A cracking strike from Che Adams hands Southampton all three points against Watford.
The goal was just reward for a Southampton side who controlled most of the match and cut through their hosts regularly.
The result sees Southampton complete their first 10 games with 11 points. Positioned in 14th place, it’s fair to say it’s been a solid yet unspectacular start.
If you were only to read the match statistics you would be forgiven for thinking that the golden boys deserved a share of the spoils. Stats from BBC sport, show Watford as hitting 10 shots to Southampton’s 12 and managing three more shots on target then the visitors.
However, numbers give the Hornets a little too much credit . Saints could easily have had three or four by the halftime interval, but found their shots drifting tantalisingly wide of bar and post.
Adam Armstrong managed to miss both with his head and his foot, while goalscorer Adams watched his diving header bounce over from a yard or two out.
SFC played a good looking brand of passing football. But while they had plenty of pace and thrust about them, a lack of cutting edge could’ve cost them dearly.
Here are the three key moments that started the course of Watford 0 Southampton 1.