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SOUTHAMPTON v NORWICH RECAP: Tadic at the double as Saints cruise over Canaries

Southampton won for the first time this Premier League season when beating Norwich City on Sunday.

Ronald Koeman's Saints secured their first lot of three points with a 3-0 result at home over the Canaries thanks to a brace from Dusan Tadic.

Graziano Pelle opened the scoring from close range in stoppage time of the first half after Steven Whittaker had been sent off for a second yellow card in the 31st minute.

Tadic grabbed his first of the day when slotting home Sadio Mane's cross in the 64th minute before wrapping up proceedings when turning home three minutes later after John Ruddy had kept out Pelle's header.

The win saw Southampton move up to 10th on the table with Alex Neil's Norwich falling to 14th with four points to their name.


MATCH OVERVIEW

Southampton: 3 (Graziano Pelle 45+1', Dusan Tadic 64'/67')
Norwich City: 0 (red card: Steven Whittaker 31')
St Mary's Stadium, Southampton - 29,573

TALKING POINTS

- Can this type of performance give the Saints the confidence to now break the shackles?

- Is this simply a blip on Norwich's decent early-season form?



WHAT'S NEXT?

Southampton head to West Brom on September 12 when Norwich host fellow newcomers Bournemouth.



TWITTER INSIGHT




QUOTES CORNER

Southampton's Koeman on Victor Wanyama who did not make the bench amidst interest from Tottenham:

"It is a difficult situation because Victor mentioned himself that he is not with his mind to the team."

Norwich boss Neil on his side's first away loss since he took over in January:

"I think it is more disappointing in the manner in which we lost the record rather than the record has gone. If my team had played well today and given everything they had got the record wouldn't have bothered me as much."


STATS SPECIALS
*Thanks to Opta


TEAM LEADERS

SOUTHAMPTON
Goals - Graziano Pelle, Dusan Tadic 2
Assists - Sadio Mane 2
Clean sheets - Maarten Stekelenburg 2
Yellow cards - Steven Davis, Graziano Pelle 2


NORWICH
Goals - Nathan Redmond, Russell Martin 2
Assists - Wes Hoolahan 3
Yellow cards - Steven Whittaker 3
Red cards - Steven Whittaker 1


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