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Southampton v Arsenal - as it happened

Pin Southampton v Arsenal. FA Cup 20/21 last 32, 23/01/2021. Official-line-ups. BeSoccer
Southampton v Arsenal. FA Cup 20/21 last 32, 23/01/2021. Official-line-ups. BeSoccer

Southampton v Arsenal - as it happened

Join me at St Mary's for live coverage of this FA Cup match between Southampton and Arsenal.

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94'
FT: Southampton 1-0 Arsenal. A terrific win for the hosts sees them go through to play Wolves in the next round. The holders are out the cup. Arsenal were pretty poor.
93'
Nketiah has a shot from inside the box that he puts wide. That should have been on target.
92'
And Arsenal have just given away a corner. The Saints will just take their time with this.
90'
3 minutes added.
90'
Saka swings in a cross across the face of goal but no one can get on the end of it. They won't get many more chances.
89'
Arsenal really need to get the ball and mount an attack.
86'
The Saints are heading for another famous win here.
85'
Southampton sub: Ings off for Long.
84'
Pépé steps up and fires it over the bar.
83'
Bertrand is booked for a foul on Pépé at the side of the box.
82'
Ings has a shot from the edge of the box that is straight at the keeper.
80'
Nketiah has a shot cleared off the line but the flag was up for an earlier offside.
78'
Southampton sub: Adams off for N'Lundulu.
77'
Nervy times coming up for both sides now. Arsenal won't want to get knocked out and the Saints will want to hold on.
75'
Willian has a shot from just inside the box that is blocked over the bar.
72'
Arsenal sub: Bellerín off for Lacazette.
70'
The Gunners are getting closer and closer but haven0t had any amazing chances.
69'
Saka has shot from inside the box that goes well over.
67'
Nketiah has toe-poke from inside the box but Forster gets a foot to it.
65'
Ings cuts it back to Walcott but he puts it over the bar.
65'
Just over 24 minutes for the hosts and they are through.
64'
Thomas has a shot from the outside the box that goes over the bar.
59'
And from the corner Holding has a shot that goes over the bar.
59'
And almost an equaliser but Nketiah's shot is deflected wide.
58'
No surprises there with those changes. Marinelli and Elneny have been non-existent.
58'
Arsenal sub: Saka on for Martinelli.
57'
Arsenal sub: Elneny off for Thomas.
54'
I think Arsenal really need to make some changes to freshen things up. Looks like Saka and Thomas will be coming on.
51'
Ward-Prowse has a shot from the edge of the box that goes wide.
50'
Almost 2-0. Ings is played through and cracks the post. It hits off Leno and then goes wide. The flag was up though but it didn't look it.
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And we're back.
45'
HT: Southampton 1-0 Arsenal. The hosts much the better side with the Gunners not threatening at all.
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1 minute added.
44'
Ward-Prowse puts a free-kick from the corner of the box wide.
43'
Arsenal have literally had no chances in this match. No Aubameyang on the bench either but they do have Lacazette.
39'
It looks like the half will end 1-0 to the Saints.
36'
Arsenal really need to get moving here or they could find themselves further behind.
35'
The corner comes in but Ings puts the header wide.
34'
Armstrong has a shot that is deflected wide.
33'
The hosts will be pleased if they go in at the break in front. Arsenal haven't threatened at all.
30'
Bertrand has a shot from very far out that goes well over the bar.
29'
Ings has a deflected volley that goes wide.
27'
Ward-Prowse skews his shot from the edge of the box wide.
25'
And the Saints deservedly have the lead. Ward-Prowse plays it to Walker-Peters at the edge of the box. He takes it into the area and puts a dangerous cross in along the ground with Gabriel sticking his toe out and taking it underneath the helpless Leno. Post and in.
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GOAL SOUTHAMPTON!!!
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If the Saints win then they will have matches against Southampton, Aston Villa, Manchester United, Newcastle, Wolves, Wolves and Chelsea.
19'
If the Gunners win this then they will have a very busy schedule in the next month with games against Southampton, Manchester United, Wolves, Aston Villa, Wolves, Leeds, Benfica and Manchester City.
19'
The hosts are still the better side so far.
17'
Walcott has a shot from the edge of the box that goes far wide.
14'
Good chance for Adams. He does well to get into the box and get the shot away but Leno gets down to his right and saves.
12'
Cedric has a shot from inside the box that goes well over.
9'
There hasn't been a 0-0 in this fixture at the home of Arsenal since 1999.
8'
The hosts are the better side so far.
5'
So unlucky from Ward-Prowse. He catches Leno out with the corner and it hits the bar. It was curling in but just too high.
4'
Ward-Prowse swings in the corner but Ings slips with his shot and it goes wide. Must have taken a deflection as it's another corner.
4'
The Saints have started well so far.
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And we're off.
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This is also a repeat of the 02/03 final which Arsenal one.
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The Gunners will be hoping to win this trophy for the second season in a row.
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These teams meet again in the league in three days time.
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Southampton saw off Shrewsbury during the week but their team most resembles the side that lost 2-0 to Leicester last week. McCarthy and Smallbone are out for Forster and Ings.
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Arsenal made a whole host of changes for the 3-0 win over Newcastle in the league. Bellerín, Gabriel, Elneny, Pepe, Willian, Martinelli and Nketiah all replace Luiz, Tierney, Saka, Smith-Rowe, Thomas, Aubameyang and Lacazette.
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A reminder that this will go to extra-time and then penalties if need be if it ends in a draw.
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The Saints have actually never beaten Arsenal in this competition. The best they managed was a draw back in 1979.
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The last FA Cup match between the sides ended in a 5-0 win for the Gunners at this exact location.
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The winner will play away to Wolves in the next round.
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Arsenal XI: Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Cedric, Elneny, Xhaka, Pepe, Willian, Martinelli, Nketiah.
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Southampton XI: Forster, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Stephens, Bertrand, Armstrong, Diallo, Ward-Prowse, Walcott, Ings, Adams.
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Hello and welcome to St Mary's for this FA Cup last 32 match between Southampton and Arsenal. Team news to come.
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