Walsall 1-3 Southampton

05 December 2009 06:33
David Connolly scored one goal and created two more as Southampton cruised to victory over Walsall to stretch their unbeaten run to 10 matches.Walsall's Darren Byfield hit the post with a header but Connolly gave Saints the lead when he ran through to score. [LNB]Dean Hammond made it 2-0 when a shot from Connolly fell at his feet and Connolly teed up Rickie Lambert who fired in a third from 18 yards. [LNB]Byfield bagged a 100th career goal from inside the area to finish the scoring. [LNB][LNB][LNB] [LNB][LNB] Southampton manager Alan Pardew told BBC Radio Solent:[LNB]"It looked like it was going to be an ugly game but we turned up the power. We can turn up the power and jump a level above most teams in the division, that's what won us the game." [LNB]"Radhi (Jaidi) had his best game for a long while, he won almost everything." [LNB]"We were disciplined and strong second half. I'm isappointed to concede but I can't take away the players attitude to this game. It was top drawer." [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 5 December 2009[LNB] League One[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Walsall 1-3 Southampton R (HT 0-2) Byfield 66 Connolly 32 Hammond 38 Lambert 65 Walsall 01 Ince 02 Weston yellow card 03 Sansara 05 Hughes yellow card 06 Smith 07 Jones 08 Mattis 12 Bradley yellow card (Parkin 73) 20 Richards 10 Deeney yellow card 27 Byfield Substitutes 21 Gilmartin, 16 Westlake, 28 McDonald, 15 O'Keefe, 18 Till, 09 Parkin, 11 Nicholls Southampton 28 Bialkowski 02 Harding yellow card 05 Perry 06 Jaidi yellow card 16 Murty 23 James 14 Hammond 19 Schneiderlin (Wotton 77) 20 Lallana 07 Lambert (Paterson 90+4) 38 Connolly (Antonio 69) Substitutes 13 Forecast, 03 Thomas, 12 Trotman, 10 Wotton, 35 Mellis, 37 Antonio, 17 Paterson Ref: PawsonAtt: 5,681 WALSALL SOUTHAMPTON Possession Walsall 54% Southampton 46% Attempts on target Walsall 3 Southampton 7 Attempts off target Walsall 6 Southampton 8 Corners Walsall 7 Southampton 6 Fouls Walsall 10 Southampton 15 Final Result Full Time 90:00+5:21 The referee blows for the end of the match. 90:00+4:00 Substitution Matthew Paterson on for Richard Lambert. 90:00+3:08 Long range shot by Darren Byfield goes wide right of the net. 90:00+2:10 Sam Parkin takes a shot. Bartosz Bialkowski makes a save. 88:35 Unfair challenge on Paul Wotton by Dwayne Mattis results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski. 87:43 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Hammond on Mark Hughes. Mark Hughes takes the indirect free kick. 86:32 Shot from 35 yards by Rhys Weston went wide of the left-hand post. 84:03 Foul by Adam Lallana on Rhys Weston, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Rhys Weston. 83:28 Foul by Dwayne Mattis on Chris Perry, free kick awarded. Bartosz Bialkowski restarts play with the free kick. 82:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michail Antonio by Emmanuele Smith. Graeme Murty restarts play with the free kick. 81:16 Troy Deeney has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post. 80:17 The official flags Michail Antonio offside. Mark Hughes takes the indirect free kick. 78:56 Emmanuele Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Michail Antonio. Dan Harding takes the free kick. 77:00 Matthew Richards crosses the ball in from the free kick, Chris Perry manages to make a clearance. 77:00 Booking Radhi Jaidi is cautioned. 76:51 Radhi Jaidi challenges Sam Parkin unfairly and gives away a free kick. 76:22 Substitution Morgan Schneiderlin leaves the field to be replaced by Paul Wotton. 75:52 Radhi Jaidi has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target. 75:04 Booking Mark Hughes receives a yellow card. 74:35 Michail Antonio produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post. 72:23 Substitution Sam Parkin on for Mark Bradley. 72:23 Shot from just outside the box by Matthew Richards misses to the right of the goal. 69:41 Long distance shot from Morgan Schneiderlin misses to the left of the goal. 68:39 Indirect free kick taken by Dan Harding. 68:39 Substitution Michail Antonio joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Connolly. 68:39 Booking The referee cautions Rhys Weston for unsporting behaviour. 68:23 Rhys Weston concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Lallana. 65:56 The assist for the goal came from Troy Deeney. 65:56 GOAL - Darren Byfield:Walsall 1 - 3 Southampton Goal scored by Darren Byfield from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Walsall 1-3 Southampton. 64:30 Assist by David Connolly. 64:30 GOAL - Richard Lambert:Walsall 0 - 3 Southampton Richard Lambert grabs a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Walsall 0-3 Southampton. 63:33 Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Richards, clearance by Richard Lambert. 62:29 The free kick is swung in right-footed by Steve Jones, blocked by Dean Hammond. 62:29 Booking Dan Harding is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. 62:22 Dan Harding gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Jones. 60:55 Troy Deeney is adjudged to have handled the ball. Bartosz Bialkowski takes the indirect free kick. 55:26 Corner taken by Matthew Richards. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Matthew Richards, Emmanuele Smith takes a shot. Save made by Bartosz Bialkowski. 52:20 Shot on goal by Lloyd James from long range goes harmlessly over the target. 52:05 Short corner taken by Lloyd James from the left by-line. 50:10 Emmanuele Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on David Connolly. Chris Perry takes the indirect free kick. 48:49 The assistant referee signals for offside against Richard Lambert. Mark Hughes takes the indirect free kick. 47:40 Lloyd James decides to take the corner short. 47:05 Corner taken by Lloyd James from the right by-line, save made by Clayton Ince. 46:22 The assistant referee signals for offside against Steve Jones. Indirect free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski. 45:19 Matthew Richards takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Radhi Jaidi. 45:01 The second half has started. Half Time 45:00+3:14 The referee calls an end to the first half. 45:00+2:37 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dan Harding on Steve Jones. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Steve Jones from right wing, clearance by Dan Harding. 45:00+1:18 David Connolly takes a shot. Blocked by Dwayne Mattis. Richard Lambert takes a shot. Save by Clayton Ince. 43:27 Free kick awarded for a foul by Radhi Jaidi on Troy Deeney. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Steve Jones from right wing, clearance made by Radhi Jaidi. 42:19 David Connolly takes a shot. Dwayne Mattis gets a block in. 41:33 Richard Lambert is penalised for a handball. Rhys Weston takes the free kick. 40:15 Booking Troy Deeney is cautioned. 38:42 Bartosz Bialkowski takes the free kick. 38:42 Booking The referee books Mark Bradley for unsporting behaviour. 38:34 Mark Bradley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Morgan Schneiderlin. Correction - 37:40 GOAL - Dean Hammond:Walsall 0 - 2 Southampton Dean Hammond finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Walsall 0-2 Southampton. 37:40 GOAL - Richard Lambert:Walsall 0 - 2 Southampton Richard Lambert fires in a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Walsall 0-2 Southampton. 36:26 Lloyd James produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target. 35:31 Unfair challenge on Troy Deeney by Dan Harding results in a free kick. Mark Hughes takes the indirect free kick. 34:04 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Dan Harding from the right by-line, save by Clayton Ince. 33:38 Corner taken by Lloyd James, save by Clayton Ince. 31:55 Assist on the goal came from Lloyd James. 31:55 GOAL - David Connolly:Walsall 0 - 1 Southampton David Connolly scores a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Walsall 0-1 Southampton. 29:59 Unfair challenge on Chris Perry by Darren Byfield results in a free kick. Bartosz Bialkowski restarts play with the free kick. 28:11 Foul by Morgan Schneiderlin on Dwayne Mattis, free kick awarded. Rhys Weston restarts play with the free kick. 26:15 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Jones by Radhi Jaidi. Mark Hughes restarts play with the free kick. 24:28 Mark Bradley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Lambert. Indirect free kick taken by Graeme Murty. 22:57 Corner taken by Matthew Richards from the left by-line, clearance by Radhi Jaidi. 22:09 Morgan Schneiderlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Troy Deeney. Steve Jones delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Radhi Jaidi gets a block in. 20:15 Dean Hammond challenges Troy Deeney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Netan Sansara takes the free kick. 18:32 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Troy Deeney by Chris Perry. Rhys Weston restarts play with the free kick. 17:06 Outswinging corner taken by Lloyd James, Dean Hammond takes a shot. Clayton Ince makes a save. 15:32 Unfair challenge on David Connolly by Mark Hughes results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dan Harding. 13:58 Shot by Morgan Schneiderlin from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target. 11:17 Long distance shot from Richard Lambert misses to the left of the target. 9:37 Rhys Weston fouled by Dan Harding, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is swung over by Steve Jones, Headed from the edge of the area by Darren Byfield goes wide of the left-hand post. 9:09 Richard Lambert concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Hughes. Free kick taken by Netan Sansara. 8:22 David Connolly is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Hughes. 7:13 Corner taken by Steve Jones from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Lloyd James. 6:29 Effort on goal by Richard Lambert from long distance goes over the crossbar. 4:54 Unfair challenge on Troy Deeney by Radhi Jaidi results in a free kick. Matthew Richards crosses the ball in from the free kick, Graeme Murty makes a clearance. 2:22 Effort on goal by Mark Bradley from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar. 0:18 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Steve Jones from the right by-line, Chris Perry makes a clearance. 0:00 The match begins. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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