Nigel Adkins' new side Reading FC played host to his former team Southampton FC at the Madejski Stadium. The Saints beat the Royals 2 - 0.
Alex Ferguson has heaped praise on Southampton after their defeat to Manchester United last night.
New Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino wants the focus to be on football after overseeing a goalless draw with Everton in his first game.
After Southampton revealed the Italy international had put pen to paper on a four-year deal, his former employers in the Italian capital released the details on a deal initially worth £12.9m. That figure could rise by another £1.7m dependent on Osvaldo's performances at St Mary's.
The fee for the 27-year-old, who is due to be presented to the media tomorrow, exceeds the £12.5million they forked out last month to bring midfielder Victor Wanyama from Celtic.
Osvaldo worked with Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino when the pair were at Espanyol, although getting him to the south coast took some persuasion.
"Southampton football club is delighted to announce the signing of Italy striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo," a statement on the club's official website, www.saintsfc.co.uk, said.
Osvaldo, who has nine Italy caps, becomes Southampton's third signing of the summer, following an £8.5m move for Lyon defender Dejan Lovren and the signing of Kenya midfielder Wanyama.
Southampton won their opening match of the season at West Brom on Saturday, with a late Rickie Lambert penalty securing a 1-0 victory.
House prices in the postal districts of the 20 clubs kicking off the 2013/14 season have risen by £353 a week on average over the last 10 years, according to research by Halifax.
Prices in these areas have increased by around 135% over the decade, meaning they have risen at twice the 68% rate of increase typically seen nationwide over the period.
The average house price in the 20 Premier League stadium postal districts is £319,800, which is one third higher than the average house price across England and Wales of £240,300.
- Manchester City, Etihad, £89,489, 259%
- Hull City, KC Stadium, £75,517 162%
- Chelsea, Stamford Bridge, £851,812, 102%
- Fulham, Craven Cottage, £851,812, 102%
- Arsenal, Emirates, £641,665, 101%
- Sunderland, Stadium of Light, £91,611, 97%
- Liverpool, Anfield, £63,974, 97%
- Everton, Goodison Park, £63,974, 97%
- Stoke City, Britannia Stadium, £110,779, 85%
- Spurs, White Hart Lane, £284,713, 77%
- Swansea City, The Liberty Stadium, £105,995, 75%
- Man United, Old Trafford, £178,545, 69%
- Aston Villa, Villa Park, £98,919, 69%
- West Brom, The Hawthorns, £120,841, 55%
- Cardiff City, Cardiff City Stadium, £171,270, 46%
- Crystal Palace, Selhurst Park, £198,463, 42%
- West Ham Utd, Upton Park, £193,734, 36%
- Norwich City, Carrow Road, £164,332, 35%
- Southampton, St Mary's, £170,074, 18%
- Newcastle United, Sports Direct Arena, £135,251, minus 11%
Southampton striker Rickie Lambert has been included in the England squad to face Scotland at Wembley next week. Lambert, 31, is called up for the first time. Manager Roy Hodgson has also included Wayne Rooney despite his shoulder injury.
Lambert began his professional career with Blackpool in 1998 at the age of 16. He played in the lower divisions before joining Saints from Bristol Rovers.
Southamptpn striker Rickie Lambert has been called up for the England squad. He will join the squad for the match against Scotland next Wednesday. Lambert, 31, joined Saints in 2009. More later.
Hundreds of Southampton FC fans queued up at West Quay this morning to be among the first to get their hands on the club's new strip.
Southampton Football Club's Chairman Nicola Cortese and its owner Katharina Liebherr have announced their commitment to its future. It follows speculation that Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino would be leaving the club if Nicola Cortese quit.
The Argentine manager was recruited by Cortese in January. But there were rumours this week Cortese could be on his way out amid differences over the way key decisions are made within the club.
– Nicola Cortese - Southampton Chairman
"We are now in a position to move forward with our ambitious plans for the Club and I would like to thank Katharina for the very helpful manner in which she approached our talks about long term strategy. This matter is now resolved. "We can now focus 100% on our preparations for next season. The last few days have shown me the unity that we now have across the Club in the players, the First Team Manager, the staff and the Chairmanship. I have always believed that to create this unity would make us a very strong Club and it is one of which I am unashamedly proud. "
Nicola Cortese, 44, has watched Southampton move up from League 1 to the Premiership. It is reported that the Liebherr estate has not yet sought to extend the chairman's contract. The success the club has seen in recent years has been fruitful for all parties.
It's reported that the Saints chairman, Nicola Cortese, wants to see renewed backing from the trust that owns Southampton Football Club before he commits to a new contract with the club.
The Hampshire-based Premiership team is owned by the Leibherr trust. Mr Cortese has told them he want to take the club to the next level and it's claimed he believes additional investment is essential to do this. The Saints chairman played a key role in the purchase of the club in 2009.
Swiss businessman Markus Liebherr had been behind the move, but died suddenly the following year.
The Saints have had a one-all draw in their penultimate match of the season at the Stadium of Light. The final score was Southampton 1 - 1 Sunderland.
The Southampton goal came from Jason Puncheon in the 76th minute.