Newport 0-8 Southampton: Saints HAMMER League Two opponents

Newport 0-8 Southampton: Saints finally dish out a drubbing of their own! Mohamed Elyounoussi bags a hat-trick and Armando Broja nets twice in Carabao Cup clash

  • Southampton have thumped Newport County to advance in the Carabao Cup 
  • Armando Broja opened the scoring on nine minutes, his first for the Saints 
  • Nathan Tella and Kyle Walker-Peters added to their tally before half time 
  • Mohamed Elyounoussi scored a second half hat trick to hammer Newport

Mohamed Elyounoussi bagged a hat-trick for Southampton as they sailed through with a remarkable 8-0 demolition of League Two side Newport.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have suffered two humiliating 9-0 losses in the last two years but for once it was their turn to run riot, as they inflicted a miserable night upon Rodney Parade’s first full crowd of 6,000 since the Covid pandemic hit.

Chelsea loanee Armando Broja got the drubbing under way after nine minutes, slotting home after Nathan Redmond’s effort came back off the bar. 

Southampton thumped Newport County to advance to the next round of the Carabao Cup

Armando Broja opened the scoring for the Saints on nine minutes against the League Two side

The Chelsea loanee celebrates with Nathan Tella after scoring his first goal for the Saints

Natahn Tella doubled the visitors’ advantage on 25 minutes with a well taken finish

The Southampton youngster performs an acrobatic celebration after scoring at Rodney Parade

Walker-Peters puts his fingers to his ears after scoring Southampton’s third before the break

Newport (4-2-3-1): Townsend; Hall, Clarke, Farquharson, Lewis; Dolan (Upson, 46), Bennett; Willmott, Azaz (Ellison, 46), Missilou; Abraham

Subs not used: Collins, Day, Greenidge, Haynes, Hylton

Goals: None

Booked: Townsend, Lewis, Upson

Manager: Michael Flynn

Southampton (4-4-2): Forster; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Stephens, Valery; Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse (Walcott, 70), Diallo, Broja (Long, 65); Tella, Redmond

Subs not used: Lewis, Obafemi, Perraud, Romeu, Salisu

Goals: Broja (9, 57), Tella (25), Walker-Peters (44), Elyounoussi (47, 55), Redmond (69)

Booked: Diallo

Subs not used: Ralph Hasenhuttl

Nathan Tella doubled the visitors’ lead before the half-hour as he finished off a fast counterattack, and then Kyle Walker-Peters killed off any lingering hopes of a Newport fightback with a cool finish on the stroke of half-time.

Newport were without their manager Michael Flynn for this tie after he tested positive for Covid and his assistant Wayne Hatswell was powerless to stop the bleeding as Southampton fired another three at the start of the second half.

Elyounoussi scored his first two on 48 and 55 minutes before Broja got his second just shy of the hour. Nathan Redmond slammed in from the edge of the box to make it 7-0 and then Elyounoussi completed his hat-trick in stoppage time.

Mohamed Elyounoussi added a second half brace, before Broja scored to make it 6-0

Nathan Redmond sent Southampton into seventh heaven to complete the rout on Wednesday

Elyounoussi clinched his hat trick in injury time in a rampant night for the top flight side

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