Southampton strolled past Fulham with a 3-1 win on Saturday at St. Mary’s Stadium. With each team arriving on the back of a league defeat, they were both keen to pick up points. Soton were looking to get back winning ways, following a previous defeat to Liverpool. Fulham lost 2-0 in the last match they played against Burnley. As the table looks today, Soton and Fulham are 13th, (43 points) and 18th, (27 points), spots respectively, after 36 matches.
Soton started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, with Che Adams finding the net, on 27 minutes. They then managed to see out the first half 1-0.
Soton continued to apply pressure in the second and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Nathan Tella at the 60 minute mark. However, The Cottagers weren’t lying down and managed to pull back a goal from Fabio Carvalho in the 75th minute. The Saints in turn, then responded at the 82 minute mark increasing their lead with an effort from Theo Walcott and seeing the game end 3-1.
Both teams used all available substitutes. For Soton, Nathan Tella, Theo Walcott and Ibrahima Diallo, came on for Danny Ings, Takumi Minamino and Stuart Armstrong, Fulham brought on Joe Bryan, Ademola Lookman and Josh Maja, to replace Ola Aina, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Joshua Onomah.
The referee booked one player from Fulham, Joachim Andersen.
Soton will next play Leeds United at home, with Fulham facing Manchester United away.
|Southampton:||Alex McCarthy, Kyle Walker-Peters, Jack Stephens, Jannik Vestergaard, Mohammed Salisu, Takumi Minamino (Theo Walcott, min.77), Stuart Armstrong (Ibrahima Diallo, min.78), James Ward-Prowse, Nathan Redmond, Che Adams and Danny Ings (Nathan Tella, min.58)|
|Fulham:||Alphonse Areola, Kenny Tete, Joachim Andersen, Tosin Adarabioyo, Ola Aina (Joe Bryan, min.62), Ivan Cavaleiro, Joshua Onomah (Josh Maja, min.77), Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Ademola Lookman, min.63), Harrison Reed, Fabio Carvalho and Bobby Reid|
|Stadium:||St. Mary’s Stadium|
|Goals:||Che Adams (1-0, min. 27), Nathan Tella (2-0, min. 60), Fabio Carvalho (2-1, min. 75) and Theo Walcott (3-1, min. 82)|