson's second-half strike saw Bristol City pull away from the relegation zone with a 1-0 victory over Southampton, who saw their 25-match unbeaten home league record come to an end. Pearson converted 11 minutes from time to give the Robins their first victory in six matches and deny Southampton the chance of extending their three-point lead at the top of the npower Championship. Saints failed to convert possession into clear-cut chances and could have been further behind if Nicky Maynard's 53rd-minute effort had not been ruled out for offside. The victory for Derek McInnes' side sees them move three points clear of the bottom three, while Southampton's 2011 unbeaten home league record was ended in their 50th and final league match of this calendar year. After a scrappy opening to the contest, Steve De Ridder raced down the right wing and after pulling the ball back to Rickie Lambert, the striker failed to manoeuvre an effort on target. Midfielder Jack Cork shot over from 25 yards as Saints tried to stamp their authority on the game, before Albert Adomah also failed to direct his shot on target for the visitors. Morgan Schneiderlin drove through the midfield region and tested former England goalkeeper David James, who had to tip the long-range strike over the crossbar. From the resulting corner, Lambert rose high at the back post but could only head over. Adomah continued to be a constant threat on the break, stealing the ball off Adam Lallana before unleashing a shot that Kelvin Davis smartly turned around the post. As the game started to open up De Ridder almost brought the first goal, James having to smartly tip the midfielder's effort to safety. The game sparked into life eight minutes after the interval when City thought they had taken the lead. After Davis parried Kalifa Cisse's strike into the path of Maynard, the highly-rated striker converted the rebound neatly but was deemed to be in an offside position. Southampton restarted quickly and had chances of their own, Guly Do Prado and Cork both firing over from the edge of the box. The Robins were close to going in front again through Pearson after 73 minutes. The midfielder got in round the back of the home defence but his weak effort was kept out by Davis. James had to be alert again at the other end, keeping out a fierce Lambert strike, while Lallana saw a shot deflected just wide. Pearson did go one better five minutes later, tapping in after Davis had blocked efforts from Cole Skuse and Maynard. Southampton tried hard to find an equaliser, Do Prado failing to hit the target again and Lambert trying in vain to win a penalty after he went to ground in the area.

Form Guide

    LWLDDW
  • Southampton
  • VS
  • Bristol City
  • WDLLDL

Last Meetings

  • Bristol City
  • 2 - 0
  • Southampton
  • 26/11/2011
  • Bristol City
  • 2 - 0
  • Southampton
  • 14/02/2009
  • Southampton
  • 0 - 1
  • Bristol City
  • 08/11/2008
  • Southampton
  • 2 - 0
  • Bristol City
  • 05/04/2008
  • Bristol City
  • 2 - 1
  • Southampton
  • 24/10/2007
  • Bristol City
  • 1 - 1
  • Southampton
  • 07/02/1976

Top Scorers

Southampton

  • R Lambert 10
  • G Do Prado 9
  • A Lallana 6
  • D Connolly 5
  • R Chaplow 3
  • S De Ridder 3
  • J Hooiveld 2
  • D Hammond 1
  • D Harding 1
  • L Holmes 1
  • M Schneiderlin 1

Bristol City

  • N Maynard 7
  • A Adomah 5
  • B Pitman 3
  • M Elliott 2
  • S Pearson 1
  • N Kilkenny 1
  • M Woolford 1

Goals

Southampton

    • Total goals 71
    • Goals per game 47
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Bristol City

    • Total goals 45
    • Goals per game 21
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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