Southampton vs Wolves – Premier League: Live score and updates
Southampton vs Wolves LIVE: Two sides with just one win between them so far look to kickstart their Premier League season at St Mary’s… while Saints look to build on Man City draw
- Southampton and Wolves meet at St Mary’s in early Premier League kick-off
- Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team have yet to win a league game but have drawn four
- Bruno Lage has started life at Wolves by suffering four defeats from first five
- Latest Premier League news, including live action and results
- Race for the Golden Boot – as it stands
- Premier League table – as it stands
Southampton and Wolves meet at St Mary’s in Sunday’s early Premier League contest, with both hoping to kick-start slow starts to the season.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have yet to win a league match but have drawn four, including a highly creditable 0-0 at Manchester City last Saturday.
Wolves have yet to spark under new manager Bruno Lage and have suffered four defeats so far from five, including against Brentford last weekend.
Follow Sportsmail‘s DANIEL DAVIS for live coverage of Southampton vs Wolves, including build-up, team news and updates.
The sun is out down on the south coast. The brass band is playing. The football is right around the corner, with a fierce derby to come.
It doesn’t get much better than this on a Sunday, does it?
Apart from how the Ryder Cup will surely pan out, of course…
Inside the ground, the goalkeepers are out and are being put through their paces.
It’s been a tough start to life in the Wolves hot seat for boss Bruno Lage, who has picked up one Premier League win this season.
Five games played, four defeats and victory win so far. It doesn’t make for pretty reading.
The fact they have scored just two goals along the way has also raised eyebrows. In short, Wolves just don’t look as ravenous as normal.
Their build-up play is sharp, their defending is stout at times, but it is the lack of cutting edge which has punished them so far.
Will that change today? They have to start taking their chances.
Wolves have sprung a couple of surprises with their starting XI today. They have made three changes in total.
Adama Traore and Ruben Neves have dropped to the bench at St Mary’s, and are also joined by Francisco Trincao.
Their performance in the 2-0 defeat by Brentford was limp, admittedly, but Bruno Lage has made some drastic calls there.
Hwang Hee-chan, Leander Dendoncker and Daniel Podence have been handed starts instead in a reshuffle up front.
It’s just the one change from Southampton today from the team that lined up against Manchester City, and claimed an impressive 0-0 draw.
Mohammed Salisu has been brought in ahead of Jack Stephens, who will be forced to sit out for three months with a knee injury.
Shane Long, meanwhile, is among the substitutes. He is yet to play in the top-flight this season, having tested positive for Covid-19 this month.
Starting XI: Sa, Kilman, Coady, Saiss, Semedo, Hwang, Moutinho, Marcal, Dendoncker, Podence, Jimenez
Substitutes: Ruddy, Moulden, Hoever, Boly, Neves, Trincao, Silva, Traore, Cundle
Starting XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Salisu, Livramento, Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond, Armstrong, Adams
Substitutes: Forster, Lyanco, Perraud, Long, Valery, Djenepo, Diallo, Broja, Tella
Hello, all! Welcome along to Sportsmail’s coverage of this lunchtime’s Premier League action, which comes from St Mary’s.
It’s Southampton vs Wolves, two teams still waiting for their season to get going.
Wolves have the only win out of both sides, but are yet to spark into life under their new manager Bruno Lage.
It’s not quite panic stations yet, but Lage and Ralph Hasenhuttl will be keen to use today as a springboard for the next few weeks.
So, how will it all pan out? We’ll find out shortly, with kick-off at 2pm.
For now, here is the team news…
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