Austin powers Robins to victory: Match Review

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A Charlie Austin goal gave bottom side Swindon a 1-0 win over managerless Southampton.

The Saints had the better of the first half, with centre-back Aaron Martin hitting the crossbar with a header from a Jason Puncheon corner.

David Connolly also came close, his shot saved sharply by Phil Smith in the Swindon goal.

But Swindon did have their chances in the first half, Austin's low half-volley being brilliantly diverted wide by Kelvin Davis and minutes later an excellent Vincent Pericard header was ruled out for offside.

The second half started in similar fashion to that of the first half, both sides having chances but failing to convert them. Southampton hit the crossbar for a second time through Dan Harding, and six minutes later an Austin volley from six yards out put Swindon ahead.

Southampton again had a chance to score, but a Morgan Schneiderlin header was hooked off the line by Douglas.

The day ended badly for Austin, who was stretchered off with what looked like an arm injury.

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Vincent Pericard
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