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Live Reporting

By Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield

A point apiece.

Thanks for joining me.

YELLOW CARD

Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield

Steve Mounie + Collin Quaner and Nathan Redmond booked late on.

Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield

Southampton pushing forward for the winner.

Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield

30 seconds remaining.

Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield

James Ward-Prowse's free-kick is headed away.

Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield

Free-kick deep in the Huddersfield half for Southampton late on...

Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield

Maya Yoshida and Mathias Jorgensen then square-up after that miss.

There is a little argy bargy with both sets of players involved, but it is just handbags.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield

PHEWWWW!

Southampton defender Maya Yoshida rises to head against the post.

It comes back off Jonas Lossl but rolls wide of goal.

How fortunate,

Maya Yoshida
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Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield

Into the last minute.

No goals please.

My report is ready saying it finished 1-1.

Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield

Goalkeeper Jonas Lossl must give Huddersfield fans a heart attack everytime he comes sprinting off his line.

He punches the ball which falls to Southampton's James Ward-Prowse on the edge of the box, but the follow-up shot is blocked.

Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield

Saints midfielder James Ward-Prowse has team-mates in support but elects to go himself, striking a 25 yard strike straight at Jonas Lossl.

SUBSTITUTION

Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield

Into the last 10 minutes, is there a winner in the game?

Huddersfield striker Steve Mounie is entering the action for Laurent Depoitre.

SUBSTITUTION

Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield

Oh no, Charlie Austin has done some damage to himself after that last piece of action.

It looks like the dreaded hamstring and has to helped off the pitch by two of Southampton's medical staff.

Manolo Gabbiandini replaces him.

CLOSE!

Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield

Jonas Lossl has an effort in him

The Huddersfield goalkeeper slips from a goalkick and sends it straight to Charlie Austin.

The Southampton striker has a free run on goal, but his thumping shot is straight at Dane.

CLOSE!

Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield

This could have gone in.

James Ward-Prowse delivers another dangerous corner, it is inadvertently flicked on by Aaron Mooy inside his own box, but Southampton defender Maya Yoshida cannot direct the effort on target.

SUBSTITUTION

Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield

Changes for Southampton.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Sofiane Boufal replace Steven Davis and Dusan Tadic.

Just under 20 minutes to play.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Steven Davis
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Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield

Huddersfield have been buoyed by that leveller and are full of confidence now.

Winger Collin Quaner plays a brilliant low ball into the box, but Tom Ince is inches away from getting his foot on the end of it to poke home.

CLOSE!

Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield

Almost a quickfire second from the visitors, but left-back Scott Malone's shot bounces into the hands of Fraser Forster.

GOAL - Southampton 1-1 Huddersfield

Laurent Depoitre

Huddersfield
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Huddersfield were showing more offensive creativity and get their reward.

Sub Tommy Smith clips a ball into the six yard box and Laurent Depoitre rises unchallenged six yards out to plant a header into the bottom corner.

The shirts are off the from the Terriers fans in the stands. Nails.

Laurent Depoitre
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CLOSE!

Southampton 1-0 Huddersfield

A goalsaver!

Huddersfield work the ball well and big frontman Laurent Depoitre rolls the ball back to Aaron Mooy on the edge of the box.

The Aussie midfielder takes a touch, sizes up the options and shoots a low shot which is blocked by Matt Targett.

CLOSE!

Southampton 1-0 Huddersfield

With men being pushed up, Huddersfield get caught on the counter.

Nathan Redmond is the chief playmaker, ripping his way past a Huddersfield defender and into the box.

He cuts the ball back to Charlie Austin, free and 10 yards out, but the goalscorer fails to add to his tally by drilling a shot wide of goal.

Southampton 1-0 Huddersfield

Huddersfield are behind and now pushing more men forward but every cross into the box is headed away by a Southampton man.

Southampton 1-0 Huddersfield

He has not been at his best today and this sums his performance up.

The free-kick for Huddersfield is within firing range, 20 yards out to the right, but midfielder Aaron Mooy gets it all wrong, curling a shot high over the crossbar and giving a young fan a little Christmas souvenir.

Unfortunately, the joy does not last long as he is asked to throw the ball back to Fraser Forster.

YELLOW CARD

Southampton 1-0 Huddersfield

A booking for Southampton defender Wesley Hoedt after bringing down Tom Ince off the ball.

Huddersfield wanted a different colour.

Southampton 1-0 Huddersfield

No goalmouth action to speak of at the start of this second half.

Both teams a little edgy, knowing the next goal is BIG.

Steven Davis and Laurent Depoitre
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Southampton 1-0 Huddersfield

No Virgil van Dijk for Southampton today, for the second game running.

He is sat in a hoodie in the stands.

Will we ever see him in a Saints shirt again?

The transfer window is looming.

KICK-OFF

Southampton 1-0 Huddersfield

What do we reckon then? A comeback for Huddersfield or Saints to seal the points?

Away we go again.

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Manchester City and Stoke both lead, but all square elsewhere.

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HALF-TIME

Southampton 1-0 Huddersfield

Charlie Austin's goal the difference at the break.

Southampton 1-0 Huddersfield

Southampton doing well to close out this first half, they don't look in any trouble at the moment.

Southampton 1-0 Huddersfield

Can Huddersfield grab a late goal in this first half?

Tom Ince and Steven Davis
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Southampton 1-0 Huddersfield

Four minutes added on in the first half after that injury to Huddersfield's Jonas Lossl.

Southampton 1-0 Huddersfield

It took them a while but Southampton well on top now and you sense a second goal for them could kill the game off.

Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl shows utter calmness as a ball rolls through to him, but he skips past a Southampton player and punts the ball to safety.

CLOSE!

Southampton 1-0 Huddersfield

Looks like that kick to the nose has put Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl's bearings a bit off track.

His kicks the ball straight at Dusan tadic and the ball falls to goalscorer Charlie Austin 40+ yards out.

The Saints striker takes a touch and lofts a shot goalwards, but Lossl sprints back to his line in the nick of time to push the ball away.

'Austin knew what he was doing'

Southampton 1-0 Huddersfield

Danny Mills

Ex-England defender on Final Score

It's very naughty, Charlie Austin looks to have ample time to pull out of that one and he just leaves his foot in there knowing he's going to make contact. It's difficult to say, but I think he knows exactly what he's doing.

Charlie Austin
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GREAT SAVE!

Southampton 1-0 Huddersfield

Southampton so close to doubling their advantage.

Mario Lemina breaks free from midfield and the former Juventus man plays a lovely weighed ball through to Nathan Redmond.

His scuffed shot falls into the path of Dusn Tadic eight yards out, but Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl spreads himself big to keep the ball out.

An excellent stop.

Southampton 1-0 Huddersfield

OK we are back under way after a four minute stoppage, Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl continuing for now.

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Paul Charles‏: Disgraceful from Charlie Austin. Surely that'll get reviewed and he'll get some sort of punishment.

I agree with this.

Southampton 1-0 Huddersfield

The Huddersfield supporters are making their feelings known about Charlie Austin.

The Southampton man looks like he has escaped without punishment.

I am not a doctor, but it seems like Jonas Lossl has a broken nose. The blood is pouring out and shows no signs of stopping.

The goalkeeper is still receiving treatment.

Southampton 1-0 Huddersfield

Naughty, very naughty from Charlie Austin.

The Southampton striker runs through on goal but Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl beats him to the ball and collects the ball.

Austin, though, comes in very late by sticking his foot out and kicking the goalkeeper on his face. A cowardly challenge.

Lossl is writhing in pain and has a bloodied nose.

Will referee Lee Probert take any action?

Jonas Lossl
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