Brighton Team News
Go on the Brighton
Friendly: Dusan Tadic, Steven Davis and James Ward-Prowse earn Southampton 3-1 win at Brighton
Dusan Tadic, Steven Davis and James Ward-Prowse earned Southampton a 3-1 friendly win at Brighton on Thursday night.
Dejan Lovren and Calum Chambers have this week joined the exodus of players to have left St Mary's this summer but Saints are unbeaten under new manager Ronald Koeman in pre-season and were comfortable winners against their south-coast rivals at the Amex Stadium.
New loan signing Ryan Bertrand started at left-back, while Victor Wanyama made his first appearance of the summer in midfield after returning from international duty. Brighton, meanwhile, included new boys David Stockdale, Chris O'Grady and Aaron Hughes in their line-up.
Tadic, signed from FC Twente earlier this month, put Southampton ahead with a low effort after 19 minutes before Davis made it 2-0 two minutes before the break after Tadic had seen his shot blocked.
Ward-Prowse scored a stunning goal from distance just after the hour mark and, although Saints conceded their first goal of pre-season when half-time substitute Kazenga Lua Lua pulled one back for Brighton, Koeman will have been encouraged by the performance of his new charges.
Todays Team News
The Football League Championship is the highest division of The Football League and second-highest division overall in the English football league system after the Premier League. The Championship primary motto is Real football, real fans. The Football League Championship was introduced for the 2004–05 season, having been previously known as the Football League First Division.Friendly: Dusan Tadic, Steven Davis and James Ward-Prowse earn Southampton 3-1 win at Brighton
Regional Rumours in the Press: Chelsea Cech out
Friendly: Brighton manager Sami Hyypia praises Southampton for their quality in front of goal
Regional Rumours in the Press: Blues eye Cavani
Pre-season spotlight: Manager and Player
Transfer news: Huddersfield midfielder Adam Clayton wanted by Brighton and Middlesbrough
Transfer news: Brighton sign goalkeeper David Stockdale from Fulham
Transfer news: Brighton defender Lewis Dunk signs new four-year contract
Friendly: Shamir Fenelon goal not enough as Brighton lose 2-1 to Peterborough
Transfer news: Former Brighton winger Andrea Orlandi weighs up move options