Sunderland 0-2 Southampton – BBC Sport

Manolo Gabbiadini

Manolo Gabbiadini turned away from Lamine Kone before coolly beating Vito Mannone for his second goal

Manolo Gabbiadini scored twice in his second Southampton appearance as his side beat Sunderland who missed the chance to move out of the relegation zone.

The Saints took the lead in the 30th minute when Gabbiadini converted from Ryan Bertrand’s cross.

The Italian scored again seconds before the break with a brilliant turn and finish inside the penalty area.

Jason Denayer’s own goal and Shane Long’s simple finish late on gave the visitors a fully-deserved, comprehensive win.

Sunderland managed just one shot on target in the game, a tame 30-yard strike from Didier Ndong.

The win for Claude Puel’s side is just their second in the Premier League since Christmas and their first point on the road in 2017.

Sunderland – coming into the game on the back of a stunning 4-0 win at Crystal Palace last week – remain bottom of the table.

Live Text

Second Half ends, Sunderland 0, Southampton 4.

Wahbi Khazri (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Wahbi Khazri (Sunderland).

Foul by Maya Yoshida (Southampton).

Wahbi Khazri (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal! Sunderland 0, Southampton 4. Shane Long (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Ward-Prowse.

Own Goal by Jason Denayer, Sunderland. Sunderland 0, Southampton 3.

Attempt missed. Fabio Borini (Sunderland) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Bryan Oviedo with a cross.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by James Ward-Prowse.

Foul by Nathan Redmond (Southampton).

Steven Pienaar (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by James Ward-Prowse.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Maya Yoshida.

Attempt blocked. Wahbi Khazri (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Steven Pienaar.

Substitution, Southampton. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg replaces Dusan Tadic.

Substitution, Sunderland. Wahbi Khazri replaces Darron Gibson.

Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy Jones (Sunderland).

Attempt saved. Nathan Redmond (Southampton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Dusan Tadic.

Foul by James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).

Bryan Oviedo (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Sunderland. Bryan Oviedo tries a through ball, but Jermain Defoe is caught offside.

Foul by Jack Stephens (Southampton).

Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Shane Long (Southampton).

Lamine Koné (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Fabio Borini.

Attempt saved. Shane Long (Southampton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Cédric Soares with a cross.

Substitution, Southampton. Shane Long replaces Manolo Gabbiadini.

Attempt missed. James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Nathan Redmond with a cross.

Attempt saved. Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Oriol Romeu.

Attempt missed. James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Nathan Redmond.

Oriol Romeu (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Pienaar (Sunderland).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Cédric Soares (Southampton) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Didier Ndong (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Nathan Redmond (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy Jones (Sunderland).

Foul by Ryan Bertrand (Southampton).

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