Saints see England stars shine in Newcastle romp

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In a match of many sub-plots it was another fine performance from Southampton's England contingent that will make the headlines after they comprehensively beat Newcastle.

Much of the build-up surrounded two men involved in high-profile incidents, with this match the first time former Saints boss Alan Pardew has been allowed into a stadium, albeit banned from the touchline, since head-butting Hull's David Meyler.

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There was also scrutiny on referee Andre Marriner as he returned to action just a week after his embarrassing gaffe in Chelsea's win against Arsenal, although the main talking point after a fine 4-0 win for Saints was the display of their World Cup hopefuls.

Mauricio Pochettino's side created 14 chances in the first half alone, although it took until stoppage time in the first period for Jay Rodriguez to eventually find a way past the inspired Rob Elliot, making his first league start of the season.

Rickie Lambert unselfishly provided the assist for the opener and had one of his own soon four minutes into the second half, before Adam Lallana rifled home an outstanding 25-yard strike to put Saints out of sight.

The Saints captain appeared to be growing frustrated with Marriner's apparent attempt to avoid dishing out cards, with the referee only brandishing a yellow to Massadio Haidara with 14 minutes remaining.

The referee's display will no doubt be closely examined after a match which Saints managed to extra gloss through Rodriguez's fifth goal in four matches.

Victory looked likely from the outset and the home fans thought they had a goal to celebrate after eight minutes, only for it become clear Rodriguez's strike had hit the side netting.

The England forward powered a header just wide soon after, before Elliot prevented him directing home a Lambert cross with a fine save.

The Newcastle goalkeeper was getting no respite from his defence and produced a fine reaction save when Lambert went through one-on-one in the 16th minute and denied the England striker again soon after.
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Lallana wasted a glorious chance by directing a looped Calum Chambers' header wide from close range as Saints continued to threaten.

Newcastle began to settle but, aside from a hopeful Yoan Gouffran prod goalwards, were creating little and looking shaky at the back.

Elliot had to pull off another incredible save to deny a close-range Rodriguez header before he finally found a way past the inspired Magpies keeper.

Lambert beat the offside trap to latch onto a Steven Davis ball over the top, bearing down on goal and squaring to the unmarked Rodriguez, whose effort may have been scuffed but finally beat Elliot.

Pardew will have no doubt given his players a dressing down at half-time and took off the ineffective Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Hatem Ben Arfa.

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The introduction of Davide Santon and Luuk de Jong did little to stem the tide, though, with Haidara forced to head clear of danger shortly after the restart. It was not long until Southampton doubled their advantage, with Lallana cutting back and clipping over a fine ball to Lambert, who again beat the offside trap and stabbed past Elliot at his near post.

Moussa Sissoko flashed strike across the face of goal as he tried to give the 2,187 away fans to shout about, before Papiss Cisse somehow avoided retribution for a late challenge on Chambers.

Luke Shaw also hit the deck under after a Sissoko challenge but it was not until the 76th minute that Marriner finally dished out a card, giving Haidara a booking for a late challenge on James Ward-Prowse.

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By that point, the match had been put to bed by a moment of magic from Lallana. Collecting the ball deep in the visitors' half, he pushed on and unleashed a wonderful 25-yard strike past Elliot.

Saints continued to press and the goalkeeper produced another wonderful save to tip over a Ward-Prowse follow-up strike after Rodriguez had hit the woodwork.

A wonderful Shaw block denied Gouffran grabbing a late consolation at the end of a match that got worse for the visitors when Rodriguez cut back and fired through Elliot's legs with a minute remaining.

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5:42pm Sat 29 Mar 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

E X C E L L E N T team performance , quality control , Pardew must of wished he stayed outside of the ground. C O Y R . 4 -0 WAS only JUST , it so easy could of been 7 / 8 - 0
E X C E L L E N T team performance , quality control , Pardew must of wished he stayed outside of the ground. C O Y R . 4 -0 WAS only JUST , it so easy could of been 7 / 8 - 0 SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 16

5:44pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Rising_Son says...

SPIKEISLANDTRADER wrote:
E X C E L L E N T team performance , quality control , Pardew must of wished he stayed outside of the ground. C O Y R . 4 -0 WAS only JUST , it so easy could of been 7 / 8 - 0
Unfortunately, Saints don't do easy.
[quote][p][bold]SPIKEISLANDTRADER[/bold] wrote: E X C E L L E N T team performance , quality control , Pardew must of wished he stayed outside of the ground. C O Y R . 4 -0 WAS only JUST , it so easy could of been 7 / 8 - 0[/p][/quote]Unfortunately, Saints don't do easy. Rising_Son
  • Score: 10

5:44pm Sat 29 Mar 14

dadofmy3sons says...

So we score four and keep a clean sheet?
Does that mena we have to overlook the fact that we are only 8th?
Only 8th?
Bliss.
Brilliant.
a dream.
That's twelve teams below us, and only one of them could realistically catch us, and that is the team we just hammered.
Would like to think we will still continue to play with the same style and continue to fight for more wins.
But i don't see the clubs above us making enough mistakes for us to move any higher.
So we score four and keep a clean sheet? Does that mena we have to overlook the fact that we are only 8th? Only 8th? Bliss. Brilliant. a dream. That's twelve teams below us, and only one of them could realistically catch us, and that is the team we just hammered. Would like to think we will still continue to play with the same style and continue to fight for more wins. But i don't see the clubs above us making enough mistakes for us to move any higher. dadofmy3sons
  • Score: 7

5:48pm Sat 29 Mar 14

callcopse says...

Best game of the season in terms of domination -well done lads loved it
Best game of the season in terms of domination -well done lads loved it callcopse
  • Score: 18

5:51pm Sat 29 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Wake up Norway?
Wake up Norway? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 3

5:54pm Sat 29 Mar 14

ghk230473 says...

I think I predicted 8th months ago. Where's Valerie when u need him!

Quick test, thumbs up if you think Valerie sits down to pee! Lmfao!
I think I predicted 8th months ago. Where's Valerie when u need him! Quick test, thumbs up if you think Valerie sits down to pee! Lmfao! ghk230473
  • Score: 14

6:14pm Sat 29 Mar 14

florida saint says...

immense .
immense . florida saint
  • Score: 10

7:41pm Sat 29 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

What is there to moan about, well let's see, we only managed 53% possession, that's down on previous games recently, we had 23 attempts, only 11 on target and even worse only 4 went in the net, we got no cards so clearly weren't trying hard enough, Luke didn't score to make it a perfect England quartet, and Guly wasn't given a chance to fail, the Kingsland lino got 99% of his decisions correct and Andre, reversed three of them, I think that covers most of it but I have no doubt the neggies will find something that I missed.
What is there to moan about, well let's see, we only managed 53% possession, that's down on previous games recently, we had 23 attempts, only 11 on target and even worse only 4 went in the net, we got no cards so clearly weren't trying hard enough, Luke didn't score to make it a perfect England quartet, and Guly wasn't given a chance to fail, the Kingsland lino got 99% of his decisions correct and Andre, reversed three of them, I think that covers most of it but I have no doubt the neggies will find something that I missed. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 4

7:45pm Sat 29 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Wake up Norway?
OK it's on the live thread.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Wake up Norway?[/p][/quote]OK it's on the live thread. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

8:14pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Clever Dick says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
What is there to moan about, well let's see, we only managed 53% possession, that's down on previous games recently, we had 23 attempts, only 11 on target and even worse only 4 went in the net, we got no cards so clearly weren't trying hard enough, Luke didn't score to make it a perfect England quartet, and Guly wasn't given a chance to fail, the Kingsland lino got 99% of his decisions correct and Andre, reversed three of them, I think that covers most of it but I have no doubt the neggies will find something that I missed.
I think you may well find that Marriner failed to identify any of our players correctly. There wern't too many awful decisions against us. He came off at the end thinking Newcastle had won 4-0.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: What is there to moan about, well let's see, we only managed 53% possession, that's down on previous games recently, we had 23 attempts, only 11 on target and even worse only 4 went in the net, we got no cards so clearly weren't trying hard enough, Luke didn't score to make it a perfect England quartet, and Guly wasn't given a chance to fail, the Kingsland lino got 99% of his decisions correct and Andre, reversed three of them, I think that covers most of it but I have no doubt the neggies will find something that I missed.[/p][/quote]I think you may well find that Marriner failed to identify any of our players correctly. There wern't too many awful decisions against us. He came off at the end thinking Newcastle had won 4-0. Clever Dick
  • Score: 7

8:22pm Sat 29 Mar 14

boilerman says...

Best home performance of the season, so nice to see us actually hammer someone.
If Jay carries on like this until the end of the season he must be in with a good chance of going to the world cup along with Rickie and Adam.
Come on Roy forget about all those players not getting games for their clubs and who you have given far too many chances to, take our boys.
I think having Rickie in the squad will get fans behind you as they see how much it means to him unlike so many of the over paid overhyped premiere league prima donnas.
Best home performance of the season, so nice to see us actually hammer someone. If Jay carries on like this until the end of the season he must be in with a good chance of going to the world cup along with Rickie and Adam. Come on Roy forget about all those players not getting games for their clubs and who you have given far too many chances to, take our boys. I think having Rickie in the squad will get fans behind you as they see how much it means to him unlike so many of the over paid overhyped premiere league prima donnas. boilerman
  • Score: 14

8:43pm Sat 29 Mar 14

03alpe01 says...

Such a shame that Jay (probably) won't be going to Brazil :(
Such a shame that Jay (probably) won't be going to Brazil :( 03alpe01
  • Score: -12

9:52pm Sat 29 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

03alpe01 wrote:
Such a shame that Jay (probably) won't be going to Brazil :(
OK smart alec, what more does he have to do to make impossible to leave him behind then?
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: Such a shame that Jay (probably) won't be going to Brazil :([/p][/quote]OK smart alec, what more does he have to do to make impossible to leave him behind then? OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

12:46am Sun 30 Mar 14

03alpe01 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
Such a shame that Jay (probably) won't be going to Brazil :(
OK smart alec, what more does he have to do to make impossible to leave him behind then?
It's not what he has to do to not be left behind it's more Danny Welbeck will go ahead of him. Think about it. You take 23 players to a major tournament. This roughly equates to 3 Goalkeepers, 8 Defenders, 8 Midfielders and 4 Strikers. You just know the first two will be Rooney and Sturridge. If Welbeck is fit, he will go. I'm not saying this is right or I agree with it or whatever but it is Hodgson's logic to do just that. This leaves one striking place remaining and that is the classic Lambert v Carroll talisman battle, which hopefully Lambert will win. Does Jay deserve to go the World Cup? Yes. Would I take him? Definitely. Will he go? I highly doubt it. I hope I'm wrong as it would be a real shame for the second top English scorer in the Premier League to not go to the World Cup.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: Such a shame that Jay (probably) won't be going to Brazil :([/p][/quote]OK smart alec, what more does he have to do to make impossible to leave him behind then?[/p][/quote]It's not what he has to do to not be left behind it's more Danny Welbeck will go ahead of him. Think about it. You take 23 players to a major tournament. This roughly equates to 3 Goalkeepers, 8 Defenders, 8 Midfielders and 4 Strikers. You just know the first two will be Rooney and Sturridge. If Welbeck is fit, he will go. I'm not saying this is right or I agree with it or whatever but it is Hodgson's logic to do just that. This leaves one striking place remaining and that is the classic Lambert v Carroll talisman battle, which hopefully Lambert will win. Does Jay deserve to go the World Cup? Yes. Would I take him? Definitely. Will he go? I highly doubt it. I hope I'm wrong as it would be a real shame for the second top English scorer in the Premier League to not go to the World Cup. 03alpe01
  • Score: 3

8:40am Sun 30 Mar 14

batesieboy says...

I would prefer it if Saints had no England commitments this Summer. Properly rested, and with a decent regular pre-season, a couple of really top class additions (a centre-back and true striker) and we could threaten the top 4 quite seriously. I feel we could do without the distraction!
Why is Poch going on about the "three English players"?
I would prefer it if Saints had no England commitments this Summer. Properly rested, and with a decent regular pre-season, a couple of really top class additions (a centre-back and true striker) and we could threaten the top 4 quite seriously. I feel we could do without the distraction! Why is Poch going on about the "three English players"? batesieboy
  • Score: -6

11:06am Sun 30 Mar 14

dockboy says...

ghk230473 wrote:
I think I predicted 8th months ago. Where's Valerie when u need him! Quick test, thumbs up if you think Valerie sits down to pee! Lmfao!
I think you've been sitting on someone else's thumb for to long.
Grow up
[quote][p][bold]ghk230473[/bold] wrote: I think I predicted 8th months ago. Where's Valerie when u need him! Quick test, thumbs up if you think Valerie sits down to pee! Lmfao![/p][/quote]I think you've been sitting on someone else's thumb for to long. Grow up dockboy
  • Score: 6

12:29pm Sun 30 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

03alpe01 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
Such a shame that Jay (probably) won't be going to Brazil :(
OK smart alec, what more does he have to do to make impossible to leave him behind then?
It's not what he has to do to not be left behind it's more Danny Welbeck will go ahead of him. Think about it. You take 23 players to a major tournament. This roughly equates to 3 Goalkeepers, 8 Defenders, 8 Midfielders and 4 Strikers. You just know the first two will be Rooney and Sturridge. If Welbeck is fit, he will go. I'm not saying this is right or I agree with it or whatever but it is Hodgson's logic to do just that. This leaves one striking place remaining and that is the classic Lambert v Carroll talisman battle, which hopefully Lambert will win. Does Jay deserve to go the World Cup? Yes. Would I take him? Definitely. Will he go? I highly doubt it. I hope I'm wrong as it would be a real shame for the second top English scorer in the Premier League to not go to the World Cup.
Would Lambo be classed as an out an out striker in his present role? He still scores goals, true enough, but he seems to be more of a provider these days.
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: Such a shame that Jay (probably) won't be going to Brazil :([/p][/quote]OK smart alec, what more does he have to do to make impossible to leave him behind then?[/p][/quote]It's not what he has to do to not be left behind it's more Danny Welbeck will go ahead of him. Think about it. You take 23 players to a major tournament. This roughly equates to 3 Goalkeepers, 8 Defenders, 8 Midfielders and 4 Strikers. You just know the first two will be Rooney and Sturridge. If Welbeck is fit, he will go. I'm not saying this is right or I agree with it or whatever but it is Hodgson's logic to do just that. This leaves one striking place remaining and that is the classic Lambert v Carroll talisman battle, which hopefully Lambert will win. Does Jay deserve to go the World Cup? Yes. Would I take him? Definitely. Will he go? I highly doubt it. I hope I'm wrong as it would be a real shame for the second top English scorer in the Premier League to not go to the World Cup.[/p][/quote]Would Lambo be classed as an out an out striker in his present role? He still scores goals, true enough, but he seems to be more of a provider these days. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

12:45pm Sun 30 Mar 14

03alpe01 says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
Such a shame that Jay (probably) won't be going to Brazil :(
OK smart alec, what more does he have to do to make impossible to leave him behind then?
It's not what he has to do to not be left behind it's more Danny Welbeck will go ahead of him. Think about it. You take 23 players to a major tournament. This roughly equates to 3 Goalkeepers, 8 Defenders, 8 Midfielders and 4 Strikers. You just know the first two will be Rooney and Sturridge. If Welbeck is fit, he will go. I'm not saying this is right or I agree with it or whatever but it is Hodgson's logic to do just that. This leaves one striking place remaining and that is the classic Lambert v Carroll talisman battle, which hopefully Lambert will win. Does Jay deserve to go the World Cup? Yes. Would I take him? Definitely. Will he go? I highly doubt it. I hope I'm wrong as it would be a real shame for the second top English scorer in the Premier League to not go to the World Cup.
Would Lambo be classed as an out an out striker in his present role? He still scores goals, true enough, but he seems to be more of a provider these days.
Possibly not, but he's not going to get in the England squad as a midfielder
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: Such a shame that Jay (probably) won't be going to Brazil :([/p][/quote]OK smart alec, what more does he have to do to make impossible to leave him behind then?[/p][/quote]It's not what he has to do to not be left behind it's more Danny Welbeck will go ahead of him. Think about it. You take 23 players to a major tournament. This roughly equates to 3 Goalkeepers, 8 Defenders, 8 Midfielders and 4 Strikers. You just know the first two will be Rooney and Sturridge. If Welbeck is fit, he will go. I'm not saying this is right or I agree with it or whatever but it is Hodgson's logic to do just that. This leaves one striking place remaining and that is the classic Lambert v Carroll talisman battle, which hopefully Lambert will win. Does Jay deserve to go the World Cup? Yes. Would I take him? Definitely. Will he go? I highly doubt it. I hope I'm wrong as it would be a real shame for the second top English scorer in the Premier League to not go to the World Cup.[/p][/quote]Would Lambo be classed as an out an out striker in his present role? He still scores goals, true enough, but he seems to be more of a provider these days.[/p][/quote]Possibly not, but he's not going to get in the England squad as a midfielder 03alpe01
  • Score: 0

1:59pm Sun 30 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

03alpe01 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
Such a shame that Jay (probably) won't be going to Brazil :(
OK smart alec, what more does he have to do to make impossible to leave him behind then?
It's not what he has to do to not be left behind it's more Danny Welbeck will go ahead of him. Think about it. You take 23 players to a major tournament. This roughly equates to 3 Goalkeepers, 8 Defenders, 8 Midfielders and 4 Strikers. You just know the first two will be Rooney and Sturridge. If Welbeck is fit, he will go. I'm not saying this is right or I agree with it or whatever but it is Hodgson's logic to do just that. This leaves one striking place remaining and that is the classic Lambert v Carroll talisman battle, which hopefully Lambert will win. Does Jay deserve to go the World Cup? Yes. Would I take him? Definitely. Will he go? I highly doubt it. I hope I'm wrong as it would be a real shame for the second top English scorer in the Premier League to not go to the World Cup.
Would Lambo be classed as an out an out striker in his present role? He still scores goals, true enough, but he seems to be more of a provider these days.
Possibly not, but he's not going to get in the England squad as a midfielder
It may be down to the fitness of the main choices in the end.
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: Such a shame that Jay (probably) won't be going to Brazil :([/p][/quote]OK smart alec, what more does he have to do to make impossible to leave him behind then?[/p][/quote]It's not what he has to do to not be left behind it's more Danny Welbeck will go ahead of him. Think about it. You take 23 players to a major tournament. This roughly equates to 3 Goalkeepers, 8 Defenders, 8 Midfielders and 4 Strikers. You just know the first two will be Rooney and Sturridge. If Welbeck is fit, he will go. I'm not saying this is right or I agree with it or whatever but it is Hodgson's logic to do just that. This leaves one striking place remaining and that is the classic Lambert v Carroll talisman battle, which hopefully Lambert will win. Does Jay deserve to go the World Cup? Yes. Would I take him? Definitely. Will he go? I highly doubt it. I hope I'm wrong as it would be a real shame for the second top English scorer in the Premier League to not go to the World Cup.[/p][/quote]Would Lambo be classed as an out an out striker in his present role? He still scores goals, true enough, but he seems to be more of a provider these days.[/p][/quote]Possibly not, but he's not going to get in the England squad as a midfielder[/p][/quote]It may be down to the fitness of the main choices in the end. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

2:06pm Sun 30 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Norwegian Saint says...
Ant & Dec - PJ & Duncan....

Donna Air - Ex Big Breakfast.....

Tony Blair - Prime Minister....

Cwis Eubank. - Retired Boxer....,

Robson Green - Soldier Soldier....

Gabby Logan - On the Ball....

Jimmy Nail - Crocodile Shoe's

Jack Ryder - Jamie Mitchell.....

Sting - Police....

Sid Waddell - Darts Commentator....

Bobby Robson - Newcastle Manager...,

Kevin Keegan and Alan Shearer (but with respect) - World class Footballers....

That dick who punched a horse - knob

Your boys took oooonnnnne heeeellllllllllll of a beating!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I cannot believe he left Malcolm Macdonald out of it, shocking.
Norwegian Saint says... Ant & Dec - PJ & Duncan.... Donna Air - Ex Big Breakfast..... Tony Blair - Prime Minister.... Cwis Eubank. - Retired Boxer...., Robson Green - Soldier Soldier.... Gabby Logan - On the Ball.... Jimmy Nail - Crocodile Shoe's Jack Ryder - Jamie Mitchell..... Sting - Police.... Sid Waddell - Darts Commentator.... Bobby Robson - Newcastle Manager..., Kevin Keegan and Alan Shearer (but with respect) - World class Footballers.... That dick who punched a horse - knob Your boys took oooonnnnne heeeellllllllllll of a beating!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cannot believe he left Malcolm Macdonald out of it, shocking. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

2:40pm Sun 30 Mar 14

warrens 76 says...

23 chances missed..another terrible showing we must get two new strikers and a better midfield, embarrassing…..ken
t 141, Jrod111, and all those other non de plumes this one is for you..
23 chances missed..another terrible showing we must get two new strikers and a better midfield, embarrassing…..ken t 141, Jrod111, and all those other non de plumes this one is for you.. warrens 76
  • Score: 0

3:38pm Sun 30 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Posh down to ten men Newell sent off, but get a pen 3 1 Assombalonga
Posh down to ten men Newell sent off, but get a pen 3 1 Assombalonga OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

3:43pm Sun 30 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Isgrove is getting 10 minutes.
Isgrove is getting 10 minutes. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

3:56pm Sun 30 Mar 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

There you go another Saints player witha JPT winners medal, 3 1 Posh and Lloyd was outstanding the short time he played.
There you go another Saints player witha JPT winners medal, 3 1 Posh and Lloyd was outstanding the short time he played. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 1

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