Nigel Adkins basks in the glow of Saints win

Southampton manager Nigel Adkins during the Barclays Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

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Southampton thrash Aston Villa

Saints notch up their first victory in the Premiership with a home win by Aston Villa. They came from behind to beat their Midlands rival 4-1 with two goals from Rickie Lambert - taking his tally to 5 in the top flight.