When news happens, text SDE and your photos or videos to 80360. Or contact us by email and phone.
Saints 2 Fulham 0
Updated 7:37pm Saturday 26th October 2013 in Sport
This live event has finished
- Far-post headers from Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez have given Saints a 2-0 win that lifts them into THIRD place.
- Both goals were scored in the first half and Saints never looked like conceding their first goal at St Mary's since the third minute of the season.
A few more pictures from today's Barclay's Premier League match between Fulham and Saints at St Mary's Stadium.
2-0 - A comfortable win. Saints have now kept 5 successive clean sheets at St Mary's. Next up is Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium next Saturday.
Lallana's mazy run from the right ends when his outside-of-the-boot shot is deflected over the crossbar
Sub - Standing ovation for Rodriguez as he's replaced by Do Prado
Pictures of goalscorer Jay Rodriguez in action against Fulham today.
Fresh from his wonder goal at Crystal Palace, Pajtim Kasami provoked derision when he lost control during a rare Fulham foray
And here are some more images from the action of the fantastic first-half for Saints fans.
Pictures of Lambert scoring Saints first goal.
The attendance at St Mary's today is 28,631
RT @premierleague: HALF-TIME STAT @SouthamptonFC had 14 attempts on goal in that half, while @FulhamFC have yet to register their first #SO…— @PLfan1975 26 October 2013
Some pictures of the action from the first half.
Saints lead 2-0 thanks to far-post headers from Lambert & Rodriguez. It's the least they deserve. Fulham are yet to test Artur Boruc.
2-0! Lambert heads Lallana's crossfield ball back across goal and Rodriguez does the rest, narrowly avoiding a collision with the far post as he nods in
Pictures of Lambert's goal.
Lambert header at far post saved by Stekelenburg from point-blank range
'Rickie Lambert, he's off to Brazil' is the chant from the Northam Stand after Saints' No 7 fizzes a low a shot across goal and against the foot of the right-hand upright
Rodriguez header wide from Shaw cross
Victor Wanyama (right) and Fulham's Dimitar Berbatov battle for the ball.
And here's a picture of the man who drew first blood - Rickie Lambert. It was taken just before kick-off.
Who else but Lambert opens the scoring, heading in at the far post after Ward-Prowse corner was flicked on by Rodriguez, who then slalomed his way past several defenders before his shot was tipped around the post by Stekelenburg
Wanyama drills a shot wide of Stekelenburg's right-hand upright from 20 yards out
Lambert shot comfortably saved by Stekelenburg
A clearance off the line from Amorebieta denies Schneiderlin after Lallana dispossessed Senderos and had his shot saved by Fulham goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg
#saintsfc will go third above Everton, Chelsea, Man City & Spurs if they beat Fulham tonight. 5.30pm kick off at St Mary's— @SportsPink 26 October 2013
RT @SouthamptonFC: Mauricio Pochettino says Dani Osvaldo picked up a slight knock in training this week, hence his absence. #saintsfc http:…— @FantasyPL_FPL 26 October 2013
Saints fans enjoy the fun day ahead of today's match against Fulham.
More images of Saints fans and pictures from the match itself can been seen by clicking here.
For Fulham, Bryan Ruiz is fit but Brade Hangeland misses out
Dani Osvaldo is not in the squad. Steven Davis misses out through injury.
Rickie Lambert is recalled into the Saints attack with James Ward-Prowse also coming into the side.
SAINTS: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Schneiderlin, Wanyama, Ward-Prowse, Rodriguez, Lallana, Lambert.
Subs: K Davis, Hooiveld, Chambers, Cork, Do Prado, Ramirez, Lee.
FULHAM: Stekelenburg, Riether, Senderos, Amorebieta, Richardson, Ruiz, Sidwell, Parker, Kasami, Berbatov, Bent.
Subs: Stockdale, Kacaniklic, Karagounis, Duff, Hughes, Rodallega, Zverotic.
Captain Brede Hangeland is expected to miss Fulham's game against Southampton on Saturday because of a nerve injury in his leg.
Manager Martin Jol said the centre-back will probably sit out the game at St Mary's while midfielder Bryan Ruiz is doubtful because of a back injury.
Defender Aaron Hughes could make his first appearance since August 31 if he overcomes a thigh injury, but full-back Matthew Briggs (hernia) is still out.
Midfielder Steven Davis is a doubt for Southampton's match against Fulham at St Mary's.
The Northern Ireland captain picked up a knock in the draw against Manchester United last weekend and he faces a late fitness test.
"Steven has a slight problem," said Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino. "He will be looked at by the medical services and we will see if he can play on Saturday."
Midfielder Gaston Ramirez could return to the squad after missing out last weekend.
Mauricio Pochettino is hoping his Southampton players will cash in on their double helpings of training to surge into the top four in the Barclays Premier League.
The Saints manager puts his side's impressive start to the season down to the desire and determination of the players.
If they beat Fulham in the 5.30pm Saturday kick-off at St Mary's they would take a leap into the Champions League spots, at least temporarily, which would be reward for a season which has seen them concede just three league goals.
The double training sessions have been key.
"It's all down to the great effort of the players," Pochettino told reporters. "They are the ones who have accepted very well to have these double sessions, to accept this physical challenge and the new way of how we want them to train and to play."
Hello and welcome to the Daily Echo’s live coverage of Saints’ home match against Fulham.
The Sky TV cameras are at St Mary’s for a 5.30pm kick off.
Saints can go back into the top four with a win today – at least until the games tomorrow.
Comments are closed on this article.