Virgil van Dijk scored his first goal for Southampton who eased to a comfortable victory over Swansea.

The Dutch centre-back, who signed from Celtic in the summer for £13m, headed in at the near post to give the Saints an 11th minute lead.

Dusan Tadic made it 2-0 after the break when his attempted cross went in off Ki Sung-yueng before Sadio Mane slotted in the third from inside the area.

Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a penalty for the Swans in the 83rd minute.

Referee Roger East pointed to the spot after Jose Fonte had pulled down Neil Taylor, although Swans forward Eder put the ball in the net unaware the whistle had been blown.

Southampton’s second league win of the season sees them move to nine points, level with the Swans who have now not won in three.

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Saints forwards in unison

It was a day when everything clicked for Southampton’s front men.

Graziano Pelle failed to add to his four goals this season, but he was integral to his side’s success. The 6ft 4in Italian was a nuisance in the air, winning 50% of a team-high eight aerial duels, and was the pick of the Southampton XI when it came to passing stats – making 31 in the opposition half.

Of course it was his contribution to the goals that made the biggest impact. His first was a lovely lofted ball for Tadic, whose intended square pass for Mane was deflected in.

And he had a big hand in Mane’s goal when his strike came off the boot of defender Ashley Williams and arrived at the feet of the impressive Mane, who produced a delightful composed finish.

More to follow.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Southampton

  • 22 Stekelenburg
  • 02 Soares
  • 06 Fonte Booked
  • 17 van Dijk
  • 21 Bertrand
  • 16 Ward-Prowse
  • 12 Wanyama Booked
  • 10 Mané (Juanmi – 86′ )
  • 08 Davis (Romeu – 63′ Booked )
  • 11 Tadic (Rodriguez – 74′ )
  • 19 Pellè

Substitutes

  • 01 Davis
  • 03 Yoshida
  • 07 Long
  • 09 Rodriguez
  • 14 Romeu
  • 15 Martina
  • 20 Juanmi

Swansea City

  • 01 Fabianski
  • 26 Naughton
  • 33 Fernandez
  • 06 Williams
  • 03 Taylor
  • 04 Ki Sung-yueng
  • 24 Cork (Montero – 45′ )
  • 08 Shelvey Booked (Britton – 80′ )
  • 10 Ayew
  • 23 Sigurdsson
  • 18 Gomis (Éder – 45′ )

Substitutes

  • 07 Britton
  • 13 Nordfeldt
  • 15 Routledge
  • 17 Éder
  • 20 Montero
  • 22 Rangel
  • 27 Bartley
Ref: Roger East
Att: 30,704


Match Stats

Possession

41




59

Shots

18




11

On target

7




4

Corners

4




3

Fouls

18




14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Southampton 3, Swansea City 1.

90:00 +4:11 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Southampton 3, Swansea City 1.

90:00 +2:46

Attempt missed. Graziano Pellè (Southampton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Juanmi.

90:00 +2:03

Offside, Swansea City. Gylfi Sigurdsson tries a through ball, but Ashley Williams is caught offside.

89:59

Foul by Federico Fernández (Swansea City).

89:59

Graziano Pellè (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:41

Attempt saved. André Ayew (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

85:52

Eder (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

85:52

Foul by Oriol Romeu (Southampton).

85:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southampton. Juanmi replaces Sadio Mané.

82:51 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southampton 3, Swansea City 1. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

82:50 Booking

Booking Jose Fonte (Southampton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

82:04

Penalty Swansea City. Neil Taylor draws a foul in the penalty area.

82:04

Penalty conceded by Jose Fonte (Southampton) after a foul in the penalty area.

80:26 Booking

Booking Oriol Romeu (Southampton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

80:22

Eder (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80:22

Foul by Oriol Romeu (Southampton).

79:32

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Federico Fernández.

79:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swansea City. Leon Britton replaces Jonjo Shelvey.

78:07

Foul by André Ayew (Swansea City).

78:07

Maarten Stekelenburg (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:58

Offside, Southampton. Sadio Mané tries a through ball, but Graziano Pellè is caught offside.

76:18

Attempt missed. Sadio Mané (Southampton) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

75:37 Booking

Booking Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

75:34

Foul by Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City).

75:34

Virgil van Dijk (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:50

Foul by Eder (Swansea City).

74:50

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

74:21

Attempt saved. Oriol Romeu (Southampton) header from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

74:18

Attempt blocked. Jay Rodriguez (Southampton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Graziano Pellè.

73:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southampton. Jay Rodriguez replaces Dusan Tadic.

72:26

Foul by Eder (Swansea City).

72:26

Sadio Mané (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:16

Attempt blocked. Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Neil Taylor.

70:48

Attempt blocked. Sadio Mané (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dusan Tadic with a cross.

69:37

Jefferson Montero (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

69:37

Foul by Cédric Soares (Southampton).

68:50

Attempt missed. André Ayew (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

68:13

Attempt saved. Graziano Pellè (Southampton) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Dusan Tadic with a cross.

67:42

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Neil Taylor.

66:55

Attempt saved. Virgil van Dijk (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

65:40

Foul by Federico Fernández (Swansea City).

65:40

Graziano Pellè (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:13

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Oriol Romeu.

64:11

Attempt blocked. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Eder.

62:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southampton. Oriol Romeu replaces Steven Davis.

61:26

Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:26

Foul by Sadio Mané (Southampton).

60:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southampton 3, Swansea City 0. Sadio Mané (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

60:14

Attempt blocked. Graziano Pellè (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Bertrand.

57:59

Foul by Federico Fernández (Swansea City).

57:59

Sadio Mané (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:39

Offside, Southampton. Maarten Stekelenburg tries a through ball, but Graziano Pellè is caught offside.

56:07

Foul by Ashley Williams (Swansea City).

56:07

Sadio Mané (Southampton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

54:44

Offside, Swansea City. Jonjo Shelvey tries a through ball, but Federico Fernández is caught offside.

54:25

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

54:25

Foul by James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).

53:14 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southampton 2, Swansea City 0. Dusan Tadic (Southampton) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Graziano Pellè.

51:26

Foul by Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City).

51:26

Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:16

Foul by Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City).

50:16

Sadio Mané (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:52

André Ayew (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:52

Foul by Dusan Tadic (Southampton).

48:55

Attempt missed. Eder (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ashley Williams with a headed pass.

47:31

Foul by André Ayew (Swansea City).

47:31

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

45:00

Second Half begins Southampton 1, Swansea City 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swansea City. Jefferson Montero replaces Jack Cork.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Swansea City. Eder replaces Bafétimbi Gomis.

45:00 +3:12 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Southampton 1, Swansea City 0.

45:00 +2:32

Foul by Neil Taylor (Swansea City).

45:00 +2:32

Sadio Mané (Southampton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00 +1:47

Offside, Southampton. Sadio Mané tries a through ball, but Cédric Soares is caught offside.

45:00 +0:37

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Cédric Soares.

43:39

Attempt missed. Sadio Mané (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Steven Davis.

42:53 Booking

Booking Victor Wanyama (Southampton) is shown the yellow card.

42:50

Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:50

Foul by Victor Wanyama (Southampton).

41:36

Foul by Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City).

41:36

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

40:25

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

38:52

Delay in match Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea City) because of an injury.

38:24

Offside, Southampton. Sadio Mané tries a through ball, but Graziano Pellè is caught offside.

36:00

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

34:13

Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:13

Foul by Steven Davis (Southampton).

32:42

Attempt missed. Graziano Pellè (Southampton) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Dusan Tadic with a cross.

31:41

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:41

Foul by Sadio Mané (Southampton).

30:40

André Ayew (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:40

Foul by Victor Wanyama (Southampton).

28:52

Neil Taylor (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:52

Foul by Sadio Mané (Southampton).

28:03

Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:03

Foul by Victor Wanyama (Southampton).

26:42

Foul by Jack Cork (Swansea City).

26:42

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

25:08

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Virgil van Dijk.

25:03

Attempt blocked. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

24:04

Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:04

Foul by Cédric Soares (Southampton).

22:30

André Ayew (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

22:30

Foul by Victor Wanyama (Southampton).

21:25

Attempt saved. Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonjo Shelvey.

18:56

Offside, Southampton. Steven Davis tries a through ball, but Sadio Mané is caught offside.

18:19

Attempt missed. Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by André Ayew.

13:01

Attempt missed. Victor Wanyama (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

12:18

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Federico Fernández.

11:24

Offside, Swansea City. Lukasz Fabianski tries a through ball, but Bafétimbi Gomis is caught offside.

10:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southampton 1, Swansea City 0. Virgil van Dijk (Southampton) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Ward-Prowse with a cross following a corner.

9:49

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Kyle Naughton.

9:13

Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:13

Foul by Dusan Tadic (Southampton).

7:54

Attempt missed. Sadio Mané (Southampton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

6:19

Offside, Southampton. Virgil van Dijk tries a through ball, but Sadio Mané is caught offside.

5:20

Attempt missed. Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

5:18

Attempt saved. Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

4:43

Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

4:43

Foul by Ryan Bertrand (Southampton).

4:20

Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:20

Foul by Victor Wanyama (Southampton).

3:34

Attempt missed. Sadio Mané (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Victor Wanyama.

2:24

Attempt missed. Graziano Pellè (Southampton) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Dusan Tadic.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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