Southampton Stop Swansea

Victor Wanyama’s late goal handed Southampton a 1-0 win over a ten-man Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium in the English Premier League on Saturday.  The home side almost took the lead as Wayne Routledge had the first chance of the game but he saw his effort hitting the woodwork.  The first half proved to be very physical.

Both sides had players shown yellow cards as tempers were flaring.  On that dark side the home side would be reduced to ten men as the Ivorian Wilfred Bony was given his marching orders after a challenge from behind on Maya Yoshida.  The Saints failed to use the advantage of Bony’s red card as the score line remained even going to the half-time break.

The first real chance of the second stanza fell to the visitors but Dusan Tadic saw his effort deflecting off the foot of Nathan Dyer and went straight to the roof of the net.  On the hour mark Tadic continued to be a nightmare for the home side’s defence as he once again delivered a wonderful cross into the box.  His cross met the head of Angel Rangel but the Spaniard failed to score as Lukasz Fabianski tipped it away.

In the 80th minute the goal would eventually come through the Kenyan Wanyama.  He muscled his way to the box before slotting his effort home to land all three points for Ronald Koeman’s men.