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Saints 2 Yeovil 0
Updated 4:53pm Saturday 25th January 2014 in Sport
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- Saints book their place in the fifth round of FA Cup
- Guly do Prado scores first goal in more than two years
- Teenager Sam Gallagher got his first goal for the club
A penalty from Guly do Prado and a Sam Gallagher strike send Saints into the fifth round of the FA Cup. They will find out their opponents when the draw is made tomorrow evening. Thanks for joining us today. We will have a full report and reaction for you on the website soon. We will be back again on Tuesday with our next blog, as Arsenal visit St Mary's for a Premier League encounter.
Morgan Schneiderlin and Luke Ayling challenge each other for the ball.
SAINTS 2 YEOVIL 0
CHANCE (89 mins): Sam Gallagher receives a pass from Steven Davis in the area, produces a Cruyff-like turn to beat Joe Edwards, but has his subsequent shot smothered by Marek Stech.
CHANCE (88 mins): Harrison Reed, on for James Ward-Prowse moments earlier, swings in a cross from the right as Saints break away. Steven Davis meets it six yards out with a side-footed volley, but Maarek Stech produces a glorious save to somehow deny him.
Luke Shaw looks for an opportunity to dispossess Joel Grant.
Sam Gallagher scores scores his first goal for Saints, and their second against Yeovil at St Mary's Stadium today.
Morgan Schneiderlin and James Hayter tussle for the ball.
Adam Lallana off, Steven Davis on (74 mins).
SAINTS 2 YEOVIL 0 (Sam Gallagher 70)
The teenager bags his first ever Saints goal, beating a Yeovil player down the right before planting a shot past Marek Stech from a very tight angle. A wonderful moment for the youngster, who is mobbed by his teammates after his strike.
Nathaniel Clyne booked for a mistimed tackle on John Lundstrom.
CHANCE (61 mins): Sam Gallagher cuts in from the left and fires in a stinging right-foot shot, which Marek Stech does well to parry away.
Maya Yoshida and Yeovil Town's Shane Duffy battle for the ball.
Rodriguez chases down the ball.
Guly do Prado off, Sam Gallagher on (55 mins)
Schneiderlin gets his head to the ball.
CHANCE (48 mins): Kelvin Davis has to make a full-stretch save to tip Luke Ayling's low shot round the post, when it looked as if his effort from 20 yards would find the bottom corner.
The second half is underway. No changes for either side.
The second half is underway
More pictures of Guly do Prado and his goal.
SAINTS 1 YEOVIL 0
CHANCE (45 mins): Yeovil launch an absolutely blistering counter attack, which ends with Joe Ralls picking out Ishmael Miller in space at the far post. It would have been a brilliant goal, but he hits his first-time shot over the bar.
CHANCE (40 mins): A glorious through ball from Jack Cork picks out Adam Lallana's run through the middle. He's well challenged, but the ball spins to Jay Rodriguez on the edge of the area. He gets a bit of power behind his shot, but Marek Stech makes the save.
CHANCE (38 mins): Yeovil go so close to an equaliser. Joe Ralls gets the ball in space, on the left side of the area, and rolls over a low cross that James Hayter slides in to meet six yards out. He hits the ball straight at Kelvin Davis, though, who makes the save. A yard either side and it's probably 1-1.
Guly do Prado's penalty which led to a goal for Saints.
CHANCE (35 mins): Adam Lallana twists and turns in trademark fashion down the left, before digging out a cross that ends up going over the head of Yeovil keeper Marek Stech and hitting the top of the bar.
Adam Lallana skips the tackle from Yeovil Town's Joe Edwards.
SAINTS 1 YEOVIL 0 (Guly do Prado 23 pen)
A big cheer from the Saints fans as Guly steps up to take the penalty. You wouldn't guess he hadn't scored in more than two years, as he coolly sends Marek Stech the wrong way. Guly's last goal - January 14, 2012, at Nottingham Forest.
James Ward-Prowse sends in a corner towards the back post, with Shane Duffy judged to have handled. Phil Dowd points to the spot and Saints have a penalty...
CHANCE (18 mins): A nice move from Saints culminates in Nathaniel Clyne swinging a cross over. Jay Rodriguez meets it at the back post, but his header thumps against the cross bar.
CHANCE (17 mins): Morgan Schneiderlin pounces on a loose ball just putside the box and squares to Jay Rodriguez in space. His first-time shot is heading towards the far corner, but Yeovil keeper Marek Stech gets down to save.
CHANCE (13 mins): Jack Cork, still searching for his first ever Saints goal, takes aim from just outside the area, but curls a left-foot shot well wide of the far post.
CHANCE (12 mins): The first opportunity, if you can call it that, of the game falls to Yeovil. Joel Grant sends in a corner, which is met by the head of Shane Duffy. But, from a long way out, his effort loops harmlessly into the arms of Kelvin Davis.
Gareth Rogers and Katharina Liebherr watch the FA Cup match between Saints and Yeovil at St Mary's Stadium.
Referee Phil Dowd gets the game underway.
Fans outside St Mary's Stadium get ready for the FA Cup clash between Saints and Yeovil.
The teams are out here at St Mary's. Kick-off just a few minutes away now. Stay with us for updates from throughout the match.
Dani Osvaldo hit the headlines this week for the wrong reasons, being suspended by the club for two weeks following an alleged headbutt on teammate Jose Fonte. Have your say below on what Saints should do with him now...
Six changes for Saints today, as Artur Boruc, Calum Chambers, Dejan Lovren, Jose Fonte, Steven Davis and Rickie Lambert drop out of the line-up. Kelvin Davis, Nathaniel Clyne, Maya Yoshida, Jos Hooiveld, James Ward-Prowse and Guly do Prado replace them. Boruc misses with a slight back problem, picked up against Sunderland, but should be fine for Arsenal. Lambert has a minor hamstring issue, according to the club.
SAINTS: K Davis; Clyne, Yoshida, Hooiveld, Shaw; Cork, Schneiderlin; Ward-Prowse, Lallana, Guly; Rodriguez.
Subs: Gazzaniga, Fonte, S Davis, Chambers, Isgrove, Reed, Gallagher.
YEOVIL: Stech; Ayling, Webster, Duffy, McAllister; Grant, Lundstram, Edwards, Ralls; Miller, Hayter.
Subs: Dunn, Dawson, Upson, Foley, Moore, Ofori-Twumasi, Morgan.
Referee: Phil Dowd.
There has been plenty of talk about Mauricio Pochettino's future as Saints manager over the past ten days, but the Argentine has once again stated his commitment to the club. Writing in today's programme, he says...
I must also highlight that the structural changes behind the scenes here have not affected my position at the club. I spoke with Katharina Liebherr on the day after Nicola Cortese's departure and we were reassured that we have her full support towards our role with the team. I remain committed to being manager of Southampton Football Club. It is a great responsibility, and one that I enjoy.Mauricio Pochettino
Hello and welcome to this Daily Echo blog covering this afternoon's FA Cup fourth round clash between Saints and Yeovil. Well, it's been, erm, another quiet few days at St Mary's... But, after Dani Osvaldo's suspension for an alleged headbutt on Jose Fonte, plus all the ongoings at the top of the club, football can at least take centre stage for 90 minutes this afternoon - we hope, anyway. Plenty to get through today, so stick with us for build-up, team news and match updates.
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