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  • Date:06 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:17:20
  • Venue:St. Mary's Stadium
  • Attendance:25,860
  • Hammond (9) Hammond (9)
    Lallana (24) Connolly (51)
  • Gradel - pen (90)
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Live Commentary

93:52 +3.52

The referee penalises Aaron Martin for handball. Power penalty scored by Max Gradel. Southampton 3-1 Leeds.

93:27 +3.27

Centre by Lloyd Sam, Morgan Schneiderlin makes a clearance.

93:03 +3.03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve De Ridder on Andy O'Brien. Free kick taken by Paul Connolly.

91:10 +1.10

Steve De Ridder gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick Kisnorbo. Andy Lonergan takes the direct free kick.

88:56

Centre by Darren O'Dea.

87:51

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Howson by Richard Chaplow results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ramon Nunez.

87:17

Foul by Jose Fonte on Max Gradel, free kick awarded. Patrick Kisnorbo takes the free kick.

86:12

Caution for Andy Lonergan.

85:43

Richard Chaplow takes a shot from just outaide the box and strikes the post.

84:12

Max Gradel challenges Dan Harding unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows Max Gradel a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.

83:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick Kisnorbo on Steve De Ridder. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Dan Harding, comfortable save by Andy Lonergan.

78:45

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Lloyd Sam from the right by-line, Darren O'Dea gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jose Fonte. Kelvin Davis takes the direct free kick.

78:39

Lloyd Sam delivers the ball, Aaron Martin makes a clearance.

77:22

Ramon Nunez has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.

76:33

Paul Connolly produces a cross.

76:01

Ramon Nunez takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Adam Lallana.

75:17

Paul Connolly challenges Adam Lallana unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kelvin Davis takes the direct free kick.

74:41

Dean Hammond goes off and Morgan Schneiderlin comes on.

74:23

A cross is delivered by Adam Lallana, Header from deep inside the area by Aaron Martin goes over the bar.

73:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Cork by Paul Connolly. Dan Harding takes the direct free kick.

73:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren O'Dea on Dan Harding. Free kick crossed left-footed by Dan Harding from right wing, save by Andy Lonergan.

71:49

Adam Clayton challenges Jack Cork unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Clayton receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Robert Snodgrass goes off and Lloyd Sam comes on. Kelvin Davis takes the direct free kick.

69:32

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Lallana, Andy O'Brien fouled by Aaron Martin, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

69:26

The ball is delivered by Steve De Ridder, blocked by Patrick Kisnorbo.

68:27

Richard Chaplow challenges Ramon Nunez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

67:31

Adam Lallana takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Close range header by Dean Hammond misses to the right of the target.

66:35

Corner from right by-line taken by Adam Lallana.

66:27

Richard Chaplow sends in a cross, Patrick Kisnorbo gets a block in.

65:17

Robert Snodgrass takes a inswinging corner.

62:51

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Howson by Guly Do Prado results in a free kick. (Southampton) makes a substitution, with Richard Chaplow coming on for Guly Do Prado. Direct free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

61:02

The referee blows for offside. Ramon Nunez is brought on as a substitute for Ross McCormack. Steve De Ridder joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Connolly. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.

60:04

Max Gradel has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

59:04

Shot from 12 yards by Billy Paynter. Save made by Kelvin Davis.

56:37

Jose Fonte concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Paynter. Darren O'Dea takes the free kick.

54:42

Unfair challenge on Aaron Martin by Billy Paynter results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.

54:18

Guly Do Prado produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

52:38

The referee penalises Max Gradel for handball. (Leeds) makes a substitution, with Billy Paynter coming on for Michael Brown. Kelvin Davis takes the direct free kick.

51:29

David Connolly finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Southampton 3-0 Leeds.The assist for the goal came from Adam Lallana.

50:40

Unfair challenge on Dan Harding by Robert Snodgrass results in a free kick. Kelvin Davis takes the direct free kick.

50:14

Richard Lambert challenges Andy O'Brien unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Lonergan takes the direct free kick.

49:25

Guly Do Prado takes the outswinging corner, Adam Clayton makes a clearance.

49:20

Guly Do Prado sends in a cross, Darren O'Dea gets a block in.

46:20

Ross McCormack takes a shot. Comfortable save by Kelvin Davis.

46:10 +1.10

Jonathan Howson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Hammond. Jose Fonte restarts play with the free kick.

44:25

Foul by Jack Cork on Max Gradel, free kick awarded. Robert Snodgrass takes the free kick.

42:51

Patrick Kisnorbo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Lambert. Richard Lambert has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

42:23

The assistant referee flags for offside against Darren O'Dea. Indirect free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.

41:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren O'Dea by Guly Do Prado. Free kick taken by Patrick Kisnorbo.

40:01

The offside flag is raised against Max Gradel. Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.

39:40

Max Gradel sends in a cross, clearance by Aaron Martin.

38:56

Darren O'Dea produces a cross, save by Kelvin Davis.

37:13

Darren O'Dea produces a cross, save made by Kelvin Davis.

35:44

Foul by Dan Harding on Ross McCormack, free kick awarded. Adam Clayton restarts play with the free kick.

34:15

Corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Guly Do Prado.

34:09

A cross is delivered by Max Gradel, clearance by Dan Harding.

31:49

Effort from the edge of the box by Adam Lallana goes wide of the left-hand post.

31:17

Adam Clayton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Hammond. Direct free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.

29:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Max Gradel on Frazer Richardson. The referee cautions Michael Brown for unsporting behaviour. Kelvin Davis restarts play with the free kick.

26:53

Corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line, Unfair challenge on Jose Fonte by Patrick Kisnorbo results in a free kick. Kelvin Davis takes the direct free kick.

26:13

Effort on goal by Adam Lallana from 6 yards. Save made by Andy Lonergan.

24:56

Goal scored by Adam Lallana from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Southampton 2-0 Leeds.The assist for the goal came from Richard Lambert.

22:41

Foul by Darren O'Dea on David Connolly, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by David Connolly.

21:01

Unfair challenge on Michael Brown by Aaron Martin results in a free kick. Robert Snodgrass has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, blocked by Jose Fonte.

19:10

Max Gradel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Lallana. Kelvin Davis takes the direct free kick.

18:46

A cross is delivered by Robert Snodgrass, Richard Lambert gets a block in.

18:01

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line, clearance made by Dean Hammond.

17:56

A cross is delivered by Max Gradel, Aaron Martin manages to make a clearance.

14:40

Michael Brown challenges Dean Hammond unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kelvin Davis restarts play with the free kick.

14:08

The ball is sent over by Frazer Richardson, comfortable save by Andy Lonergan.

13:21

Handball by Adam Lallana. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.

11:42

Max Gradel is caught offside. Kelvin Davis takes the direct free kick.

10:32

Corner from the left by-line taken by Robert Snodgrass, free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick Kisnorbo on Aaron Martin. Kelvin Davis restarts play with the free kick.

9:21

Dean Hammond grabs a goal from outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Southampton 1-0 Leeds.Assist on the goal came from Guly Do Prado.

8:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Hammond by Michael Brown. Free kick taken by Jose Fonte.

7:55

Shot by Jonathan Howson. Kelvin Davis makes a fantastic save.

7:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Hammond on Adam Clayton. Patrick Kisnorbo takes the free kick.

6:23

Centre by Dan Harding, clearance made by Andy O'Brien.

5:28

Michael Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Hammond. Direct free kick taken by Jose Fonte.

3:58

Jack Cork fouled by Michael Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Dan Harding restarts play with the free kick.

1:44

David Connolly fouled by Patrick Kisnorbo, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Richard Lambert from the free kick.

1:12

David Connolly takes a shot. Andy O'Brien gets a block in.

0:26

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ross McCormack. Kelvin Davis takes the indirect free kick.

Match Preview

Saints sweating on Chamberlain for opener Southampton will check on teenage star Alex Chamberlain ahead of the televised opening-day visit of Leeds. Winger Chamberlain, who is a target for Arsenal, suffered an ankle injury during a pre-season friendly against West Brom last week and is a doubtful starter. Skipper Dean Hammond missed the weekend friendly at Yeovil through illness but the midfielder is expected to be available. Boss Nigel Adkins has an otherwise clean bill of health and will include his two summer signings, midfielder Jack Cork and Belgian winger Steve de Ridder, in the squad. Veteran striker David Connolly's pre-season form could earn him a start in attack alongside Rickie Lambert. Lambert had a minor back problem earlier in the summer but is now fully fit. Leeds' latest signing Darren O'Dea will go straight into their squad for the trip to St Mary`s. The Celtic central defender has completed a season-long loan switch and will vie with fit-again Patrick Kisnorbo, Tom Lees, Leigh Bromby and Alex Bruce for a place alongside Andy O'Brien at the heart of the defence. Kisnorbo missed all of last season due to a ruptured Achilles tendon and Lees, 20, spent the campaign on loan at Bury. O'Brien is expected to shake off a side strain that has restricted him to two warm-up matches. But manager Simon Grayson will be without strikers Luciano Becchio (hamstring) and Davide Somma, who will be sidelined long-term with a torn cruciate ligament. Fellow forward Billy Paynter scored his first goal for the club at Elland Road in the recent win over Newcastle and is expected to start alongside Ross McCormack but Ramon Nunez is also in contention. Summer signing Michael Brown is hoping to make his debut in midfield alongside Adam Clayton, who could make his first appearance, and goalkeepers Andy Lonergan and Paul Rachubka are also vying for their debuts.

Formation:442Manager: Nigel Adkins

Southampton

Formation: 451Manager: Simon Grayson

Leeds

  • Kelvin Davis
  • Frazer Richardson
  • Jose Fonte
  • Aaron Martin
  • Dan Harding
  • Guly Do Prado
  • Dean Hammond
  • Jack Cork
  • Adam Lallana
  • David Connolly
  • Richard Lambert
  • SUBS
  • Bartosz Bialkowski
  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • Danny Butterfield
  • Richard Chaplow
  • Steve De Ridder

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Match Report

Saints off to a flyer Southampton fired a warning to the rest of the npower Championship by demolishing Leeds at St Mary's this evening. Dean Hammond, Adam Lallana and David Connolly were on target as Nigel Adkins' newly-promoted side began the season in style. Leeds pulled one back in stoppage time when Max Gradel scored from the penalty spot but game was well and truly up by then. These teams met in the Premier League just seven years ago but both have since plumbed the depths of League One. And on this early evidence, it is the south-coast side who look better equipped to challenge for promotion back to the top flight this term. Leeds did squander a great chance to go ahead in the eighth minute when Jonathan Howson shot straight at Saints goalkeeper Kelvin Davis, who was able to make a fine reaction save. But less than two minutes later the hosts took the lead - and they never looked back. Hammond collected the ball midway inside the Leeds half, strode forward unchallenged and fizzed a precise shot past the outstretched arm of Andy Lonergan and inside the post. Slick Saints doubled their advantage in the 24th minute when Rickie Lambert played in England Under-21 international Lallana, who turned inside lone defender Andy O'Brien before tucking the ball past Lonergan. Shell-shocked Leeds were almost three down moments later when the ball fell to Lallana in the area again - but this time Lonergan was able to beat out his effort. Lambert, a prolific goalscorer in the lower divisions, is desperate to prove he can cut it in the Championship and nearly opened his account with a free-kick which hit the side-netting just before the interval. Leeds came out after half-time knowing the next goal would be crucial - and unfortunately for them it went to Southampton. Veteran frontman Connolly played a superb one-two with Lallana, flicking the ball into the midfielder's path and collecting the return before sliding it past Lonergan. Leeds should have grabbed a lifeline on the hour mark when Billy Paynter found himself through on goal but Davis managed to get a hand on the striker's shot and the opportunity was lost. Gradel then had a tantrum in the area when his penalty claim was waved away after he was challenged by Jack Cork. It could have got even worse for the visitors but Aaron Martin headed a good chance into the ground and over the crossbar and Richard Chaplow crashed a shot against the post. And Leeds grabbed their consolation in injury time when Martin handled and Gradel took his frustration out on the ball, crashing the penalty past Davis.

Form Guide

  • Southampton
  • VS
  • Leeds

Last Meetings

  • Southampton
  • 1 - 0
  • Leeds
  • 21/04/2007
  • Leeds
  • 0 - 3
  • Southampton
  • 18/11/2006
  • Southampton
  • 3 - 4
  • Leeds
  • 19/11/2005
  • Leeds
  • 2 - 1
  • Southampton
  • 18/10/2005
  • Leeds
  • 3 - 1
  • Southampton
  • 07/03/1964
  • Southampton
  • 1 - 4
  • Leeds
  • 26/10/1963

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