Saints march on to Wembley final

Date published: Monday 24th August 2015 1:23

Saints march on to Wembley final

Lambert opened the scoring in the 15th minute after strike-partner Papa Waigo wriggled clear of his marker before feeding a pinpoint pass to Lambert to slot home from close range.
Saints’ lead was doubled on the half hour after a comical own goal from Dons defender Danny Woodards – an attempted clearance hitting him in the chest and dribbling past goalkeeper Willy Gueret.
Paul Ince’s side pulled one back on the stroke of half-time through midfielder Mark Randall’s neat 12-yard finish, but the home side remained on top.
The second half became a scrappy affair as the away side desperately tried to get back into the tie, but clear-cut chances remained at a premium even as Saints’ defending became more nervous.
The impressive Adam Lallana eventually made the game secure and confirmed Southampton’s return to Wembley – their first final there since 1992 – with a powerful finish in the 87th minute.

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