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Southampton 3 v 1 Sheffield United
Barclays Premier League
Sunday, 26th July 2020 Kick-off 16:00

Voting was locked for this match at midnight on Monday 27th July but you may still add your mini match reports. Note that members and non-members alike were able to vote.

Alex McCarthy7.0
Kyle Walker-Peters7.5
Jack Stephens6.9
Jannik Vestergaard5.0
Ryan Bertrand6.4
Stuart Armstrong5.8
James Ward-Prowse6.7
Oriol Romeu7.4
Nathan Redmond7.5
Che Adams8.3
Danny Ings7.2
Shane Long5.5
Michael Obafemi5.2
Will Smallbone5.9
6.2Dean Henderson
5.7Chris Basham
5.6John Egan
5.4Jack Robinson
5.7George Baldock
6.6John Lundstram
5.5Sander Berge
5.2John Fleck
5.4Enda Stevens
5.2Oliver McBurnie
6.2Billy Sharp
5.0Oliver Norwood
4.9Leon Clarke

Referee6.7 
Match Rating7.1 


Your Southampton v Sheffield United Match Reports

saintpete01 added 20:18 - Jul 26

We have our own Gurd muller in che Adams Das Bomber
He has all the qualities of that great striker
We were lucky the game wasn’t dead and burried by half time
But a great second half team performance there was only one team in it
Great to finish with a win and in our new kit happy days
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halftimeorange added 20:25 - Jul 26

Thankfully, Sheff Utd ran out of steam and we coasted home but, there were worrying moments with Walker-Peters, McCarthy and, comically Vestergaard being eased off the ball by Billy sharp. Talk about david and Goliath!. Sorry but Jannik is simply too much of a carthorse for the EPL. Danny Ings seemed off the pace at times but, what I really didn't get was that when we were all over them at the end everyone seemed content to pass around in the middle of the park instead of setting Danny up for a golden boot goal. Even Danny spurned a couple of half chances to shoot. What was that all about? A good end to a chaotic season.
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saintpete01 added 21:02 - Jul 26

Yes Jv looked like he was Towing the Titanic to catch billy sharp
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allsaint54 added 21:13 - Jul 26

Ralph starts with with Vestergaard to see if he's worth keeping for next season. After 45 min he proved he can't defend & can be outpaced by Billy Sharp who's not exactly quick. Great to see Che score 2 great goals, hopefully this will boost his confidence for next season. Redders put in in one of his best performances but JWP still flatters to deceive.
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SanMarco added 21:51 - Jul 26

Yes - poor old JV. I know Billy Sharp is a sprightly youngster but...

Good to finish with a win and we came 3rd in the table since the restart. Just need to sort the home form out and could be a good season next year.
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I_would added 22:03 - Jul 26

What position does JWP play, any ideas? He was either No9, CB, No 10 or RB, I'm not sure. What a load of well drilled mechanical boorfest SU are. I think we're a bit better overall than them and we'd better buy Peters (MOM for me).
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FaroSaint added 23:19 - Jul 26

Great win for the final game though a very nervous error strewn first half especially from JV . Thought JWP had a great game controlling the midfield with superb crosses into the box . Super Captain bodes well for the new season . OR NR and KWP all had a good game
So pleased for Che, more of the same please next season !!! COYS
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Flamingbankers added 09:14 - Jul 27

Poor first-half , Vesters turning and footwork like the Titanic (played OK 2nd). Defence gave the ball away too much with flanks looking vulnerable. Much the better team in second-half. Che Adams with quick feet and merciless finishing gets his just desserts. MOM, the rock, Romeu.
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KriSaint added 12:23 - Jul 27

Great new kit. Thanks to Alex McCarthy for some really important saves before we got to dominate the match completely. Alex has improved and actually punches crosses away on a regular basis now.
Danny "Silverboot" Ings scored his twenty-second goal and Adams got a brace. Romeu is back at his best and we won´t miss Højbjerg. Great to see - for at least the second time - Obafemi brought on as a THIRD striker and Smallbone fill in well as a no. 6, when Romeu is sacrificed to give room for the third centerforward. Kyle WP has convinced me. He has made us stronger. He is quick, brave and clever. BUY, please.
JWP is our new captain - get over it, "I_Would" <3 - and Armstrong is my "most improved player of the season", whereas Danny "SIlverboot" MachineIngs is my player of the year - beating his personal goal tally for a season - and being our iconic top scorer.
8 academy players in the match squad for the last match, makes me proud, and I like Ralps very much.
2 or 3 signings and we can do really well next season, where the top 6 teams will have too many games in too short a time and get heavy legs - which , hopefully, gives us a chance to power upwards in the table.
I look forward to next season with, hopefully, good cup runs and a top 7 end position in the table.

Thanks to my fellow Saints fans and friends for connecting on this platform and thanks to Nick for good articles.
Thanks to John Bailey and Tom for their legendary Saints FC Podcasts and to the lad behind league1minus10blogspot.com for fantastic match reports.

Best wishes
Kristian (KriSaint), 52-year old GP & sports medicine doctor
and (Danish) Saints supporter since 1979/1980.
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TimSaint added 13:26 - Jul 27

Frustrating 1st half with Saints seemingly already on the beach - particularly our Great Dane. (great as in size, not ability !!) Some woeful defending (mostly unforced errors), combined with poor finishing from the visitors and good goalkeeping meant we only went into the break 1-0 down.

Cue the hairdryer at half time and we looked a decent side in the 2nd half. We wanted it more and the cream came to the top, despite Sheff U's attempts to waste time, frustrate and of course kick lumps out of us.

Pleased that Che got his goals, but deep down, would have preferred Ings to have scored them, to knock Vardy off his perch. Still 2nd place in the scoring charts is great for Ings and for Saints.

Che will no doubt wish the season wasn't stopping, but with him, Ings and indeed Oba all finding the net regularly, we have a decent attack - especially with the likes of Boufal and Djenepo to return. Just needs Long to figure out where the goal is !! :-)

A great end to the season and another double achieved (along with Villa, Norwich, Watford).

A few summer signings and a good clear out of the deadwood and we will be a decent team next season.
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