Southampton vs. Middlesbrough  1 - 0

England

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Commentary

Minute   Description
90' +2 Over the crossbar from Rodriguez! What a miss! Redmond breaks down the left-hand side and gets to the byline, before drilling a low cross into the six-yard box. The ex-Burnley striker slides in but can't make telling contact, sending the ball whistling over the target from about three yards out.
90' There are three minutes of stoppage time.
89' Fonte lifts a great pass in behind for Long to chase, which the Irishman gets out. He drives to the right byline and clips a cross in towards the back post, but Rodriguez can't manage to turn it goalwards! Boro respond with their own attack, but Redmond robs Adama Traore of possession easily.
87' Southampton win themselves a corner on the right-hand side of the attack, with Ward-Prowse able to bend in a cross from out wide. He puts in a poor delivery, and then follows it up by getting hold of the rebound and firing that over the crossbar too. He has had a bit of an off-day!
85' S. Long enters the game and replaces J. Clasie.
Clasie is replaced for the late stages for Southampton, with Long coming into the game. Boro will need to be very wary of his pace on the counter-attack. Meanwhile, on the pitch, Fabio gives away a throw-in after failing to take it from where the referee told him to stand.
83' OFF THE LINE! Southampton win themselves a corner, which shouldn't have been given their way at all. Rodriguez gets up well and powers Ward-Prowse's delivery goalwards, but Clayton stoops to head a good clearance away from the danger zone. That man on the near post does his job well!
81' Adama Traoré enters the game and replaces C. Stuani.
Stuani is replaced by Adama Traore for the late stages, as Karanka uses his wildcard from the bench.
80' A. Clayton gets yellow.
Clayton gets a booking for diving into a cynical tackle on Clasie, after losing possession in the midfield third.
79' Forshaw drives forward and beats a couple of players, before combining with Fabio. Fischer is then fed possession, and play is whipped out to the right-hand side, but Clayton gifts the ball away to Clasie in a dangerous area. They can't seem to break Southampton's lines.
77' Southampton are happy to slow things down with a slow spell of possession, before Ward-Prowse gets released down the right. The English midfielder tries to whip in a cross, but Chambers clears. This game has seen a lot of percentage football played from the wide areas.

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 38 +52 93
2 38 +60 86
3 38 +41 78
4 38 +36 76
5 38 +33 75
6 38 +25 69
7 38 +18 61
8 38 -7 46
9 38 -12 46
10 38 -8 45
11 38 -17 45
12 38 -15 44
13 38 -15 44
14 38 -13 41
15 38 -25 41
16 38 -16 40
17 38 -28 40
18 38 -43 34
19 38 -26 28
20 38 -40 24
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