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

Live Commentary

95:44 +5.44

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

94:56 +4.56

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.

93:34 +3.34

David James goes into the referee's book.

92:57 +2.57

The ball is delivered by Steve De Ridder.

92:39 +2.39

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

91:28 +1.28

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

89:03

David Clarkson replaces Albert Adomah.

88:37

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

86:55

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.

86:16

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

85:32

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

84:04

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

82:15

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

80:40

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

80:18

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

79:56

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

78:14

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

77:53

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.

76:30

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

75:45

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

75:10

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

74:07

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

73:31

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

73:03

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

71:54

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

68:22

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.

65:47

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

64:22

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.

62:58

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

62:28

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

61:29

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

60:03

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.

59:14

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

58:48

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

57:42

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

57:04

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

56:05

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

55:52

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

54:09

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

53:31

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

53:16

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

52:03

Frazer Richardson crosses the ball.

49:20

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

48:25

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

47:01

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

46:21

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

45:54

The ball is delivered by Frazer Richardson.

45:30 +0.30

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

45:05 +0.05

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

43:39

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

39:51

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

36:50

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

35:41

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

34:53

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

34:00

Booking for Louis Carey for unsporting behaviour.

33:15

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

31:45

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

31:28

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

28:51

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

27:30

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

26:53

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

24:03

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

21:31

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

20:01

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

16:48

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

9:23

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

8:47

A cross is delivered by Daniel Fox.

8:07

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

6:50

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

6:18

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

4:30

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

2:31

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

1:43

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

0:56

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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