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Southampton 4 - Birmingham City 1

St.Mary's

Sunday, 18 September

Attendance: 22, 155 (including 821 away)

Southampton 4 - 1 Birmingham City

Southampton marched to the top of the table after Nigel Adkins celebrated his 100th league win with a 4-1 victory over Birmingham City.

Rickie Lambert continued his great start to the season when he converted the 11th minute penalty after the striker was fouled in the box.

10 minutes later, things went bad to worse for Chris Hughton's men. Guly do Prado met Frazer Richardson's cross and the Brazilian sweetly struck his effort into the bottom right corner.

After the second goal went in - Birmingham put the home side under immense pressure. But the Saints back four and Kelvin Davis were equal to what Hughton's men had to offer.

After withstanding the Blues' pressure - the home side were rewarded on 33 minutes when Adam Lallana met another Richardson cross to make it 3-0 to the Saints.

Hughton's half time team talk must have worked as the Blues came out for the second half a different side.

Chris Wood managed to find a small gap in the Southampton wall as he was able to beat Davis with a free kick just after the restart.

However, the visitors were not able to build on their great start to the second half - and were once again punished by the clinical Saints.

Substitute Richard Chaplow made sure that the Saints would top the table after seven games when he was played through by Lallana and the midfielder calmly finished past Boaz Myhill in the Birmingham goal with 12 minutes left on the clock.

The full time whistle ensured that this was Southampton's best start to a league campaign in 103 years - making it the 13th successive league win at home.




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