Jack Cork and Graziano Pelle scored their first Southampton goals as they proved too good for Championship Millwall in the Capital One Cup.

Saints failed to unlock Millwall early on and Jermaine Easter went close for the home side after the break.

But, after Pelle had brought a good save from David Forde, Cork nodded in Dusan Tadic's corner at the other end.

Richard Chaplow fired over as Millwall pressed, but the busy Pelle coolly slotted home in injury-time.

Pelle, signed from Feyenoord in the summer, had been told by boss Ronald Koeman to be more aggressive  after failing to score in his first two league appearances and obliged with an energetic performance.

The Italian had shaved the post with a header before finally finding the net late on.

Millwall, who made nine changes to the side that lost to Rotherham in the Championship on Saturday, will take heart from the fact that their young side held their own, particularly in the first half when Byron Webster and Magaye Gueye almost found a way through.

Southampton travel to Arsenal in the third round.

Millwall boss Ian Holloway: "When I saw their team sheet, I thought 'what have I done'?

"But after that first half I'm actually gutted. I'm absolutely delighted with the way we played."

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman : "It was two different 45 minutes. After the first I was unhappy. Millwall were fantastic, but we were sloppy.

"But we did much better in the second half. We controlled it and finally scored the second one. The result is okay - but I won't forget the first 45 minutes."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Millwall

  • 01 Forde
  • 25 Hoyte
  • 14 Briggs Booked
  • 26 Abdou (Thompson - 76' )
  • 06 Williams
  • 17 Webster
  • 23 Powell
  • 30 Chaplow (O'Brien - 63' )
  • 08 Easter
  • 32 Marquis
  • 18 Gueye (Onyedinma - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Gregory
  • 13 Gerrar
  • 20 Onyedinma
  • 22 O'Brien
  • 24 Goodman
  • 34 Thompson
  • 37 Siafa

Southampton

  • 23 Forster
  • 02 Clyne
  • 33 Targett Booked
  • 08 Davis
  • 03 Yoshida
  • 06 Fonte
  • 16 Ward-Prowse
  • 12 Wanyama (Cork - 45' )
  • 07 Long (Ramírez - 91' )
  • 19 Pellè Booked
  • 27 Isgrove (Tadic - 29' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Davis
  • 05 Gardos
  • 10 Ramírez
  • 11 Tadic
  • 17 Taïder
  • 18 Cork
  • 35 Stephens
Ref: Dean Whitestone
Att: 6,014

Match Stats

Shots

5 17

On target

2 10

Corners

2 5

Fouls

16 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Millwall 0, Southampton 2.

90:00 +5:03 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Millwall 0, Southampton 2.

90:00 +4:14

Hand ball by John Marquis (Millwall).

90:00 +2:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Millwall 0, Southampton 2. Graziano Pellè (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Steven Davis.

90:00 +1:54

Foul by Ben Thompson (Millwall).

90:00 +1:54

Jack Cork (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southampton. Gastón Ramírez replaces Shane Long.

89:55

Foul by Jermaine Easter (Millwall).

89:55

Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:25 Booking

Booking Matt Targett (Southampton) is shown the yellow card.

88:19

John Marquis (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:19

Foul by Matt Targett (Southampton).

86:29

Attempt missed. Dusan Tadic (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

85:00

Shane Long (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:57

Foul by Ben Thompson (Millwall).

84:00 Booking

Booking Graziano Pellè (Southampton) is shown the yellow card.

83:36

Jermaine Easter (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

83:36

Foul by Graziano Pellè (Southampton).

82:40

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Shaun Williams.

81:46

Foul by Aiden O'Brien (Millwall).

81:46

Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:19

Attempt saved. Shaun Williams (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

78:38

Attempt saved. Shane Long (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

77:01

Attempt saved. Graziano Pellè (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

75:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Millwall. Ben Thompson replaces Nadjim Abdou.

74:59

Attempt missed. Graziano Pellè (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

71:21

Aiden O'Brien (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:21

Foul by Jose Fonte (Southampton).

69:50

Jack Powell (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:50

Foul by Jack Cork (Southampton).

69:22

Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:22

Foul by Matt Targett (Southampton).

68:15

Attempt saved. Graziano Pellè (Southampton) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

68:00

Matt Targett (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:53

Foul by John Marquis (Millwall).

66:35

Foul by Fred Onyedinma (Millwall).

66:35

Matt Targett (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

66:00

Aiden O'Brien (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

65:56

Foul by James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).

64:00

Shane Long (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:58

Foul by Shaun Williams (Millwall).

63:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Millwall. Aiden O'Brien replaces Richard Chaplow.

62:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Millwall. Fred Onyedinma replaces Magaye Gueye.

61:36

John Marquis (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:36

Foul by Maya Yoshida (Southampton).

60:05

Foul by Richard Chaplow (Millwall).

60:05

Shane Long (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:49

Attempt missed. Richard Chaplow (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

58:04

Attempt missed. James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

55:57

Graziano Pellè (Southampton) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box.

54:55

Attempt saved. Jermaine Easter (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

52:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Millwall 0, Southampton 1. Jack Cork (Southampton) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dusan Tadic.

52:25

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by David Forde.

52:16

Attempt saved. Graziano Pellè (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

51:15

Jermaine Easter (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:15

Foul by Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton).

50:23

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by David Forde.

50:07

Attempt saved. Dusan Tadic (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

49:12

Magaye Gueye (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:12

Foul by Maya Yoshida (Southampton).

48:02

Richard Chaplow (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:02

Foul by Shane Long (Southampton).

47:14

Attempt missed. Jermaine Easter (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

46:27

Foul by Jermaine Easter (Millwall).

46:27

Jack Cork (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00

Second Half begins Millwall 0, Southampton 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southampton. Jack Cork replaces Victor Wanyama.

45:00 +3:07 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Millwall 0, Southampton 0.

45:00 +2:33

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Jose Fonte.

35:59 Booking

Booking Matthew Briggs (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.

35:49

Foul by Matthew Briggs (Millwall).

35:49

Maya Yoshida (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34:41

Attempt saved. Graziano Pellè (Southampton) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

34:15

Foul by Steven Davis (Southampton).

34:15

Jack Powell (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

33:13

Attempt missed. Magaye Gueye (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

32:33

Attempt missed. Graziano Pellè (Southampton) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

31:57

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Shaun Williams.

28:41

Foul by Matthew Briggs (Millwall).

28:41

Steven Davis (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southampton. Dusan Tadic replaces Lloyd Isgrove because of an injury.

25:55

Attempt saved. Graziano Pellè (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

24:45

Byron Webster (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:45

Foul by Graziano Pellè (Southampton).

24:08

Jermaine Easter (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:08

Foul by Victor Wanyama (Southampton).

23:35

Byron Webster (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:35

Foul by Graziano Pellè (Southampton).

18:54

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Matt Targett.

18:39

Attempt saved. James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

13:43

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Byron Webster.

12:33

Attempt blocked. James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

11:00

Shane Long (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:59

Foul by Byron Webster (Millwall).

6:54

Foul by John Marquis (Millwall).

6:54

Steven Davis (Southampton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

4:49

Attempt missed. Graziano Pellè (Southampton) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

4:24

Foul by Richard Chaplow (Millwall).

4:24

Steven Davis (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1:12

Foul by Jermaine Easter (Millwall).

1:12

James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:47

Shaun Williams (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:47

Foul by Shane Long (Southampton).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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