Football

Saints up to seventh: Match Review

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

A double from Michail Antonio and Rickie Lambert's 150th career goal earned Southampton a 3-2 victory over Carlisle which moved them up to seventh on a day when their play-off hopes were ended.

Saints were unable to reproduce their spectacular Johnstone's Paint Trophy winning performance against the Cumbrians last month and struggled to make the breakthrough as they stuttered in front of goal, with Lambert unusually wasteful as he volleyed Antonio's teasing cross wide.

Antonio broke the deadlock a minute before half-time with a spectacular volley after Papa Waigo's cross picked him out at the far post.

But Carlisle levelled in first-half injury time through veteran defender Ian Harte who curled home a delightful free-kick from 19 yards for his 18th goal of the season after Dan Seaborne rashly clambered all over Scott Dobie.

Antonio was the architect as Lambert put Saints ahead less than a minute into the second half, the winger providing the cross for the striker to clinically volley in his 34th goal of the season from a tight angle.

Saints wrapped up the points with a third six minutes later. Antonio's initial shot was charged down by Danny Livesey but Adam Lallana fed the ball back to Antonio who skilfully tricked his way past Livesey to tuck his shot under Carlisle keeper Adam Collin.

Carlisle were gifted a second goal in injury time as a mix-up between Seaborne and Saints keeper Kelvin Davis presented the ball to Gary Madine who rounded Davis and saw his shot bundled over the line by Saints defender Jose Fonte.

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Danny Livesey
Football
Jose Fonte
League One
Gary Madine
Rickie Lambert
Southampton
Ian Harte
Adam Lallana
Carlisle United
Kelvin Davis
Adam Collin
Michail Antonio
Scott Dobie

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again