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Saints 4 Aston Villa 1
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- Saints record first win of the season
- Four second half goals bag the points
- Ramirez and Yoshida make home debuts
- Lambert gets a brace, with goals from Clyne and Puncheon
FULL TIME: Great win for Nigel Adkins side. Confidence is fully restored.
GOAL 4-1! Thunderous penalty from Rickie Lambert completes the rout after sub Mayuka was brought down. Sensational 2nd half display.
GOAL. 3-1 Great build up and Jason Puncheon curls in Saints third after brilliant lay off ffrom Ramirez
GOAL 2-1 Saints lead as Clyne nets his first goal for the club! It followed a slick one-two with Lambert
GOAL! 1-1 Great strike from Rickie Lambert from the edge of the box after excellent work from Adam Lallana. Encouraging start to the second half.
Villa replace Ireland with Westwood.
Danny Fox hauled off at half time to be replaced by Richardson with Clyne switching to left-back.
HT 0-1, Not for the first time this season, Saints are trailing at the break.
GOAL! 0-1 Darren Bent left unmarked to tap in the opener after mistake by Clyne. It came soon after Bannan had first notable shot of match, volleying narrowly wide.
Excellent sliding challenge from Fonte. Encouraging start from Yoshida. Still goalless.
Cagey start from both teams but Gaston Ramirez looking good, has Saints first shot on target.
On the bench for Saints: K. Davis (GK), Rodriguez, Ward-Prowse, Guly, Richardson, Mayuka, Seaborne
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert hands a first start to Christian Benteke. Villa: Guzan, Vlaar (c), Clark, Ireland, El Ahmadi, Bent, Holmann, Benteke, Bannan, Lichaj, Lowton. Subs: Given (GK), N'Zogbia, Agbonlahor, Westwood, Bowery, Weimann, Bennett
3 changes in all. Gazzaniga, Ramirez and Yoshida in for Davis, Ward- Prowse and the injured Hooiveld.
Saints manager Nigel Adkins hands a first start to Paul Gazzaniga and a debut to record signing Gaston Ramirez.
Saints: Gazzaniga, Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Fox, Lallana, Schneiderlin, Davis, Puncheon, Ramirez, Lambert