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Match Preview: Pompey v Southampton

Everything you need to know about Carabao Cup tie

24 September 2019

Pompey v Southampton

You have to go back to the 2011/12 campaign to find the last time that Pompey met their south coast rivals.

Both games during that Championship campaign finished all squad – although it was certainly the Blues fans who felt more like celebrating following the final whistle.

Joel Ward and David Norris both wrote their names in Fratton folklore by grabbing dramatic equalisers.

The latter’s is certainly the most memorable, with a superb volley deep into stoppage-time at a stunned St Mary’s.

But Southampton secured promotion at the end of that season and have remained in the Premier League since, despite a couple of recent flirtations with the drop.

And Pompey – who were then deep in financial crisis – were relegated, still trying to negotiate their way back up the divisions.

Both teams enter the game on the back of league setbacks, with Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men beaten by neighbours Bournemouth on Friday night.

It leaves them 13th in the top-flight table and that clash with the Cherries was labelled a derby by some.

Supporters of a Pompey or Southampton persuasion, however, know that this is the only true south coast derby.

TEAM NEWS

Fixture News

Kenny's Injury Update: Southampton (H)

23 September 2019

Tom Naylor will require a fitness test after collecting a knock at Wycombe, while Ellis Harrison’s red card sees him serve a one-match ban.

Pompey are also without the injured quartet of Lee Brown (Achilles), Marcus Harness (thigh), Bryn Morris (groin) and Jack Whatmough (knee).

Moussa Djenepo is missing for the visitors with a muscle injury in his leg, while there are doubts over the fitness of Nathan Redmond (ankle).

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Read the thoughts of Kenny Jackett and Ben Close or register for a free iFollow account to watch the below videos.

HEAD TO HEAD*
Overall
Pompey: 9 wins
Southampton: 19 wins
10 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 4 wins
Southampton: 8 wins
5 draws

*Football League/FA Cup/League Cup matches only

TICKETS

Club News

Pompey v Southampton: Important Ticket, Travel And Access Information

20 September 2019

There are no seats available for this game, so please do not travel to the ground if you do not have a ticket.

Turnstiles are open from 6.15pm this evening, while fans will be able to use the Victory Bar from 4.30pm.

Please note that the car park is full for this game and there are no more spaces available.

For a full list of ticketing and access information for tonight’s match, please click on the link to the left.

OFFICIALS
Referee: Kevin Friend
Assistants: Matthew Wilkes, Mark Scholes
Fourth Official: Dean Whitestone

MATCH COVERAGE
iFollow subscribers and audio match pass holders can listen to live commentary from Chris Wise and Guy Whittingham by signing into their account and visiting the match centre from 7pm this evening.

Please note that Carabao Cup matches are not available to watch live on iFollow, either by overseas or domestic supporters.

Viewers in the UK can watch the game live on Sky Sports Football, while overseas supporters should check their local listings.

Click here for more information about using iFollow on a matchday and click here for information on downloading the app, so you can access content on your mobile device.

We will have updates throughout the game on Twitter and the match centre. You can also see behind-the-scenes content on our Instagram story.

There will be post-match reaction on the website, iFollow and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Wednesday.

Local listeners can hear commentary by tuning in to either Express FM or BBC Radio Solent.

BETTING
The visitors are the 4/11 favourites with Sky Bet to reach the fourth round, while Pompey can be backed at 2/1.

Click here to read our full betting guide and visit www.skybet.com/pompey to earn money for the club when you place a bet. Please gamble responsibly.

ALSO IN CARABAO CUP
Games kick-off at 7.45pm unless stated

Tonight
Arsenal v Nottingham Forest
Colchester v Tottenham
Crawley v Stoke
Luton v Leicester
Preston v Manchester City
Sheffield Wednesday v Everton
Watford v Swansea

Wednesday
Brighton v Aston Villa
Burton v Bournemouth
Chelsea v Grimsby
MK Dons v Liverpool
Oxford v West Ham
Sheffield United v Sunderland
Wolves v Reading
Manchester United v Rochdale (8pm)

MAGIC MOMENT

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Match Reports

Pompey 0 Southampton 4

Spirited Blues beaten in south coast derby

24 September 2019

Ryan Williams in action for Pompey against Southampton
Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

It was a case of what might have been for Pompey as they exited the Carabao Cup at the hands of rivals Southampton.

They dominated the opening proceedings at a packed Fratton Park, with John Marquis striking the woodwork before a couple of goal-line blocks rescued their opponents.

But the impressive Danny Ings proved the difference between the sides, with two goals before the break.

He then provided an assist for Cedric to ensure a fourth round spot, with Nathan Redmond wrapping things up late on.

Kenny Jackett made two changes from the side that were narrowly beaten at Wycombe in the league on Saturday.

Brett Pitman and Ryan Williams both returned to the starting line-up, with Andy Cannon dropping to the bench and Ellis Harrison serving a one-match ban.

Backed by a vociferous crowd – and with the rain bucketing down – it was the hosts who started stronger against their top-flight opponents.

And they almost broke the deadlock on nine minutes, as John Marquis collected Williams’ pass and bent a shot against the post.

Then, after Tom Naylor had been fouled and the visitors struggled to deal with Brandon Haunstrup’s cross, a fierce Pitman effort was deflected narrowly over.

A corner from Haunstrup led to an excellent chance to break the deadlock midway through the first half.

But Pitman’s glancing header was somehow stopped from crossing the line and Christian Burgess was unable to force the ball home from close range.

It had been one-way traffic for much of the half, but Southampton took the lead against the run of play on 21 minutes.

Craig MacGillivray had done well to keep out an initial effort from Ings, but when the striker received the ball back, he curled a fine shot into the bottom corner.

They almost doubled the advantage moments later, as Ings raced through, only to be denied by MacGillivray.

But the danger was not over and Pierre-Emile Hokbjerg’s sent the loose ball towards the net, with a diving Oli Hawkins getting in the way.

Pompey kept battling, though, and a series of good balls into the box caused Southampton problems before Burgess prodded past the post.

The visitors were causing problems on the break and MacGillivray did well to get behind a skiddy shot from James Ward-Prowse.

Ronan Curtis had an effort deflected narrowly off target, while Pitman’s corner was intercepted before it could reach Naylor at the back stick.

But Southampton grabbed a second goal just before the break, as Ings met Michael Obafemi’s low centre and lifted the ball over MacGillivray.

Half Time: Pompey 0 Southampton 2

Several former players were welcomed on to the pitch at the break, with warm applause given to Benjani, Adam Webster, Greg Halford and derby heroes Joel Ward and David Norris.

But it was up to the current crop of Blues to get back into the tie and Curtis had a shot blocked, before Williams skied another over the bar.

For all the passion displayed on the pitch and in the stands, it had not been a dirty contest, with 53 minutes on the clock before Hawkins collected the first yellow card for a foul on Ward-Prowse.

But he was quickly joined in referee Kevin Friend’s book by Pitman, who was penalised for a trip on Obafemi.

Pompey were seeing a lot of the ball without really testing Alex McCarthy and a dangerous corner from Haustrup somehow flashed through a crowded box and out the other side.

The hosts were dealt a blow just before the hour mark, as Hawkins – who had again impressed at the back – limped off to be replaced by Paul Downing.

They continued to push forward and find gaps in the visitors’ defence, but things were not quite landing right for the blue-shirted players inside the box.

And Southampton wrapped things up on 77 minutes, as the ball was cut back by Ings for Cedric to slot home.

Jackett made a couple of substitutions to try to lift the Blues again, with Gareth Evans and Ross McCrorie both brought on.

The hosts kept pushing for the goal that their spirited play deserved, but it was Southampton who instead added a late fourth.

They broke quickly up the pitch and substitute Redmond curled a fine finish past the grasp of MacGillivray.

It did not stop the Fratton faithful from raising the volume levels, though, as they continued to get behind their team for the closing minutes and after the final whistle.

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Bolton, Hawkins (Downing 59), Burgess, Haunstrup; Naylor (c), Close (McCrorie 82); Williams (Evans 78), Pitman, Curtis; Marquis
Booked: Hawkins, Pitman
Subs not used: Bass, Walkes, Cannon, Maloney

Southampton (4-3-3): McCarthy; Cedric, Bednarek, Yoshida, Bertrand; Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Hojbjerg (c); Obafemi (Redmond 72), Adams, Ings (Long 83)
Goals: Ings 21, 44, Cedric 77, Redmond 86
Booked: Bertrand
Subs not used: Gunn, Stephens, Valery, Boufal, Armstrong

Referee: Kevin Friend

Attendance: 18,707 (1,981 away fans)

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Ticket News

Southampton (H): Ticket Update

How to secure your seat for Carabao Cup tie

11 September 2019

Carabao Cup

The deadline has now passed for Pompey season ticket holders to secure their seat for the Carabao Cup fixture against Southampton.

Most of them have already taken up the opportunity to watch the south coast derby at Fratton Park on Tuesday, September 24 (7.45pm kick-off).

All unsold seats for the third round tie will now be made available for the next stage of sales.

Members and former shareholders with a previous purchase history* can purchase one ticket per person from 9am on Thursday (September 12).

Subject to availability, tickets will then go on sale to any supporter with a previous purchase history* from 9am on Friday (September 13).

Please note that only one ticket can be bought per person. For example, if you are a season ticket holder and a former shareholder, you will only be able to buy one ticket.

*Supporters need to have purchased a ticket in their own name at any point between the start of the 2017/18 season and August 27 2019.

HOW TO BUY

Online
The quickest and easiest way to secure your seat is by visiting our eticketing site, with no booking charge for online sales.

Supporters are reminded that they will need to sign into their online account using their Client ID Number. Click here for more details.

By phone
Tickets can also be bought by calling the Ticketmaster call centre on 0844 847 1898.

All phone calls will be charged at 7p per minute from landlines, but charges from mobile phones may be considerably more.

In person
Fans can also visit the Anson Road ticket office, which is open from 9am-5.30pm between Monday and Friday.

TICKET PRICES

Category Price
Adult £24
Senior (65+) £18
Young Person (18-22) £16
Ambulant* £16
Wheelchair User* £15
Junior (2-17) £7

*Includes a carer if on the highest rate of DLA or PIP.

Please note that juniors under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult, senior or young person.

There will be a £2 booking charge per ticket for all phone sales. There is no booking charge for tickets bought online or from the Anson Road ticket office.

Tickets purchased online or over the phone will be posted out. There is no print at home or collection option. There is a £1 charge for tickets being posted out.

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