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Chelsea 0 v 2 Southampton
Barclays Premier League
Thursday, 26th December 2019 Kick-off 15:00
Bettwsresident added 17:16 - Dec 26
Armstrong, Bednarek, Stephens, all 10/10. Hojberg, Redmond, Soares, JWP and Bertand really good, best game ever for Obarfemi and even Che worked really hard. What a brilliant result and our best defensive display since VVD threw the toys out. We stifled them and then hit on the break with speed and power, could have been 3 or even 4, Che just missed a tap in and redmond should have buried it when through.
Great Christmas present, and I just love away games!
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codge added 17:48 - Dec 26
Have to admit didn't see that coming, but most welcome for sure.Thought the whole team played well our defense was very organized finally which made such a difference.Now if we can produce this form at home we will be moving up in the right direction.As l said great alround performance by everyone,well done Saints.
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aceofthebase added 19:06 - Dec 26
Great leadership in defence, great performance by Stephens, great goals by Obafemi and Redmond, great management in team selection and timely substitutes, great midfield with Armstrong making strong offensive moves supported by JWP and our captain, great goalkeeping controlling our penalty area, great all-round team performance by the settled team and a great big smile on my face.
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aceofthebase added 19:06 - Dec 26
Great leadership in defence, great performance by Stephens, great goals by Obafemi and Redmond, great management in team selection and timely substitutes, great midfield with Armstrong making strong offensive moves supported by JWP and our captain, great goalkeeping controlling our penalty area, great all-round team performance by the settled team and a great big smile on my face.
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KriSaint added 23:33 - Dec 26
Over the moon about this performance. Totally deserved win, clean sheet, and it could have been 4-0 to us.
We have a system that works and players in all positions who put in a shift.
What a fine goal by Obafemi and likewise built up and finish in relations to the second scoring. For me Stuart Armstrong was man of the match, and I am so happy for him. Thanks to our fans who sang and sang sang during the match and congrats´ to everyone involved the club and to every fellow Saints fan.
Totally deserved win, clean sheet, and it could have been 4-0 to us.
Keep it going , lads. Enjoy, everybody, and to my fellow TUI members - be back in less than 48 hours. Thanks.
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KriSaint added 05:32 - Dec 27
Let us hold hands :-D and never forget these two sequences in succession in the second half:

Minute 70:38:

We´ve pressed Chelsea high up the field and they get a goal kick which they take very quickly and go for a counter while we still have a lot of our players in their half - with quick movement of the ball, played out from the back. We manage to win the ball back shortly in the middle of the park, where there is no space and loose it and they break away again - BUT - JWP makes a professional foul on Mount on the left about 6 yards from the half way line and - fantastically - avoids a yellow card even after having prevented Mount to take an instant freekick TWICE (with JONATHAN MOSS running around with the whistle)....

Mount finally manages to take the freekick and Chelsea quickly get the ball to the edge of our box, where Azpiliqueta crosses, and at the edge of the 6 yard box CEDRIC (of all people) jumps....., rises, and heads the ball up in the air - still inside our penalty box - and Ings manages to huff the ball high up in the air further up our half to the edge of the D where Adams - totally warn out - wins the air duel with Rüdiger, picks up the ball when it hits the ground and moves it towards the left side of their half, desperately followed by Rüdiger and Tomori. Rüdiger tries to prevent Adams in holding up the ball - or worse - getting away for a one-on-one with Kepa, and while trying this Rüdiger puts the ball out for an obvious throw-in to Saints, claiming it´s a Chelsea throw-in :-D

What happens next is epic.

Minute 71:56

After a deserved and highly needed 30 seconds break, Bertrand takes the ball and throws it to Redmond after Ings has created a little space to Redmond with a clever little move.
Redmond passes to Cedric, who passes to Armstrong, who passes to JWP, who passes to PEH who takes the speed of the ball with a one-touch world class left footed pass around Kanté forwards to Armstrong thereby keeping possession and getting the ball into an increasingly dangerous area in very little space, and Armstrong passes to Redmond, who passes to PEH who signals with his right hand that it´s a no-go to pass it to Bertrand who wants it, and instead PEH makes a short pass back to Bednarek, who passes to Jack Cafu Stephens, who dribbles past Mount and passes to Armstrong who makes an incredible one-two with Ings on the right hand side and receives the ball again and chips it past Rüdigers leg, and when Armstrong is just about to pass the ball further - over Azpiliquetas head - to Redmond, who has run in behind into a free position inside the box - it looks like it is actually TOMORI (who runs closely behind Armstrong) who - in a desperate attempt to prevent a goal that would make even M. City very, VERY proud - makes the suicidal but marvellous loop over Azpiliqueta to Redmond who brilliantly chips the ball into the net past Kepa, who has run out and thrown himself down to try to block Redmonds finish.
2-0.
Redmond runs to the corner where Saints fans go mental when Ings joins the party and lifts Redmond in the air with one arm, and several other Saints players join in the celebration after this fantastic goal, in front of our fans, while 10 guys or more in yellow vests - with depressed faces - try to prevent pitch invasion and/or crowd trouble between mental Saints fans and shocked Chelsea fans.
Absolutely outstanding goal after about 15 classy Saints passes.
One of our best "team " goals since Mick Channons famous team goal at The Dell almost 40 years ago?
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LoisDeem added 12:49 - Dec 27
The match rating is clearly from a success starved saints fan.
Manager rating 10/10. Based on: Tactics. Line up. Substitution. Attitude. Commitment. Team work. Timing.
Last but not least: Honesty.
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