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4 vs 1
Played
November 9, 2013 8:30 PM IST
St. Mary's Stadium — Southampton, Hampshire
Referee:‬ P. Dowd‎
Attendance:‬ 30022‎
 
Y. Sagbo 55′
30′ (PG) Rickie Lambert
 
37′ Adam Lallana
 
88′ Steven Davis
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Southampton 4-1 Hull City

Adam Lallana led the Saints by example as he celebrated his England call-up with a fine performance and stunning goal, though Victor Wanyama threatened to undo their good work

By George Ankers at St Mary's Stadium

  • Artur Boruc
    1
    0
    3.00

    Artur Boruc

    Almost never tested but could not be faulted when Wanyama's poor pass brought on the Hull goal.

  • Nathaniel Clyne
    1
    1
    4.00

    Nathaniel Clyne

    Confident pushing forward from right-back and supplied the cross from which came Schneiderlin’s opener before later splitting the defence for Davis's strike. Knocking on the door to be the next England call-up.

  • Dejan Lovren
    1
    1
    3.50

    Dejan Lovren

    Continues to be solid as a rock for the Saints.

  • Jose Rocha Fonte
    0
    1
    3.00

    Jose Rocha Fonte

    Missed a header here and there but untroubled at centre-back, the Portuguese's partnership with Lovren still in fine form.

  • Luke Shaw
    1
    0
    3.50

    Luke Shaw

    Another mature and professional performance from the youngster, who supported ably from left-back.

  • Morgan Schneiderlin
    0
    1
    3.50

    Morgan Schneiderlin

    Mostly sat deep, where he was a calm influence in midfield, but picked the right moments to step forward in support and was rewarded with the opener, a solid header. Deservedly booked late on for a poor tackle on Rosenior.

  • Victor Wanyama
    1
    1
    1.50

    Victor Wanyama

    Not a great outing for the Kenyan, who was outmuscled more than once despite his clear power and gave the ball away brainlessly more than once in his own half, notably for Hull’s goal soon after the break. The Saints need more composure on the ball from their £12.5 million man and he was duly replaced just after the hour.

  • James Ward-Prowse
    1
    0
    4.00

    James Ward-Prowse

    The England Under-21s midfielder played a quieter, but no less important, role as he focused on dropping back as cover when Clyne pushed ahead from right-back. A huge tactical asset with remarkable work ethic.

  • Adam Lallana
    3
    0
    4.50

    Adam Lallana Top of the Match

    Impressive right from kick-off as he deployed a variety of skilful turns and flicks, all with clear purpose. Flitted all across the front line to make and use space and scored a magnificent goal for the Saints’ third. He could have had more; Roy Hodgson will be delighted.

  • Rickie Lambert
    2
    0
    4.00

    Rickie Lambert

    Showed the intelligent movement that has become familiar on the south coast and used his strength to set up Schneiderlin for the opener before blasting home yet another penalty. Fine work before being replaced by Osvaldo with 15 minutes left.

  • Jay Rodriguez
    2
    0
    3.50

    Jay Rodriguez

    Did not dazzle as Lallana did but his merit for an England summons was no less evident, with purposeful running and fine interplay with his fellow forwards.

Substitutions

  • Steven Davis
    0
    1
    3.50

    Steven Davis

    Roused the Saints midfield slightly when brought on for Wanyama, offering a calm influence in the No.10 position and attacking the space with conviction to bury the fine fourth goal.

  • Jack Cork
    0
    0

    Jack Cork

    A late substitute for Lallana.

  • Pablo Daniel Osvaldo
    0
    1
    3.00

    Pablo Daniel Osvaldo

    Returned to the matchday squad on the bench and showed signs of liveliness after replacing Lambert.

  • Stephen Harper
    0
    0
    2.50

    Stephen Harper

    Somewhat rash in diving in on Lallana to concede the penalty but could hardly be helped for the first and third. Saved well to stop the Saints captain from netting a second after the break.

  • Liam Rosenior
    0
    0
    2.50

    Liam Rosenior

    Spent the first half on the left and the second on the right; looked significantly more comfortable in the latter role but Saints had already switched off by then.

  • Maynor Figueroa
    0
    0
    2.00

    Maynor Figueroa

    Struggled to contain Southampton's effervescent forward line.

  • Curtis Davies
    0
    1
    1.50

    Curtis Davies Flop of the Match

    So impressive before this match but struggled with Saints’ forward line and nearly headed in an own goal before being done for pace by Lallana. A day to forget.

  • Paul McShane
    0
    0
    2.00

    Paul McShane

    Never close to calming the hosts' attack on a tough afternoon for the reshuffled Hull defence.

  • David Meyler
    0
    0
    2.00

    David Meyler

    Rather anonymous in midfield, unable to offer meaningful support for his lonely forward line, and withdrawn for Graham in the second half.

  • Tom Huddlestone
    0
    0
    2.50

    Tom Huddlestone

    With set-pieces one of the Tigers’ only outlets, they needed better delivery than the former Tottenham man could muster. Perked up in open play after the break and tested Boruc.

  • Jake Livermore
    0
    1
    2.50

    Jake Livermore

    The deepest of the Hull midfielders but could not limit the runs of Lallana or the supporting efforts of Schneiderlin.

  • Ahmed El Mohamady
    0
    0
    2.00

    Ahmed El Mohamady

    Withdrawn at half-time as Steve Bruce reverted to a flat back four. Not the worst offender for Hull in his time on the pitch but was unable to make any impact on the right and both Lallana and Rodriguez profited against him.

  • George Boyd
    0
    0
    2.00

    George Boyd

    Unimpressive and unpenetrative, offering willing running down the left but little else. His delivery from corners was poor and he was substituted late on.

  • Y. Sagbo
    0
    0
    3.00

    Y. Sagbo

    Had a fairly thankless task as Hull’s lone frontman for most of the match but, when gifted the ball just after the break, finished calmly.

Substitutions

  • Robert Koren
    0
    0
    2.50

    Robert Koren

    His introduction improved Hull's shape but not their penetration, offering little by way of creativity.

  • Stephen Quinn
    0
    0

    Stephen Quinn

    A late substitute for Boyd.

  • Danny Graham
    0
    0
    2.50

    Danny Graham

    Brought on to try to knock the walls down but Hull could not find him with sufficient regularity.

Results
 
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