Southampton 8-0 Sunderland Highlights
Southampton demolished Sunderland at St Mary’s in a game which saw Santiago Vergini score one of the most bizarre own goals in Premier League history.
The Argentine, 26, volleyed in from 18 yards, before Graziano Pelle and Jack Cork each scored from six yards.
Pelle’s well-taken second came after Liam Bridcutt had scored another own goal and Sunderland keeper Vito Mannone passed to Dusan Tadic to make it six.
Victor Wanyama and Sadio Mane completed the rout.
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Venue: St Mary’s Stadium
Date: Saturday, 18 October, 2014
Kick off: 15:00 BST
Vergini 12′ (og)
Southampton have reported no fresh injury concerns in the game against Sunderland.
Sunderland full-back Billy Jones is ruled out with a muscle injury sustained in a behind-closed-doors friendly last week. Sebastian Coates, Emanuele Giaccherini and Ricky Alvarez also on the sidelines.
Sunderland are unbeaten in their last eight league and cup games against Southampton (W4, D4).
The Black Cats knocked Saints out of the FA Cup and League Cup last season, but both league meetings were drawn.
Defeat at Tottenham halted Saints’ run of six successive wins in league and cup.
Southampton are chasing a third straight home win and are unbeaten at St Mary’s since a 1-0 defeat by Cardiff in April.
No team in the Premier League or Football League has conceded as few league goals (five) or home league goals (one) as Saints.
They have delivered 164 crosses from open play in this season’s Premier League – more than any other side.
Graziano Pelle has been involved in five goals in his last five league games (four goals, one assist).
The Black Cats’ 3-1 win against Stoke was only the second time in 21 league games that they have netted more than twice.
Connor Wickham’s strike against the Potters ended his run of nine Premier League games without a goal, while Steven Fletcher’s brace halted his streak of 13 league and cup matches without scoring.
Gus Poyet’s side have lost two of their last 13 Premier League games, including just one this season.