The 30-year-old could perhaps challenge Joe Hart for the right to be England's first-choice keeper after his blunder against Scotland, yet was nearly at fault himself after a backpass nearly decieved him. Otherwise a solid performance.
The defender really came into his own last season winning fans and players Player of the Year. Stood up well to the Saints attack and read the game well.
Solid display at left-back from the former Birmigham City man and whipped in a tantalising cross in the first half only to see nobody meet the end of it.
Another consistant performance from the right-back, working hand and showing agression. Nearly provided an assist for James Morrison on 65 minutes after firing a cross into the box, only to see his shot blocked from yards out.
Still has some way to go if he wants to re-capture his form from two seasons ago, but was steady enough in a reasonably comfortable game.
The defensive midfielder was a solid presence sitting just ahead of the back-four - probably the most accomplished of midfielders on the day. Named man of the match by sponsors at the ground but later gave away the winning penalty.
The Scotland midfielder was a threat in attack, firing an effort from distance in the first half and seeing his shot in the box blocked at close range.
Struggled at times against the opposing midfield with one or two late tackles in the first-half, but grew into the game during the second.
Didn't stand out enough in midfield although the team as a whole failed to keep hold enough of the ball in the first half.
Had a quiet start to his return to the Premier League and looked slow to the ball at times. Replaced in the second half by Marcus Rosenberg.
His cheeky back-heel attempt on goal was about the most we saw from him, but the Ireland striker put in another good shift up front, chasing loose balls and making runs.
The former Celtic man didn't get off to the best of starts when awkwardly punching James Morrison's header away for a needless corner. Redeemed himself with a fine save in the dying minutes.
Impressive debut for the defender and put in a well-timed tackle on Anelka inside the box during the second half. Didn't have too much to contend with, making this a comfortable debut.
The young left-back was an injury doubt beforehand but pulled through and seemed at ease. An early run and shot inside the opening minutes showed his quality going forwards.
Didn't have too much to deal with in defence despite an improved second-half performance from the home side.
The 18-year-old right back signed a new four-year deal this summer after being told he will be in the first team squad next season and he started here on his debut in place of the injured Clyne. Coped well and joined in with the attack on occasions.
Last year's Player of the Season was solid again in midfield and put in another tireless performance.
The club captain thought he opened the scoring with a tap-in at the far post but was controversially ruled as offside, despite replays showing the non-active Rodriguez to be the only player in an offside position.
The club's record-signing from Celtic helped bolster the Saints' midfield against one of last seasons' most under-valued midfield partnerships in Yacob and Mulumbu, allowing his teammates to join the attack.
One of three teenagers in the Saints' starting eleven, the midfielder hit a stinging shot from distance early on that showed intent. Impressed in the middle of the park and looked more mature than his years suggest, although his delivery from set-pieces was hit and miss.
A hard worker in both attack and defence, if unspectacular. Replaced with just over ten minutes of regular time to play.
Fresh from his heroic performance against Scotland earlier this week, the striker was unusually quiet in attack. Provided a header to set up Lallana for a goal ruled offside. Given the captains armband after Lallana's substitution and scored the winner.