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Watford vs Southampton LIVE: FA Cup result, final score and reaction

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Follow live coverage as Watford face Southampton in the FA Cup today.

The two Championship clubs would have been hoping for a return to the Premier League with a good campaign, but only one of them are managing it so far in 2023/24 - that’s Saints, who sit third in the table, pushing Ipswich hard for an automatic promotion spot. Five wins in the last six show their league form is excellent, but how much focus will they have on the cup today?

As for the Hornets, they are down in tenth, with ten wins, ten draws and eight defeats speaking of their inconsistency this term. The playoffs are only three points away, as it’s tight from fifth down to midtable, but they’ll only get there with improved ability for regular wins.

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

Watford FC 1 - 1 Southampton FC

Watford vs Southampton

15:59

Match ends, Watford 1, Southampton 1.

Watford vs Southampton

15:58

Second Half ends, Watford 1, Southampton 1.

Watford vs Southampton

15:58

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Watford vs Southampton

15:58

Delay in match (Southampton).

Watford vs Southampton

15:58

Attempt saved. Ryan Andrews (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Vakoun Bayo.

Watford vs Southampton

15:58

Attempt blocked. Will Smallbone (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Fraser.

Watford vs Southampton

15:54

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Daniel Bachmann.

Watford vs Southampton

15:54

Attempt blocked. Taylor Harwood-Bellis (Southampton) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Watford vs Southampton

15:54

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Wesley Hoedt.

Watford vs Southampton

15:54

Attempt blocked. Adam Armstrong (Southampton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Carlos Alcaraz.

Watford vs Southampton

15:52

Attempt missed. Sam Amo-Ameyaw (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Mason Holgate.

Watford vs Southampton

15:52

Jack Stephens (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Watford vs Southampton

15:51

Offside, Watford. Ken Sema is caught offside.

Watford vs Southampton

15:50

Goal! Watford 1, Southampton 1. Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Watford vs Southampton

15:50

Attempt saved. Sékou Mara (Southampton) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Jack Stephens.

Watford vs Southampton

15:47

Sam Amo-Ameyaw (Southampton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Watford vs Southampton

15:47

Substitution, Watford. Ryan Porteous replaces Giorgi Chakvetadze.

Watford vs Southampton

15:47

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Ryan Andrews.

Watford vs Southampton

15:44

Attempt blocked. Adam Armstrong (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Will Smallbone.

Watford vs Southampton

15:44

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Wesley Hoedt.

Watford vs Southampton

15:41

Daniel Bachmann (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Watford vs Southampton

15:41

Sékou Mara (Southampton).

Watford vs Southampton

15:39

Attempt saved. Mason Holgate (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Watford vs Southampton

15:39

Substitution, Southampton. Sam Amo-Ameyaw replaces Jayden Meghoma.

Watford vs Southampton

15:39

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Watford vs Southampton

15:39

Substitution, Watford. Tom Ince replaces Ismaël Koné because of an injury.

Watford vs Southampton

15:39

Substitution, Watford. Emmanuel Dennis replaces Matheus Martins.

Watford vs Southampton

15:36

Delay in match (Southampton).

Watford vs Southampton

15:34

Attempt missed. Carlos Alcaraz (Southampton) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jayden Meghoma with a cross.

Watford vs Southampton

15:34

Attempt blocked. Matheus Martins (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Francisco Sierralta with a headed pass.

Watford vs Southampton

15:34

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Taylor Harwood-Bellis.

Watford vs Southampton

15:34

Attempt blocked. Ken Sema (Watford) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Andrews.

Watford vs Southampton

15:30

Attempt missed. Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Watford vs Southampton

15:30

Attempt blocked. Sékou Mara (Southampton) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jayden Meghoma with a cross.

Watford vs Southampton

15:29

Attempt saved. Jayden Meghoma (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Armstrong.

Watford vs Southampton

15:29

Sékou Mara (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Watford vs Southampton

15:27

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Mason Holgate.

Watford vs Southampton

15:26

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Mason Holgate.

Watford vs Southampton

15:26

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by James Morris.

Watford vs Southampton

15:24

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Ken Sema.

Watford vs Southampton

15:24

Substitution, Southampton. Stuart Armstrong replaces Joe Rothwell.

Watford vs Southampton

15:24

Substitution, Southampton. Adam Armstrong replaces Tyler Dibling.

Watford vs Southampton

15:24

Substitution, Southampton. Ryan Fraser replaces Ché Adams.

Watford vs Southampton

15:24

Substitution, Southampton. Will Smallbone replaces Shea Charles.

Watford vs Southampton

15:24

Substitution, Watford. James Morris replaces Jamal Lewis.

Watford vs Southampton

15:24

Substitution, Watford. Ken Sema replaces Yáser Asprilla.

Watford vs Southampton

15:24

Attempt blocked. Matheus Martins (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ismaël Koné.

Watford vs Southampton

15:20

Attempt saved. Sékou Mara (Southampton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Watford vs Southampton

15:19

Attempt blocked. Ché Adams (Southampton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sékou Mara.

Watford vs Southampton

15:14

Attempt missed. Carlos Alcaraz (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box.

Watford vs Southampton

15:13

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Jack Stephens.

Watford vs Southampton

15:11

Attempt missed. Carlos Alcaraz (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Watford vs Southampton

15:09

Foul by Francisco Sierralta (Watford).

Watford vs Southampton

15:09

Mason Holgate (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Watford vs Southampton

15:09

Hand ball by Vakoun Bayo (Watford).

Watford vs Southampton

15:08

Attempt saved. Taylor Harwood-Bellis (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Watford vs Southampton

15:06

Second Half begins Watford 1, Southampton 0.

Watford vs Southampton

14:49

First Half ends, Watford 1, Southampton 0.

Watford vs Southampton

14:49

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Mason Holgate.

Watford vs Southampton

14:51

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Shea Charles.

Watford vs Southampton

14:47

Attempt missed. Vakoun Bayo (Watford) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Watford vs Southampton

14:46

Giorgi Chakvetadze (Watford) is shown the yellow card.

Watford vs Southampton

14:46

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Watford vs Southampton

14:46

Delay in match because of an injury Ché Adams (Southampton).

Watford vs Southampton

14:42

Carlos Alcaraz (Southampton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Watford vs Southampton

14:41

Foul by Carlos Alcaraz (Southampton).

Watford vs Southampton

14:39

Attempt missed. Taylor Harwood-Bellis (Southampton) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Joe Rothwell with a cross following a set piece situation.

Watford vs Southampton

14:38

Tyler Dibling (Southampton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Watford vs Southampton

14:35

Attempt missed. Matheus Martins (Watford) header from the centre of the box following a corner.

Watford vs Southampton

14:34

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Taylor Harwood-Bellis.

Watford vs Southampton

14:35

Attempt blocked. Yáser Asprilla (Watford) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Matheus Martins.

Watford vs Southampton

14:35

Attempt blocked. Giorgi Chakvetadze (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Vakoun Bayo with a cross.

Watford vs Southampton

14:34

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

Watford vs Southampton

14:33

Attempt saved. Jamal Lewis (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Watford vs Southampton

14:31

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Taylor Harwood-Bellis.

Watford vs Southampton

14:30

Foul by Sékou Mara (Southampton).

Watford vs Southampton

14:27

Hand ball by Sékou Mara (Southampton).

Watford vs Southampton

14:24

Attempt missed. Vakoun Bayo (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Watford vs Southampton

14:23

Attempt missed. Francisco Sierralta (Watford) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Giorgi Chakvetadze with a cross following a corner.

Watford vs Southampton

14:21

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Jayden Meghoma.

Watford vs Southampton

14:20

Offside, Watford. Yáser Asprilla is caught offside.

Watford vs Southampton

14:16

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

Watford vs Southampton

14:15

Attempt saved. Wesley Hoedt (Watford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Watford vs Southampton

14:14

Foul by Sékou Mara (Southampton).

Watford vs Southampton

14:13

Attempt saved. Carlos Alcaraz (Southampton) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Watford vs Southampton

14:08

Foul by Ché Adams (Southampton).

Watford vs Southampton

14:08

Goal! Watford 1, Southampton 0. Matheus Martins (Watford) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Watford vs Southampton

14:06

Mason Holgate (Southampton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Watford vs Southampton

14:05

Foul by Mason Holgate (Southampton).

Watford vs Southampton

14:02

First Half begins.

Watford vs Southampton

13:30

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

Watford vs Southampton

13:00

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