capitalonecup

Southampton 2

  • Rodriguez 30', 78' (pen)

Sheffield Wednesday 0


St.Mary's, 25th September 2012


Report 

After beating Villa in the League at the weekend, Saints made several changes to give some players some much needed game time. Rodriguez in particular had a point to prove, as did his partner in the Saints attack, Guly Do Prado. Stephen Bywater in the Wednesday goal was far the busier of the two goalkeepers and it was no surprise when Rodriguez picked up a pass from Richard Chaplow and turned his marker before striking the ball past Bywater for his first goal for Saints.

That spurred Do Prado on and he was only denied a second for Saints by the woodwork when his header hit a post.

Wednesday started the second half with a bit more urgency and Pecnik came close with an early volley from outside the box, but he could not get the better of Paolo Gazzaniga, who was looking a bit more comfortable than he did on Saturday.

Twelve minutes from time SteveDe Ridder went down inside the box, with Mattock climbing all over him and referee Mark Halsey had no hesitation in giving the penalty. With no Rickie Lambert on the field, Jay Rodriguez stepped up to the plate and although Bywater got to the ball, it somehow squirmed under him and into the net. That was effectively that and Saints had little difficulty in closing the game out.

Assistant manager Andy Crosby was given the task of talking to the press afterwards and said :

"Jay Rodriguez .... has taken his opportunity. We know he is most comfortable in a central role but he has good competition in front of him at the moment.

"Whenever you get an opportunity, you've got to take it and he did that. Whenever he is needed, we know he is more than ready.

"We controlled long periods of that game. At half-time the main thing was could we improve our quality in the final third. It was a great night's work."


channonite

27.09.2012

Teams 

Southampton

12 Gazzaniga

03 Yoshida

05 Hooiveld

22 Richardson

25 Seaborne

16 Ward-Prowse

18 Cork (Robinson - 81' )

21 Guly (Reeves - 71' )

27 Chaplow

33 De Ridder

09 Rodriguez (Hoskins - 85' )

Substitutes

01 K Davis

29 Reeves

32 Butterfield

37 Gape

38 Robinson

35 Hoskins

36 Sinclair


Sheffield Wednesday

43 Bywater

19 Beevers

26 D Jones

32 Llera Booked

06 Semedo

07 Antonio

20 Lee (Mattock - 46' )

21 Corry (J Johnson - 66' )

09 Madine

10 Maguire (O'Grady - 66' )

17 Pecnik

Substitutes

13 Jameson

14 Mattock

11 J Johnson

18 Mayor

12 O'Grady

15 Rodri

31 Lavery


Round 3



Referee : Halsey

Attendance : 9,890


MATCH STATS


Possession

Southampton 65%

Sheffield Wednesday 35%


Shots

Southampton 13

Sheffield Wednesday 9


On target

Southampton 5

Sheffield Wednesday 3


Corners

Southampton 5

Sheffield Wednesday 7


Fouls

Southampton 10

Sheffield Wednesday 6