Southampton continued their promotion push with a win against Yeovil.
The home side dominated throughout and took the lead when Lee Barnard reacted quickest to Danny Butterfield's free-kick and fired in from six yards.
Yeovil were restricted to long-range efforts on goal, and Barnard got his second when he tapped in following Adam Lallana's jinking run.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sealed the win with a long-range effort, which took a deflection before finding the net.
Southampton manager Nigel Adkins told BBC Radio Solent: "Lee Barnard is finding his form - he could have had a hat-trick, I thought he was outstanding.
"We've got a great team spirit, the players work very hard and they all understand it's not about 11 players.
"As far as I'm concerned I just look at us. Our destiny is in our own hands if we win games of football. Simple as."
Yeovil Town boss Terry Skiverton told BBC Somerset: "For me in the second half the game had gone by 60 minutes and now we put this game to bed and Saturday (against Walsall) becomes a must-win game for us.
"I think you'd be stupid if you thought we were going to pull away from anyone (in the drop zone) and if we were it was going to be a little bit of luck and some magnificent performances.
"Teams that are in and around us are going to have to come here and I only hope Southampton are as clinical as they were tonight."
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Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Npower League One
20 Lallana (Forte 77)
26 Oxlade-Chamberlain (Richardson 80)
30 Chaplow yellow card (Gobern 69)
08 Ayling yellow card
06 Smith yellow card
15 Russell (Alcock 62 yellow card)
18 Tutte (S Williams 57)
07 A Williams
12 Johnson (Calver 83)
09 S Williams,
Ref: HillAtt: 18,623
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+4:43 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
90:00+4:18 Craig Calver challenges Frazer Richardson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
90:00+3:51 Richard Lambert concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Henderson. Adam Virgo takes the free kick.
90:00+3:13 Foul by Craig Alcock on Jonathan Forte, free kick awarded. Danny Butterfield crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance
by Luke Ayling.
90:00+3:13 Booking Craig Alcock receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
90:00+1:25 Oscar Gobern has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
88:30 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Edward Upson, Aaron Martin makes a clearance.
87:43 The ball is delivered by Craig Alcock, clearance made by Dean Hammond. Corner taken right-footed by Edward Upson to the near
post, Oscar Gobern manages to make a clearance. Corner taken short by Edward Upson.
87:15 Aaron Martin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Calver. Luke Ayling restarts play with the free kick.
82:13 Substitution Craig Calver joins the action as a substitute, replacing Oli Johnson.
81:35 Nathan Smith delivers the ball.
79:22 Substitution (Southampton) makes a substitution, with Frazer Richardson coming on for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
76:45 Adam Lallana takes a shot. Blocked by Adam Virgo. Oscar Gobern takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears
76:45 Substitution Jonathan Forte joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adam Lallana.
72:56 Andrew Williams crosses the ball, Jose Fonte makes a clearance.
70:36 Dean Hammond gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Edward Upson. Strike comes in from Adam Virgo from the free
kick, Dean Hammond gets a block in.
70:07 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain produces a cross, Nathan Smith makes a clearance.
69:42 Edward Upson takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Lee Barnard.
68:48 Substitution Richard Chaplow goes off and Oscar Gobern comes on.
67:53 Foul by Edward Upson on Richard Chaplow, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Dan Harding.
66:46 GOAL - Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain:Southampton 3 - 0 Yeovil Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain fires in a goal from long range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Southampton 3-0 Yeovil.
65:27 Oli Johnson fouled by Dean Hammond, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Henderson takes the direct free kick.
64:08 Corner taken by Andrew Williams.
61:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Smith by Jose Fonte. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.
61:09 Substitution Alex Russell leaves the field to be replaced by Craig Alcock.
60:12 Lee Barnard takes a shot. Stephen Henderson makes a save. Corner taken by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from the left by-line played
to the near post, clearance made by Sam Williams.
56:54 Andrew Williams is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
56:54 Substitution Sam Williams replaces Andrew Tutte.
55:41 The ball is delivered by Richard Chaplow, Luke Ayling gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Lallana,
save by Stephen Henderson.
54:17 The assist for the goal came from Adam Lallana.
54:17 GOAL - Lee Barnard:Southampton 2 - 0 Yeovil Lee Barnard finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Southampton 2-0 Yeovil.
53:19 Andrew Williams has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
51:54 The ball is swung over by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
50:51 A cross is delivered by Richard Lambert.
49:46 The referee blows for offside. Stephen Henderson takes the free kick.
47:49 Dean Bowditch takes a shot. Save by Kelvin Davis. Inswinging corner taken by Andrew Williams, clearance made by Adam Lallana.
Alex Russell produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
45:16 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Tutte on Lee Barnard. Dan Harding takes the direct free kick.
45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
45:00+2:12 It is the end of the first-half.
45:00+0:42 Unfair challenge on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain by Nathan Smith results in a free kick. Dan Harding delivers the ball from the
free kick left-footed from right wing.
45:00+0:42 Booking Booking for Nathan Smith for unsporting behaviour.
43:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by Edward Upson on Adam Lallana. Kelvin Davis takes the direct free kick.
42:25 Jose Fonte challenges Andrew Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is sent over by Alex Russell, Headed effort
from inside the area by Adam Virgo misses to the left of the target.
41:48 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain produces a cross, clearance by Luke Ayling.
39:41 Dean Hammond has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.
37:13 The ball is delivered by Edward Upson, Max Ehmer takes a shot. Save made by Kelvin Davis.
36:03 Richard Chaplow gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Bowditch. Free kick crossed right-footed by Alex Russell,
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain makes a clearance.
36:03 Booking Richard Chaplow shown a yellow card.
35:24 Centre by Adam Lallana, Luke Ayling manages to make a clearance.
33:15 Dean Bowditch takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Chaplow. Alex Russell takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Lee Barnard.
32:22 The official flags Richard Lambert offside. Free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.
29:37 Dean Bowditch takes a shot. Save by Kelvin Davis.
28:51 Max Ehmer fouled by Lee Barnard, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Henderson restarts play with the free kick.
28:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by Oli Johnson on Jose Fonte. Kelvin Davis takes the free kick.
27:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Barnard on Max Ehmer. Stephen Henderson restarts play with the free kick.
27:26 The assistant referee signals for offside against Andrew Williams. Kelvin Davis takes the indirect free kick.
26:19 The ball is crossed by Adam Lallana, Andrew Tutte gets a block in.
23:38 Lee Barnard is caught offside. Free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.
22:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Ayling on Lee Barnard. Free kick taken by Dan Harding.
22:50 Booking Caution for Luke Ayling.
21:27 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain crosses the ball.
20:33 The assistant referee signals for offside against Lee Barnard. Stephen Henderson takes the indirect free kick.
19:21 Centre by Edward Upson, blocked by Dan Harding. Alex Russell delivers the ball in from the corner, Dean Hammond manages to
make a clearance.
18:16 Dean Hammond challenges Andrew Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Alex Russell, clearance
made by Jose Fonte.
17:24 Dean Bowditch takes a shot. Blocked by Jose Fonte. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Alex Russell, Richard
Lambert makes a clearance.
16:31 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sends in a cross, Adam Virgo manages to make a clearance.
14:17 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Barnard by Adam Virgo. Danny Butterfield restarts play with the free kick.
Danny Butterfield provided the assist for the goal.
14:17 GOAL - Lee Barnard:Southampton 1 - 0 Yeovil Lee Barnard finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Southampton 1-0 Yeovil.
12:06 Foul by Dan Harding on Oli Johnson, free kick awarded. Alex Russell takes the direct free kick.
11:00 Unfair challenge on Lee Barnard by Max Ehmer results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Butterfield.
10:02 Adam Lallana delivers the ball, clearance made by Max Ehmer.
9:07 A cross is delivered by Adam Virgo, Jose Fonte manages to make a clearance.
5:32 Outswinging corner taken by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from the right by-line, Header by Aaron Martin from deep inside the penalty
area misses to the left of the target.
5:06 Adam Virgo fouled by Lee Barnard, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Henderson takes the direct free kick.
3:51 Lee Barnard crosses the ball.
2:18 Foul by Jose Fonte on Andrew Williams, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Alex Russell.
1:51 Shot from just outside the penalty area by Dan Harding misses to the left of the target.
1:24 The assistant referee signals for offside against Dean Bowditch. Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
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