Southampton 3-0 Tranmere

12 December 2009 06:07
Two second-half goals by Rickie Lambert helped Southampton to a fourth successive league win, at the expense of managerless Tranmere.Lambert had one good chance in a largely forgettable first half but David Connolly set up Dan Harding for the opener just after the break. [LNB]A penalty for Marlon Broomes' needless handball gave Lambert the chance to net his 16th of the season on 64 minutes. [LNB]He then made it 3-0 with a beautiful curling free-kick six minutes later. [LNB][LNB]Southampton manager Alan Pardew told BBC Radio Solent:[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "Tranmere made it very difficult for us, they tried to suck us into a game we didn't want to play. [LNB]"When the first goal went in, you felt the game would change somewhat .Tranmere would have to come and start being a bit more pro-active, and then we showed our quality. [LNB]"He's (Rickie Lambert) got a fantastic hit and he proved that with the penalty and the free kick. He's been threatening all season to do one of those and he buried it today. A fantastic goal. [LNB][LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 12 December 2009[LNB] League One[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Southampton 3-0 Tranmere FT (HT 0-0) Harding 51 Lambert (pen) 64 Lambert 70 Southampton 28 Bialkowski 02 Harding 05 Perry 06 Jaidi 23 James 14 Hammond 19 Schneiderlin yellow card (Wotton 65) 37 Antonio 07 Lambert yellow card (Mellis 83) 20 Lallana 38 Connolly (Papa Waigo 74) Substitutes 13 Forecast, 03 Thomas, 12 Trotman, 18 Mills, 10 Wotton, 35 Mellis, 09 Papa Waigo Tranmere 01 Daniels 02 Logan 05 Goodison yellow card 08 Broomes yellow card 12 Taylor 24 Bakayogo 04 Edds (Shuker 68) 11 Welsh (McLaren 77) 09 Moore 14 Gornell (Ricketts 68) 25 Curran yellow card Substitutes 13 Collister, 03 Cresswell, 06 McLaren, 19 Barnett, 20 Fraughan, 23 Shuker, 18 Ricketts Ref: Danny McDermidAtt: 19,800 SOUTHAMPTON TRANMERE Possession Southampton 50% Tranmere 50% Attempts on target Southampton 4 Tranmere 1 Attempts off target Southampton 2 Tranmere 6 Corners Southampton 8 Tranmere 3 Fouls Southampton 14 Tranmere 11 Final Result Full Time 90:00+4:05 The match has reached full-time. 90:00+2:01 Ndiaye Papa Waigo takes a shot. Luke Daniels makes a comfortable save. 90:00+1:06 The ball is delivered by Zoumana Bakayogo, save by Bartosz Bialkowski. 89:16 The offside flag is raised against Ndiaye Papa Waigo. Luke Daniels restarts play with the free kick. 87:49 Corner from the left by-line taken by Chris Shuker, save by Bartosz Bialkowski. 87:25 The assistant referee signals for offside against Ndiaye Papa Waigo. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Daniels. 86:33 Dan Harding concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Shuker. Chris Shuker produces a cross, Michael Ricketts takes a shot. Save by Bartosz Bialkowski. 84:58 Ash Taylor sends in a cross, Bartosz Bialkowski makes a save. 83:31 Foul by Ian Goodison on Radhi Jaidi, free kick awarded. Bartosz Bialkowski takes the direct free kick. 82:37 Substitution Jacob Mellis comes on in place of Richard Lambert. 81:44 Corner taken right-footed by Paul McLaren from the right by-line, clearance made by Radhi Jaidi. 77:40 Adam Lallana takes a short corner. 77:22 Corner taken by Lloyd James from the right by-line. 76:11 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Lloyd James. 76:11 Substitution John Welsh goes off and Paul McLaren comes on. 73:03 Substitution Ndiaye Papa Waigo is brought on as a substitute for David Connolly. 69:56 GOAL - Richard Lambert:Southampton 3 - 0 Tranmere Richard Lambert grabs a goal direct from the free kick from a long way out to the top right corner of the goal. Southampton 3-0 Tranmere. 69:54 Booking Craig Curran goes into the referee's book. 69:17 Foul by Craig Curran on Dan Harding, free kick awarded. 67:43 Direct free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski. 67:43 Substitution Chris Shuker is brought on as a substitute for Gareth Edds. 67:43 Substitution Michael Ricketts replaces Terry Gornell. 67:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lloyd James by Ian Thomas-Moore. 67:04 Michail Antonio has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target. 66:32 Corner taken right-footed by Lloyd James, Marlon Broomes manages to make a clearance. 64:34 Dan Harding takes the free kick. 64:34 Substitution Morgan Schneiderlin goes off and Paul Wotton comes on. 64:34 Richard Lambert fouled by Ash Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. 63:59 GOAL - Richard Lambert:Southampton 2 - 0 Tranmere Power penalty scored by Richard Lambert. Southampton 2-0 Tranmere. 63:08 Booking Marlon Broomes goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. 62:58 Marlon Broomes is penalised for a handball. Correction - 62:30 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lloyd James from the right by-line. 62:30 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lloyd James. 61:54 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lloyd James from the right by-line, Dean Hammond takes a shot. Clearance made by Shaleum Logan. 61:06 Corner taken short by Lloyd James. 52:51 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ash Taylor by Morgan Schneiderlin. Direct free kick taken by Luke Daniels. 50:54 Assist on the goal came from David Connolly. 50:54 GOAL - Dan Harding:Southampton 1 - 0 Tranmere Dan Harding scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Southampton 1-0 Tranmere. 49:51 Dan Harding challenges Craig Curran unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke Daniels. 48:45 Gareth Edds fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. 48:45 Booking Booking for Morgan Schneiderlin. 48:30 Morgan Schneiderlin challenges John Welsh unfairly and gives away a free kick. 45:01 The referee starts the second half. Half Time 45:00+2:58 The match has reached half-time. 45:00+1:50 John Welsh produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target. 44:05 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by John Welsh from the left by-line, Bartosz Bialkowski makes a save. 43:51 A cross is delivered by Shaleum Logan, clearance by Lloyd James. 40:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Michail Antonio on Zoumana Bakayogo. Ian Goodison takes the free kick. 38:53 Radhi Jaidi fouled by Terry Gornell, the ref awards a free kick. Bartosz Bialkowski restarts play with the free kick. 37:03 Ian Thomas-Moore fouled by Michail Antonio, the ref awards a free kick. John Welsh takes the direct free kick. 36:32 Radhi Jaidi fouled by Terry Gornell, the ref awards a free kick. Lloyd James takes the free kick. 35:55 Richard Lambert takes a shot. Save by Luke Daniels. 34:53 Direct free kick taken by Luke Daniels. 34:53 Booking Richard Lambert receives a caution. 34:53 Booking Booking for Ian Goodison. 33:44 Foul by Richard Lambert on Ian Goodison, free kick awarded. 29:41 Foul by Radhi Jaidi on Terry Gornell, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from John Welsh from the free kick. 26:49 Radhi Jaidi concedes a free kick for a foul on Terry Gornell. Ian Goodison takes the direct free kick. 26:17 John Welsh concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Lallana. Free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski. 24:53 Effort from outside the penalty area by John Welsh goes wide left of the target. 22:37 Chris Perry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Goodison. Free kick taken by Luke Daniels. 22:02 Unfair challenge on Richard Lambert by Marlon Broomes results in a free kick. Lloyd James takes the direct free kick. 19:23 Zoumana Bakayogo concedes a free kick for a foul on Michail Antonio. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Lloyd James, Marlon Broomes makes a clearance. 18:40 Effort on goal by Craig Curran from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar. 17:30 Free kick awarded for a foul by Michail Antonio on Ian Thomas-Moore. Luke Daniels takes the direct free kick. 15:14 Foul by Gareth Edds on Morgan Schneiderlin, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski. 11:41 Effort on goal by Ian Thomas-Moore from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar. 10:58 Zoumana Bakayogo fouled by Michail Antonio, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Daniels takes the free kick. 8:30 The ball is sent over by David Connolly, save by Luke Daniels. 4:51 Dan Harding gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Curran. John Welsh restarts play with the free kick. 4:15 David Connolly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Goodison. Ian Goodison restarts play with the free kick. 3:57 The ball is swung over by John Welsh. 3:20 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lloyd James, clearance by Ash Taylor. 1:05 Unfair challenge on Chris Perry by Terry Gornell results in a free kick. Bartosz Bialkowski takes the direct free kick. 0:00 The match has kicked off. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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