St. Mary's Stadium

Next Game

So'ton v Everton

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Bramall Lane

Last Game

Sheff Utd 1 - 0 So'ton

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 19:45

Capital One Cup Quarter-Final

Schneiderlin praising Lallana

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin saluted the commitment of his team-mates as they beat Hull City 4-1 at St Mary's on Saturday.

Last Updated: 09/11/13 at 19:18 Post Comment

Southampton players flocked to celebrate Morgan Schneiderlin's opener agains

Southampton players flocked to celebrate Morgan Schneiderlin's opener agains

The Frenchman opened the scoring for Mauricio Pochettino's men when he headed home after Rickie Lambert set him up from a Nathaniel Clyne cross.

Lambert went on to double the tally on the half-hour mark before Adam Lallana gave the hosts a comfortable 3-0 half-time lead.

The Tigers bit back after the break when Yannick Sagbo struck beyond Artur Boruc but substitute Steven Davis secured the points late on with Southampton's fourth.

Despite the second-half blemish, Schneiderlin is delighted to see Saints enter the international break on an eight-match unbeaten run.

"It is very nice to get to the international break with a win," he told Sky Sports.

"We're happy we did everything in the first half to get the game in bed with three good goals.

"It's really difficult when you have three goals to keep going, to keep attacking to get the fourth and we conceded a goal poorly.

"I think after that we stayed strong and scored the fourth, that was game over."

Schneiderlin celebrated his 24th birthday on Friday and admitted scoring his first goal of season was the ideal way to celebrate but also dedicated the win to injured team-mate Guly do Prado.

"I'm very happy," he said. "To finally get on the score-sheet, it was a long time I didn't score, but I am very happy.

"I would like to give this goal to Guly do Prado, he has had an operation on his knee and the goal and the win are for him."

England manager Roy Hodgson watched on from the stands after selecting Lallana, Lambert and Jay Rodriguez for the upcoming fixtures and Schneiderlin heaped the praise on his Saints team-mates after they vindicated their selection.

"I've had the chance to walk with him for six years, growing as a player, he's just fantastic, so much ability," he said of Lallana.

"I think he's one of the best talents in England and he deserved that call-up, today he showed that he deserved that."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

m only commenting on this (I don't care about Liverpool) because F365's twitter said I had call Matt Stanger a tw*t (which I don't agree with anyway) but I just wanted to be the first. Am I the first?

tk421
Trial And Error Rather Than Transition

S

unday, Sunday. Will there be a fan of either team, who if they are winning after 80 mins, won't still be nervous? This could be anything from 0-0 to 5-5, and no one would bat an eye.

megabrow (cufc)
A Season Of Continuous False Dawns

T

his year I am getting F365 a whack-a-mole game but with Brendan instead of the mole (Like the one with JD on Scrubs) and every time he pops up he says something. Outstanding Whack!, Character Whack!, Magnificent Whack!, Wonderful Composure Whack, Whack f**king Whack. Hours of fun.

hump3.
Trial And Error Rather Than Transition

Footer 365

Premier League: Joe Hart agrees long-term contract with Manchester City

Joe Hart has signed a new long-term contract which keeps him at Manchester City until the end of the 2018-19 season.

Premier League: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says Manchester United can still win title

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert believes Saturday's opponents Manchester United can still win the Barclays Premier League.

Premier League: Manuel Pellegrini confident James Milner will sign new deal at Manchester City

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is confident James Milner will soon sign a new contract with the club.

Mail Box

More Players In The Wrong Bloody Shirt

Plus Cristiano Ronaldo, who looks 'heart-breakingly well-suited to a Real Madrid shirt' according to one United fan. Plus, words from the good doctor and plenty more...

Players Plainly Wearing The Wrong Strip...

There are some players who just look plain daft in whatever shirt they're wearing. Like Cesc and Robin. It's a cracking mailbox with a load of different themes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property