Arsenal vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction today

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Arsenal’s resurgence continued with a 3-1 victory over arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur as the two north London clubs continued to move in opposite directions in the Premier League on Sunday.

Goals by Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka crowned a majestic first-half display by Arsenal who were sharper and hungrier than a listless Tottenham side.

Smith Rowe swept in Arsenal’s opener in the 12th minute and then set up Aubameyang in the 27th minute and when Saka made it 3-0 in the 34th minute the hosts were running riot.

There was a little more fight about Tottenham after the break and Son Heung-min pulled a goal back with little over 10 minutes remaining, but it was too little too late for the visitors whose early-season optimism has evaporated.

After losing their opening three Premier League games without scoring a goal, Arsenal have now won three in a row and are above Tottenham who, after winning their opening three to top the table, have lost three London derbies in succession, conceding nine goals in the process.

Arsenal, who were bottom after three games, are now in 10th place with nine points, ahead of Tottenham on goals scored.

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Arsenal vs Tottenham

  • Arsenal: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, Gabriel, White, Tierney; Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe; Aubameyang

  • Tottenham: Lloris; Tanganga, Sanchez, Dier, Reguilon; Ndombele, Hojbjerg, Alli, Moura, Son; Kane

  • 12 min: Smith Rowe strokes Arsenal in front

  • 27 min: Aubameyang caps stunning counter-attack

  • 34 min: Saka fires home Arsenal’s third

  • 79 min: Son pulls one back for Spurs

Arsenal FC 3 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur FC

Young Gunners tear Spurs apart in one-sided north London derby

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Young Gunners tear Tottenham apart in one-sided north London derby

FT: Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham

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Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham

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‘Please lord, get me out of this club’.

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Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham

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A big day for that man.

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FT: Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham

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Full-time: Arsenal have beaten Tottenham. Three first half goals from Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka gave Mikel Arteta’s side a huge advantage at the break.

Son Heung-min pulled one back late on but it was merely a consolation as Arsenal saw out the victory fairly comfortably.

Arsenal go 10th. Tottenham slip to 11th.

Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham

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90+4 mins: Arsenal going above Tottenham as it stands. They’ll both be on nine points, but they’ll be distinctly different feelings around the two North London clubs.

Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham

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90+2 mins: What a save from Ramsdale! Lucas hits a shot from 25 yards out. It deflects and looks to be looping over Ramsdale but he somehow gets fingertips on it to tip onto the crossbar.

Outstanding stop.

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90+1 mins: Lokonga goes in the book for pulling down Gil and preventing a Spurs attack. Impressively quick caution for the sub.

Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham

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90 mins: Tavares goes down from a challenge by Royal. Let’s be real, it wasn’t a foul, but it’s clever play from the substitute as a few more seconds are wasted.

Five minutes of added time to be played.

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88 mins: Arsenal have managed the game well since the goal. Here comes Ainsley Maitland-Niles as he replaces Bukayo Saka.

Smith Rowe also makes way for Nuno Tavares. Probably the only Nuno to have enjoyed today’s proceedings.

Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham

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86 mins: Tottenham struggling to get within 20 yards of the Arsenal goal as they feed the ball from left to right and then back the other way again.

Arsenal will let them do that all day.

Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham

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84 mins: It’s all about managing the game now for Arsenal. Tierney has a crack from 25 yards out but it’s high and wide.

Spurs then come forward with intent but Arsenal have everyone behind the ball. They really do not want to concede a second.

Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham

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82 mins: Substitution for Arsenal as the injured Xhaka makes way for Albert Lokonga. The Swiss hobbles off very, very slowly.

Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham

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81 mins: In the build-up to that Lucas was fouled by Partey and the Tottenham man in turn fell into Xhaka.

Xhaka is now down injured and looks in a lot of pain. This will be a little break in play that could help Arsenal stem the momentum.

GOAL! Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham (Son, 79)

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79 mins: Hello? Comeback? Reguilon pulls the ball back to Son inside the penalty area and the South Korean makes no mistake from 12 yards. Ramsdale gets a hand on it but it doesn’t keep it out.

They couldn’t, could they?

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78 mins: How do you make a case for Nuno after this? If it stays this way, Tottenham would have suffered three successive 3-0 defeats in the Premier League.

It’s all well and good saying ‘the football won’t be pretty but he’ll make us an organised team’, but that’s clearly not the case. The football is bad and the organisation is even worse.

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75 mins: Chance for Arsenal to make it four. Saka has got Reguilon in his pocket and he cuts inside once more before firing across Hugo Lloris, only for the Frenchman to parry the ball to safety.

Saka has been superb today.

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73 mins: It’s been a lovely little day out for the Arsenal fans. There has been a lot of negativity surrounding Arsenal these last 12 months or so, but this is a superb afternoon/evening for the red side of North London.

Not a lot happening in the actual match. A lot of niggly fouls from Spurs players as Arsenal continue to break the game up and gradually end any conceivable chance of an unlikely comeback.

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Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham

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70 mins: Substitution for Spurs as Ndombele makes way for new signing Bryan Gil. Not the ideal way to enter your first North London Derby.

Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham

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70 mins: Arsenal taking the sting out of the game now by just keeping the ball, knocking it around as Spurs fail in their attempts to press.

Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham

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67 mins: Yellow card for Oliver Skipp. Horrible tackle on Saka - clear yellow.

Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham

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67 mins: There’s no doubt that Spurs have been the better side in the second half, but they haven’t created enough. Arsenal are happy to sit off them, they’ve got more than a healthy lead.

Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham

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64 mins: Oh dear! A long diagonal over the top finds Kane. Tomiyasu goes down looking for a foul but nothing is given, only for Kane to chip Ramsdale and see the ball trickle wide of the post.

Very unlike the Kane we’re used to seeing.

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63 mins: Chance for Spurs and a great stop by Ramsdale.

Royal picks up a loose ball on the edge of the Arsenal penalty area. He slides it into Kane and the Spurs number 10 takes the shot on. It’s a good effort, arrowing towards the bottom corner before Ramsdale brilliantly tips it around the post.

Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham

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60 mins: Tottenham look totally confused as to how to break a team down. It’s really quite worrying this.

Lucas sends a half-hearted cross into the box which is gathered easily by Aaron Ramsdale. The build-up is so slow from the visitors. No energy about the approach play.

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Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham

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58 mins: Penalty shout for Tottenham as Harry Kane goes down under a challenge from Ben White. It’s just whether it’s inside or outside because it’s clearly a foul. Must have been deemed outside the box as VAR doesn’t even look at it.

Aubameyang then goes down outside the box at the other end and he’s told to get to his feet as well.

Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham

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55 mins: Penalty shout for Arsenal. Sanchez bundles into Gabriel and the Arsenal players look towards the referee. Nothing given and that’s the correct call. There wasn’t enough in it.

Arteta lost his mind again on the sidelines. Somebody’s excitable.

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52 mins: ‘Stand up if you hate Tottenham’ rings around the Emirates Stadium. I imagine right now even those Tottenham players hate Tottenham.

Tomiyasu in acres of space on the right once more. He looks up and sends a ball towards the penalty area but Hojbjerg turns it behind for a corner.

The resulting set-piece is cleared by Sanchez.

Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham

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49 mins: Spurs have come out on the front foot as you’d expect them to do. They need to show something in this game because that first 45 minutes was embarrassing.

They are going to leave gaps though and that could enable Arsenal to really give their North London rivals a thrashing.

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46 mins: Changes for Spurs then at the start of this second half - no surprise there. Emerson Royal and Oliver Skipp are on for Dele Alli and Japhet Tanganga. It really could have been any of them.

We are back underway.

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Safe to say it was a great half to be in that stadium... if you are an Arsenal fan. I don’t imagine the away support had the same kind of fun.

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Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham

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Any way back?

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HT: Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham

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HALF-TIME: That’s the end of the 45 minutes. One-way traffic. Arsenal have been good but Spurs have been completely, utterly dreadful.

Could and probably should be game over.

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Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham

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45 mins: Approaching half-time here and Spurs just really want to hear the whistle. Knocking it around with very little intent. You wonder, would they take 3-0 now? Better that than being truly humiliated.

Nuno will have to make changes at the break.

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Here’s Saka making it three. All too easy.

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Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham

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42 mins: Tomiyasu fouls Reguilon when he looks have the beating of him. There’s so much space for Arsenal to exploit in between the lines.

This is going to have to be some team talk from Nuno Espirito Santo. His team have been utterly embarrassing.

Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham

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40 mins: Chance for Kane! The first chance the England captain has had. It’s a corner swung in by Son and Kane is free without anyone marking him. He heads it down towards the bottom corner but it’s a good yard wide.

Decent opportunity for Spurs.

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Arteta went absolutely crazy when that third goal went in. Fair play to him, he’s suffered enough.

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Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham

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37 mins: This is quite remarkable, to be honest. The manner of this beating could leave Nuno Espirito Santo in all sorts of trouble.

Is the game done? It certainly looks that way at the moment.

GOAL! Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham (Saka, 34)

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34 mins: This is a riot!

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

Kane gives the ball away cheaply and Arsenal break. Saka runs at Dier, he tries to play a ball inside which is blocked by Kane. But the luck isn’t with Spurs and so it shouldn’t be. It bounces back to Saka and he tucks it away with his right foot.

Arsenal in dreamland.

Arsenal 2-0 Tottenham

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34 mins: Arsenal flicking the ball around for fun now, they’re really enjoying this. Some provocative songs being sung by the home support as well. I’ll leave those up to your imagination.

Kane receives the ball with his back to goal 10 yards inside the Arsenal half but the flag goes up. Sums up Spurs’ opening half hour so far.

Arsenal 2-0 Tottenham

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31 mins: Sometimes it’s not the result, it’s the manner of the result. This has been shambolic so far from the away side.

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GOAL! Arsenal 2-0 Tottenham (Aubameyang, 28)

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28 mins: Spurs were coming back into it... not anymore!

What a counter-attack from Arsenal. Tierney plays the ball into Aubameyang who flicks it around the corner for Smith Rowe. The youngster storms forward and cuts it back for the onrushing Aubameyang who turns it perfectly into the far corner.

Arsenal punish a lacklustre Spurs defence.

Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham

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26 mins: There’s a Harry Kane out of form. He turns 35 yards from goal and decides to put his foot through the ball. It could not be more wayward. A striker well and truly out of form.

That said, Spurs have been much-improved in the last five minutes. Arsenal being caught frequently in the middle of the park.

Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham

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24 mins: Son with Spurs’ first clear chance of the game. It’s not the easiest of positions but he beats Ben White and fires towards the top corner from the left of the penalty area. Leno is equal to it though and pushes it around the post.

Son then swings in the corner but Tanganga’s header sails over the top.

Better from the visitors.

Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham

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21 mins: Lucas has been the only Spurs player who looks even remotely interested at this moment in time. Harry Kane has had two touches in the first 20 minutes - that says it all really.

In fairness to the England captain, he isn’t getting much service.

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Tottenham all over the shop. Arsenal gunning for the kill.

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Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham

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18 mins: Close! Saka lays the ball back to Partey on the edge of the box and his effort is tipped around the post by Lloris. Aubameyang then tries his luck from distance and the ball whistles over the bar.

Tottenham well and truly on the ropes.

Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham

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16 mins: Half chance for Spurs as Ndombele plays a nice ball out to Reguilon. The left-back swings in a cross which narrowly evades Kane. Lucas then tries to clip a ball over the top for Dele but gets too much on it.

Tottenham lacking that quality in the final third again.

Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham

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15 mins: Arsenal smell blood here. Tottenham have offered next to nothing in this opening quarter of an hour and their North London rivals want to make them pay.

GOAL! Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham (Smith Rowe, 12)

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13 mins: Arsenal take the lead and it’s very, very easy!

Odegaard finds space in between the lines. He feeds it to Saka who has the time to square up Reguilon before pulling the ball back for Smith Rowe to slot home cooly from eight yards out.

Shocking from Spurs. Jubilant scenes at the Emirates.

Arsenal 0-0 Tottenham

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10 mins: Spurs looking to play over the top of the Arsenal midfield at the moment, trying to get the ball straight into Son and Lucas either side of Kane.

The England captain has barely had a kick so far.

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Arsenal 0-0 Tottenham

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8 mins: First chance for Arsenal as they break Spurs’ three in midfield. Tierney sends a low cross in from the left hand side and Aubameyang forces a smart save from Lloris who gets down to his right very quickly.

The Arsenal captain was flagged offside after the chance.

Arsenal 0-0 Tottenham

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6 mins: Spurs enjoy their first period of possession with some neat interchanges between Reguilon, Ndombele and Son down the left-hand side.

Neither side pressing particularly high but both eager to pressurise when the ball is there to be won.

Arsenal getting right amongst Spurs with some hard tackles. A couple of clear fouls from Xhaka and Smith Rowe.

Arsenal 0-0 Tottenham

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3 mins: Arsenal start well as Ben White times his tackle perfectly to win the ball from Son Heung-min. Then Partey lays another superb challenge on Ndombele.

The home side get the crowd going immediately.

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1 min: Here we go then. The away side get the North London derby underway, kicking from right to left in their white shirts and blue shorts. Arsenal in their usual red and white.

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Ready for the North London derby then? We are just moments away from kick-off. Get yourself a beer, tea, coffee, water (if hungover) and keep up to date with live updates of this famous rivalry.

Promises to be a fun clash.

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Tottenham have not won at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League for 11 years. On that day they came from 2-0 down to win 3-2.

That was a famous victory for the Spurs. They could really do with another one this afternoon.

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Mind games.

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Granit Xhaka is back in the team this afternoon following his suspension. Safe to say it’s a bit of a risk putting him in for a game basking in emotion. Can he keep his head?

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Arsenal vs Tottenham

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A big afternoon for Harry Kane. The Spurs striker has not scored in the Premier League so far this season. Could he change that today?

Kane has scored more goals in the North London derby than any other player in history.

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And here’s the visitors’ starting line-up:

Arsenal vs Tottenham

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Now for the North London derby.

Arsenal team news:

FT: Southampton 0-1 Wolves

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A special moment. Your match winner: Raul Jimenez.

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FT: Southampton 0-1 Wolves

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FULL-TIME: Wolves hang on! The visitors pick up their second win of the season as Saints’ search for a first Premier League victory of the campaign goes on. It’s now six games without a win for Southampton.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side stay 16th. Wolves move up to 13th thanks to a second half strike from Raul Jimenez! The Mexican is well and truly back!

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90+5 mins: Jimenez nearly seals it! He robs Salisu of possession and tries to whip it beyond McCarthy but the Southampton keeper stands tall and blocks with his body.

One last throw of the dice now for the hosts...

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90+4 mins: The crowd urging Southampton to play it long but they are keen to build from the back, even at this late stage.

Romeu eventually knocks it upfield and it’s the centre-back Bednarek in the penalty area who flicks it on but no-one is there!

Southampton 0-1 Wolves

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90+2 mins: Yep, six minutes added on.

Jimenez fights and battles with two Saints players on the touchline and wins a priceless throw-in for his side.

Southampton earn themselves a free-kick moments later though. Everyone is on the edge of the Wolves box but the ball in from Ward-Prowse is uncharacteristically poor. It drifts out off the head of Bednarek.

Southampton 0-1 Wolves

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89 mins: Sa clears a goal kick downfield. Neves wins it but can only thump the ball out of play.

Here we go again. Another Saints wave creeps over the halfway line. At least SIX added minutes expected to be added on here.

The home side have time.

Southampton 0-1 Wolves

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87 mins: Wolves sitting really deep. Here comes Neves for Hwang and Hoever for Semedo. Again, taking the sting out of things.

Saints need something and they need it fast.

Southampton 0-1 Wolves

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85 mins: Some treatment being given to Nelson Semedo. Bruno Lage barking some instructions to Joao Moutinho on the touchline. He knows how important it is that they see this out.

Ralph Hasenhuttl looking a little helpless at this moment.

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83 mins: Southampton’s fans half-heartedly appeal for a handball inside the Wolves penalty area but there is nothing in it.

Oh, that’s a chance though! Livramento pulls the ball back from the left and it finds its way to Armstrong six yards out but he can’t direct it on target!

Looks like this moment has won the day for the visitors...

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Southampton 0-1 Wolves

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80 mins: It doesn’t look like Southampton have a goal in them here. Wolves are superbly taking the sting out of the game, managing it within an inch of their lives.

Southampton 0-1 Wolves

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77 mins: Lovely ball in from Marcal from a short free-kick but it’s headed away by substitute Shane Long. Wolves looking to kill the game now.

Moutinho delivers an inswinging corner which is thumped clear by Livramento.

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75 mins: Not a good challenge from Kyle Walker-Peters there but it doesn’t matter as he is quickly replaced by Shane Long.

Ralph Hasenhuttl rolling the dice now as he searches for an equaliser. If Saints do not win this then it will be six games without a victory at the start of this Premier League campaign.

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What a moment.

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Southampton 0-1 Wolves

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72 mins: Here comes Adama Traore. That’s the last thing Southampton’s defenders will want to see this afternoon. Traore replaces Podence.

Southampton 0-1 Wolves

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70 mins: The Mexican striker now looks rejuvenated. He is pressing all over the pitch.

Southampton work it well though and Djenepo is bundled over by Moutinho. This is a chance for Ward-Prowse.

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70 mins: A little dip in proceedings. Wolves now have all 11 players behind the ball as Jimenez harries the Saints defenders, pressing from the front.

Southampton 0-1 Wolves

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65 mins: That has well and truly put the cat amongst the pigeons. Wolves did not look dangerous in the slightest. Now they lead.

Redmond has made way for Djenepo. Adams is off for Broja. Double change from Saints. Instant response from Hasenhuttl.

GOAL! Southampton 0-1 Wolves (Jimenez, 62)

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61 mins: GOAL! Jimenez has scored for Wolves! They lead and it’s superb from the Mexican international!

The striker, who hadn’t scored since his horrible injury towards the end of 2020, cut inside and drifted past two challenges before slotting home with consummate confidence!

Wonderful to see.

Southampton 0-0 Wolves

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61 mins: Chance for Wolves now! Jimenez cuts a ball back from the byline on the right-hand side of the penalty area and Bednarek somehow gets a toe on it ahead of Podence to turn the ball clear of danger.

Saints now break forward but Ward-Prowse’s cross is blocked.

Southampton 0-0 Wolves

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58 mins: Good chances for Saints! Armstrong clips a lovely ball to the right side of the penalty area for Livramento. The right-back takes the shot on but Sa is down smartly to block with his left leg.

Then another two superb saves from Sa! Elyounoussi tries his luck and it’s parried by Sa. The Wolves keeper then also brilliantly stops the rebound from Adams but the Scot was offside anyway.

Pressure on Wolves now.

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55 mins: Now it’s Southampton’s turn to come forward - the game opening up just a little bit now. Armstrong and Redmond both have attempts blocked before the ball loops behind for a corner despite the best attempts of Sa.

It’s a wicked delivery from Ward-Prowse but no red and white shirt is within six yards of it. More wastefulness in front of goal from the hosts.

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52 mins: Wolves need to see the ball stick to Jimenez a bit more in order to give them an out ball. As it is there doesn’t seem to be much the visitors can do to keep Saints off them for a sustained period of time.

Wolves force a corner though as Semedo hits a pass off the foot of Romeu. It’s going to be taken by Moutinho - who receives a round of applause from the Wolves corner of the stadium as he trots over to them. He plays the corner short and AGAIN the move breaks down.

At the risk of sounding very ‘Big Sam’, they need to just put it in the mixer one of these times.

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Southampton 0-0 Wolves

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49 mins: Southampton keep the ball in the opening minutes of this second half. Wolves still look happy to sit off and try and absorb the pressure that the home side bring.

Salisu looks for a ball over the top for Armstrong to chase but it skips through to Wolves keeper Sa who happily collects.

Southampton 0-0 Wolves

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46 mins: Back underway at St Mary’s then with the second half between Southampton and Wolves. Here’s hoping for some more quality.

Southampton 0-0 Wolves

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You feel like Bruno Lage has to do something at the start of this second half. He needs to either change his personnel or system in order to try and press Southampton higher up the pitch and win the ball back with more frequency and intent.

Southampton could grind out a slender victory if it stays the way it was in that first 45, so I wouldn’t expect too many changes from Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men.

Southampton 0-0 Wolves

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Me too, Nathan. Me too.

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Southampton 0-0 Wolves

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HALF-TIME: It’s goalless at the break. It will not be a 45 minutes that lives long in the memory. Southampton had the best of the ball but created very little in the way of chances. Wolves probably had their best sight of goal inside the first 120 seconds but Semedo’s effort was stopped by McCarthy.

Let’s hope for some better stuff in the second period.

Southampton 0-0 Wolves

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44 mins: A burst of energy from Southampton there. You feel they may well have had to make it count because the chances in this game are few and far between.

Corner for Wolves as we approach half-time. They play it short and it’s a total waste. I take my earlier comment back - THAT sums up the first 45 minutes here.

Southampton 0-0 Wolves

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41 mins: DISALLOWED GOAL! A lovely clipped ball over the top finds Nathan Redmond. He chests and finishes beautifully but he was at least a foot offside.

Sa then takes a big chance by clearing at the last conceivable moment and Southampton come forward again. Armstrong strikes from the edge of the area but it’s straight at Sa.

Southampton 0-0 Wolves

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38 mins: These are two teams that need to make a statement today after poor starts to their respective Premier League campaigns. What we are getting instead is two sides who look scared about trying to win the game.

Ward-Prowse delivers a free-kick in from the right-hand side. It’s headed away to the edge of the box and Romeu thumps his effort into the top row of St Mary’s.

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Southampton 0-0 Wolves

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35 mins: Wolves break clear and Podence is in a great position with Jimenez and Hwang to his left. He tries to play it out wide but the pass is dreadful. That rather sums up these first 35 minutes.

Good positions for both sides. Less cutting edge than a plastic spoon.

Southampton 0-0 Wolves

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32 mins: A real drop off in the pace of this match over the last five minutes or so. You can understand these two sides have only scored six goals between them so far this season.

Very few attempts on target. Next to no clear-cut chances. Not the best spectacle.

Southampton 0-0 Wolves

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29 mins: Jimenez suffered a little bash to the face there from Bednarek. Annoyingly he was already offside but the assistant referee (understandably due to the rules) did not put his flag up.

Jimenez then robs Saints of possession inside their own final third but Romeu snaps back at his heels to retrieve the ball.

Both defences making a lot of errors. None of them have been capitalised upon.

Southampton 0-0 Wolves

14:27 , Dylan Terry

26 mins: A little lull in the game as Wolves have a sustained period of possession and the crowd just die down for a few moments.

The visitors need to get a foothold in the match as it has been mainly Southampton controlling the game. Having said that, the home side have not yet had a shot on target.

Southampton 0-0 Wolves

14:24 , Dylan Terry

23 mins: Lovely ball in from Redmond as he clips a delicious inswinging cross into the box but yet again no Southampton player takes a chance and it floats over everyone.

Wolves are there for the taking but Saints look very blunt inside the penalty area.

Southampton 0-0 Wolves

14:21 , Dylan Terry

20 mins: Southampton appeared to have a real chance for a minute as Elyounoussi feeds Che Adams inside the penalty area but the Scotland international is offside.

Wolves look vulnerable, particularly when Elyounoussi gets on the ball in the right channel.

Podence tries to clip a ball into the Saints area but McCarthy deals with it comfortably.

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