Cardiff City 0-3 Southampton: Saints complete comfortable win in Wales

Cardiff City 0 - 3 Southampton

  • 14" Jay Rodriguez
  • 20" Jay Rodriguez
  • 27" Rickie Lambert

Ref: Andre Marriner
Attendance: 27,929

Cardiff City Fans

Goals from Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert were enough to see Southampton past Cardiff.

Southampton were in complete control as they comfortably saw off Cardiff City in Wales to take three points.

Goals from Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert allowed the Saints to open up a big advantage in the first-half and a lead which they never gave back.

Rodriguez grabbed his first goal inside the 14th minute with a neat finish following a great piece of play from England international Adam Lallana. Rodriguez then grabbed his second when he turned the defender and cracked in a half volley following Lambert’s cross.

Roles then reversed and it was Lambert who scored when he poked home following a good header from Rodriguez, which signalled a torrent of unrest from Cardiff City fans sat in the stands.

Cardiff battled away but they were unable to force a single shot on target as they conceded nearly two thirds of possession, which made their job even more difficult than it already was.

Peter Whittingham and Frazier Campbell both had decent chances for the home team but they were unable to force Paulo Gazzaniga into making a save.

Statistics

Cardiff City

Southampton

Possession

39.6%
60.4%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Cardiff City

  • David Marshall
  • Steven Caulker
  • Kévin Théophile-Catherine
  • Ben Turner
  • Andrew Taylor
  • Craig Noone
  • Jordon Mutch
  • Peter Whittingham
  • Aron Gunnarsson
  • Peter Odemwingie
  • Fraizer Campbell

Substitutes

  • Declan John
  • Mark Hudson
  • Andreas Cornelius
  • Joe Lewis
  • Kim Bo-Kyung
  • Nicky Maynard
  • Don Cowie

Southampton

  • Paulo Gazzaniga
  • Luke Shaw
  • Calum Chambers
  • Maya Yoshida
  • Jose Fonte
  • Jay Rodriguez
  • Steven Davis
  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • Jack Cork
  • Adam Lallana
  • Rickie Lambert

Substitutes

  • Daniel Fox
  • Jos Hooiveld
  • James Ward-Prowse
  • Sam Gallagher
  • Kelvin Davis
  • Harrison Reed
  • Gastón Ramírez

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