FT: Southampton 1 Swansea 1

Full Time. That's it. Southampton pegged back but they are at least off bottom. The home fans are not in celebratory mood after sloppy defending cost them the win.

90+2
Delay as Ki is injured.

90
Fox crosses but it comes to nothing.

90
Puncheon nearly gets away down the right but Ki produces a superb tackle. Corner though.

89
Although he has also been booked. Agustien gets a yellow card.

89
Fonte does brilliantly there as Shechter looks to tap home Michu's cross. Agustien has made a difference.

88
Now it's Swansea on the attack. Ki sees a shot blocked.

86
Agustien on for De Guzman.

85
More good skill from Lallana but he cannot quite wriggle free. That previous incident was a strong penalty shout. May have been just outside but a clear block from Monk.

84
Lallana goes down in the area after some magical skill! But the referee ignores the calls. Lallana and the crowd are livid.

82
Yoshida gets too much on that overhead kick and the chance is gone.

81
Southampton pushing once again. Puncheon wins a corner.

79
Another Lambert knockdown. Theme of the game. Falls to Cork on the half volley but he fires over.

78
Puncheon does well to track back against Hernandez. Southampton need that spirit.

That was a good chance for Lambert.

77
Chance! Lambert heads just wide.

77
Corner to Southampton.

75
Chance for Swansea now but Shechter is offside. No need to be - Swansea had three on two. Reckless from the home side at the moment.

73
Fox for Shaw.

Gazzaniga tries a short pass to Yoshida and puts the defender in trouble. The control is poor, Dyer pounces to dispossess him and tucks the ball away well off the far post.

73
Goal! Nathan Dyer against his former club!

72
Schneiderlin has space to play Clyne in down the right but overhits it. Game wide open now.

70
Swansea pushing but the referee has spotted a handball by Shechter in the box.

68
Southampton will want to disciplined with their attacking now. They're yet to keep a clean sheet this season. Good atmosphere but Adkins looks calm.

66
Shechter on for Britton.

Finally the breakthrough. Another Lambert knockdown and this time Schneiderlin has gambled. He gets away with his first touch and finds himself six yards out. He heads the bouncing ball wide of the advancing Tremmel to the delight of the home crowd.

64
Goal! Morgan Schneiderlin forces the ball home!

64
Loud calls for a penalty! Lallana goes down under a challenge from Williams. There is contact but the referee books Lallana for a dive.

64
More trickery from Ramirez. Pressure building.

62
The crowd are up now! Ramirez with two shots blocked well by Monk.

61
Now Ki loses it but does well to track back and retrieve the ball off Ramirez who chose the wrong pass.

59
Chance for the home side after Ramirez gets the ball off Britton. The pass nearly finds Lambert but Ki is there quickly to clear.

58
Ramirez robbed of the ball on the halfway line. Dangerous error but Saints get away with it.

57
That's Routledge's last involvement. Dyer is on.

56
Chance for Swansea! Hernandez gets away down the right with a quick one-two and cuts the ball back to Routledge. Well placed in a central position on the edge of the box, but he blasts the ball over the bar.

54
Sloppy passage of play before Cork wins the ball well and Lallana gets in behind the defence but his cross is cleared. Good ball in but Puncheon and Ramirez were not alert.

52
Ki does well to engineer space and Rangel's shot is deflected for a corner. Let's see what Swansea can do. But the cross is cleared.

51
High foot from Ramirez ruins the momentum.

51
Monk heads to clear but the pressure is building from the home side here.

50
Hernandez nearly gets in behind Shaw but Gazzaniga is off his line well to claim.

49
Clyne fouls Michu in the centre and the Swansea man is down but the referee has played the advantage. It comes to nothing and Michu is unimpressed.

48
But Lallana's cross isn't so impressive. Tremmel claims.

47
Clever skill from Lallana wins a free-kick as Rangel clatters into him.

47
Another angled ball to Lambert but nobody can get the knockdown this time.

46
No changes at half-time. Southampton get us underway.

Half Time. That's the end of the first half. Swans' probing has amounted to little and Southampton haven't been able to trouble Tremmel enough. Not great.

45+1
Monk wins the header but Gazzaniga collects.

45
Yoshida concedes another corner. There will be one minute of added time.

44
Williams adjudged to have fouled from the resultant corner.

44
Not so good at the other end from Lallana. Shrugged off the ball by Rangel who can run at the defence, winning a corner.

43
Lovely effort from Lallana! He had passing options but shoots right-footed from the left corner of the box, only to curl it just over the far post. Good try.

42
Lambert finds Ramirez in the left channel but Monk blocks the cross. Saints corner.

40
Ramirez with a quick free-kick and Lallana has space to run at Rangel. But the defender does well and the Saints man can't beat the full-back.

38
Cork finds Lambert who again manages to nod the ball down to a team-mate but this time he has fouled his man.

37
Chance! Really clever free-kick from Ramirez as he dinks the ball over the wall with everyone thinking the shot was coming. Fonte just has to square the ball with Saints players rushing to knock it into the net but Davies is back to block and clear brilliantly.

36
Williams in the book now for blocking off Ramirez.

35
Hernandez gets the ball inside the box and is looking to cross but instead cuts in and is crowded out. Chance wasted.

35
Schneiderlin booked for a late challenge on Britton.

33
This one from Ramirez is dreadful. Blasts the ball into the sidenetting.

33
Lallana's corner is cleared by Williams. For another corner.

32
Lambert cushions a header to Schneiderlin and then Shaw wins a corner on the overlap.

30
Pattern seems to be that Swansea have possession and Southampton have the shots. Another move from the visitors breaks down on the edge of the opposition area when Routledge miscontrols a pass from Michu.

27
Chance! Ramirez with a shot at goal but it's just wide of the post.

27
Hernandez nearly gets away but Shaw shows his pace to get back and win the ball.

26
Rare misplaced pass from Britton and it runs through for a goal-kick.

25
Ramirez with another attempted killer pass but this one eludes Lallana.

23
Lengthy spell of possession from the Swans but when Rangel gives it away, Ramirez nearly threads a pass through to Puncheon.

22
Michu nearly gets on the end of a flick from Hernandez. Swansea knocking on the door here.

21
Gazzaniga spills the second ball from the corner but there is nobody there and the Saints keeper gets away with it.

21
Shot from Ki at the near post and Gazzaniga has to push it away for another corner.

20
Rangel beats Shaw on the byline but the Swansea full-back's next touch isn't great and the youngster can recover.

19
Neat play from Swansea frees De Guzman in the centre but his throughball doesn't quite find Routledge.

17
Lallana lays the ball back to Ramirez and the Saints man tries to curl the ball into the bottom corner. Tremmel is scrambling but it's just wide.

16
Clyne runs at Routledge and gets into the box. Crowd are calling for a penalty but the full-back doesn't go down and the game goes on.

15
Chance! Lambert pulls away to the left and nods the ball down to Lallana who swivels and volleys but Tremmel saves.

14
Ki tries to find Rangel on the overlap but the pass is too strong.

13
Ramirez crowded out in the middle but then wins it back. The crowd want to see more of that fight from the Uruguayan.

12
De Guzman's outswinger finds Williams and when the ball comes back out to De Guzman this cross is claimed by Gazzaniga.

12
Hernandez wins a corner off Shaw.

11
Chance for Southampton! Lallana with a lovely take to find Lambert and when Puncheon lays the ball off to Schneiderlin the shot is drilled well over the bar.

10
Good cross from Lallana but Williams gets there to concede another corner. This one from Ramirez is whipped in to the near post but cleared to safety.

9
Puncheon puts the ball into the box but Swansea clear. Then the winger wins a corner. First opening for the home side.

8
Good work from the debutant Shaw to stop Hernandez. That will give him confidence.

7
Puncheon with an ugly challenge from behind on Michu. He won't get awat with too many more of those.

6
Nice touch from Ramirez but Lambert's control is poor and he cannot receive the pass cleanly in a central position 20 yards out.

5
Not the high tempo start start Adkins would have hoped for. Routledge finds Hernandez and the Spaniard nearly wriggles free in the box.

4
Lallana tries to find Puncheon with a lofted crossfield pass but that's far too strong.

3
Cute flick from Michu and Routledge nearly gets away behind the defence but the ball doesn't bounce comfortably and the Saints defence recover to push him wide.

2
Early touches for Tremmel and, like Vorm, he is keen to play short passes.

1
Early touch for Lambert but his lay-off his poor and Swansea can build from the back in characteristic fashion.

1
Swansea kick off and we're underway at St Mary's.

Thanks for your feedback. The players are in the tunnel and we'll be underway shortly.

The fans are behind the Saints boss. 'There's only 1 Mr Adkins' reads the banner in the stands.

Nigel Adkins and Michael Laudrup having a good old chat in the tunnel. Adkins looks like he'd happily carry on the conversation all day but Laudrup's off.

Morgan and Malc: "Saints will win today, manager will pull it out of the bag - were all still behind the Pride of the South - Come on you Reds."

Matt says: "I think today is the day that the Saints' Premier League life takes a turn and is the start of good things to come. If we can remain solid at the back and defend then we will win. It is good to see Luke Shaw in the side and I feel a home debut backed by a good crowd will help him through. C'MON you reds 2-0 win today as it is also my birthday!!"

Laudrup has named an unchanged team from the one that drew with Chelsea last time out. Gerhard Tremmel continues to fill in for Michael Vorm in goal.

First league start for Luke Shaw in the Saints side, while Jack Cork makes his first league appearance of the season.

Southampton: Gazzaniga, Shaw, Yoshida, Fonte, Clyne, Schneiderlin, Cork, Ramirez, Lallana, Puncheon, Lambert. Subs: K Davis, Hooiveld, S Davis, Rodriguez, Fox, Ward-Prowse, Mayuka.

Swansea: Tremmel, Rangel, Williams, Monk, Davies, Britton, de Guzman, Ki, Hernandez, Routledge, Michu. Subs: Cornell, Tate, Tiendalli, Agustien, Dyer, Moore, Shechter.

The teams are in and will be up shortly.

Gabriel: "I think this is a cut-off game for Southampton. Lose it, and I'm struggling to see a way back for them, win it, and they'll just be 2pts off safety and the complexion of their season could all change. Interestingly, these teams are the top scorers in the bottom half of the table, which is what makes me think the Saints can stay up if they can shape up defensively, but they urgently need a win, which I think they'll get. 3-2."

They have now lost just one of their last five games in all competitions - a narrow 1-0 defeat at Manchester City - and will fancy their chances of moving into the top half of the table here.

Swansea have come through a sticky patch in which there were question marks over whether the players were happy with new boss Michael Laudrup.

Saints will certainly be hoping for a better start than they've managed so far - they are the first team in Premier League history to fall behind in all 10 of their opening games.

Southampton are bottom of the Premier League after winning just one of their first 10 games and Nigel Adkins is under pressure despite leading the club to back-to-back promotions.

Any thoughts and predictions for this game? Let me know by email at adam.bate@bskyb.com or on Twitter @GhostGoal.

Our friends at Sky Bet have the odds for this one. Southampton are 11/8 favourites with Swansea at 9/5. The draw is available at 5/2.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 23 August 2014
12:45
A Villa v Newcastle  
15:00
Chelsea v Leicester  
C Palace v West Ham  
Southampton v West Brom  
Swansea v Burnley  
17:30
Everton v Arsenal  
Sunday, 24 August 2014
13:30
Hull City v Stoke  
Tottenham v QPR  
16:00
S'land v Man Utd  
Monday, 25 August 2014
20:00
Man City v Liverpool  
Saturday, 30 August 2014
12:45
Burnley v Man Utd  
15:00
Man City v Stoke  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 1 2 3
2 Man City 1 2 3
3 Arsenal 1 1 3
4 Liverpool 1 1 3
5 Swansea 1 1 3
6 A Villa 1 1 3
7 Hull City 1 1 3
8 Tottenham 1 1 3
9 Everton 1 0 1
10 Leicester 1 0 1
11 S'land 1 0 1
12 West Brom 1 0 1
13 C Palace 1 -1 0
14 Man Utd 1 -1 0
15 Southampton 1 -1 0
16 QPR 1 -1 0
17 Stoke 1 -1 0
18 West Ham 1 -1 0
19 Burnley 1 -2 0
20 Newcastle 1 -2 0

Updated Tue, 19 Aug 2014

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