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The referee signals the end of the game.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dejan Lovren by Yannick Sagbo.
Unfair challenge on Morgan Schneiderlin by Danny Graham results in a free kick.
Shot by Jay Rodriguez went over the bar.
Corner taken by James Ward-Prowse.
Artur Boruc restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Yannick Sagbo.
Steven Davis slots the ball right footed into the goal. Southampton 4-1 Hull.The assist for the goal came from Nathaniel Clyne.
Nathaniel Clyne manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Jake Livermore went wide right of the target.
Clearance made by Dejan Lovren.
Jack Cork comes on in place of Adam Lallana.
Header by Robert Koren misses left.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Pablo Osvaldo on Curtis Davies.
Free kick taken by James Ward-Prowse.
Maynor Figueroa challenges Jay Rodriguez unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The ball is crossed by Liam Rosenior.
George Boyd leaves the field to be replaced by Stephen Quinn.
Liam Rosenior fouled by Morgan Schneiderlin, the ref awards a free kick.
James Ward-Prowse crosses the ball.
Clearance made by Luke Shaw.
Centre by Jay Rodriguez.
(Southampton) makes a substitution, with Pablo Osvaldo coming on for Rickie Lambert.
Tom Huddlestone takes the free kick.
Clearance by Steven Davis.
Danny Graham is brought on as a substitute for David Meyler.
Jose Fonte makes a clearance.
Adam Lallana concedes a free kick for a foul on Curtis Davies.
Adam Lallana takes a shot. Liam Rosenior gets a block in.
Foul by Maynor Figueroa on Rickie Lambert, free kick awarded.
Morgan Schneiderlin takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul McShane on Rickie Lambert.
Corner taken by Tom Huddlestone from the .
Steven Davis on for Victor Wanyama.
Morgan Schneiderlin takes a shot. Steve Harper gets a block in.
Clearance made by Liam Rosenior.
Adam Lallana takes a shot. A parry by Steve Harper prevents the goal.
Dejan Lovren heads at goal. Blocked by Curtis Davies.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Adam Lallana.
Jose Fonte restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Maynor Figueroa.
Tom Huddlestone takes a shot. Artur Boruc catches the ball.
Victor Wanyama makes a clearance.
Yannick Sagbo scores with their right foot. Southampton 3-1 Hull.Assist on the goal came from Jake Livermore.
Jose Fonte manages to make a clearance.
Free kick taken by Artur Boruc.
Rickie Lambert fouled by Paul McShane, the ref awards a free kick.
Unfair challenge on Tom Huddlestone by Morgan Schneiderlin results in a free kick.
Foul by Luke Shaw on David Meyler, free kick awarded.
Adam Lallana has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
Clearance made by Paul McShane.
Free kick taken by Morgan Schneiderlin.
Adam Lallana takes the free kick.
Jake Livermore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Victor Wanyama.
The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.
Chance falls to Maynor Figueroa who heads at goal. Blocked by Dejan Lovren.
Morgan Schneiderlin makes a clearance.
The half-time whistle blows.
Clearance by Maynor Figueroa.
Robert Koren is brought on as a substitute for Ahmed Elmohamady.
James Ward-Prowse restarts play with the free kick.
Caution for Curtis Davies.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Shaw by Curtis Davies.
Jake Livermore produces a cross.
Corner taken by Tom Huddlestone from the left by-line.
George Boyd is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
Adam Lallana scores with their right foot. Southampton 3-0 Hull.The assist for the goal came from Rickie Lambert.
James Ward-Prowse takes a short corner.
James Ward-Prowse takes the free kick.
Curtis Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Rodriguez.
Maynor Figueroa challenges Adam Lallana unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Shot on goal comes in from Tom Huddlestone from the free kick. Adam Lallana gets a block in.
Yannick Sagbo fouled by Morgan Schneiderlin, the ref awards a free kick.
Penalty taken right-footed by Rickie Lambert and scored. Southampton 2-0 Hull.
Penalty awarded for a foul by Steve Harper on Adam Lallana.
Tom Huddlestone takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.
Clearance by Dejan Lovren.
Victor Wanyama restarts play with the free kick.
Tom Huddlestone challenges Victor Wanyama unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Clearance by Jose Fonte.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Maynor Figueroa by Rickie Lambert.
George Boyd concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathaniel Clyne.
Header at goal by Rickie Lambert to the left of the net.
Centre by Nathaniel Clyne.
Corner taken by Tom Huddlestone.
Tom Huddlestone crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jose Fonte on George Boyd.
Morgan Schneiderlin grabs a goal with a headed effort. Southampton 1-0 Hull.The assist for the goal came from Rickie Lambert.
Free kick taken by Jose Fonte.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Huddlestone on Victor Wanyama.
Yannick Sagbo takes a shot. Jose Fonte gets a block in.
Corner taken by James Ward-Prowse from the right by-line.
The ball is swung over by Adam Lallana.
Rickie Lambert gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul McShane.
The game gets underway.
Pochettino sees the positives
Mauricio Pochettino hopes the positivity surrounding Jay Rodriguez, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert's England call-ups can be harnessed for the betterment of high-flying Southampton.
Just three years on from plying their trade in the third tier, victory in Saturday's home clash with Hull would make this Saints' best-ever start to a top-flight season, trumping the 1983-84 campaign when they finished runners-up.
Such fine form saw Pochettino named manager of the month award for October and led three of his players to be called up for England's upcoming friendlies with Chile and Germany.
The inclusion of Rodriguez, Lallana and Lambert in Roy Hodgson's squad has shed even more light on the good work being done on the south coast and is praise Pochettino hopes to utilise effectively.
"We have to be intelligent in actually managing all of these plaudits for these three players that have been called up," the former Argentina international said.
"We need to be intelligent, we need to keep our feet on the ground, keep our expectations in check.
"We have to be able to take those compliments not in a negative way, but use them as a way to boost our confidence.
"So we are in the headlines now, we appreciate that, but that doesn't change anything.
"We have to keep on working as hard as we have been. Our main focus is to win against Hull. There is nothing else.
"From 10am on Friday until 5pm on Saturday when the game ends, our main focus is Hull. There is nothing else that is going to be on our minds.
"After that, the players can start thinking about their national teams and all of that.
"We have to think as a team now, think as a collective, then later on they can think individually about their own call-ups."
Guly do Prado will be out for two months after undergoing a knee operation but Dani Osvaldo could be available against Hull having struggled with a nerve issue down his side.
Hull forward Sone Aluko has torn his left Achilles tendon and will start a long road to recovery as his team-mates travel to Southampton.
Tigers manager Steve Bruce may also have to make do without top scorer Robbie Brady (hernia), while James Chester (hamstring) and goalkeeper Allan McGregor (hip/thigh) remain out.
Striker Danny Graham is back in contention after missing out against parent club Sunderland last weekend and defenders Abdoulaye Faye and Alex Bruce are back to fitness.
George Boyd believes Hull's impressive return to the Premier League is partly down to boss Bruce's willingness to involve his promotion-winning squad.
The Tigers are the best-placed side of the three who emerged from the second tier last season after 10 matches, sitting 10th with 14 points.
That is two more than the Cardiff side who finished above them in first place and 11 better than play-off winners Crystal Palace.
The rock-bottom Eagles had a mass overhaul of their playing staff in the summer and it has yet to pay dividends, while Bruce held on to the majority of the players who earned top-flight status.
Boyd does not shrink from the fact that Bruce increased competition for starting berths by signing the likes of Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermore, Maynor Figueroa and Curtis Davies, but credits him with keeping every member of the squad within touching distance.
The 28-year-old midfielder had to wait until the trip to Tottenham on October 27 for his first league start of the campaign but retained his place for last weekend's win over Sunderland.
"You do find that in the Premier League they (managers) do forget about the people who got them up and bring loads of new players in," he said.
"But the gaffer has done well to keep everyone happy and everyone has got their opportunity to play their part and prove they can play at this level so far.
"It was frustrating not playing at the start of the season, but the boys were doing really well and the gaffer has done really well with that, saying to us 'be patient, you'll get your chance and when you do, take it'.
"That's his man-management skills to a tee. We've got a really tight-knit group and to keep everyone feeling involved even when they're not on the pitch has been brilliant.
"A few of us who have been patient have got our chance lately and taken it with both hands.
"Obviously you're not used to it when you've come from the lower leagues and you're used to playing every week like I did at Peterborough and when I came to Hull.
"But the top clubs in this division are the same, they use their squads and a few of us have got to get used to not playing every single week."
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