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Summary

  1. Southampton XI: Forster, Cedric, Fonte, Van Dijk, Targett, Davis, Romeu, Tadic, Hojbjerg, Redmond, Austin
  2. Sunderland XI: Pickford, Manquillo, Djilobodji, Kone, van Aanholt, Rodwell, Pienaar, Gooch, Borini, Januzaj, Defoe

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By Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

Southampton 1-1 Sunderland

A fair result in the end, but both sides remain in search of their first Premier League wins of the season.

Thanks for joining me.

FULL-TIME

Southampton 1-1 Sunderland

A point apiece.

Southampton 1-1 Sunderland

James Ward-Prowse's corner is cleared by the visitors.

Southampton 1-1 Sunderland

Late corner for Southampton...

Southampton 1-1 Sunderland

Oooh. Southampton go forward and Oriel Romeu's thunderous strike is blocked by the impressive Papy Djilobodji.

Southampton 1-1 Sunderland

Duncan Watmore cuts inside the Southampton box but loses his footing in front of goal.

Southampton 1-1 Sunderland

Into added time, is there a winner in this game?

Southampton 1-1 Sunderland

1 - Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez has scored his first Premier League goal since March 2014. Joyous.

Jay Rodriguez celebrates
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CLOSE!

Southampton 1-1 Sunderland

Almost another for Southampton, but Matt Targett's curled free-kick goes narrowly wide. Would have been a worldie if that went in.

Southampton 1-1 Sunderland

Kevin Kilbane

Former Everton and Sunderland winger on Final Score

I am gutted for Pickford. He has been outstanding.

He has been great in this match but he should be saving that.

Jordan Pickford
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GOAL - Southampton 1-1 Sunderland

Jay Rodriguez (84 mins)

Oh Jordan Pickford.

The Sunderland goalkeeper has had a wonderful game...up until now.

Striker Jay Rodriguez has a speculative effort from around 25-yards out, which somehow squirms under Pickford's body.

A real shame for the visitors, but the home supporters have something to cheer about.

Jay Rodriguez scores
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Southampton 0-1 Sunderland

Matt Targett's free-kick is straight into the ball. Not a good strike by the Southampton man.

Southampton 0-1 Sunderland

Meanwhile, the rock solid Papy Djilobodji goes through Shane Long, who spun the Sunderland defender beautifully.

A free-kick on the edge of the box for the home side. Can they grab an equaliser?

SUBSTITUTION

Southampton 0-1 Sunderland

Last throw of the dice from Southampton boss Claude Puel, who sends on James Ward-Prowse in place of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

Southampton 0-1 Sunderland

Kevin Kilbane

Former Everton and Sunderland winger on Final Score

To win the penalty it was clever play from Defoe. He allowed the ball across him and bought the penalty.

Fonte shouldn't go to ground.

Southampton 0-1 Sunderland

Another brilliant save from Jordan Pickford, diving to his right to keep out Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg's long-range effort.

Southampton 0-1 Sunderland

Kevin Kilbane

Former Everton and Sunderland winger on Final Score

Great penalty. What a penalty.

You wouldn't want anyone else in that position other than Jermain Defoe.

Jermain Defoe celebrates
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GOAL - Southampton 0-1 Sunderland

Jermain Defoe (79 mins)

A much deserved lead for Sunderland.

Jermain Defoe hammers his penalty into the top right corner of the net. Fraser Forster had no chance.

Jermain Defoe
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PENALTY TO SUNDERLAND

Southampton 0-0 Sunderland

Jose Fonte chops down Jermain Defoe from behind and the referee points to the spot.

Southampton 0-0 Sunderland

Kevin Kilbane

Former Everton and Sunderland winger on Final Score

There is very little between Pickford and Vito Mannone. 

I would edge with Pickford. He is the better keeper for the long term. He is certainly one to rely on to be number one for the next few years.

Southampton 0-0 Sunderland

BBC Newcastle

BBC Radio Newcastle summariser Gary Bennett: "Sunderland are too open in midfield and Southampton are dominating in there. Sunderland need someone in to shield alongside Rodwell and just help see out the game."

SUBSTITUTION

Southampton 0-0 Sunderland

Change for Sunderland as David Moyes shows some Love. Donald on, Lynden Gooch off.

SUBSTITUTION

Southampton 0-0 Sunderland

Charlie Austin's misery is over as he is hooked off. On comes Jay Rodriguez for his second appearance of the season.

Southampton 0-0 Sunderland

Yes Jordan Pickford.

Lovely build-up play from Southampton sees the Sunderland keeper called into action again, this time through Nathan Redmond's deflected effort which is heading into the bottom corner but Pickford gets down to push it away.

Jordan Pickford
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GREAT SAVE!

Southampton 0-0 Sunderland

Nathan Redmond picks the ball up in the final third and outpaces Papy Djilobodji, but his shot it tame and Jordan Pickford collects without any problems.

Sub Shane Long then springs into action, forcing Pickford into another save. This one more difficult, diving full stretch to his right to push the ball away.

Superb stuff from Pickford.

SUBSTITUTION

Southampton 0-0 Sunderland

First change for Southampton as Shane Long comes on in place of Dusan Tadic.

I thought Tadic had done quite well, but the Saints boss obviously feels differently.

Sunderland boss David Moyes responds by throwing on Jeremain Lens for Steven Pienaar.

YELLOW CARD

Southampton 0-0 Sunderland

Steven Pienaar cautioned for scything through the back of Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

Steven Pienaar
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SUBSTITUTION

Southampton 0-0 Sunderland

That is Fabio Borini's last action of the game.

He hobbles off to be replaced by Duncan Watmore.

Southampton 0-0 Sunderland

Sunderland forward Fabio Borini has damaged his reputation as well as his leg after that poor free-kick.

The Italian is currently down and has removed both shinpads...

Southampton 0-0 Sunderland

Not the best free-kick from Fabio Borini.

His low strike is straight down the throat of Fraser Forster.

Southampton 0-0 Sunderland

A wonderful mazy Adnan Januzaj run, beating four Southampton men in the process, is brought to a halt on the edge of the area by defender Jose Fonte.

Free-kick...

Southampton 0-0 Sunderland

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson once said of ex-Italy striker Filippo Inzaghi that he must have been "born in an offside position".

Southampton striker Charlie Austin may have been in the same maternity ward. He has been flagged off time and time again in this match.

Charlie Austin
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Southampton 0-0 Sunderland

Sunderland defenders Lamine Kone and Papy Djilobodji combine again, this time at the attacking end of the pitch as Kone flicks a free-kick on for his partner, who acrobatically volleys wide of goal.

Southampton 0-0 Sunderland

Bit of a traffic jam at the moment, no player can find any space to control the ball and get a quick pass away. There's an opposition player right in the face as soon as someone gets the ball.

Southampton do have a free-kick on the left though, but Sunderland are able to clear through Papy Djilobodji.

Adnan Januzaj
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YELLOW CARD

Southampton 0-0 Sunderland

An early booking for Southampton midfielder Steven Davis in the second half for an all too vigorous tackle on Javier Manquillo.

KICK-OFF

Southampton 0-0 Sunderland

Sunderland get us up and running again.

Southampton 0-0 Sunderland

Southampton had more of the possession in the first half, but Sunderland had the better chance.

Still goalless at St Mary's though.

First half possession
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Southampton 0-0 Sunderland

BBC Newcastle

BBC Radio Newcastle summariser Gary Bennett: "Sunderland have played their way back into the game. When they got on the ball they started to have that belief and confidence that they can hurt Southampton."

Jermain Defoe
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HALF-TIME

Southampton 0-0 Sunderland

There goes the half-time whistle.

Sunderland centre-backs Lamine Kone and Papy Djilobodji high five each other as they walk off down the tunnel.

A job half done so far. The Black Cats have been the better side.

Southampton 0-0 Sunderland

One additional minute to play in the first half.