Southampton 3-0 Sheffield: Saints move to third after comfortable win
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Southampton 3-0 Sheffield: Saints move to third after comfortable win

Southampton's impressive run in the Premier League continued on Sunday afternoon after recording a comfortable 3-0 home win over Sheffield  United. 

The saints went into the match in sixth place, but a Che Adams goal in the 34th minute set them on course to a comfortable victory. 

Stuart Armstrong scored early in the second period to give the hosts a two-goal cushion before Nathan Redmond added a third late on. 

Southampton started the match strongly, always looking to lift balls in behind Sheffield United's backline with Walcott the target man. 

The first clear chance then came in the 16th minute as a fit-again Danny Ings found himself one-on-one with the Ramsdale in goal, but he could not find the net as the goalkeeper made a wonderful save. 

Ings and Vestergaard then came close one again, with the former getting two chances in a space of seconds but good defending and perfect goalkeeping denied him again.   

The saints were not to be denied just after the half-hour through as Adams came back to haunt his old club, benefitting from some poor defending. 

Ward-Prowse's free-kick deflected off Bednarek's shoulder and Adams rose highest to comfortably receive the ball before firing in at the near post.

The hosts then got their two-goal cushion in the second half as Ings jinked inside Basham on the edge of the box, looked inside to Armstrong, and his shot deflected past Ramsdale off Jagielka.

Redmond then rounded off the win with a third late on after a wonderful team move. 

The win moved Southampton to third on the log on 23  points, one off league leaders Tottenham and Liverpool, who will be in action later in the day. 

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