Southampton travel to Brighton and Hove Albion this weekend for only their fifth fixture against the Seagulls in the Premier League era. 

Saints have not lost a game against Saturday’s counterparts since they were promoted to the top flight, with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg most recently netting a decisive second-half strike in the 1-0 win away at the Amex Stadium last season.

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However, these two sides have locked horns plenty of times in the lower echelons of English football, too, and one of the most memorable outings was when Southampton travelled to the Withdean Stadium in the 2010/11 season. 

As Nigel Adkins and his side sought promotion to the Championship, they found themselves in need of late inspiration. Ashley Barnes – who loved scoring against Saints even all these years ago – had given Brighton the lead on the stroke of half-time. 

However, goals from David Connolly in the 84th minute and Jose Fonte in the 89th sent the travelling fans into raptures, as Southampton took a step closer to climbing out of League One with a 2-1 victory over Brighton. 

YouTube: FLASHBACK: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Southampton (23rd April 2011)

It’s safe to say that around eight years on, both teams have undergone a fair few changes. So, join me as I catch up with the Saints players who featured in the win at the Withdean, and look at what they’re up to nowadays!