2011–12 Southampton F.C. season

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Southampton F.C.
2011–12 season
Chairman Nicola Cortese
Manager Nigel Adkins
Stadium St Mary's Stadium
Championship 2nd (promoted)
FA Cup Fourth Round
League Cup Fourth Round
Top goalscorer League:
Rickie Lambert (27)
All:
Rickie Lambert (31)
Highest home attendance League:
32,363 v Coventry City (28 April 2012)
Overall:
32,363 v Coventry City (28 April 2012)
Lowest home attendance League:
21,014 v Leicester City (24 January 2012)
Overall:
6,541 v Torquay United (9 August 2011)
Average home league attendance League: 26,420
Overall: 24,786
Home colours
Away colours

The 2011–12 season was Southampton F.C.'s 72nd and seventh consecutive season in The Football League, and their first in the Championship since 2009. Having achieved promotion the previous season,[1][2] the club were looking to retain their place in the second tier of English football and make progress towards their long-term aim of returning to the Premier League. The 2011–12 season was the first with new sponsor aap3, a Southampton-based company providing "business and IT solutions".[3]

Southampton began their pre-season preparations in July with a two-game tour of Switzerland, in a similar fashion to the 2010–11 season.[4] Later in the month, the club held the first edition of the Memorial Cup, inviting European teams to compete in a tournament in honour of former owner Markus Liebherr.[5] Additional friendlies followed before the league began on 6 August 2011.

Southampton were relatively active in the summer transfer window, purchasing three new players, selling three and releasing five: midfielder Jack Cork, winger Steve De Ridder and defender Danny Fox made the move to St Mary's for undisclosed fees,[6][7][8] while midfielder Oscar Gobern and defender Joseph Mills departed the club,[9][10] and winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was sold to Arsenal for a club record £15 million in August.[11] In the winter 2012 window, the Saints purchased strikers Tadanari Lee (the club's first Japanese player ever) and Billy Sharp,[12][13] and made defender Jack Saville's loan move to Barnet final.[14]

In April 2012, three Southampton players – goalkeeper Kelvin Davis, midfielder Adam Lallana, and striker Rickie Lambert – were named in the PFA Team of the Year for the Championship.[15] After the last game of the season on 28 April 2012, Southampton were promoted to the Premier League as the runners-up of the Championship, just one point behind champions Reading.[16]

Pre-season[edit]

Southampton's first pre-season game was at Swiss club Biel-Bienne on 13 July. The visitors quickly built a two-goal advantage following a pair of David Connolly headers, but the home side drew level shortly after half-time and took the lead in the last ten minutes.[17] The Saints managed to equalise a minute later though, with winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scoring the final goal of the match to make the score 3–3.[17] In the second match of their Swiss tour, Southampton lost 1–0 to St. Gallen, following a second half goal from Kristian Nushi.[18]

On 23 July 2011, Southampton competed in the inaugural Memorial Cup, a friendly tournament established in honour of former club owner Markus Liebherr.[5] The other participants in the Memorial Cup were Spanish club Athletic Bilbao and German club Werder Bremen.[5] Described as a "unique triangular cup competition", each club played one another and points determined the winners of the tournament.[5] Southampton won their first match conclusively, beating Bremen 3–0 with goals from David Connolly, Guly do Prado and Adam Lallana in the first half.[19] Bilbao also beat Bremen, with a 2–1 scoreline, and managed to beat the host club in the deciding match by two goals, preventing the Saints from winning the first edition of the Memorial Cup.[19]

Back in England, the Saints played their first full friendly of the season at St Mary's against Premier League club West Bromwich Albion. The game ended in a 2–2 draw, after a double from Albion striker Simon Cox was matched by goals from midfielder Jack Cork and striker Rickie Lambert in the second half.[20] Southampton's final pre-season game of the season three days later ended in the same scoreline, with the Saints and Yeovil Town sharing four goals equally. David Connolly put the visitors 1–0 up just before half-time, but in the second period Yeovil equalised with a penalty from former Southampton player Paul Wotton.[21] Saints striker Jonathan Forte scored an impressive solo goal later on, but this was again cancelled out by the home side thanks to a goal from Andy Williams.[21]

Championship[edit]

August–September 2011[edit]

In their first game of the season on 6 August 2011, Southampton beat Leeds United 3–1. The home side opened the scoring after ten minutes, with captain Dean Hammond scoring a solo goal; this lead was doubled just 15 minutes later by Adam Lallana, converting an assist from striker Rickie Lambert.[22][23] Shortly after the break, David Connolly scored the Saints' third, but the clean sheet was denied in the very last minute of play when Max Gradel scored a penalty following a handball by defender Aaron Martin.[22][23] Southampton made it two wins out of two a week later, as they beat Barnsley by a solitary goal in their first away game of the season.[24][25] The visitors took the lead after half an hour, as David Connolly scored for the second game running after a defensive error by the hosts.[24][25] The Saints were dominant for most of the rest of the game, but could only hold on with one goal for the win, which was slightly soured by the dismissal of midfielder Richard Chaplow, who had only been on the pitch for 15 minutes.[24][25] Following the win, Southampton moved from second to first in the Championship league table.[24][25] Southampton travelled to Portman Road later in the week, beating Ipswich Town 5–2.[26][27] Rickie Lambert opened the scoring with two goals in the first 11 minutes of the match, and David Connolly made it three before the break.[26][27] Ipswich returned after half time with two goals in quick succession, but the Saints were able to secure the win with two goals from Adam Lallana to return to the top of the table.[26][27]

Back at St Mary's on 20 August, Southampton made it four wins out of four by beating Millwall 1–0.[28][29] Winger Guilherme do Prado scored the only goal of the match in the 18th minute, and the team held on for the rest of the match despite second-half Millwall pressure to pick up another three points.[28][29] This marks the first time in the club's history that Southampton have won all four of their opening league matches.[28][29] The club's winning run finally came to an end on 27 August, when they lost 3–2 to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.[30][31] Leicester broke the deadlock after only three minutes with a goal from Darius Vassell, and quickly made it two with a Richie Wellens effort.[30][31] Saints full back Dan Harding pulled one back for the visitors just before the half-hour mark, heading in an Adam Lallana cross, but on the stroke of half-time the hosts forced an own goal out of Rickie Lambert to retain their two-goal advantage going into the second half.[30][31] David Connolly scored in the 53rd minute, but despite overall dominance in the second half Southampton were unable to turn the tables, thanks largely to a string of saves by Kasper Schmeichel in the last ten minutes.[30][31]

After a two-week break, Southampton returned to winning ways by beating Nottingham Forest 3–2 at St Mary's in a closely contested match.[32][33] Matt Derbyshire opened the scoring for Forest in the seventh minute, but Southampton striker Rickie Lambert cancelled out the goal just a minute later.[32][33] Lambert scored a second for the Saints when he headed in a David Connolly assist on 24 minutes, but the visitors levelled the scoreline just before the break.[32][33] After periods of domination for both sides, Southampton finally scored a winner in the 82nd minute when Lambert completed his hat-trick from a Danny Fox free kick.[32][33] The following week Southampton hosted former Premier League side Birmingham City, winning the match by an assertive scoreline of 4–1.[34][35] The first goal of the match came in the eleventh minute from top scorer Rickie Lambert, who converted a penalty kick given when he was fouled in the box.[34][35] The tally was quickly doubled, as Guly do Prado converted a Frazer Richardson cross into a second, and a third was scored by Adam Lallana ten minutes before half-time to make it 3–0 at the break.[34][35] Birmingham got a goal back early in the second half, but substitute Richard Chaplow sealed the win in the 78th minute with Southampton's fourth.[34][35]

Southampton's brilliant form (six wins and one loss) began to crumble when the team visited Turf Moor to face Burnley on 24 September, though. The first half of the match was largely balanced as both sides failed to break the deadlock and went into the break goalless.[36][37] Burnley piled on the pressure after the break, and finally scored the first goal of the game in the 53rd minute courtesy of Charlie Austin.[36][37] With Southampton constantly looking for an equaliser, the home side remained vigilant in defence and kept the league-toppers out until ten minutes before time, when substitute Morgan Schneiderlin scored his first goal of the season, finishing Danny Fox's assist to give the Saints a point and keep them at the top of the Championship table.[36][37] Southampton's luck only grew worse in midweek, however, when a visit to Cardiff City resulted in only their second loss of the campaign so far. The first half was largely a success for the visitors, as Southampton made a number of breaks but could not finish off their attacking moves.[38][39] It was the hosts who came out stronger in the second period though, as Kenny Miller headed in a long ball to open the scoring for the Bluebirds.[38][39] Steve De Ridder was brought on, but it wasn't enough as Miller doubled his tally just seven minutes later when he calmly slot the ball past Kelvin Davis.[38][39] The Saints battled on, but all they could achieve was a consolation goal in injury time courtesy of a neat finish from substitute De Ridder; Southampton remained top of the league however, due to draws at Middlesbrough and Derby County.[38][39]

October–November 2011[edit]

On 1 October, Southampton returned to winning ways and extended their lead at the top of the Championship to two points by beating Watford 4–0.[40][41] The Saints opened the scoring when winger Steve De Ridder was brought down in the box and Rickie Lambert converted the penalty in the 22nd minute.[40][41] Southampton cruised to half-time, and were awarded a second penalty ten minutes after the break, which Lambert again scored to put the hosts two up.[40][41] A passage of play between Adam Lallana and Guly do Prado saw the Brazilian score his third of the season on 70 minutes, before substitute Lee Holmes – in his first appearance of the season and just two minutes after coming on – latched onto Morgan Schneiderlin's long ball to make it four.[40][41] On 15 October Southampton visited Derby County, drawing 1–1 at Pride Park Stadium.[42][43] Derby opened the scoring in the first half courtesy of a Theo Robinson strike, and held the lead until midway into the second half.[42][43] Rickie Lambert scored his ninth league goal of the season after 61 minutes, after an assist from David Connolly.[42][43] The game ended as a draw, with Southampton remaining at the top of the table.[42][43] Southampton extended their lead at the top to five points when they faced second-place West Ham United in midweek, winning by a single goal to nil.[44][45] Saints loanee defender Jos Hooiveld scored the only goal of the match on the cusp of half-time, heading in a corner from left back Danny Fox.[44][45] The match was marked by a relatively high amount of disciplinary action, with both sides picking up three cautions each.[44][45]

Southampton's lead dropped to three points on 22 October, when they drew 1–1 with Reading.[46][47] The Saints played at a largely mediocre level, with goalkeeper Kelvin Davis keeping the hosts from scoring on many occasions in the first half.[46][47] Reading finally made the break in the 71st minute when Antiguan midfielder Mikele Leigertwood scored from inside the penalty area to put pressure on Southampton.[46][47] The pressure was increased a few minutes later, when captain Dean Hammond was sent off for a second bookable offence, but winger Steve De Ridder made sure Saints got a point ten minutes from time when he completed a Guly do Prado setup.[46][47] On 29 October, Southampton picked up their 18th consecutive home win, against third-placed Middlesbrough, winning the match 3–0.[48][49] Guly do Prado opened the scoring after 15 minutes, heading in an assist from full-back Danny Butterfield who was making his first league appearance of the season.[48][49] Guly doubled his and the team's tally under 15 minutes later, scoring another header this time from a Rickie Lambert setup.[48][49] The Saints had to wait until ten minutes from time to secure the win, when substitute David Connolly finished off a long team move to put the club three points ahead at the top of the table.[48][49]

On 1 November the Saints extended their lead at the top to five points against fellow promotees Peterborough United.[50][51] The team won 2–1 at home, with both goals coming within the first 20 minutes of the match: midfielder Richard Chaplow scored his second of the season in the 14th minute from a Guly do Prado setup, and defender Jos Hooiveld also scored his second courtesy of do Prado just three minutes later.[50][51] Peterborough went down to ten men in the first half when Lee Frecklington fouled Morgan Schneiderlin and was sent off in the 35th minute, and Southampton held on despite a Peterborough consolation in the 76th minute, while second-placed West Ham drew to increase the gap between themselves and the lead.[50][51] Southampton remained at the top of the Championship when they beat Coventry City 4–2 on 5 November.[52][53] The Saints went two goals up in the first half, courtesy of strikes from Richard Chaplow and Adam Lallana, before the home side equalised in the second half.[52][53] Guly do Prado and Steve De Ridder scored a second brace of goals for the visitors, giving Southampton their third league win in a row.[52][53]

After a two-week break, Southampton upheld their 100% home win record with a 3–0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion.[54][55] All three goals came within 20 minutes of each other in the second-half, all courtesy of Rickie Lambert.[54][55] In the 49th minute Lambert headed in a Frazer Richardson cross; in the 58th minute he scored a penalty, after Mauricio Taricco was sent off; and in the 69th minute he scored a second penalty following a booking for Iñigo Calderón.[54][55] The Saints picked up their first loss in two months the following week, when they lost at Bristol City due to second half goals from Albert Adomah and Nicky Maynard.[56][57] Later in the week Southampton hosted Hull City, and after going a goal down at the end of the first period were able to claw back the three points in the second half.[58][59] Guly do Prado scored the first shortly after the break, converting a Rickie Lambert setup, and Adam Lallana headed in a Frazer Richardson cross just a few minutes later to win the match.[58][59] The game was made slightly easier to ride out later in the match as Hull went down to ten men with the dismissal of winger Robbie Brady.[58][59]

December 2011[edit]

December didn't start off well for the Saints, as they lost their fourth game of the season against bottom-placed Doncaster Rovers by a solitary goal.[60][61] A largely equal encounter, Southampton conceded the only goal of the match in the 60th minute, when striker Billy Sharp scored from a lay-off courtesy of fellow striker Marc-Antoine Fortuné.[60][61] Misfortune continued for the Hampshire club when they hosted Premier League relegation victims Blackpool the following week. The home side struck first, when striker Rickie Lambert converted a Jack Cork assist from the edge of the penalty area in the 30th minute, but the lead was short-lived as Chris Basham scored just six minutes later.[62][63] The teams went into half time level, and Blackpool broke the deadlock shortly after the break courtesy of a long-range effort from Callum McManaman.[62][63] The game looked lost for Southampton but a period of high pressure from the hosts culminated in a winning goal from a Lambert header in the third of five minutes of injury time.[62][63]

On 18 December the Saints travelled to Fratton Park for the first of two matches against local rivals Portsmouth in the South Coast derby. Southampton went into the match top of the table still, but only on goal difference due to a positive result for second-placed West Ham United the previous day. After a relatively tame and equal first half, in which Southampton arguably came closest to scoring through Guly do Prado and Rickie Lambert chances, Lambert opened the scoring shortly after the hour mark with a header from a Frazer Richardson cross.[64][65] Later into the game, Portsmouth increased their pressure on the Championship leaders and it eventually culminated in an equalising goal for Joel Ward, who headed in a scrappy chance to take the game to a draw.[64][65] Southampton continued their unbeaten home run when they beat Crystal Palace 2–0 at St Mary's on Boxing Day.[66][67] Both goals came courtesy of midfielder Guly do Prado, who headed in a Steve De Ridder cross in the 33rd minute and a Frazer Richardson assist in the 76th.[66][67] Southampton's 23-game unbeaten home run ended on 30 December, the final game of the year, when they lost 1–0 to Bristol City, thanks to a second-half goal from loanee midfielder Stephen Pearson.[68][69] Due to the results of Middlesbrough and West Ham United, Southampton remained top of the table by two points going into 2012.[70]

January–February 2012[edit]

Southampton's first game of 2012 was a disaster: the side lost 3–0 to Brighton & Hove Albion – their worst result of the season, and the inverse of the season's first meeting of the teams – and striker Rickie Lambert was sent off for violent conduct.[71][72] Tensions were high in the first half, when defender Dan Harding was taken off by Nigel Adkins for fear of him getting sent off; but going into half-time the match was goalless.[71][72] Early in the second half, referee Andy D'Urso showed Rickie Lambert a red card after violent conduct between the striker and Brighton defender Adam El-Abd.[71][72] With ten men, Southampton conceded three goals in the remaining match time, one from youngster Jake Forster-Caskey and two from midfielder Matt Sparrow.[71][72] In the last five minutes, Brighton also lost a player when captain Gordon Greer was dismissed for a foul on striker Jonathan Forte, but Southampton were unable to change the result.[71][72] The Saints bounced back in their next game, winning 3–0 away against Nottingham Forest.[73][74] Guly do Prado kicked off the scoring in the 27th minute, and made it two courtesy of David Connolly in the second half after Forest went down to ten men shortly after the break.[73][74] Morgan Schneiderlin finished off the game with a long-range effort to secure Southampton's place at the top of the table.[73][74] Southampton dropped to second in the table for the first time since September when they lost 2–0 to Leicester City on 23 January.[75][76] Both goals were scored early in the first half, in the 15th minute by David Nugent and in the 26th minute by captain Matt Mills, and due to West Ham United's win over Nottingham Forest the Saints dropped to second place in the Championship table.[75][76]

Against Cardiff City the Saints began to gain points again, drawing at home 1–1.[77][78] After being down a goal at half-time, Rickie Lambert scored from the penalty spot just before the hour mark to give Southampton a much-needed point.[77][78] On 4 February, the team travelled to face Birmingham City, with the match ending in a goalless draw.[79][80] The game was marked by a red card for full back Danny Fox, who was dismissed in the second half due to persistent fouling.[79][80] Southampton won their first game in almost a month the following week, when they beat Burnley 2–0.[81][82] Adam Lallana broke the deadlock in the eighth minute with a close-range header set up by Frazer Richardson, and new signing Billy Sharp scored on his first start for the club 25 minutes later, latching onto a Lambert pass to double the home side's lead.[81][82] Due to a postponement in the West Ham game, the result meant Southampton closed the gap at the top to just one point.[81][82] In a top-of-the-table match against West Ham on 14 February, Southampton scored late to secure a point and remain one behind the league leaders.[83][84] Controversy began early when Saints striker Billy Sharp gave away a penalty, receiving a booking in the process, and became involved in an altercation with West Ham midfielder Matthew Taylor, who was sent off for the incident.[83][84] Mark Noble scored the spot kick, putting the hosts a goal up after just 20 minutes.[83][84] More cautions for both sides followed in the first and second halves, and after much pressure Southampton finally scored courtesy of a Jos Hooiveld effort in the 75th minute to leave them at the same disadvantage in the table as before the match.[83][84]

Southampton returned to winning ways later in the week, thrashing Derby County 4–0.[85][86] A close range goal from Jos Hooiveld gave the Saints a one-goal lead at half time, and in the second half the home side added a further three goals courtesy of defender Aaron Martin, winger Adam Lallana and Japanese striker Tadanari Lee, sending the club back to the top of the table.[85][86] Travelling away the following week, the Saints kept their second clean sheet in a row by beating Watford 3–0.[87][88] All three goals came from striker Rickie Lambert, who put the Saints up by two goals within 21 minutes and scored a penalty in the 72nd minute to extend Southampton's unbeaten run to six matches.[87][88]

March–April 2012[edit]

It was Lambert who again won three points for Southampton in the club's first match in March, when the team travelled to Elland Road to face Leeds United.[89][90] The goal came after just quarter of an hour, when the season's top scorer volleyed in a Jack Cork cross, extending Southampton's lead at the top of the table to four points.[89][90] The next match against Ipswich Town dealt Southampton's Championship-winning hopes a slight blow, as the match ended a three-win streak with a 1–1 draw at St Mary's.[91][92] After a match largely dominated by Southampton, Rickie Lambert opened the scoring in the 74th minute before Jason Scotland equalised just before full time to leave the match in a deadlock.[91][92] The Saints faced Barnley later in the week, winning 2–0 thanks to two goals from Adam Lallana.[93][94] The following week, the Saints faced Millwall at The Den in a match decided in the last five minutes.[95][96] Rickie Lambert scored in the 16th minute, before a José Fonte own goal equalised the match for Millwall.[95][96] A second goal for the home side put the Saints behind before half time, and it took until the 85th minute for Southampton to equalise with a penalty from Lambert; Lambert completed his hat trick in the 88th minute, extending Southampton's unbeaten run to ten games and retaining their place at the top of the Championship table.[95][96]

On 20 March Southampton won their third game in a row when they visited Hull City, despite Hull enjoying the best periods of the game.[97][98] The opening goal came in the 14th minute, when Hull defender and captain Jack Hobbs turned an Adam Lallana cross into his own goal.[97][98] Hull held off until the second half, when defender Jos Hooiveld finished off a Frazer Richardson assist to make it 2–0 to the Saints.[97][98] The winning run continued later in the week, when Southampton hosted Doncaster Rovers and picked up another 2–0 win.[99][100] The home side dominated most of the match, but it took until the second half for the deadlock to be broken; both goals were scored by former Doncaster striker Billy Sharp, who turned in a Danny Fox corner in the 58th minute and later scored a close-range goal in the 75th minute to keep the Saints at the top of the table.[99][100] Southampton lost their first game in over two months on the last day of March, as Blackpool hosted the Championship leaders and won 3–0.[101][102] Billy Sharp had a penalty saved before two goals were scored in the first half, both by Stephen Dobbie and one of which was a penalty for a foul by Morgan Schneiderlin, and the third came just after the break when Ian Evatt headed in a corner to secure the win for Blackpool.[101][102]

In their first match of April, Southampton hosted relegation potentials Portsmouth in the second South Coast derby of the season. The match was appropriately competitive given the occasion, and was opened by Saints striker Billy Sharp after 27 minutes who scored from close range.[103][104] Portsmouth levelled less than ten minutes later, when Chris Maguire scored from the edge of the penalty area, leaving the score at 1–1 going into the break.[103][104] The second half offered few opportunities to either side, and it took until the final minute of normal time for the deadlock to finally be broken, when Sharp scored his second of the match to put the Saints ahead, despite strong calls from Portsmouth for offside.[103][104] Despite this apparent winner, the controversy continued when midfielder David Norris scored a second equaliser for the visitors, ending the match 2–2.[103][104] Despite the result, Southampton remained top of the table ahead of Reading on goal difference.[103][104] Two days later the Saints travelled to face Crystal Palace, and secured their place at the top of the table with another win.[105][106] Both goals came courtesy of top scorer Rickie Lambert, one a headed effort from a Danny Butterfield cross before half time and the second a mid-range low strike in the second period.[105][106]

On 13 April Southampton hosted second-placed Reading, in a match deemed to be extremely important to the potential final make-up of the Championship table; with St Mary's almost sold out, Southampton dropped crucial points in the title race by losing to their closest rivals 3–1 as Reading all but secured their own promotion.[107][108] Reading opened the scoring after 19 minutes with a Jason Roberts header, and it took until early in the second half for Rickie Lambert to score the Saints' equaliser.[107][108] The match remained in a deadlock for almost half an hour, only for the visitors to take the victory with two late goals, both coming from striker Adam le Fondre, putting Reading three points ahead at the top of the table.[107][108] Southampton bounced back later in the week, beating Peterborough United by the same scoreline.[109][110] Southampton took an early lead with a goal from Jos Hooiveld after just five minutes, and a mere five minutes later the scoreline was doubled when Billy Sharp also converted.[109][110] Sharp then scored his second of the game in the second half, converting an Adam Lallana setup to make it 3–0 to the Saints, although Peterborough did manage a consolation goal in the final five minutes of the match.[109][110]

Southampton missed their final chance to win the Championship in their penultimate game of the season, when their trip to Middlesbrough ended in a 2–1 defeat; Reading drew their game, making it impossible for Southampton to catch up and crowning them the champions of the league.[111][112] Southampton started off the game perfectly, when Billy Sharp scored after just 40 seconds to put the visitors up by a goal early on.[111][112] Unfortunately the title hopes of Southampton were dented late in the match: Nicky Bailey equalised at the very end of the first half, before Merouane Zemmama scored a winner to keep Middlesbrough's play-off hopes alive.[111][112] The club was promoted to the Premier League for the first time in seven years on the final day of the Championship season when they beat Coventry City (who had already been relegated) 4–0.[16] The Saints opened the scoring just after the quarter-hour mark, as striker Billy Sharp touched in Adam Lallana's volley, and the lead was doubled just three minutes later when defender José Fonte headed in his only goal of the season from another Lallana setup.[16] In the second half, defender Jos Hooiveld made it three for the home side with a close range effort, before Adam Lallana finally sealed the victory with a goal of his own just four minutes later.[16] Southampton were thus promoted as runners-up of the Championship, one point behind Reading (who lost their last game of the season) and two points ahead of West Ham United (who won their last two games of the season).[16]

Results and statistics[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground H A A H A H H A A H A H A H H A H A H A H A H H A A H H A H A H A A H H A A H A H A H A A H
Result W W W W L W W D L W D W D W W W W L W L D D W L L W L D D W D W W W D W W W W L D W L W L W
Position 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2

Last updated: 28 April 2012.
Source: Southampton F.C.
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Pos Club Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Reading 46 27 8 11 69 41 +28 89
2 Southampton 46 26 10 10 85 46 +39 88
3 West Ham United 46 24 14 8 81 48 +33 86

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

FA Cup[edit]

Southampton played their first match of the 2011–12 FA Cup on 7 January 2012 against Coventry City, winning 2–1.[113][114] The match started poorly for the Saints, as winger Gary McSheffrey scored for the home side in the fifth minute.[113][114] The match was relatively uneventful until Southampton equalised in the 64th minute, when midfielder James Ward-Prowse scored his first goal for the club.[113][114] Defender Aaron Martin also scored his first goal for the club, winning the match for the visiting team in the last ten minutes.[113][114]

In the fourth round, Southampton faced Millwall on 28 January 2012.[115][116] The match ended in a 1–1 draw, meaning a replay will be scheduled.[115][116] Millwall dominated the majority of the match, but Southampton led for most of it after Rickie Lambert scored from a Dan Harding setup in the 31st minute.[115][116] Millwall drew level just before the final whistle courtesy of Darius Henderson.[115][116] In the replay ten days later at St Mary's, Millwall knocked Southampton out of the tournament with a dramatic injury time winner courtesy of Liam Feeney.[117][118] The visitors went one up within 20 minutes, but Adam Lallana quickly equalised 15 minutes later with a close-range effort.[117][118] It took until late in the second half for the next goal to come, with the hosts switching play with a 77th-minute strike from Rickie Lambert, although the lead was short-lived as former Saints loanee winger Dany N'Guessan equalied again for Millwall.[117][118] Feeney's long-range effort ensured that the game did not go to extra time or penalties, progressing Millwall into the fifth round and knocking the Saints out of the FA Cup for another year.[117][118]

League Cup[edit]

Southampton won their first round match against Torquay United 4–1 on 9 August, advancing to the second round of the League Cup.[119][120] The Saints started the game well, with new signing Steve De Ridder scoring on his full debut for the club in the 16th minute, but this was cancelled out less than a minute later by Torquay midfielder Lee Mansell.[119][120] Rickie Lambert scored Southampton's second ten minutes later, putting the hosts ahead going into half time.[119][120] Southampton eventually sealed the win, but it took until the 81st minute for Richard Chaplow to score the third goal and injury time for Jonathan Forte to confirm the win with the Saints' fourth of the match.[119][120]

In the second round, Southampton beat Swindon Town 3–1 at the County Ground on 30 August.[121][122] Guly do Prado opened the scoring after 17 minutes, before Jonathan Forte scored his second in the competition to double the scoreline.[121][122] Mehdi Kerrouche pulled one back for the home side late in the game, but substitute Rickie Lambert made sure that the Saints were to progress to the next round with a last minute winner.[121][122]

Southampton hosted Preston North End in the third round, winning the match 2–1 with goals from Jos Hooiveld and substitute Adam Lallana.[123][124] In the fourth round Southampton lost to Crystal Palace 2–0, with goals coming late in the second half from Darren Ambrose and a Jermaine Easter penalty.[125][126]

Squad statistics[edit]

As of 28 April 2012
No. Pos. Nat. Name League FA Cup League Cup Total Discipline
Apps. Goals Assists Apps. Goals Assists Apps. Goals Assists Apps. Goals Assists Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK England Kelvin Davis 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 0 0 1 0
2 DF England Frazer Richardson 33(1) 0 10 2 0 1 1 0 1 36(1) 0 12 2 0
3 DF England Dan Harding 12(7) 1 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 17(7) 1 1 4 0
4 MF France Morgan Schneiderlin 29(12) 2 3 1 0 0 4 0 1 34(12) 2 4 7 0
6 DF Portugal José Fonte 42 1 2 1 0 0 0(1) 0 0 43(1) 1 2 6 0
7 FW England Rickie Lambert 42 27 13 1(1) 2 0 1(3) 2 0 44(4) 31 13 2 1
8 MF England Jack Cork 39(7) 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 42(7) 0 3 5 0
9 FW England Lee Barnard 0(6) 0 0 1(1) 0 0 0(1) 0 0 1(8) 0 0 0 0
10 MF Brazil Guilherme do Prado 36(6) 10 6 1 0 0 2(1) 1 1 39(7) 11 7 4 0
11 FW England Billy Sharp 11(4) 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11(4) 9 2 3 0
12 DF England Danny Butterfield 9(1) 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 12(1) 0 3 0 0
13 DF Scotland Danny Fox 36(5) 0 11 2 0 2 0 0 0 38(5) 0 13 4 1
14 MF England Dean Hammond 31(12) 1 1 3 0 0 0(2) 0 0 34(14) 1 1 2 1
15 DF Tunisia Radhi Jaïdi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 DF England Aaron Martin 7(3) 1 0 3 1 0 4 0 0 14(3) 2 0 1 0
17 FW Barbados Jonathan Forte 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 3(1) 2 0 3(2) 2 0 0 0
18 MF England Richard Chaplow 17(8) 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 20(8) 4 3 2 1
19 FW Japan Tadanari Lee 4(3) 1 2 1(1) 0 0 0 0 0 5(4) 1 2 0 0
20 MF England Adam Lallana 41 11 9 2 1 0 1(2) 1 1 44(2) 13 10 1 0
21 GK Poland Bartosz Białkowski 1 0 0 3 0 0 4 0 0 8 0 0 1 0
22 FW Republic of Ireland David Connolly 17(9) 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 17(9) 6 4 1 0
23 DF England Ryan Dickson 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
24 MF England Lee Holmes 0(4) 1 0 0(1) 0 0 4 0 2 4(5) 1 2 0 0
25 DF England Danny Seaborne 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 0 1 0
26 DF Netherlands Jos Hooiveld 39 7 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 41 8 0 3 0
27 MF Spain Iago Falqué 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
28 DF England Ben Reeves 0(2) 0 0 1(2) 0 0 2 0 1 3(4) 0 1 0 0
29 FW Wales Ryan Doble 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
30 MF England James Ward-Prowse 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
31 GK England Tommy Forecast 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 DF England Jack Stephens 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0 0
33 MF Belgium Steve De Ridder 5(25) 3 3 2 0 0 3 1 0 10(25) 4 3 5 0
34 DF England Luke Shaw 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0 0
35 MF England Corby Moore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 GK England Jack Dovey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 DF England Harlee Dean 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 FW England Sam Hoskins 0 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0(1) 0 0 0(2) 0 0 0 0
42 MF England Jason Puncheon 4(4) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5(4) 0 0 1 0

Transfers[edit]

Players transferred in
Date Pos. Name From Fee Ref.
7 July 2011 MF England Jack Cork England Chelsea Undisclosed [127]
22 July 2011 MF Belgium Steve De Ridder Netherlands De Graafschap Undisclosed [128]
11 August 2011 DF Scotland Danny Fox England Burnley Undisclosed [129]
1 December 2011 DF Netherlands Jos Hooiveld Scotland Celtic Undisclosed [130]
25 January 2012 FW Japan Tadanari Lee Japan Sanfrecce Hiroshima Free [131]
30 January 2012 FW England Billy Sharp England Doncaster Rovers £1.8 million [132][133]
Players transferred out
Date Pos. Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2011 MF England Oscar Gobern England Huddersfield Town £275,000 [134][135]
8 August 2011 MF England Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain England Arsenal £15 million [136]
22 August 2011 DF England Joseph Mills England Reading Undisclosed [137]
3 February 2012 DF England Jack Saville England Barnet Free [14]
Players loaned in
Start date Pos. Name From End date Ref.
31 August 2011 DF Netherlands Jos Hooiveld Scotland Celtic 1 December 2011 [138]
16 January 2012 MF Spain Iago Falqué England Tottenham Hotspur End of the season [139]
Players loaned out
Start date Pos. Name To End date Ref.
11 August 2011 FW Wales Ryan Doble England Bournemouth 10 October 2011 [140][141]
11 August 2011 GK England Tommy Forecast England Thurrock 10 September 2011 [142]
11 August 2011 DF England Jack Saville England Hayes & Yeading United 11 September 2011 [143]
31 August 2011 MF England Jason Puncheon England Queens Park Rangers 2 January 2012 [144]
23 September 2011 GK England Tommy Forecast England Bromley 31 December 2011 [145]
28 October 2011 GK England Jack Dovey England Eastleigh End of season [146]
8 November 2011 DF England Jack Saville England Barnet 28 January 2012 [147][148]
11 November 2011 FW Barbados Jonathan Forte England Preston North End 11 December 2011 [149]
11 November 2011 FW England Sam Hoskins England Preston North End 11 December 2011 [149]
24 November 2011 MF England Harlee Dean England Brentford 8 January 2012 [150]
6 January 2012 DF England Ryan Dickson England Yeovil Town 6 February 2012 [151]
17 January 2012 FW Wales Ryan Doble England Bury 17 February 2012 [152]
27 January 2012 FW Barbados Jonathan Forte England Notts County End of season [153]
9 February 2012 DF England Ryan Dickson England Leyton Orient End of season [154]
14 February 2012 MF England Lee Holmes England Oxford United 14 March 2012 [155]
14 March 2012 MF England Lee Holmes England Swindon Town End of season [156]
15 March 2012 FW England Sam Hoskins England Rotherham United End of season [157]
Players released
Date Pos. Name Subsequent club Join date Ref.
1 July 2011 MF England Callum McNish England Exeter City 26 July 2011 [158][159]
1 July 2011 FW England Tony Garrod England Farnborough 28 July 2011 [158][160]
1 July 2011 MF Wales Anthony Pulis England Aldershot Town 2 August 2011 [158][161]
1 July 2011 DF England Sam Argent England Hayes & Yeading United 3 August 2011 [158][162]
1 July 2011 DF England Ryan Tafazolli England Eastleigh 12 August 2011 [158][163]

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