Southampton: Last fixtures rearranged to allow fans back in stadiums

Southampton’s match schedule for the remainder of the 2020/21 season has been confirmed, with the final two fixtures rearranged to allow fans back to stadium.

Supporters have not been present at a Saints game since December, when 2,000 people saw Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side lose by a narrow 1-0 scoreline to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at St Mary’s.

The financial strains produced by the pandemic have been well-documented and clubs like Saints have lost many millions of pounds in income because of not being able to welcome spectators through the turnstiles.

The gradual easing of lockdown regulations will hopefully mean that a return to normality is close and sports fans all around the country will be glad to be able to see live events once more.

Southampton fans (Photo by PAUL CHILDS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

All Premier League teams will have one home game in which home fans will be present, with these being spread over the last two matchweeks of the campaign.

Saints are set to welcome Leeds to St Mary’s on either Tuesday 18th or Wednesday 19th May and could see around 8,000 supporters back in the stands. Kick-off time and ticketing arrangements are yet to be confirmed.

Their 38th and final match sees them travel to West Ham on Sunday 23rd May, with kick-off at the London Stadium set for 3pm along with all other games from the final round.

Saints’ final fixtures of 2020/21 as it stands

Friday 30th April, 8pm: Saints vs Leicester City, Live on Sky Sports in the UK

Saturday 8th May, 8:15pm: Liverpool vs Saints, Live on Sky Sports in the UK

Tuesday 11th May, 8pm: Saints vs Crystal Palace, Live on Sky Sports in the UK

Saturday 15th May, 3pm: Saints vs Fulham, Live on Sky Sports in the UK

TBC Tuesday 18th/Wednesday 19th May: Saints vs Leeds United, TV coverage TBC

Sunday 23rd May, 3pm: West Ham United vs Saints, TV coverage TBC