SHU vs SOU
Highlights: Sheffield United 2-2 Saints
Saints progress to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.
Saints suffer Stephens injury blow
Defender set for lengthy spell on the sidelines.
Video: Hasenhüttl assesses cup victory
The manager reflects on Carabao Cup advancement.
Video: Diallo reflects on Cup victory
Diallo shares his thoughts as Saints progress to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.
Diallo: A special evening
Diallo reflects on Saints' trip to Bramall Lane.
Gallery: Sheffield United 2-2 Saints
A look through the lens at Bramall Lane.
Saints through on penalties in Carabao Cup
Forster saves twice in shoot-out after gripping draw at Bramall Lane.
Match Rewind: Adams blunts Blades with stunner
The striker came back to haunt his former club in style last season.
Match Pack: Sheffield Utd vs Saints
Get set for Tuesday night's Carabao Cup game.
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SHU vs SOU As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Saints beat Sheffield United in penalty shootout
- Oli McBurnie made it 2-2 on 66 minutes
- Ibrahima Diallo and Mohammed Salisu had given Saints the lead
- Enda Stevens had put Sheffield United in front on eight minutes
Forster comes up big for Saints!
Fraser Forster received plenty of congratulations from his teammates after the shootout, and rightly so. Two big saves, from Rhian Brewster and Oli McBurnie, were key to Southampton's victory on spot kicks.22.00
WHAT A NIGHT!
Great drama at Bramall Lane this evening, as Saints fell behind, turned the game on its head, conceded an equaliser and then won on a penalty shootout!
Ralph Hasenhüttl side will now go into tomorrow night's draw for the fourth round of the competition.21.58
FULL TIME: Sheffield United 2-2 Southampton (Saints win 4-2 on penalties)
THAT'S IT! Saints win the shootout and are heading into the last 16 of the Carabao Cup following an entertaining night at Bramall Lane. Oriol Romeu netted the decisive penalty, after Fraser Forster kept out two of the hosts' efforts from the spot.
PENS: Romeu scores – SOUTHAMPTON WIN!
Oriol Romeu sends Wes Foderingham the wrong way and Southampton are through to the fourth round!
Sheffield United 2-4 Southampton
PENS: Diallo scores, McBurnie misses
Ibrahima Diallo coolly finds the bottom corner. Fraser Forster saves from Oli McBurnie!
Sheffield United 2-3 Southampton
PENS: Broja misses, Osborn scores
Armando Broja's spot kick is tipped over by Wes Foderingham. Ben Osborn nets for the hosts.
Sheffield United 2-2 Southampton
PENS: Adams scores, Brewster misses
Ché Adams rolls the ball into the bottom corner, before Fraser Forster saves from Rhian Brewster.
Sheffield United 1-2 Southampton
PENS: Ward-Prowse scores, Norwood scores
James Ward-Prowse finds the top corner, before Oliver Norwood also scores.
Sheffield United 1-1 Southampton
Shootout almost set to start
We're nearly ready at Bramall Lane. The penalties will take place at the end with no fans – opposite to the end where the Saints fans are housed.
FULL TIME: Sheffield United 2-2 Southampton
It will be a penalty shootout at Bramall Lane to decide which team is heading into the last 16 of the Carabao Cup...
Four minutes of added time...
Time is running out for either side to find the winner now. Penalties await otherwise!
Adams goes close again
A brilliant break from Armando Broja down the right, but his low ball across goal is just out of the reach of a sliding Ché Adams.
Foderingham somehow denies Adams
Oh, how has he saved that?! Romain Perraud gets down the left and delivers a brilliant cross that picks out substitute Ché Adams six yards out, but his side-footed shot is somehow tipped around the post by Wes Foderingham.
McBurnie heads wide
Oli McBurnie again causing problems, as he gets on the end of another Ben Osborn delivery, but his header from this delivery bounces a yard or so wide, with Mohammed Salisu doing enough to make it a difficult opportunity for the striker.
Valery blazes over
Saints work the ball to Yan Valery on the corner of the area, but he blasts a shot well over the bar.
McBurnie levels it up
A loose pass from Lyanco gives the ball away to Oliver Norwood. He finds Ben Osborn, who chips to the back post, where Oli McBurnie is on hand to side-foot past Fraser Forster.
Oliver McBurnie (66’) | 2 – 2
🎶 YELLOWS, YELLOWS 🎶
Great noise from the travelling Southampton fans tonight, and they're enjoying what they're seeing at the moment!
Play halted for injury
Another injury-related stoppage here, as Jayden Bogle requires treatment after going down off the ball.
SALISU PUTS SAINTS IN FRONT
Saints have turned it around. It comes from a quick corner that catches Sheffield United out, as Nathan Tella exchanges passes with James Ward-Prowse before drilling in a low ball towards the near post area, where Salisu diverts it in with his left foot. Just like Ibrahima Diallo, it's his first for the club! Get in!
Mohammed Salisu (53’) | 1 – 2
Saints have the ball in the net, but it's ruled out for offside
Moussa Djenepo drives into the area brilliantly and squares to Nathan Tella. His shot hits Armando Broja and drops to his feet, before the striker rolls the ball into the empty net, but he was in an offside position.
Big save from Forster!
Sheffield United almost retake the lead. Oli McBurnie drives down the inside-left and squares to Rhian Brewster, who in turn plays it to fellow substitute Ben Osborn in space 18 yards out, but Forster gets a leg to his low shot and diverts it inches wide of the post.
Second half under way
We're back in action at Bramall Lane. Will there be a winning goal, or are we heading to penalties?
HALF TIME: Sheffield United 1-1 Southampton
That's it for the first half. Enda Stevens put the hosts in front early on, but Ibrahima Diallo's header means we're level at the interval.
Pause in play while Freeman is treated
Luke Freeman is down with a knock, so play has stopped with players from both teams heading to the technical areas for a drink.
McBurnie claims for foul against Salisu
Oli McBurnie looked like he might have been tripped by Mohammed Salisu right on the corner of the area, but his appeal is waved away. If it was a foul, it looked like it might have occurred just outside the box.
Yellow Card for Lyanco Vojnovic (Southampton)
Lyanco is also cautioned following the clash with McBurnie.
Yellow Card for Oliver McBurnie (Sheffield United)
McBurnie is booked after a strong aerial challenge on Lyanco, before getting into a bit of pushing with Yan Valery.
Diallo congratulated by his teammates
A nice moment for Ibrahima Diallo, who is off the mark for Saints with that goal.
Ndiaye misses golden opportunity
Phew, that should have been another for the hosts! Iliman Ndiaye caught Lyanco in possession, before slipping past Mohammed Salisu in the box, but, with only Fraser Forster to beat from close range, he puts his shot wide of the far post.
DIALLO LEVELS WITH HIS FIRST FOR THE CLUB!
A lovely goal to bring Saints level. Yan Valery lays the ball back to Oriol Romeu 25 yards out and he clips in a lovely cross that finds Diallo, who guides a beautiful header just inside the post. We're level!
Ibrahima Diallo (23’) | 1 – 1
Diallo misses from close range
Oh, that was a big chance! Nathan Tella produces brilliant footwork to beat his man just outside the area, before driving into the box and firing in a low delivery across the face of goal. It finds Ibrahima Diallo on the edge of the six-yard box, but it comes to him so quickly and he diverts it past the post.
Guedioura off target from 18 yards
A dangerous bit of play from Sheffield United ends up with Oli McBurnie laying the ball back to Adlene Guedioura 18 yards out, but his first-time shot goes high and wide.
Diallo shoots over from distance
Ibrahima Diallo gets into some space about 30 yards out and goes for a spectacular right-footed drive, but it's always rising and flies well over in the end.
Saints break is broken open
Ibrahima Diallo steals the ball away from Sheffield United and finds Armando Broja. He drives forward and looks to slide in Nathan Redmond to his right, but the hosts quickly intervene before he can get a shot off.
Sheffield United close to doubling their lead
Oliver Burke breaks clear down the left and races towards Fraser Forster's near post. He tries to flick it past the keeper into the far corner, but gets it slightly wrong and the ball rolls across the six-yard box before Saints clear.
Stevens puts the Blades in front
Enda Stevens is picked out in the area by Jayden Bogle, after he had broken free down the right side of the area, and he slots in a low, left-footed shot.
Enda Stevens (7’) | 1 – 0
Broja heads over
Saints win a free-kick out on the right, after Nathan Tella is fouled. Nathan Redmond angles the delivery towards the back post, where Armando Broja gets to it, but it's an extremely tight angle and he loops his header over.
Perraud goes close in opening stages
Nearly a wonderful start for Saints, as Mohammed Salisu plays a low pass forward that picks out the run of Romain Perraud. He cuts inside onto his right foot 18 yards out, but his low shot towards the near post is saved by Wes Foderingham.
WE'RE UNDER WAY...
Saints get us started at Bramall Lane. Come on, lads 💪
Here come the teams!
Out come the sides to go through the pre-match necessities. Next up: KICK-OFF!19.43
Almost time for kick-off
The warm-ups are done and we're now waiting for the players to head out from the tunnel...19.40
Warm-ups under way 🔥
Not long to go until kick-off at Bramall Lane, and the Saints players are out tuning up for the contest.19.28
Sheffield United's form 📈
Let's take a look at tonight's opponents.
Sheffield United, managed by Slaviša Jokanović, might be 15th in the Championship, but they too are on a five-game unbeaten run. Here's a look at their form guide:
18th September: Hull City (a) W 3-1
14th September: Preston (h) D 2-2
11th September: Peterborough (h) W 6-2
28th August: Luton (a) D 0-0
24th August: Derby (h) W 2-1 (Carabao Cup)19.09
Smile if you're starting 😀
It's a debut for defender Lyanco tonight, as the Brazilian centre-back makes his first appearance for the club.18.57
SHEFFIELD UNITED TEAMSHEET ⚔️
Starting XI: Wes Foderingham, Enda Stevens, Jayden Bogle, Jack Robinson, Chris Basham, Luke Freeman, Oliver Norwood (c), Iliman Ndiaye, Adlene Guedioura, Oliver Burke, Oliver McBurnie.
Substitutes: Michael Verrips, John Fleck, Rhian Brewster, Billy Sharp, Ben Osborn, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Kacper Lopata.18.48
SOUTHAMPTON TEAMSHEET 😇
Starting XI: Fraser Forster, Yan Valery, Lyanco, Mohammed Salisu, Romain Perraud, Oriol Romeu (c), Ibrahima Diallo, Nathan Tella, Moussa Djenepo, Nathan Redmond, Armando Broja.
What a milestone for the skipper!
James Ward-Prowse made his 100th consecutive Premier League appearance, during Southampton's 0-0 draw away to champions Manchester City on Saturday, becoming only the ninth outfield player to do so. Will he be in the side again tonight? Find out at 6.45pm BST, when we'll bring you the teamsheet...18.25
Straight to penalties if it's a draw tonight
If the scores are level at the end of the 90 minutes tonight then we're heading straight to penalties, with new regulations for the Carabao Cup seeing extra-time only come in from the semi-final stage now.18.15
Reliving a bit of Moussa magic 🪄
Saints have actually triumphed on each of their past two trips to face Sheffield United. Back in September 2019, in another Premier League clash, it was a magnificent Moussa Djenepo goal that separated the teams.17.53
Flashback: Sheffield United 0-2 Saints
Southampton's last visit to Bramall Lane came in March of this year, when the two sides met in a Premier League game. It was Saints who came out on top, as a James Ward-Prowse penalty and a Ché Adams thunderbolt powered Ralph Hasenhüttl's side to a 2-0 win. Refresh your memory of the goals here!17.34
Match Pack: Sheffield United vs Saints
You can check out our full match preview article for tonight's match, with all sorts of stats and info, by clicking here. Just make sure to head straight back to Matchday Live afterwards 😆17.12
KIT WATCH: It's the away strip for Saints tonight at Bramall Lane 😍17.02
Flashback: Newport 0-8 Southampton
The Carabao Cup has already generated one memorable moment for Saints this season, as they recorded their biggest away win EVER, when they won 8-0 at Newport County in the second round. Look back on a record-breaking night with our highlights from the game.16.45
IT'S A MIDWEEK MATCHDAY!
Welcome to tonight's edition of Matchday Live! Southampton are on the road in the Carabao Cup, as they visit Championship side Sheffield United in the third round of the competition. We'll have build-up for you all the way through to kick-off at 7.45pm and then live in-game updates, so stick with us.16.31
SHU vs SOU Line Ups
Wes Foderingham (GK)
Oliver Norwood (C)
Iliman NdiayeJohn Fleck (78′)
Luke FreemanBen Osborn (45′)
Oliver BurkeRhian Brewster (45′)
Fraser Forster (GK)
LyancoJan Bednarek (74′)
Nathan TellaChe Adams (81′)
Nathan RedmondJames Ward-Prowse (45′)
Oriol Romeu (C)
SHU vs SOU Match Stats
Head to Head Stats
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