Highlights: Watford 1-3 Saints
Relive the action in full from a sensational away performance.
Gallery: Watford 1-3 Saints
The best images as Southampton lit up Vicarage Road.
Video: Walker-Peters on reaching 40 points
Defender's assessment of Watford victory.
Video: Hasenhüttl delighted with free-scoring Saints
The manager's post-match thoughts after superb away display.
Hasenhüttl: We scored at the right moments
Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl praises his side's clinical performance.
Walker-Peters: We wanted it more
Reaction from Kyle Walker-Peters to the 3-1 win over Watford.
Ings at the double in win at Watford
Striker takes his tally to 21 goals before trademark Ward-Prowse free-kick.
Tactical Watch: Keys to victory
Sam Tighe explores how to overcome Watford.
Match Pack: Watford v Saints
Get the latest round-up ahead of our trip to Vicarage Road.
Opposition View: Nigel Pearson
An opinion from the Watford camp ahead of our visit on Sunday.
Hasenhüttl: We must do more
Saints manager demanding improved performance.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl previews Watford
Part two of the manager's pre-match press conference.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl looks ahead to Watford
The manager's pre-match media address.
Højbjerg and Boufal to be assessed
The latest team news ahead of the trip to Watford on Sunday.
Watford tickets sold out
Saints to be backed by over 2,000 fans at Vicarage Road.
Become a Southampton away mascot
Lead the team out at one of three upcoming away trips.
Watford tickets on sale
Eligible Season Ticket holders can secure their seats for the trip to Vicarage Road.
WAT vs Saints As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Saints hold on to reach 40-point mark and move up to 13th.
- James Ward-Prowse guides his free-kick in to make it 3-1.
- Jan Bednarek guides a cross past McCarthy to give Watford hope.
- Danny Ings scores twice to give Saints 2-0 lead
Read all about our 3-1 win against Watford in our full match report.
FULL TIME: WATFORD 1-3 SAINTS 😍
What a team performance that was from Southampton! Danny Ings will grab the headlines with two more goals to make it 21 for the season before James Ward-Prowse scored a stunning free-kick to make sure that the three points were coming back to St Mary's.
FIVE MINUTES ADDED ON
Saints have to hold on a little longer at Vicarage Road...
REDMOND AGAINST THE POST!
Saints are not slowing down here! Redmond cuts in and with his right foot gets the shot away but it hits the base of the post and goes away to safety for Watford.
Adams is through, can he score his first goal for the club? No! Foster denies him one-on-one.
Ward-Prowse is over the ball from 20 yards out. Does he score? OF COURSE! Saints have restored their two goal lead within moments of conceding.
James Ward-Prowse (82’) | 1 – 3
(81’) | 1 – 2
😜 Ings makes it 2-0
Two for Ings, Two for Saints!
Ings with a briiliant interception! Ben Foster looks to throw to his full back but the striker intercepts, runs at the defence, finds the gap and scores!!
Danny Ings (70’) | 0 – 2
Will Hughes is free inside the area from a corner but his shot is blocked and falls to Deeney who can't get a shot away.
The Boss watching on...
Wonder what Ralph Hasenhüttl is thinking? Watford have come out looking quicker and sharper in search for that equaliser with Saints defending well.
Redmond gives away a free-kick and the resulting cross finds Sarr who hits hard and low inside the area but it's blocked. Watford starting well here...
Second half underway....
Can Saints keep the lead and reach that 40-point mark? Lets find out...
HALF TIME: WATFORD 0-1 SAINTS
Danny Ings is smiling and rightly so. The striker scored after 16 minutes to put Saints ahead and reach 20 goals for the season.
Four minutes added-on
Nearing the half-time whistle at Vicarage Road. Saints looking to go in one up.
Few minutes remaining...
Since the goal, only James Ward-Prowse has come close for either side. The first half hasn't seen many chances but it's Saints that currently lead...
takes the free kick but straight down the throat of Foster. Could see he was looking for dip over the wall and curl. Succeeded at one, but not the other.
Yellow Card for Craig Dawson (Watford)
Shane Long gets the better of the defender but Dawson clatters the Irishman from the side to win a free-kick.
CAPTAIN GOES CLOSE!
James Ward-Prowse gets on the end of a chance but scoops his effort just over the bar from close range. Now it's time for a drinks break...
PROVIDER & SCORER!
Will Smallbone and Danny Ings combine to put Saints ahead!
We said will he make it to 20 goals for the season today....YES HE HAS!!
Danny Ings (16’) | 0 – 1
Roberto Pereyra finds Ismaila Sarr down the wing who cuts back and puts the ball inside the box but no Watford players can meet it. Best opening so far but still 0-0.
Danny Ings is looking for his 20th goal of the season in all competitions today. Can he do it today?
Nothing of note in the early proceedings with Danny Ings getting a cross in after a long ball over the top from Kyle Walker-Peters but it was easily cleared by Watford.
WE'RE UNDERWAY! ⚽🏃♂️
Watford kick us off at Vicarage Road!
HERE COME THE SAINTS!
Kick-off is just moments away at Vicarage Road!16.27
15 minutes to kick-off!
The Captain ready for our next battle! 🤜🤛16.15
Watford team news...
Starting XI: Ben Foster, Craig Dawson, Troy Deeney, Adam Masina, Craig Cathcart, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Will Hughes, Kiko Femenia, Ismaila Sarr, Etienne Capoue, Roberto Pereyra.
Subs: Heurelho Gomes, Adrian Mariappa, Tom Cleverley, Danny Welbeck, Adalberto Penaranda, Joao Pedro, Jose Holebas, Christian Kabasele, Ignacio Pussetto.15.38
5️⃣ changes for Saints to face Watford
Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl suggested changes would be coming with two games in four days and has kept to his word, with five changes to the side that started against Arsenal on Thursday.
😇 SAINTS TEAM NEWS 😇
Starting XI: Alex McCarthy, Kyle Walker-Peters, Jannik Vestergaard, Jan Bednarek, Ryan Bertrand, Nathan Redmond, Oriol Romeu, James Ward-Prowse (c), Will Smallbone, Shane Long, Danny Ings.
DID YOU KNOW? 🤔
We could set a new club record today with victory against Watford. Saints have never won eight away matches in a top flight season and currently sit on seven.
Third kit vibes 🤟
Saints will play in their third kit during today's Watford clash. The white strip was last worn away to Wolves, where Danny Ings scored in a 1-1 draw.13.48
At this time of the season you will get teams who are playing for everything. we are also not 100% safe and we need points.Ralph Hasenhüttl
🎥 A word with the boss
Watch back the preview from manager Ralph Hasenhüttl ahead of today's game against Watford.12.12
⌚ Early team news
As mentioned by the manager in his pre match press conference, Saints will be without Jack Stephens who was dismissed against Arsenal and joins Moussa Djenepo on the suspension list.
🎥 Last away win
Watch back the highlights from a 3-0 romp at Norwich, which sealed the perfect return to Premier League football.12.03
IT'S MATCHDAY 🙌
It was a disappointing return to St Mary's on Thursday as Arsenal took maximum points, but this afternoon represents the chance for Southampton to clinch back-to-back away wins, following last week's 3-0 triumph over Norwich.
WAT vs Saints Line Ups
Ben Foster (GK)
Adam MasinaJosé Holebas (74′)
Kiko FemeníaIgnacio Pussetto (79′)
Roberto PereyraJoão Pedro (74′)
Will HughesDanny Welbeck (73′)
Troy Deeney (C)
Alex McCarthy (GK)
William SmallboneStuart Armstrong (65′)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Shane LongChe Adams (75′)
WAT vs Saints Match Stats
Shots on target07