Guly and Gallagher fire Saints to victory

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Guly do Prado scored his first Saints goal for over two years and Sam Gallagher his first ever for the club as Saints booked their place in the FA Cup fifth round with a 2-0 win over Yeovil at St Mary’s.

The Championship strugglers put up a spirited display but were ultimately overpowered by a strong Saints side fielded by Mauricio Pochettino and watched from the director's box by club owner and non-executive chairman Katharina Liebherr.

Do Prado converted his first Saints goal since January 2012 with a first half penalty before 18-year-old Gallagher came off the bench to bag his first senior strike for the club in the second period.

It was a pleasing end to another week where Saints were in the headlines, this time for Dani Osvaldo’s fracas with Jose Fonte that has seen the Italian suspended for two weeks by the club while the centre half was an unused sub against Yeovil.

Gary Johnson's side, whose attempts to win the fourth-round tie - and emulate the famous giant-killing side of 1949 - were valiant but ultimately fruitless.

An impressive 3,403 supporters made the trip from the West Country and saw their side produce a performance that belied their position 34 places lower in the football pyramid than the Premier League hosts.

There was a certain air of relief when Guly do Prado, who spoke in the programme of his desire to win around Saints fans, slotted home a penalty midway through the first half - the Brazilian's first goal in two years and 11 days.

Jay Rodriguez and Adam Lallana saw efforts hit the woodwork either side of the spot-kick, but Yeovil were proving a handful it took for 18-year-old Sam Gallagher to open his senior account with a fine solo effort to put the game to bed and a smile back on Southampton fans' faces after a difficult few weeks.

The Glovers began brightly at St Mary's, with Ishmael Miller causing a nuisance from the outset on his first appearance since he rejoined Gary Johnson's side on loan from Nottingham Forest for the rest of the season.

The 26-year-old was full of running and forced a corner off Nathaniel Clyne in the 12th minute, with Shane Duffy's header from the resulting corner on target but without the power required to threaten Kelvin Davis.

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Yeovil continued to push with the backing of the vociferous travelling contingent and the hosts were fortunate that James Hayter was unable to get a telling touch on a clever ball behind their defence.

It appeared to be the shot in the arm the hosts needed, leading to a flurry of shots in quick succession.

Lallana, whose professional debut came in a League Cup match against Yeovil in 2006, saw a shot blocked before Rodriguez was thwarted by Marek Stech, before the latter saw a powerful header rattle the crossbar.

Saints continued in the ascendancy and the opening goal arrived after 23 minutes, with referee Phil Dowd pointing to the spot after Duffy was adjudged to have handled in the box.

Rodriguez looked set to take the resulting penalty but handed the ball over to Do Prado, who sent Stech the wrong way for his first goal since January 14, 2012.

Daily Echo:

Lallana flashed a strike wide and then saw a cross-cum-shot skim the bar after Yeovil had a penalty shout of their own waved away, before Davis' reactions kept Saints ahead.

Good play down the left between Joel Grant and Joe Ralls saw the ball played in for Hayter, whose goalbound effort was denied by a point-blank, if unorthodox-looking, stop by the Saints goalkeeper.

Rodriguez, Luke Shaw and Do Prado had efforts before half-time, although Miller's powerful effort in stoppage time showed Yeovil were still in with a shout.

The Somerset club did not take long to threaten again when play resumed for the second half, with Luke Ayling seeing a 20-yard effort impressively pushed around the post by Davis.

Yeovil continued to push forward in numbers with John Lundstram having an effort on goal, but such attacking impetus was seeing Saints have opportunities at the other end.

Rodriguez saw a shot deflect behind and James Ward-Prowse saw an audacious dipping effort go close, with Clyne and substitute Gallagher soon forcing Stech into saves of differing quality.

Daily Echo:

Lundstram saw a venomous strike blocked by Shaw as Yeovil attempted to eke a leveller, although Saints went clear with 20 minutes remaining.

Gallagher, on for Do Prado in the 56th minute, showed impressive poise and skill to jink clear and fire past Stech from an acute angle.

It was a fine first goal by the teenager and one he hoped to add to soon after, although his attempt from a tight angle was cleared away.

Substitute Steven Davis saw an attempt impressively clawed away by Stech late on, with the Czech also denying Gallagher after the forward made himself space with impressive control.

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5:23pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Saint TGB says...

Pleased for Sam - and Guly!
Pleased for Sam - and Guly! Saint TGB
  • Score: 15

5:25pm Sat 25 Jan 14

brighton saint says...

Well stoked with our victory...happy days and pleased to see Gallagher get on the score sheet - DE please give up on the Osvaldo story you are doing it to death - this is meant to be a match report on our progress to the next round buy yet again you still manage to bore us to tears - please just give it up and let the club and players sort it out. Looking forward to the draw...COYS
Well stoked with our victory...happy days and pleased to see Gallagher get on the score sheet - DE please give up on the Osvaldo story you are doing it to death - this is meant to be a match report on our progress to the next round buy yet again you still manage to bore us to tears - please just give it up and let the club and players sort it out. Looking forward to the draw...COYS brighton saint
  • Score: 9

5:29pm Sat 25 Jan 14

el caballo santos101 says...

a good win, had to work for it though and well played Yeovil for making a game of it. nice to see Guly score, I think the reaction of the players shows he is liked and there is good team spirit, also nice to see Big Sam get a goal, maybe he can push on and make more appearances and get more goals. the name is in the hat for the next round, lets hope for a home draw again, don't care who we get.
listening to jesus after the game it doesn't sound good for Dani, Adam Blackmore on solent said that players have told him that they don't want Dani back and they have sent him to coventy. jesus said, when asked and trying to avoid answering, that we will see in the next few days. is that a transfer out for him? if they want him out then do it quick and try for a replacement.
a good win, had to work for it though and well played Yeovil for making a game of it. nice to see Guly score, I think the reaction of the players shows he is liked and there is good team spirit, also nice to see Big Sam get a goal, maybe he can push on and make more appearances and get more goals. the name is in the hat for the next round, lets hope for a home draw again, don't care who we get. listening to jesus after the game it doesn't sound good for Dani, Adam Blackmore on solent said that players have told him that they don't want Dani back and they have sent him to coventy. jesus said, when asked and trying to avoid answering, that we will see in the next few days. is that a transfer out for him? if they want him out then do it quick and try for a replacement. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 11

5:33pm Sat 25 Jan 14

TEqH 83 says...

Job done. looking forward to seeing more of Sam Gallagher in the next couple of years. Good to see Guly get one as well, he gets a lot of stick but he always puts in a shift when he's picked.

Fingers crossed for another home draw...
Job done. looking forward to seeing more of Sam Gallagher in the next couple of years. Good to see Guly get one as well, he gets a lot of stick but he always puts in a shift when he's picked. Fingers crossed for another home draw... TEqH 83
  • Score: 12

5:46pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Solid if unspectacular.

Delighted for the scorers and for the fans who went. I do hope their ticket stubs can be used to give them a degree of priority at the ticket office for the next round, whoever that is against.

Btw, when is the 5th round?

Oh, on Dani, Kelv has made his point on Solent. He said something like this (but don't quote me) 'It's a friendly dressing room and anyone not wanting to be a part of that won't be welcome.'

Oh, and Slugger is about to be quoted (I think).
Solid if unspectacular. Delighted for the scorers and for the fans who went. I do hope their ticket stubs can be used to give them a degree of priority at the ticket office for the next round, whoever that is against. Btw, when is the 5th round? Oh, on Dani, Kelv has made his point on Solent. He said something like this (but don't quote me) 'It's a friendly dressing room and anyone not wanting to be a part of that won't be welcome.' Oh, and Slugger is about to be quoted (I think). Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 5

5:52pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Solid if unspectacular.

Delighted for the scorers and for the fans who went. I do hope their ticket stubs can be used to give them a degree of priority at the ticket office for the next round, whoever that is against.

Btw, when is the 5th round?

Oh, on Dani, Kelv has made his point on Solent. He said something like this (but don't quote me) 'It's a friendly dressing room and anyone not wanting to be a part of that won't be welcome.'

Oh, and Slugger is about to be quoted (I think).
Slugger says: 'Lots of ill-informed comments about Osvaldo on here (Solent) tonight. Let the manager make the decision.' (Or something like that.) Well put Slugger.
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: Solid if unspectacular. Delighted for the scorers and for the fans who went. I do hope their ticket stubs can be used to give them a degree of priority at the ticket office for the next round, whoever that is against. Btw, when is the 5th round? Oh, on Dani, Kelv has made his point on Solent. He said something like this (but don't quote me) 'It's a friendly dressing room and anyone not wanting to be a part of that won't be welcome.' Oh, and Slugger is about to be quoted (I think).[/p][/quote]Slugger says: 'Lots of ill-informed comments about Osvaldo on here (Solent) tonight. Let the manager make the decision.' (Or something like that.) Well put Slugger. Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 3

6:41pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Clever Dick says...

Well done Sam Gallagher. That's a great warm up for your hatrick on Tuesday.
Well done Sam Gallagher. That's a great warm up for your hatrick on Tuesday. Clever Dick
  • Score: 6

7:45pm Sat 25 Jan 14

SnapperSaint says...

Who needs expensive Italian goods when we have some much better home-grown quality!!! Sam was the man today, I think he has a great future.

However, Slugger said it right, echoing Dave Merrington, it's the manager and players that will have to decide on Osvaldo.
Who needs expensive Italian goods when we have some much better home-grown quality!!! Sam was the man today, I think he has a great future. However, Slugger said it right, echoing Dave Merrington, it's the manager and players that will have to decide on Osvaldo. SnapperSaint
  • Score: 3

7:52pm Sat 25 Jan 14

Rob The Saint NOT in NZ says...

Slugger the local celeb!

Trust him to say something uncontroversial with equanimity.
Slugger the local celeb! Trust him to say something uncontroversial with equanimity. Rob The Saint NOT in NZ
  • Score: 2

7:52pm Sat 25 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Without the rise of the New G-Men, this could well have been a banana skin, I am well pleased, we win and it's fish supper time. As Dave M said at the start of the game, "What we don't want to do today is to lose this game"
The master of the bleedin' obvious, I love him!
Without the rise of the New G-Men, this could well have been a banana skin, I am well pleased, we win and it's fish supper time. As Dave M said at the start of the game, "What we don't want to do today is to lose this game" The master of the bleedin' obvious, I love him! OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: -2

9:01pm Sat 25 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Draw after tomorrows games

Draw Numbers
1 Sunderland
2 Cardiff City
3 Southampton
4 Charlton Athletic
5 Brighton & Hove Albion
6 Nottingham Forest or Preston North End
7 Hull City
8 Sheffield Wednesday
9 Arsenal
10 Stevenage or Everton
11 Wigan Athletic
12 Chelsea or Stoke City
13 Manchester City
14 Liverpool
15 Swansea City
16 Sheffield United or Fulham

Ties to be played on the weekend of 15 and 16 February 2014

Who would you want and where?
Draw after tomorrows games Draw Numbers 1 Sunderland 2 Cardiff City 3 Southampton 4 Charlton Athletic 5 Brighton & Hove Albion 6 Nottingham Forest or Preston North End 7 Hull City 8 Sheffield Wednesday 9 Arsenal 10 Stevenage or Everton 11 Wigan Athletic 12 Chelsea or Stoke City 13 Manchester City 14 Liverpool 15 Swansea City 16 Sheffield United or Fulham Ties to be played on the weekend of 15 and 16 February 2014 Who would you want and where? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

9:59pm Sat 25 Jan 14

hedge end bob says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Draw after tomorrows games Draw Numbers 1 Sunderland 2 Cardiff City 3 Southampton 4 Charlton Athletic 5 Brighton & Hove Albion 6 Nottingham Forest or Preston North End 7 Hull City 8 Sheffield Wednesday 9 Arsenal 10 Stevenage or Everton 11 Wigan Athletic 12 Chelsea or Stoke City 13 Manchester City 14 Liverpool 15 Swansea City 16 Sheffield United or Fulham Ties to be played on the weekend of 15 and 16 February 2014 Who would you want and where?
Home draw against
no.'s 2..4 5 6 or 8
mostly SAINTS V CARDIFF.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Draw after tomorrows games Draw Numbers 1 Sunderland 2 Cardiff City 3 Southampton 4 Charlton Athletic 5 Brighton & Hove Albion 6 Nottingham Forest or Preston North End 7 Hull City 8 Sheffield Wednesday 9 Arsenal 10 Stevenage or Everton 11 Wigan Athletic 12 Chelsea or Stoke City 13 Manchester City 14 Liverpool 15 Swansea City 16 Sheffield United or Fulham Ties to be played on the weekend of 15 and 16 February 2014 Who would you want and where?[/p][/quote]Home draw against no.'s 2..4 5 6 or 8 mostly SAINTS V CARDIFF. hedge end bob
  • Score: 0

11:55pm Sat 25 Jan 14

nervousbumskin420 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Draw after tomorrows games Draw Numbers 1 Sunderland 2 Cardiff City 3 Southampton 4 Charlton Athletic 5 Brighton & Hove Albion 6 Nottingham Forest or Preston North End 7 Hull City 8 Sheffield Wednesday 9 Arsenal 10 Stevenage or Everton 11 Wigan Athletic 12 Chelsea or Stoke City 13 Manchester City 14 Liverpool 15 Swansea City 16 Sheffield United or Fulham Ties to be played on the weekend of 15 and 16 February 2014 Who would you want and where?
home 5
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Draw after tomorrows games Draw Numbers 1 Sunderland 2 Cardiff City 3 Southampton 4 Charlton Athletic 5 Brighton & Hove Albion 6 Nottingham Forest or Preston North End 7 Hull City 8 Sheffield Wednesday 9 Arsenal 10 Stevenage or Everton 11 Wigan Athletic 12 Chelsea or Stoke City 13 Manchester City 14 Liverpool 15 Swansea City 16 Sheffield United or Fulham Ties to be played on the weekend of 15 and 16 February 2014 Who would you want and where?[/p][/quote]home 5 nervousbumskin420
  • Score: 1

8:25am Sun 26 Jan 14

WECOMING4U says...

Brighton at home, just hope Osvaldo signing and it's repercussions do not stop the girl Liebeherr from dipping into the transfer market! Bye bye Idiot from Italy.
Brighton at home, just hope Osvaldo signing and it's repercussions do not stop the girl Liebeherr from dipping into the transfer market! Bye bye Idiot from Italy. WECOMING4U
  • Score: 0

10:00am Sun 26 Jan 14

J7junctionseven says...

Met Sam in the Dell bar after the game.
Congratulated him on a really well taken goal and good performance.
He seems a good honest young man and I feel me may have a really good striker for the very near future.
Comfortable result in the end and fair play to Yeovil for giving it a good go and for their fans for turning up in numbers and making a fair bit of noise
Home tie against BHA would be nice and the big boys against each other!
COYR
Met Sam in the Dell bar after the game. Congratulated him on a really well taken goal and good performance. He seems a good honest young man and I feel me may have a really good striker for the very near future. Comfortable result in the end and fair play to Yeovil for giving it a good go and for their fans for turning up in numbers and making a fair bit of noise Home tie against BHA would be nice and the big boys against each other! COYR J7junctionseven
  • Score: 2

12:07pm Sun 26 Jan 14

A36saint says...

Read gulys piece in the program yesterday and have to say I felt sorry for the bloke. He knows there are a set group of supporters that will always be against him which is sad considering he really does love this club and its obvious the team and manager love him. I have never posted on here before but I was sat in itchen stand yesterday and to be honest I felt ashamed to be a saints fan with hearing comments people were making about players in our team, players that put in a shift to win a tough game. Do these so called supporters not realize their comments effect the whole team not just one player. The only plus was the supporters in the northam who showed there support to guly and the rest of the team which must make a real difference. Shame we are not all like that, some people find it to easy to jump on the anti guly/fox or whoever is slightly out of form bandwagon.
Read gulys piece in the program yesterday and have to say I felt sorry for the bloke. He knows there are a set group of supporters that will always be against him which is sad considering he really does love this club and its obvious the team and manager love him. I have never posted on here before but I was sat in itchen stand yesterday and to be honest I felt ashamed to be a saints fan with hearing comments people were making about players in our team, players that put in a shift to win a tough game. Do these so called supporters not realize their comments effect the whole team not just one player. The only plus was the supporters in the northam who showed there support to guly and the rest of the team which must make a real difference. Shame we are not all like that, some people find it to easy to jump on the anti guly/fox or whoever is slightly out of form bandwagon. A36saint
  • Score: 5

1:28pm Sun 26 Jan 14

st1halo says...

A36saint wrote:
Read gulys piece in the program yesterday and have to say I felt sorry for the bloke. He knows there are a set group of supporters that will always be against him which is sad considering he really does love this club and its obvious the team and manager love him. I have never posted on here before but I was sat in itchen stand yesterday and to be honest I felt ashamed to be a saints fan with hearing comments people were making about players in our team, players that put in a shift to win a tough game. Do these so called supporters not realize their comments effect the whole team not just one player. The only plus was the supporters in the northam who showed there support to guly and the rest of the team which must make a real difference. Shame we are not all like that, some people find it to easy to jump on the anti guly/fox or whoever is slightly out of form bandwagon.
I agree with you that supporters should refrain from abusing our own players in the stadium, it can be demoralising for the player in question (Fox, Gazza come to mind also), it undermines confidence, has a knock on effect on the team and serves no purpose.
I was in the Northam as usual yesterday and sang his name in support. Where I disagree is with the 'slightly out of form bandwagon' as far as Guly is concerned. IMO he was poor yesterday. Sloppy passing, failure to find space even when under no pressure, lack lustre pace in getting forward when required and litte or no understanding with teammates in linking up play. In short, a lost opportunity to impress. This form has continued for two years and as a centre forward and highly paid professional, his ability should talk for him. Some will excuse by saying he has been played out of position, little game time etc but he trains with the squad every week and that, at least should see him fit in seamlessly with the pace and tactics particularly against a struggling Championship side.
No doubt, some will have a pop at me for these coments as they are entitled to. I will always give my full support to those on the pitch but it doesn't disguise the inadequacies evident in many of Guly's performances. I want him to do well, but it's not gonna happen.

STID
[quote][p][bold]A36saint[/bold] wrote: Read gulys piece in the program yesterday and have to say I felt sorry for the bloke. He knows there are a set group of supporters that will always be against him which is sad considering he really does love this club and its obvious the team and manager love him. I have never posted on here before but I was sat in itchen stand yesterday and to be honest I felt ashamed to be a saints fan with hearing comments people were making about players in our team, players that put in a shift to win a tough game. Do these so called supporters not realize their comments effect the whole team not just one player. The only plus was the supporters in the northam who showed there support to guly and the rest of the team which must make a real difference. Shame we are not all like that, some people find it to easy to jump on the anti guly/fox or whoever is slightly out of form bandwagon.[/p][/quote]I agree with you that supporters should refrain from abusing our own players in the stadium, it can be demoralising for the player in question (Fox, Gazza come to mind also), it undermines confidence, has a knock on effect on the team and serves no purpose. I was in the Northam as usual yesterday and sang his name in support. Where I disagree is with the 'slightly out of form bandwagon' as far as Guly is concerned. IMO he was poor yesterday. Sloppy passing, failure to find space even when under no pressure, lack lustre pace in getting forward when required and litte or no understanding with teammates in linking up play. In short, a lost opportunity to impress. This form has continued for two years and as a centre forward and highly paid professional, his ability should talk for him. Some will excuse by saying he has been played out of position, little game time etc but he trains with the squad every week and that, at least should see him fit in seamlessly with the pace and tactics particularly against a struggling Championship side. No doubt, some will have a pop at me for these coments as they are entitled to. I will always give my full support to those on the pitch but it doesn't disguise the inadequacies evident in many of Guly's performances. I want him to do well, but it's not gonna happen. STID st1halo
  • Score: 2

1:44pm Sun 26 Jan 14

hedge end bob says...

A36saint wrote:
Read gulys piece in the program yesterday and have to say I felt sorry for the bloke. He knows there are a set group of supporters that will always be against him which is sad considering he really does love this club and its obvious the team and manager love him. I have never posted on here before but I was sat in itchen stand yesterday and to be honest I felt ashamed to be a saints fan with hearing comments people were making about players in our team, players that put in a shift to win a tough game. Do these so called supporters not realize their comments effect the whole team not just one player. The only plus was the supporters in the northam who showed there support to guly and the rest of the team which must make a real difference. Shame we are not all like that, some people find it to easy to jump on the anti guly/fox or whoever is slightly out of form bandwagon.
I have a season ticket in north block 4 . There was one idiot who stood up as soon as guly touch the ball and shouted , get him off he's fecking usless. Totally unfair and may i add he was the first one cheering when Guly scored. Says it all in my book, you wont stop his sort if GULY was knocking in goals every game. I always remember what Guly has contributed with his work rate and goals to get this club where we are today.
But i cant agree with you about Fox ..or Hoover. They are just not PREIMERSHIP players IMO.. They are VERRY GOOD Championship players but will not progress his club to fullfill our 5 year plan.
[quote][p][bold]A36saint[/bold] wrote: Read gulys piece in the program yesterday and have to say I felt sorry for the bloke. He knows there are a set group of supporters that will always be against him which is sad considering he really does love this club and its obvious the team and manager love him. I have never posted on here before but I was sat in itchen stand yesterday and to be honest I felt ashamed to be a saints fan with hearing comments people were making about players in our team, players that put in a shift to win a tough game. Do these so called supporters not realize their comments effect the whole team not just one player. The only plus was the supporters in the northam who showed there support to guly and the rest of the team which must make a real difference. Shame we are not all like that, some people find it to easy to jump on the anti guly/fox or whoever is slightly out of form bandwagon.[/p][/quote]I have a season ticket in north block 4 . There was one idiot who stood up as soon as guly touch the ball and shouted , get him off he's fecking usless. Totally unfair and may i add he was the first one cheering when Guly scored. Says it all in my book, you wont stop his sort if GULY was knocking in goals every game. I always remember what Guly has contributed with his work rate and goals to get this club where we are today. But i cant agree with you about Fox ..or Hoover. They are just not PREIMERSHIP players IMO.. They are VERRY GOOD Championship players but will not progress his club to fullfill our 5 year plan. hedge end bob
  • Score: 0

5:38pm Sun 26 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

A SUNDERLAND
A SUNDERLAND OSPREYSAINT
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