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Summary

  1. Southampton have failed to score in eight of their last 11 Premier League matches, including two games this season
  2. Watford could remain unbeaten in their opening four games of a top-flight season for the first time
  3. No Virgil van Dijk for Southampton, debut for Wesley Hoedt
  4. Troy Deeney again on the bench for Watford

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By Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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  2. Southampton 0-2 Watford - the report

    Watford_goal

    Watford score two spectacular goals as they deservedly win away at Southampton to move up to fourth in the Premier League table.

  3. FULL-TIME

    Southampton 0-2 Watford

    And it is all over. Watford with a hugely-deserved 2-0 win and a victory that takes them up to fourth.

    Boos from the Southampton fans that had remained, with many of them disappearing long before the end.

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    Southampton 0-2 Watford

    Dion Dublin

    Former Leicester & Man Utd forward on Final Score

    Absolutely embarrassing.

    You can't go through a whole game without a shot on target or making the keeper get his kit dirty.

    Watford have made Southampton look terrible - that's how good they have been.

  5. CLOSE!

    Southampton 0-2 Watford

    Watford's Andre Carillo goes on a jinking run and shoots just wide from 15 yards out.

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    Southampton 0-2 Watford

    Finally a shot on target from the Saints. Cedric Soares shoots from 30 yards and Heurelho Gomes dives to his left and holds on to it well.

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    Southampton 0-2 Watford

    Four minutes of added time. Southampton, without a shot on target all game, need a miracle.

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    Southampton 0-2 Watford

    Mauricio Pellegrino

    Graham Green: Based on today's performance, it's clear Southampton have not improved from last year. Pellegrino has a steep hill to climb.

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    Southampton 0-2 Watford

    Richarlison, who has looked lively, bursts past a Southampton man, cuts inside but is denied by Jack Stephens' block.

    Moments later Andre Carillo shoots well over the bar for Watford.

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    Southampton 0-2 Watford

    Watford, up to now, have defended excellently. Andre Carillo produces a sliding challenge to deny Ryan Bertrand with Watford dealing with the resulting corner.

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    Southampton 0-2 Watford

    MathMystic‏: Yes, why did we (Saints) sell off Jay Rodriguez when we need to score goals??

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    Southampton 0-2 Watford

    Southampton's Shane Long was preparing to have a volley at the back post, but not for the first time today, Watford's Christian Kabasele produces a wonderful piece of defending, throwing his body in front of the shot to block the effort.

    Watford then make a change with Troy Deeney coming on.

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    Southampton 0-2 Watford

    Already some home fans have given up and headed home in an attempt to beat the queues. Been a miserable waste of an afternoon so far for the Saints fans.

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    Southampton 0-2 Watford

    Matt Townend: Very poor from Saints today. No creativity, no attacking intent. Nobody has turned up ready to play.

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    Southampton 0-2 Watford

    The clock ticks up to 75 minutes and the hosts are still to register a shot on target. Absolutely unacceptable.

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    Southampton 0-2 Watford

    Kris Jacobs: Southampton in real trouble this season, allergic to shooting, lightweight and predictable.

  17. SUBSTITUTION

    Southampton 0-2 Watford

    A third and final change for Southampton. Sofiane Boufal trots off and another striker, Charlie Austin, comes on in his place. Twenty minutes left for him to save his side.

  18. SUBSTITUTION

    Southampton 0-2 Watford

    Southampton need to do something, and quick. Shane Long gets the call from Mauricio Pellegrino and Long comes on for the ineffective Manolo Gabbiadini.

  19. GOAL - Southampton 0-2 Watford

    Daryl Janmaat (Watford)

    What an impact from Daryl Janmaat. He has only been on for a few minutes and he has just doubled his side's lead with another cracking goal.

    Once again Southampton only partially clear a ball into the area, Watford midfielder Tom Cleverely heads sideways where it finds Janmaat. The Dutch defender strikes low, hard and accurate from 25-30 yards. It nestles in the bottom corner and Watford are 2-0 up.

    Daryl Janmaat
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    Southampton 0-1 Watford

    The Saints, who have gone an hour without a shot on target, have a corner, but it comes to nothing.