VIDEO: Southampton 2 Swansea City 0
GOALS from Adam Lallana and Rodriguez strikes secured Southampton a third successive Premier League victory, albeit in somewhat fortuitous fashion against Swansea City.
Play flowed from end to end in a pulsating encounter at St Mary’s.
Swansea dominated proceedings after Lallana’s first-half strike, only for substitute Rodriguez to make the most of slack defending to secure a 2-0 win.
The result was harsh on Michael Laudrup’s side, who showed no signs of a hangover from Thursday’s Europa League clash against St Gallen as they pressed from the outset.
After Lallana latched onto a neat ball from Steven Davis to put Saints ahead, Artur Boruc was forced into fine saves to stop Michu and Wilfried Bony levelling.
Nathan Dyer also hit the inside of the post as half-time approached, with Swansea continuing in the ascendancy after the break.
However, Southampton kept the Welsh side at bay to earn a fifth clean sheet of the term, with Rodriguez slotting home seven minutes from time after seeing a Victor Wanyama goal dubiously ruled out.
It was harsh scoreline on a Swansea side who made five changes from the win over St Gallen.