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Southampton vs Sunderland LIVE: Championship latest score, goals and updates from fixture

 (The FA via Getty Images)
(The FA via Getty Images)

Follow live coverage as Southampton face Sunderland in the Championship today.

An increasingly competitive second tier in English football remains an intense and exciting competition, with the prize of a place in the Premier League on offer at the end of the season.

Last year Southampton, Leicester City and Leeds United were relegated from the top flight and all are hopeful of making a quick return - but the likes of Norwich City, West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland all have real promotion ambitions too.

At the other end of the table, QPR, Cardiff City and Birmingham City will hope for better campaigns than last year’s relegation struggle - while newcomers Sheffield Wednesday will be looking to survive after dramatic progress through the play-offs.

Follow live updates from today’s game in the live blog below.

Southampton FC 2 - 0 Sunderland AFC

Southampton vs Sunderland

16:01

First Half ends, Southampton 2, Sunderland 0.

Southampton vs Sunderland

16:01

Attempt saved. Adam Armstrong (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Brooks.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:59

Attempt saved. David Brooks (Southampton) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Will Smallbone.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:57

Offside, Southampton. Will Smallbone is caught offside.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:57

Foul by Adam Armstrong (Southampton).

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:54

Attempt missed. Jack Stephens (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:54

Attempt missed. Dan Neil (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Abdoullah Ba following a corner.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:54

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Taylor Harwood-Bellis.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:52

Foul by Flynn Downes (Southampton).

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:52

Dan Neil (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:50

Attempt saved. Romaine Mundle (Sunderland) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Leo Hjelde with a cross.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:47

Goal! Southampton 2, Sunderland 0. Adam Armstrong (Southampton) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:47

Penalty Southampton. Ryan Manning draws a foul in the penalty area.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:45

Foul by Jack Stephens (Southampton).

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:43

Attempt missed. Jobe Bellingham (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:43

Attempt saved. David Brooks (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:41

Dan Ballard (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:41

David Brooks (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:38

Offside, Southampton. David Brooks is caught offside.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:41

Attempt blocked. Abdoullah Ba (Sunderland) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dan Neil.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:41

Jobe Bellingham (Sunderland) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box. Assisted by Trai Hume.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:32

Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Flynn Downes.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:54

Attempt blocked. Taylor Harwood-Bellis (Southampton) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Will Smallbone with a cross.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:30

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Jenson Seelt.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:30

Attempt blocked. Ché Adams (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stuart Armstrong.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:29

Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Southampton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Stuart Armstrong.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:27

Foul by David Brooks (Southampton).

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:27

Attempt missed. Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jan Bednarek following a corner.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:23

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Jenson Seelt.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:23

Attempt blocked. Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:21

Foul by David Brooks (Southampton).

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:15

Foul by Ché Adams (Southampton).

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:15

Attempt blocked. Chris Rigg (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dan Neil.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:11

Goal! Southampton 1, Sunderland 0. Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) left footed shot from very close range following a set piece situation.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:11

Attempt saved. Jan Bednarek (Southampton) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:11

Jenson Seelt (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:11

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

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:09

Ché Adams (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:06

Foul by Flynn Downes (Southampton).

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:06

Attempt missed. David Brooks (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Armstrong.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:05

David Brooks (Southampton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:05

Attempt missed. Mason Burstow (Sunderland) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:04

Offside, Sunderland. Mason Burstow is caught offside.

Southampton vs Sunderland

15:02

First Half begins.

Southampton vs Sunderland

14:32

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

Southampton vs Sunderland

14:01

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