Date: 15th January 2011 at 10:38am
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Bit of a disaster for Oldham as they took on Southampton at Boundary Park and were given a lesson.

Southampton made the breakthrough after just nine minutes as Adam Lallana hit a deep cross to Rickie Lambert and he calmly set up Alex Chamberlain for a close-range finish.

Dean Furman volleyed an Oldham chance off target, but Southampton were gifted their second goal after 38 minutes when Oldham goalkeeper Ben Amos allowed a 20-yard shot from Lallana to squirm through his dive.

The excellent Chamberlain almost added a third, although Oldham missed two clear openings when Oumare Tounkara headed against a post and somehow prodded wide from three yards.

The visitors wrapped up victory in the 52nd minute when Guly Do Prado slammed in Lambert’s right-wing cross.

Midfielder Richard Chaplow added the fourth with an emphatic drive from 16 yards and Lambert slotted in to pile on the misery for a totally outclassed Oldham side.

Substitute Lee Barnard completed the rout four minutes from time as he rounded Amos and tapped into an unguarded net.

Oldham: Amos, Hazell, Lee, Trotman, Black, Taylor, Morais (Brooke, 56 ) , Furman (Feeney, 70 ) , Stephens, Evina (Millar, 46 ) , Tounkare

Subs not used: Brill,Holdsworth,Jones,Jarrett,

Southampton: Davis, Richardson, Jaidi ( Seaborne, 80 ) , Dickson, Fonte, Chaplow, Do Prado, Lallana ( Gobern, 74 ) , Schneiderlin, Oxlade-Chamberlain ( Barnard, 84 ) , Lambert

Subs not used: Harding, Butterfield, Bialkowski, Connolly,

Bookings: Feeney , Furman (Oldham)

Attendance: 3,767

Referee: G Eltringham (Sunderland)


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