EFL Cup - Second Round
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Millwall 0-2 Southampton

Graziano Pelle
Graziano Pelle signed from Feyenoord - struck his first goal for Southampton

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."

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 1Forde
  • 25Hoyte
  • 6Williams
  • 17Webster
  • 14BriggsBooked at 36mins
  • 23Powell
  • 26AbdouSubstituted forThompsonat 76'minutes
  • 30ChaplowSubstituted forO'Brienat 63'minutes
  • 18GueyeSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 63'minutes
  • 32Marquis
  • 8Easter

Substitutes

  • 9Gregory
  • 13Gerrar
  • 20Onyedinma
  • 22O'Brien
  • 24Goodman
  • 34Thompson
  • 37Siafa

Southampton

  • 23Forster
  • 2Clyne
  • 3Yoshida
  • 6Fonte
  • 33TargettBooked at 89mins
  • 16Ward-Prowse
  • 8Davis
  • 12WanyamaSubstituted forCorkat 45'minutes
  • 27IsgroveSubstituted forTadicat 29'minutes
  • 19PellèBooked at 84mins
  • 7LongSubstituted forRamírezat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Davis
  • 5Gardos
  • 10Ramírez
  • 11Tadic
  • 17Taïder
  • 18Cork
  • 35Stephens
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
6,014

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamSouthampton
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home5
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away10
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 0, Southampton 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 0, Southampton 2.

Hand ball by John Marquis (Millwall).

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.

Foul by Ben Thompson (Millwall).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Southampton. Gastón Ramírez replaces Shane Long.

Foul by Jermaine Easter (Millwall).

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

Booking

Matt Targett (Southampton) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Matt Targett (Southampton).

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

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

Foul by Ben Thompson (Millwall).

Booking

Graziano Pellè (Southampton) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Graziano Pellè (Southampton).

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Shaun Williams.

Foul by Aiden O'Brien (Millwall).

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

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

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Ben Thompson replaces Nadjim Abdou.

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

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

Foul by Jose Fonte (Southampton).

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

Foul by Jack Cork (Southampton).

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

Foul by Matt Targett (Southampton).

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

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

Foul by John Marquis (Millwall).

Foul by Fred Onyedinma (Millwall).

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

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

Foul by James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).

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

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