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Live Reporting

By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    Thanks for joining us today, you can check out reports for Southampton's win, Manchester United's defeat and Dundalk's draw on our football index.

    Or watch the Premier League Show here.

    Over and out.

  2. 'Penalty argument was a bit silly'

    Southampton striker Charlie Austin to BT Sport: "It's a special night for me, my debut in the competition. But more importantly it's a good win for the team to get spirits up. We haven't had a great start to the season."

    On his argument with Dusan Tadic, on who should take the penalty: "I'm a centre forward, I think I should take the penalties. I was feeling confident. 

    "It was a bit silly from me and Dusan but I think I'll take the penalties in the future. It's all about the team."

  3. Unbeatable Southampton

    (at St Mary's in Europe)

    Southampton have yet to lose a European game at St Mary’s, winning two and drawing two (including qualifiers). 

    Southampton celebrate
  4. Elsewhere in Europe

    Southampton top Group K after one game after Hapoel Be'er Sheva beat former European champions Inter Milan 2-0 in the other game.

    Not a great start to Frank de Boer's managerial reign at Inter, who are on four points from three games in Serie A. 

    Inter Milan manager Frank De Boer
  5. The Premier League Show

    BBC Two

    The Premier League Show is just starting now on BBC Two. Watford striker Troy Deeney and his friend, boxer Anthony Joshua, are on it.

    Watch it here (UK only, I'm afraid).


    Southampton 3-0 Sparta Prague

    Southampton pick up their first win of the season - their first victory under new boss Claude Puel.

    Southampton manager Claude Puel
  7. GOAL - Southampton 3-0 Sparta Prague

    Jay Rodriguez

    Jay Rodriguez adds a late third for Southampton, which maybe reflects their dominance more. Shane Long squares it to the substitute, who just turns it home from close range.

    Southampton's Jay Rodriguez

    Southampton 2-0 Sparta Prague

    Three minutes added on. Three minutes until what we've known since the 27th minute is confirmed - a Southampton win.

  9. Post update

    Southampton 2-0 Sparta Prague

    Shane Long curls a shot high and wide from the corner of the box. It's been another frustrating night for the Republic of Ireland striker.

    Southampton's Shane Long

    Southampton 2-0 Sparta Prague

    Sparta substitute Matej Pulkrab catches James Ward-Prowse late and is booked. Ward-Prowse was livid with the challenge. Not long to go now. 


    Southampton 2-0 Sparta Prague

    Southampton want a penalty as Maya Yoshida is barged over by Mario Holek but they don't get one. They can't complain too much though as they should never have had the penalty which gave them the lead early on.


    Southampton 2-0 Sparta Prague

    Southampton haven't got behind Sparta's defence much but they breach it here as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg slips a great pass into Cuco Martina, who waits and waits for someone to cross it into but he dawdles too long and loses the ball.

    And now Steven Davis replaces Oriol Romeu in the Saints midfield.

    Southampton's Cuco Martina
  13. Post update

    Southampton 2-0 Sparta Prague

    Martin Frydek has the ball out left for Sparta. But will he shoot or cross? Well I'm not actually sure - but whatever it was, it's high and wide and out for a goal-kick.

  14. Elsewhere in Europe

    Baba Rahman is the second Chelsea loanee to score in the Europa League tonight, putting Schalke 1-0 up at Mario Balotelli's Nice, as they are now known. Bertrand Traore scored for Ajax earlier.

    Inter Milan are now 2-0 down at home to Hapoel Be'er Sheva. That game is in Southampton's group.

    Baba Rahman

    Southampton 2-0 Sparta Prague

    Charlie Austin won't become the first Southampton player to score a European hat-trick. That is because he's replaced by Jay Rodriguez.

    Charlie Austin and Jay Rodriguez
  16. Post update

    Southampton 2-0 Sparta Prague

    Sparta Prague bring on teenage striker Matej Pulkrab for Josef Sural - 15 minutes for him to make himself a hero.

  17. Post update

    Southampton 2-0 Sparta Prague

    Southampton break at pace but the ball just won't land right for Shane Long to take it in his stride after he flicks it over a defender. Instead he backheels it to Nathan Redmond but the pass is cut out.


    Southampton 2-0 Sparta Prague

    Southampton make a change as Nathan Redmond, who has been playing up front this season despite having been a winger in the past, replaces attacking midfielder Dusan Tadic.

    Southampton's Nathan Redmond
  19. Get Involved


    Al Jessop: I'm a Saints fan watching from a campsite in Spain. Lots of buffering but it's worth it! 

    Marius Hollenga: I can say, genuinely, that the Europa League is my favourite football tournament. Great fun. 

  20. Post update

    Southampton 2-0 Sparta Prague

    As I write that David Lafata forces Fraser Forster into a proper save on the half-volley from 20 yards out. 

    And Nathan Redmond is warning up for the Saints now, who might realise they can't relax too much.