Saints On This Day - March 20 1948: Birmingham 0 Saints 0 Saints remained in second place in Division 2, just four points behind leaders Cardiff with two games in hand.

1954: Saints 4 Leyton Orient 1 Eric Day (2), Johnny Walker and John Hoskins scored as Saints moved up to third in the Division Three (South) table.

1961: Bristol Rovers 4 Saints 2 Saints led 2-0 inside 29 minutes but eventually crashed to defeat at Eastville, slipping to fifth in Division 2 as a result.

Early goals from Terry Paine and George O’Brien looked to have put Saints in control.

1963: Saints 3 Huddersfield 1 Dave Burnside scored twice as Saints came from a goal down to win. Another goal from George O’Brien helped the Saints pull away from trouble and move up to 16th in the Division Two table.

1965: Crystal Palace 0 Saints 2 Strike pair George O’Brien and Martin Chivers netted at Selhurst Park.

1971: Newcastle 2 Saints 2 John McGrath and Jimmy Gabriel scored for Ted Bates’ side as Saints moved up to fifth in the Division One table.

1976: Saints 1 Carlisle 1 Saints had to thank Defender David Peach for an 89th minute leveller at The Dell.

Lawrie McMenemy had been presented with the Manager of the month trophy before the game, whle Mick Channon missed a penalty for Saints.

1982: Tottenham 3 Saints 2 Southampton born defender Graham Roberts scored a stunning hat-trick against Saints to put Spurs into a 3-0 lead. Graham Baker and Dave Armstrong replied for the visitors.

1993: Arsenal 4 Saints 3 A week after beatin Ipswich 4-3 at The Dell, Saints lost another seven goal thriller at Highbury.

Iain Dowie put Saints ahead before Arsenal hit back to lead 3-1 after only 19 minutes through Andy Linighan, Paul Merson and Jimmy Carter.

Micky Adams and Matt Le Tissier pulled Saints level, only for Carter to snatch a 78th minute winner.

1996: Saints 0 Sheffield Wednesday 1 A first minute goal by Marc Degryse sent Saints crashing to their fourth straight defeat which left them rooted inside the Premier League’s bottom three.

1999: Saints 1 Sheffield Wednesday 0 Sheffield Wednesday lost for the first time at The Dell since 1970, Matt Le Tissier netting four minutes before half-time.

2005: Middlesbrough 1 Saints 3 Two goals from Peter Crouch were enough to see of Middlesbrough at the Riverside as Saints revived hopes of retaining their Premier League status.

Andreas Jakobssen netted the other Saints goal in what turned out to be the club’ only league way of the dismal 2004/05 season.

2006: Saints 1 Watford 3 Peter Madsen replied late on for Saints after Darius Henderson (2) and Gavin Mahon had put the Hornets in control.

2010: MK Dons 0 Saints 3 Rickie Lambert grabbed his first Saints hat-trick, including a stunning 35-yard effort, as Alan Pardew’s men claimed a League 1 victory.

2012: Hull 0 Saints 2 Saints made it three wins on the bounce in the Championship as an own goal from Jack Hobbs and a Jos Hooiveld effort secured victory.