Southampton overcame the sending off of defender Yan Valery to produce one of the comeback football results of the weekend in the FA Cup. Nathan Redmond opened the scoring for the visitors in the eighth minute before Yan Valery was sent off on the half-hour mark. The hosts dominated the game and were rewarded when Joel Piroe scored to take the tie into extra-time. Jan Bednarek scored an own goal before Mo Elyounoussi scored a minute later. With the tie looking on its way to penalties, Shane Long scored the match-winner in the 102nd minute.
Swansea manager Gary Rowett: “I thought we equipped ourselves very well for the vast majority of the game. The first half we started really well and knew with the atmosphere at the Den, it was about making it an aggressive and good start which I thought we did. We looked good in and out of possession, scored a good goal. Butland took a little bit of time and we pinched it off him.”
Southampton manager Patrick Vieira: “Michael was fantastic in the second half and I think he changed the game for us. In the first 15 minutes of the second half, he was really good and he showed his talent, so that was really good for us as a team. He scored one, hit the post, and created the second one. He had a couple of chances where he went on his left foot and didn’t hit the target. This is one of his strengths, doing that and of course, JP scoring is good for his confidence.”
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