skip to content
Foul by Theo Robinson on Morgan Schneiderlin, free kick awarded. Kelvin Davis restarts play with the free kick.
Dan Harding delivers the ball.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Tom Carroll, Aaron Martin manages to make a clearance.
Steve Davies has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jamie Ward, Aaron Martin manages to make a clearance.
Jamie Ward delivers the ball.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Tadanari Lee. Free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
Goal scored by Tadanari Lee from the edge of the area to the top right corner of the goal. Southampton 4-0 Derby.Assist by Richard Lambert.
Shot from outside the area by Jason Puncheon misses to the left of the target.
Steve Davies comes on in place of James Bailey. Jason Puncheon replaces Richard Chaplow.
Callum Ball takes a shot. Save by Kelvin Davis.
Callum Ball gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jose Fonte. Direct free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
Richard Chaplow produces a cross, save by Frank Fielding.
Tom Carroll fouled by Dan Harding, the ref awards a free kick. Dan Harding booked for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Jamie Ward, save by Kelvin Davis.
Theo Robinson is brought on as a substitute for Nathan Tyson.
Centre by Daniel Fox, A goal is scored by Adam Lallana from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Southampton 3-0 Derby.Assist on the goal came from Daniel Fox.
Corner from left by-line taken by Jamie Ward.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Tom Carroll, Daniel Fox makes a clearance.
James Bailey challenges Adam Lallana unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jose Fonte takes the direct free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Nathan Tyson. Indirect free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
Callum Ball joins the action as a substitute, replacing John Brayford.
Corner taken by Daniel Fox, Aaron Martin gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Southampton 2-0 Derby.The assist for the goal came from Daniel Fox.
Adam Lallana takes a shot. Save made by Frank Fielding.
Centre by Richard Lambert.
John Brayford crosses the ball.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam Lallana, clearance made by John Brayford.
Tadanari Lee is brought on as a substitute for Billy Sharp. Jos Hooiveld goes off and Aaron Martin comes on.
Shaun Barker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Lambert. Richard Lambert has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Frank Fielding.
The referee blows for offside. Kelvin Davis takes the indirect free kick.
Jack Cork takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding.
Tom Carroll takes a shot. Save made by Kelvin Davis.
Corner taken by Tom Carroll, Jose Fonte makes a clearance.
Effort from outside the box by James Bailey goes wide right of the target.
Jos Hooiveld concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Tyson. Free kick crossed by Tom Carroll, Daniel Fox manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Richard Chaplow, save by Frank Fielding.
Corner taken by Adam Lallana from the left by-line, Foul by Jos Hooiveld on Jason Shackell, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
The ball is crossed by Paul Green.
Corner taken by Jamie Ward from the left by-line, clearance made by Richard Chaplow.
Shot from close range by Richard Lambert clears the bar.
Adam Lallana has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
Jason Shackell challenges Billy Sharp unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Chaplow restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Tom Carroll by Richard Chaplow results in a free kick. Gareth Roberts takes the free kick.
Effort from inside the area by Adam Lallana misses to the left of the goal.
Jamie Ward takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Jack Cork makes a clearance.
Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox from the right by-line, save made by Frank Fielding.
Centre by Adam Lallana, Jason Shackell makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Fox from the right by-line, clearance made by John Brayford.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Daniel Fox, Jos Hooiveld gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Southampton 1-0 Derby.Jose Fonte provided the assist for the goal.
James Bailey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Morgan Schneiderlin. James Bailey goes into the referee's book. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Daniel Fox from left channel, clearance by Shaun Barker.
Foul by Jack Cork on Jeff Hendrick, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by James Bailey.
Tom Carroll gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dan Harding. Free kick crossed by Dan Harding, save made by Frank Fielding.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Shaun Barker.
Dan Harding delivers the ball, save by Frank Fielding.
The ball is delivered by Nathan Tyson.
Unfair challenge on Jack Cork by James Bailey results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
Unfair challenge on Paul Green by Daniel Fox results in a free kick. John Brayford restarts play with the free kick.
Nathan Tyson is ruled offside. Kelvin Davis takes the free kick.
Richardson worry for Saints
Frazer Richardson is a doubt for Southampton's home clash with Derby.
The former Leeds defender departed the field during Tuesday's 1-1 draw with West Ham with a knock and is touch-and-go to be passed fit the for the visit of Nigel Clough's side.
Richardson is the only fresh problem manager Nigel Adkins has to deal with as the returning Jos Hooiveld has showed no signs of triggering a hamstring injury that kept him out of action for three weeks.
The defender scored the equaliser at Upton Park and should retain his place against the Rams, while midfielder Dean Hammond was a second-half substitute against Sam Allardyce's side and may be recalled.
Defender Dan Seaborne is still out as he continues to recover from a head injury.
Craig Bryson, Gareth Roberts and John Brayford will be given as long as possible to prove their fitness.
Midfielder Bryson and left-back Roberts are nursing injuries following the home defeat to Reading in midweek and are doubts but right-back Brayford could return after missing the last two matches with a thigh problem.
Bryson came off at half-time on Tuesday night with a heel problem while Roberts suffered a leg injury in the closing minutes.
Manager Clough will also monitor the fitness of forward Nathan Tyson, who completed a match for the first time this season against the Royals, following 85 minutes at Millwall last Saturday.
Leading scorer Theo Robinson and fellow striker Steve Davies returned from injuries as second-half substitutes against Reading and are both pushing for starts.
Saints hit top spot
Southampton went two points clear at the top of the npower Championship with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Derby.
With West Ham not in action due to Blackpool's participation in the FA Cup, Saints had the chance to move to the top of the league.
And they took it in fine style, with Jos Hooiveld, Aaron Martin, Adam Lallana and Tadanari Lee all on target.
Hooiveld put Nigel Adkins' men in front from a corner but they wasted several chances and had to wait until 12 minutes after half-time to double their lead.
Martin finished from close range after another corner, while Daniel Fox completed his hat-trick of assists by teeing up Lallana.
Lee then scored his first goal for Southampton as they extended their unbeaten run in the league to five games.
Mid-table Derby started the second half well but the hosts' second goal broke their spirits and they are now without a victory in six league and cup games.
Saints made two changes to their side, with Dan Harding and Richard Chaplow replacing the injured Frazer Richardson and Guly, who missed out due to illness.
John Brayford and James Bailey came back into Derby's line-up as Craig Bryson and Callum Ball made way.
Beaten by Reading in midweek, the visitors were coming up against a Southampton side who had only lost twice at home in 16 games this season.
And Saints showed plenty of attacking intent in the early stages, with Harding's free-kick from the right wing forcing Derby goalkeeper Frank Fielding to make a save.
However, there was nothing he could do as Hooiveld gave the hosts a 15th-minute lead. Fox's corner from the left was bundled in at the far post by the former Celtic defender.
Lallana was giving Derby's defenders a headache as the half wore on and the winger curled wide from a good position before he also missed the target after taking advantage of Shaun Barker's misplaced pass.
Against the run of play, Tom Carroll nearly levelled matters but his fierce low effort was magnificently kept out by Saints stopper Kelvin Davis.
Immediately after, Fielding was called upon to make equally impressive stops from Jack Cork's 20-yard strike and Rickie Lambert's long-range free-kick to keep the deficit to one goal at the interval.
The Rams showed greater urgency after the break but, after Lallana's header was brilliantly tipped over by Fielding, Southampton doubled their lead from the resulting corner.
Another Fox delivery, this time from the right byline, was fired high into the net by Martin at the back post in the 57th minute.
And the game was ended as a contest as Lallana finished off a great flowing move from the hosts eight minutes later. Cork fed Fox on the overlap and his cross was tucked away by Lallana.
Substitute Lee sealed a thumping triumph for Southampton with a spectacular blast into the top corner from the edge of the area 15 minutes from time.
© 2004 - 2014 football.co.uk