Saints beat Fulham 2-0 to move 3rd

Southampton’s impressive season continued with a 2-0 defeat of

Fulham on Saturday which provisionally moved the Saints to third in

the Premier League for their best-ever start in the top flight.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side dominated at St Mary’s with Fulham

lacking a single shot in a first half in which headers from Rickie

Lambert and Jay Rodriguez put the hosts deservedly ahead.

Victor Wanyama flashed a left-footed 30-yard strike just wide as

Pochettino’s side always threatened an opener that arrived in the

21st minute. James Ward-Prowse’s corner from the right was flicked

on by Rodriguez, with Lambert rising at the far post to powerfully

head home.

For the second, a deep cross from Adam Lallana found Lambert,

whose looping header back across the goal was nodded in by

Rodriguez.