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Brighton 1-0 Southampton: Charlie Austin scores late winner for Saints

Charlie Austin
Charlie Austin joined Southampton from QPR in 2016

Charlie Austin scored a late winner as Southampton beat Brighton in the Carabao Cup second round.

Austin met Nathan Redmond's cross to head home in the 88th minute and give 2017 runners-up Saints their first win of the season.

Southampton keeper Angus Gunn, a £12.5m summer signing making his first start, twice denied striker Viktor Gyokeres.

Substitute Austin had a shot blocked on the line by Bernardo before scoring the winner minutes later.

Southampton, runners-up in 2017, almost went ahead in the eight minute when Mohamed Elyounoussi was denied at close range by Brighton keeper keeper David Button before Maya Yoshida's follow-up was cleared off the line.

Southampton made 10 changes to the team that lost 2-1 to Leicester on Saturday.

There were also 10 changes for Brighton, with record signing Alireza Jahanbakhsh making his full debut.

Brighton, beaten 1-0 by Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday, also named under-23 players Ben Barclay, Will Collar and Gyokeres in their starting line-up.

Line-ups

Brighton

  • 27Button
  • 58Collar
  • 35Barclay
  • 30Bernardo
  • 29Suttner
  • 13GroßSubstituted forPröpperat 63'minutes
  • 16Jahanbakhsh
  • 8BissoumaBooked at 32mins
  • 7KayalSubstituted forConnollyat 90'minutes
  • 42Gyokeres
  • 9Locadia

Substitutes

  • 6Stephens
  • 11Knockaert
  • 14Balogun
  • 22Montoya
  • 23Steele
  • 24Pröpper
  • 44Connolly

Southampton

  • 28Gunn
  • 5Stephens
  • 35Bednarek
  • 3Yoshida
  • 33Targett
  • 16Ward-Prowse
  • 14RomeuSubstituted forGallagherat 70'minutes
  • 11Elyounoussi
  • 8DavisBooked at 41mins
  • 17ArmstrongSubstituted forRedmondat 81'minutes
  • 20GabbiadiniSubstituted forAustinat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Vestergaard
  • 6Hoedt
  • 10Austin
  • 15Gallagher
  • 22Redmond
  • 38McQueen
  • 41Lewis
Referee:
Andre Marriner
Attendance:
13,651

Match Stats

Home TeamBrightonAway TeamSouthampton
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home15
Away17
Shots on Target
Home5
Away10
Corners
Home1
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Southampton 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Southampton 1.

Nathan Redmond (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yves Bissouma (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Attempt blocked. Nathan Redmond (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Austin.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Aaron Connolly replaces Beram Kayal.

Foul by Charlie Austin (Southampton).

Bernardo (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Southampton 1. Charlie Austin (Southampton) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Nathan Redmond with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Davy Pröpper (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Yves Bissouma.

Foul by Matt Targett (Southampton).

Alireza Jahanbakhsh (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mohamed Elyounoussi.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Austin (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Gallagher.

Substitution

Substitution, Southampton. Nathan Redmond replaces Stuart Armstrong.

Substitution

Substitution, Southampton. Charlie Austin replaces Manolo Gabbiadini.

Attempt saved. Alireza Jahanbakhsh (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jürgen Locadia.

Attempt saved. Sam Gallagher (Southampton) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jan Bednarek.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jan Bednarek (Southampton) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Sam Gallagher (Southampton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Mohamed Elyounoussi with a cross.

Attempt missed. Sam Gallagher (Southampton) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Steven Davis.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Matt Targett (Southampton) because of an injury.

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Davy Pröpper tries a through ball, but Jürgen Locadia is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Davy Pröpper (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Angus Gunn.

Attempt saved. Viktor Gyokeres (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Beram Kayal (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Alireza Jahanbakhsh (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Beram Kayal.

Substitution

Substitution, Southampton. Sam Gallagher replaces Oriol Romeu.

Matt Targett (Southampton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Alireza Jahanbakhsh (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Hand ball by Viktor Gyokeres (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Offside, Southampton. Jack Stephens tries a through ball, but Manolo Gabbiadini is caught offside.

Attempt saved. James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Will Collar (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Davy Pröpper replaces Pascal Groß.

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