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Saints 2 Sheffield Wednesday 0
5:54pm Tuesday 25th September 2012 in Saints News
This live event has finished
- Jay Rodriguez scores his first goals for Saints to give them the lead on 30 minutes and then convert a penalty on 78 minutes
- Comfortable passage through to the last 16 for Saints
- The draw for the next round is after tomorrow night's ties
FULL TIME - Saints 2 Sheffield Wednesday 0
Gazzaniga make a late save
9:29pm Tue 25 Sep 12
Norwegian Saint says
Rickie and J-Rod...
100% records at penalties for Saints!
This game is done and dusted
Jay Rodriguez gets a well deserved round of applause as he goes off for a rest with five minutes to go with youngster Sam Hoskins getting a brief run out
Jack Cork goes down with a knee injury. Able to walk off but not going to be further risked and a debut for young Andy Robinson
GOAL - 78 minutes - Bywater very nearly saved that but the power just about takes it over the line. Saints 2 Sheffield Wednesday 0
Saints win a penalty as De Ridder bursts into the box and goes down under the challenge of Mattock. Wednesday are sure it is a free kick rather than a penalty but Mark Halsey points to the spot
Reeves has been lively since coming on
Saints just need that second goal to put this to bed. If not then they might have to weather a storm in the final minutes
Change for Saints on 71 minutes - Ben Reeves on for Do Prado
Attendance tonight is 9,890
Double change for Wednesday on 66 minutes with Chris O'Grady and Jermaine Johnson replacing Paul Corry and Chris Maguire. Llera got the first yellow card
Little reminder to Saints that they need to get the seocnd goal. With 58 minutes on the clock Pecnik gets a shot in that Gazzaniga has to save
Still not much to report. Saints really are cruising
Quiet start to this half too. If Saints get a second then surely this game is all over. They probably have another couple of gears to slip into if they need it anyway
Joe Mattock on for Kieran Lee for Wednesday
Second half underway
The teams are back out.
Half time - Saints 1 Sheffield Wednesday 0
Saints cruising to a half time lead
Guly do Prado meets the ball with his head but it hits the bottom of post. Moments later Bywater has to make a great save from an unwitting header from his own man Miguel Llera
Wednesday try to rally but Gary Madine heads over the bar
8:17pm Tue 25 Sep 12
Tirau Dan says
Yeehaa Jay off the mark
That is a first goal for Rodriguez since his £7m summer move. Surely no coincidence that he is playing as an out and out striker tonight rather than out wide
GOAL - the deadlock is broken by Saints on the half hour mark. Richard Chaplow plays the ball into the feet of Rodriguez with his back to goal, he turns the defender and slots past Bywater with a right footed finish.
Saints 1 Sheffield Wednesday 0
Long ball down the middle from Gazzaniga puts Guly do Prado in as he outpaces Lleara but Bywater able to make the save
Saints lucky to see their former loanee Michail Antonio lift his effort on 25 minutes over the keeper but also over the bar after a defensive error
Rodriguez has another effort but his header from Steve De Ridder's cross goes wide.
Antonio has been moved over to the right in an attempt to get at Dan Seaborne who has been thrust into the side at left back
First chance for Saints. Defence splitting pass and great first touch from Jay Rodriguez puts the striker in on goal but shot too near to Bywater who gets down to save.
Saints playing with a slightly different formation with Guly Do Prado in the hole. Antonio is out on the left for Wednesday rather than his more familiar role on the right.
Quiet start to the game. Not much to report early on as both sides find their feet. Probably to be expected as quite a few players on the field haven't had much match time this season.
The game is underway
Half an hour to kick-off at St Mary's
The youngsters on the bench that may be unfamiliar to some are Andy Robinson and Dominic Gape. Big night for those lads, even if they don't make it on to the pitch.
Former Saints loanee Michail Antonio starts for Wednesday.
Sheff Wed: Bywater, Lee, Llera, Jones, Pecnik, Maguire, Madine, Semedo (c), Beevers, Antonio, Corry.
Subs: Jameson, Mayor, O'Grady, Mattock, Johnson, Rodri, Lavery.
Saints: Gazzaniga, Richardson, Yoshida, Hooiveld (c), Seaborne, Cork, Ward-Prowse, Chaplow, Guly, De Ridder, Rodriguez
Subs: K Davis, Reeves, Butterfield, Hoskins, Sinclair, Gape, Robinson.
Saints team is out. No debut for Boruc, Gazzaniga remains in goal. Jack Cork's first start of the season, Jos Hooiveld back from injury to partner Yoshida for the first time. De Ridder gets first start of the season.
6:18pm Tue 25 Sep 12
Just getting ready to go, lets hope for a positive outcome. COYRs
6:13pm Tue 25 Sep 12
Off to the game , a convincing 3-0 win please , and hopefully a reasonably decent sized crowd . COYR
All those looking for positive omens ahead of tonight's game should take into account Saints' fantastic record against Sheffield Wednesday. They have not lost to the Owls on home soil in their last eight meetings.
The game could resemble something of a reserve team match with both Nigel Adkins and Dave Jones expected to name vastly different sides to their regular league line-ups
Welcome to the Daily Echo's coverage of Saints v Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup third round at St Mary's. We will bring you the team news as soon as it's available and keep you updated with all the information during the game itself. Why not join in the discussion on the comments thread below.