Southampton 2-1 Peterborough

First-half goals from Richard Chaplow and Jos Hooiveld enabled Southampton to move five points clear at the top of the Championship.

Chaplow opened the scoring when he fired low past Paul Jones and it was 2-0 three minutes later when Hooiveld netted from close range.

Peterborough's Lee Frecklington was sent off before the break for a second yellow card.

Saints need to improve passing - Adkins

Emile Sinclair pulled one back for the visitors late on.

The home side should have been out of sight before Sinclair raced onto a through-ball to beat Kelvin Davis in the 76th minute, but Jones saved well from Rickie Lambert on three separate occasions.

Ferguson proud Posh did not roll over

Southampton's Steve De Ridder also missed a good chance just before the end to make sure of the points as he fired wide.

The win was a 17th straight home league victory for Nigel Adkins' side, who have made their best start to a season in 55 years.

They extended their lead at the top of the table as West Ham were held to a goalless draw at home by Bristol City.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Southampton

  • 01 Davis
  • 02 Richardson
  • 03 Harding
  • 06 Fonte Booked
  • 26 Hooiveld
  • 04 Schneiderlin
  • 10 Guly (De Ridder - 46' )
  • 14 Hammond
  • 18 Chaplow (Cork - 89' )
  • 20 Lallana (Connolly - 63' )
  • 07 Lambert

Substitutes

  • 21 Bialkowski
  • 16 Martin
  • 08 Cork
  • 33 De Ridder
  • 22 Connolly

Peterborough

  • 28 Jones
  • 02 Little
  • 04 Bennett
  • 05 Zakuani
  • 30 Kennedy
  • 11 McCann
  • 14 Rowe (Ball - 80' )
  • 16 Tunnicliffe (Sinclair - 51' )
  • 23 Frecklington Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 10 Boyd Booked
  • 26 Taylor (Kearns - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Lewis
  • 20 Thompson
  • 21 Kearns
  • 09 Ball
  • 12 Sinclair
Ref: Ward
Att: 21,350

Match Stats

Shots

13 6

On target

8 3

Corners

6 2

Fouls

12 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:43 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +4:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve De Ridder by David Ball. Jose Fonte restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +3:02

Steve De Ridder decides to take the corner short.

90:00 +2:47

Jack Cork takes a shot. Blocked by Gabriel Zakuani.

90:00 +0:55

David Connolly is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.

89:28

Jack Cork produces a cross, clearance made by Gabriel Zakuani.

88:15

Frazer Richardson takes the direct free kick.

88:15 Substitution

Substitution Jack Cork comes on in place of Richard Chaplow.

88:15 Booking

Booking George Boyd is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

88:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Morgan Schneiderlin by George Boyd.

87:19

David Ball is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jos Hooiveld.

86:06

Daniel Kearns challenges Richard Chaplow unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jos Hooiveld takes the free kick.

84:56

Grant McCann delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance by Richard Lambert.

84:56 Booking

Booking Jose Fonte receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

84:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Emile Sinclair by Jose Fonte.

83:48

Effort from 25 yards by Richard Lambert. Gabriel Zakuani gets a block in.

82:51

A cross is delivered by Richard Chaplow, Steve De Ridder produces a drilled left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

81:46

Emile Sinclair handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jose Fonte.

79:37 Substitution

Substitution Tommy Rowe leaves the field to be replaced by David Ball.

76:23

Jose Fonte delivers the ball.

75:04

Assist by George Boyd.

75:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Emile Sinclair - Southamp'n 2 - 1 Peterboro A goal is scored by Emile Sinclair from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Southampton 2-1 Peterborough.

74:23

David Connolly has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

72:35

A cross is delivered by Dan Harding, clearance by Gabriel Zakuani.

69:50

Grant McCann takes a shot. Kelvin Davis makes a comfortable save.

68:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Hammond on Grant McCann. Paul Jones takes the free kick.

67:09

Shot from outside the area by Tommy Rowe misses to the left of the goal.

66:58

Centre by George Boyd, Frazer Richardson makes a clearance.

66:44

Richard Chaplow concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Little. George Boyd restarts play with the free kick.

65:48 Substitution

Substitution (Peterborough) makes a substitution, with Daniel Kearns coming on for Paul Taylor.

65:37

The ball is sent over by Richard Chaplow, Gabriel Zakuani makes a clearance.

64:22

Richard Lambert produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

62:32 Substitution

Substitution David Connolly joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adam Lallana.

61:16

Corner taken by Dan Harding played to the near post, Gabriel Zakuani manages to make a clearance.

60:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Emile Sinclair on Jose Fonte. Jose Fonte takes the direct free kick.

59:26

Frazer Richardson crosses the ball, Richard Lambert takes a shot. Paul Jones makes a save.

57:39

Steve De Ridder challenges Tom Kennedy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Jones.

56:30

Richard Lambert takes a shot. Paul Jones makes a save.

54:05

Paul Taylor fouled by Morgan Schneiderlin, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Grant McCann.

52:23

The ball is swung over by Frazer Richardson, Effort on goal by Adam Lallana from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

52:12

Dean Hammond crosses the ball, clearance made by Gabriel Zakuani.

51:45

George Boyd concedes a free kick for a foul on Dan Harding. Jos Hooiveld restarts play with the free kick.

50:31 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Tunnicliffe leaves the field to be replaced by Emile Sinclair.

49:31

Jose Fonte takes a shot from 30 yards. Blocked by Gabriel Zakuani. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Lallana, save by Paul Jones.

46:40

Steve De Ridder challenges Grant McCann unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Kennedy takes the direct free kick.

45:46

Centre by Adam Lallana, Ryan Bennett makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Lallana, free kick awarded for a foul by Jos Hooiveld on Paul Jones. Paul Jones restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Steve De Ridder is brought on as a substitute for Guly Do Prado.

45:00 +2:02 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +1:17

Shot from 35 yards by Grant McCann. Kelvin Davis makes a comfortable save.

41:45

Morgan Schneiderlin produces a right-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.

41:37

Frazer Richardson sends in a cross, Ryan Bennett makes a clearance.

39:53

The assistant referee flags for offside against Richard Lambert. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.

38:45

The referee blows for offside against Guly Do Prado. Free kick taken by Paul Jones.

36:47

Frazer Richardson delivers the ball.

36:32

A cross is delivered by Frazer Richardson, blocked by Ryan Bennett.

34:59

Jos Hooiveld takes the free kick.

34:59 Dismissal

Dismissal Lee Frecklington dismissed for second bookable offence.

34:48

Foul by Lee Frecklington on Morgan Schneiderlin, free kick awarded.

34:04

The referee blows for offside against Guly Do Prado. Free kick taken by Ryan Bennett.

32:35

Richard Lambert is caught offside. Paul Jones restarts play with the free kick.

29:38

Lee Frecklington fouled by Dan Harding, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Jones.

29:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Hammond by Grant McCann. Dean Hammond restarts play with the free kick.

28:17

A cross is delivered by Richard Lambert, save by Paul Jones.

26:49

Unfair challenge on Mark Little by Guly Do Prado results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Grant McCann from right channel, Richard Chaplow makes a clearance.

25:20

The assistant referee flags for offside against Dan Harding. Paul Jones restarts play with the free kick.

24:23

Richard Lambert has a drilled shot. Save made by Paul Jones. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Dan Harding from the right by-line.

23:28

The referee blows for offside against George Boyd. Kelvin Davis takes the free kick.

22:39

Shot by George Boyd from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

21:28

Mark Little produces a cross, Richard Chaplow makes a clearance. Corner from the right by-line taken by Grant McCann, save by Kelvin Davis.

20:31

Inswinging corner from left by-line crossed in by Lee Frecklington, save made by Kelvin Davis.

20:19

George Boyd fouled by Jos Hooiveld, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

19:33

Direct free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.

19:33 Booking

Booking Lee Frecklington booked for unsporting behaviour.

19:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Frecklington on Guly Do Prado.

19:11

Grant McCann takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Chaplow.

18:41

Dan Harding delivers the ball, comfortable save by Paul Jones.

18:05

A cross is delivered by Paul Taylor, comfortable save by Kelvin Davis.

16:03

Assist by Guly Do Prado.

16:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Jos Hooiveld - Southamp'n 2 - 0 Peterboro A goal is scored by Jos Hooiveld from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Southampton 2-0 Peterborough.

14:40

George Boyd challenges Morgan Schneiderlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Hammond takes the direct free kick. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Guly Do Prado by Gabriel Zakuani. Richard Lambert restarts play with the free kick,

13:32

Assist by Guly Do Prado.

13:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Richard Chaplow - Southamp'n 1 - 0 Peterboro Goal scored by Richard Chaplow from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Southampton 1-0 Peterborough.

11:41

Foul by Guly Do Prado on Gabriel Zakuani, free kick awarded. Ryan Bennett takes the direct free kick.

11:12

Richard Chaplow concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Kennedy. Free kick taken by Tom Kennedy.

9:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Bennett on Richard Lambert. Dan Harding restarts play with the free kick.

8:11

The ball is swung over by Richard Chaplow, clearance by Gabriel Zakuani. Corner taken by Dan Harding.

7:32

The referee blows for offside against Paul Taylor. Jose Fonte takes the indirect free kick.

5:56

Guly Do Prado is caught offside. Paul Jones takes the indirect free kick.

5:02

Frazer Richardson sends in a cross, Tom Kennedy gets a block in.

0:54

The ball is crossed by Frazer Richardson, clearance made by Ryan Bennett.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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