AFC Bournemouth will be eager to record their first win in six games as they take on play-off chasing Brighton tomorrow afternoon.
AFC Bournemouth go into this weekend's encounter with Derby County searching for their first win in five games.
AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe returns to his former club this weekend looking for Cherries' first win in four games.
Corby 1 - 2 Dover
Gillingham 1 - 1 Brackley Town
Hednesford 1 - 2 Crawley Town
Macclesfield 4 - 0 Swindon
Oxford Utd 2 - 2 Gateshead
Salisbury 4 - 2 Dartford
Stevenage 2 - 1 Portsmouth
It was the first round proper of the F.A. Cup. Dover, Salisbury and Crawley are through.
Gillingham and Oxford Utd both face replays the week after next.
Reading had to settle for a point against promotion rivals QPR. Garath McCleary opened the scoring, but Ranger's Joey Barton equalised with 12 minutes to go. It leaves Nigel Adkins' men in 6th place in the Championship.
Striker Ashley Barnes scored his first league goals of the season with a brace
as Brighton clinched their first home win since mid-September with a 3-0 victory
over Blackburn before a crowd of 27,912 at the Amex Stadium.
With Jake Forster-Caskey grabbing the other.
Southampton's dream start to the season shows no sign of letting up, beating
Hull with a display that will have left watching England manager Roy Hodgson
Earlier this week the Three Lions boss called up Saints trio Jay Rodriguez,
Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana for the upcoming friendlies with Chile and
Hodgson took the opportunity to heap praise on Mauricio Pochettino's side for
their fine start to the campaign, which he saw continue with a 4-1 defeat of
Hull at St Mary's.
The victory was Saints' fourth top-flight win in succession and their best ever
start to a top- flight season, trumping the 1983-84 campaign when they finished
Pochettino, winner of October's manager of the month, named six English players
in the starting line-up on the south coast, although it was impressive French
midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin that headed home the opener.
Lambert provided the assist and was soon on the scoresheet himself, continuing
his 100 per cent record from the spot for Saints by rifling past Steve Harper.
Lallana earned the penalty and then went on to score one of the best solo goals
seen at St Mary's, jinking his way through the City defence and striking low
past the City goalkeeper.
Steve Bruce's side improved after the break and pulled one back through Yannick
Sagbo, but Saints held firm and grabbed another through substitute Steven Davis
to extend their unbeaten league run to seven matches.
In truth, City were lucky not to be further behind at half-time after a
miserable first half which began with a Lallana cross that just evaded Lambert.
Tom Huddlestone did well to stop a Rodriguez cutback finding James Ward-Prowse
soon after, before Southampton found the opener in the 16th minute.
Nathaniel Clyne, a player Hodgson revealed is close to a call-up, sent in an
excellent cross to the back post, where Lambert knocked back under pressure for
Schneiderlin to head home.
The French midfielder's first goal of the season was no less than the hosts
deserved, although Hull attempted to draw level immediately through
Huddlestone's blocked free-kick and a Paul McShane header.
It was a rare voyage forward for the Tigers, whose 5-4-1 formation meant they
were struggling to support frontman Sagbo.
Saints were being allowed to boss the play and it was no surprise when City
went further behind on the half-hour mark.
Meeting a Lambert through ball, Lallana was sliced down by onrushing Harper in
the penalty box and Lambert smashed home the spot-kick.
Saints fans interchanged the names of Lambert, Rodriguez and Lallana as they
sung "he's off to Brazil" - chants that grew for the latter after a stupendous
Picking up the ball midway through the opponent's half, Lallana drifted to the
left, rode the challenge of Curtis Davies and ghosted past Ahmed Elmohamady,
before slotting home right-footed past Harper from an acute angle.
It was an exquisite goal and one City should have done better to stop. Maynor
Figueroa attempted to pull one back in first half stoppage time, only to see his
header cleared off the line.
Robert Koren replaced Elmohamady as Steve Bruce went to four at the back for a
second half in which they were much improved.
Perhaps overconfident, Saints looked to let their foot off the gas and Victor
Wanyama was caught out 10 minutes after the restart.
Collecting a simple Artur Boruc pass, the Kenyan was dispossessed and Sagbo
struck home from the edge of the box - the first goal conceded by Saints on home
turf since August 24.
Boruc denied Huddlestone a quick-fire second as the hardy 1,434 travelling fans
sensed an improbable comeback, before Southampton returned to the attack.
Lallana played a great one-two with Lambert, with his strike forcing Harper into
a fine save.
David Meyler cleared a Schneiderlin effort off the line from the resulting
corner, with substitute Dani Osvaldo getting a header on goal as the match
entered the closing stages.
Substitute Davis added extra gloss to the win with two minutes remaining,
thrashing home another after collecting yet another impressive Clyne cross.
Despite Southampton being fifth in the Premier League and starting the season on a high, manager Mauricio Pochettino is not letting his players get distracted with thoughts of the European qualifications.
Saints moved into third place, even if it was for a few hours, last weekend after beating Fulham at St Mary's.
They are just 4 points off leaders Arsenal and the idea of making the European qualification is a possibility.
But Pochettino is adamant his side will remain focused.
He said, "We always aim to maintain the same focus in training and training with the same intensity, so we just want to keep on training hard.
"It's clear that when you win you get a good atmosphere within the team and the club which is a very good thing, but we need to stay grounded and keep on training hard and looking ahead to the next game."
The team are preparing to play Stoke this weekend, which Pochettino expects to be a 'difficult and tough.'
He said, "We expect a very tough and physical game. On average, Stoke have the tallest team in the league."
Nugent claimed his eighth goal of the season with a clinical finish in the 17th minute and Vardy struck in the 64th minute.
In between Marc Pugh scored a spectacular 38th-minute goal but Leicester were good value for their sixth successive home league win that lifted them to second in the table.
Gillingham took the lead through Danny Kedwell's far-post header, but Chris Robertson equalised for the home side with a close-range header.
Vale mounted pressure after the interval and it was no surprise when half-time substitute Pope headed home in the 63rd minute.
Mauricio Pochettino's side dominated from the outset at St Mary's, with Fulham failing to muster a single shot in a first-half in which headers from Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez put the hosts deservedly ahead.
Only Maarten Stekelenburg's fine form, the goal frame and bad luck prevented Saints racking up an even greater margin of victory, as they secured a sixth clean sheet of the campaign - a far cry from the 26 goals they had conceded at the same stage of last season.
Adam Lallana scored the equaliser at Old Trafford and was almost involved in another goal after five minutes on the south coast.
The Saints captain dispossessed dawdling Philippe Senderos and went onto test Stekelenburg, whose parry would have been slotted home by Morgan Schneiderlin was it not for Fernando Amorebieta's clearance off the line.
Lambert fired a tame effort straight at Stekelenburg as Saints' fine start continued, before Senderos reacted quickly to stop the England international putting Rodriguez through on goal.
Another deep cross, this time from Lallana, found Lambert, whose looping header back across the goal was nodded home by Rodriguez.
It was one of 14 shots** **Southampton managed in a dominant first half, with play continuing in the same direction after the restart for which Aaron Hughes replaced Riether.