Charlie Austin grabbed the only goal as Swindon Town edged an open game to pile more misery on managerless Southampton.
Saints were the better team in the first half with Aaron Martin seeing a header thump against the crossbar and David Connolly also going close.
Dan Harding also hit the bar after the break but Austin, who just missed with a first-half strike, secured the victory with a six-yard volley.
Austin's day was marred when he was forced off with an arm injury late on.
Swindon manager Danny Wilson told BBC Wiltshire: "I have to say I thought it was a cracking game, thankfully we've come out on top.
It was nip-and-tuck, not a great deal between two teams.
There's a lot been made of how we've started this season, I didn't feel there was a great deal wrong. We've come on leaps and bounds."
Southampton caretaker manager Dean Wilkins told BBC Radio Solent:"Everybody feels we have a big strong squad but you only have to look at the options on the bench when we go a goal behind it becomes difficult then."
"We're not scoring when we're on top and that's the biggest problem."
"I'm convinced if we go a goal up we win 3-0."
"Personally I think the sooner it (the vacant manager's position) gets resolved the better and then the new guy can come in and settle things down."
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Saturday, 11 September 2010
Npower League One
17 Kennedy (Lescinel 61)
09 Pericard (Dossevi 60)
32 Austin (Ball 74)
10 Puncheon (Guly 75)
14 Hammond yellow card
26 Chamberlain (Mills 81)
Ref: PennAtt: 11,087
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
94:49 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.
90:00+4:16 Booking Caution for Dean Hammond.
90:00+3:32 Foul by Dean Hammond on David Ball, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Simon Ferry.
90:00+3:01 Effort from deep inside the area by David Ball misses to the right of the target.
90:00 The referee signals the end of the game.
82:09 Jonathan Douglas fouled by Morgan Schneiderlin, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lecsinel Jean-Francois.
79:55 Substitution Joseph Mills is brought on as a substitute for Alec Chamberlain.
79:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Hammond by Jon-Paul McGovern. Direct free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
79:23 Morgan Schneiderlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Amankwaah. Scott Cuthbert restarts play with the free kick.
74:29 Substitution Jason Puncheon goes off and Guly Do Prado comes on.
74:29 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jose Fonte by Simon Ferry. Kelvin Davis restarts play with the free kick.
74:05 Corner taken by Jon-Paul McGovern from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Dan Harding.
73:30 Substitution (Swindon) makes a substitution, with David Ball coming on for Charlie Austin.
70:06 Richard Lambert fouled by Sean Morrison, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Butterfield.
65:52 Aaron Martin takes a shot. Clearance made by Jonathan Douglas.
65:25 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jason Puncheon.
64:19 Sean Morrison provided the assist for the goal.
64:19 GOAL - Charlie Austin:Swindon 1 - 0 Southampton Charlie Austin scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Swindon 1-0 Southampton.
60:33 Substitution (Swindon) makes a substitution, with Lecsinel Jean-Francois coming on for Callum Kennedy.
59:51 Substitution Vincent Pericard leaves the field to be replaced by Thomas Dossevi.
58:52 Inswinging corner taken by Callum Kennedy.
57:47 Dan Harding produces a right-footed shot from close range that goes over the bar.
56:35 Header from deep inside the area by Sean Morrison goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
55:59 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Callum Kennedy.
51:57 Morgan Schneiderlin takes a corner.
49:13 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Morgan Schneiderlin.
45:01 The referee starts the second half.
45:00+0:04 The referee blows for offside against Vincent Pericard. Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
45:00 The referee calls an end to the first half.
42:59 David Connolly is caught offside. Simon Ferry takes the indirect free kick.
42:14 Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Butterfield on Vincent Pericard. Callum Kennedy takes the free kick.
41:14 Richard Lambert challenges Sean Morrison unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Cuthbert takes the direct free kick.
40:24 The official flags Morgan Schneiderlin offside. Phil Smith takes the indirect free kick.
39:51 Morgan Schneiderlin takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Jonathan Douglas.
37:53 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jose Fonte on Vincent Pericard. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Douglas.
34:06 David Connolly takes a shot. Comfortable save by Phil Smith.
28:02 The offside flag is raised against Jon-Paul McGovern. Kelvin Davis takes the free kick.
27:16 The official flags Jon-Paul McGovern offside. Kelvin Davis takes the free kick.
25:19 Effort from long range by Morgan Schneiderlin goes wide right of the target.
24:06 Vincent Pericard is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
22:54 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jason Puncheon.
19:49 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Callum Kennedy from the left by-line, Dan Harding makes a clearance.
19:29 Corner taken left-footed by Callum Kennedy.
19:06 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Callum Kennedy.
18:40 Charlie Austin takes a shot. Clearance made by Kelvin Davis.
17:30 David Connolly is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Phil Smith takes the indirect free kick.
17:10 Vincent Pericard takes a shot. Save by Kelvin Davis.
6:09 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Callum Kennedy.
4:45 Jason Puncheon challenges Jonathan Douglas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Douglas.
3:51 Corner from left by-line taken by Morgan Schneiderlin.
3:35 David Connolly takes a shot. Save made by Phil Smith.
2:54 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jason Puncheon from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Jonathan Douglas.
2:05 Jason Puncheon takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.
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