Southampton are back in form after a five game losing streak.
Southampton are back in form. The club lost five games on the bounce as their form dipped dramatically. But since then they have beaten Everton 3-0 and then they dispatched of Crystal Palace yesterday.
Goals from Sadio Mane, Ryan Bertrand and Toby Alderweireld, all three new signings in the summer, did the business for Southampton.
The performances of Mane and James Ward-Prowse in particular caught the eye as the return of Morgan Schneiderlin also helped them get all three points at Selhurst Park.
For Southampton it has been a tough pre-season and this has recently been the worst they have performed under new boss Ronald Koeman.
But they have come through it with aplomb and yesterday they rightly put themselves back in the top echelon of teams in the Premier League heading into the New Year.
And rightly so the players were celebrating the victory by sharing their thanks with the fans on Twitter yesterday....
Nathaniel Clyne (@Nathaniel_Clyne) December 26, 2014
Great 3-1 win!! Great team performance!! Great support from the fans!! Now time to rest and recover for Chelsea on Sunday!! Can't wait— Matt targett (@Mattytargett) December 26, 2014
3 points! Great support from the fans! The scarfs looked so good! Happy to help out with a goal.… http://t.co/Tqn74Hc9Og— Ryan Bertrand (@ryanbertrand3) December 26, 2014
Always Nice to win especially on boxing day , Now al ready thinking about the game against Chelsea !— Morgan Schneiderlin (@SchneiderlinMo4) December 26, 2014