Southampton booked their place in the third round of the Carling Cup with a comfortable win at Northampton.
Southampton striker Kevin Phillips broke the deadlock in the 33rd minute when he met Fabrice Fernandes' cross.
The visitors doubled the lead three minutes later when David Prutton rifled home a half-volley from 20 yards.
And Southampton wrapped things up after 65 minutes when Neil McCann picked up Phillips' pass and side-footed past Cobblers keeper Paul Rachubka.
Northampton: Rachubka, Bojic (Chambers 73), Willmott, Jaszczun,
Low, Cozic, Williamson, Galbraith, Youngs (Morison 59),
McGleish (Carruthers 76), Sabin.
Subs Not Used: Bunn, Hicks.
Southampton: Niemi, Nilsson, Van Damme, Lundekvam, Jakobsson,
Fernandes (Folly 62), McCann, Delap, Prutton (Cranie 78),
Phillips (Best 67), Crouch.
Subs Not Used: Anders Svensson, Blayney.
Goals: Phillips 32, Prutton 35, McCann 65.
Ref: H Webb (S Yorkshire).