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.
Saints are about to take on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Kick off: 15:00
Saints team: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Hooiveld, Shaw, Cork, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Rodriguez, Lallana (c), Lambert. #saintsfc
Saints substitutes: K. Davis (GK), Yoshida, Forren, Ward-Prowse, Mayuka, De Ridder, Puncheon. #saintsfc
So that's one change for Saints, as Guly misses out through injury so Morgan Schneiderlin returns from a knock of his own. #saintsfc
Southampton Football Club faces Sunderland today at the Stadium of Light. Kick off is at 15:00.
Southampton could be stretched at the Stadium of Light tomorrow, with Gaston Ramirez and Danny Fox both suspended. Morgan Schneiderlin, Maya Yoshida and Emmanuel Mayuka are doubts for the match against a side Pochettino has been impressed by since Paolo Di Canio's arrival.
"I think we have enough time to speak about next season's goals," the Saints boss said.
"We've first got these two games coming up. We need to be very much respectful of this season, which has not yet finished."
We will have ample time to speak about next season's goals once this season's goals have been achieved. I have not spoken about transfers or made any plans regarding that yet."
"But if we look back at previous seasons I am pretty sure the chairman will have an investment plan to bring in new players and reinforce the squad."
Sir Alex Ferguson is one of the many to have been impressed by Pochettino's high energy pressing game and there is increasing talk from those at the club of soon making Europe.
However, those plans could be derailed as a poor recent run has left them in danger of a return to the second tier.
Southampton are four points off the drop zone heading into tomorrow's penultimate game at Sunderland - a situation that means Pochettino has put future plans on the back burner.
We have uploaded an item from 1993 as a tribute to former Southampton defender Kevin Moore who has died at the age of 55.
Former Southampton FC defender Kevin Moore has died at the age of 55 following a long-term illness.
Moore died from Pick's disease, a form of dementia, yesterday.
He joined the Saints from home-town club Grimsby in 1987, scoring in the 1992 Zenit Data Systems final defeat against Nottingham Forest at Wembley.
He made 185 appearances for Southampton, with 13 goals, before leaving to join Fulham in 1994.
Having made a rapid ascent up the leagues, the Yorkshireman was handed his maiden top-flight match at St Mary's - one many had expected to be a quiet affair.
How wrong they were, with Marc Antoine-Fortune opening the scoring in just the sixth minute after Saints failed to clear their lines
Fortune helped the Baggies double their lead after the break, putting through the ever-impressive Romelu Lukaku to slot home past Artur Boruc.
Just three minutes later Fortune was sent off, having raised his hands to Gaston Ramirez after the Uruguayan had thrown an arm at Shane Long.
The Saints substitute was sent off for the incident and was joined in the dressing room seven minutes from time by team-mate Danny Fox, who was sent off for a nasty two-footed challenge on Steven Reid.
Things went from bad to worse for the visitors seven minutes from time when Fox, playing in place of the injured Luke Shaw, was sent off for a terrible two-footed lunge on Reid.
Not since Portsmouth faced Sunderland in Feb 2010 has a Premier League match seen three cards.