Southampton vs Wolves LIVE: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from fixture today

<p>Raul Jimenez tries to hold off Oriel Romeu</p>

Raul Jimenez tries to hold off Oriel Romeu

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Sunday football in the Premier League opens with two teams struggling to get to grips with the 2021/22 season, as Southampton host Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Saints have been somewhat improved of late after a poor start to the campaign from a defensive standpoint, but four successive draws leaves them in 15th without a win in the league – Ralph Hasenhuttl has overseen an upturn in fortunes in one half of the pitch, but after successive goalless draws he’ll hope for more in the final third, too. That said, a 0-0 stalemate with Manchester City last time out was a definite hard-earned point which Saints – or indeed most teams – would happily take.

As for Wolves, they are yet to get firing under new boss Bruno Lage, managing just one win in their five games so far, with defeats in all the rest. They are one place and point back from their hosts on Sunday afternoon, following a home loss to Brentford last weekend. Wolves at least produced a stirring comeback in midweek against Spurs in the Carabao Cup, but exited regardless after a penalty shootout.

Follow all the build-up to Southampton vs Wolves and live coverage of the match here, with all the action from the north London derby to follow later:


Southampton vs Wolves

49 mins: Southampton keep the ball in the opening minutes of this second half. Wolves still look happy to sit off and try and absorb the pressure that the home side bring.

Salisu looks for a ball over the top for Armstrong to chase but it skips through to Wolves keeper Sa who happily collects.

Dylan Terry26 September 2021 15:07


Southampton vs Wolves

46 mins: Back underway at St Mary’s then with the second half between Southampton and Wolves. Here’s hoping for some more quality.

Dylan Terry26 September 2021 15:04


Southampton vs Wolves

You feel like Bruno Lage has to do something at the start of this second half. He needs to either change his personnel or system in order to try and press Southampton higher up the pitch and win the ball back with more frequency and intent.

Southampton could grind out a slender victory if it stays the way it was in that first 45, so I wouldn’t expect too many changes from Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men.

Dylan Terry26 September 2021 15:00


Southampton vs Wolves

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Dylan Terry26 September 2021 14:54


Southampton vs Wolves

HALF-TIME: It’s goalless at the break. It will not be a 45 minutes that lives long in the memory. Southampton had the best of the ball but created very little in the way of chances. Wolves probably had their best sight of goal inside the first 120 seconds but Semedo’s effort was stopped by McCarthy.

Let’s hope for some better stuff in the second period.

Dylan Terry26 September 2021 14:48


Southampton vs Wolves

44 mins: A burst of energy from Southampton there. You feel they may well have had to make it count because the chances in this game are few and far between.

Corner for Wolves as we approach half-time. They play it short and it’s a total waste. I take my earlier comment back – THAT sums up the first 45 minutes here.

Dylan Terry26 September 2021 14:46


Southampton vs Wolves

41 mins: DISALLOWED GOAL! A lovely clipped ball over the top finds Nathan Redmond. He chests and finishes beautifully but he was at least a foot offside.

Sa then takes a big chance by clearing at the last conceivable moment and Southampton come forward again. Armstrong strikes from the edge of the area but it’s straight at Sa.

Dylan Terry26 September 2021 14:43


Southampton vs Wolves

38 mins: These are two teams that need to make a statement today after poor starts to their respective Premier League campaigns. What we are getting instead is two sides who look scared about trying to win the game.

Ward-Prowse delivers a free-kick in from the right-hand side. It’s headed away to the edge of the box and Romeu thumps his effort into the top row of St Mary’s.

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Dylan Terry26 September 2021 14:39


Southampton vs Wolves

35 mins: Wolves break clear and Podence is in a great position with Jimenez and Hwang to his left. He tries to play it out wide but the pass is dreadful. That rather sums up these first 35 minutes.

Good positions for both sides. Less cutting edge than a plastic spoon.

Dylan Terry26 September 2021 14:35


Southampton vs Wolves

32 mins: A real drop off in the pace of this match over the last five minutes or so. You can understand these two sides have only scored six goals between them so far this season.

Very few attempts on target. Next to no clear-cut chances. Not the best spectacle.

Dylan Terry26 September 2021 14:34


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