Four-midable Saints

By SFC Media Fri 10 Mar Club
Photo by Matt Watson | Saints celebrate

Following another goal fest on the road last weekend, four is the magic number for Southampton at the moment.

Last Saturday’s win at Watford saw Southampton score four goals or more in an away game for the eighth time in Premier League history.

It also arrived on the back of the seventh occasion where Saints put four past Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in the previous month where a 4-0 success matched the team’s best ever win away in the Premier League.

This is the first time since the 2010/11 season that Southampton have scored four times in successive matches, although that feat was achieved when Saints were a League 1 side.

Nigel Adkins’ men saw off both Huddersfield Town and Exeter City 4-1 and 4-0 respectively between Christmas and New Year as their promotion push took hold.

Guly do Prado notches one of Southampton's four goals against Exeter City in 2011

That season also saw Saints score four times away from home on three occasions: Bristol Rovers (0-4), Oldham (0-6) and Peterborough United (4-4).

Not since 1976 have Saints scored so many away goals in successive games when they notched a total of 15 goals in three successive games away from The Dell - against Wolves (6-2), Carrick Rangers (5-2) and Luton Town (4-1).

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