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Southampton record first win of 2015-16 Premier League season against Norwich

Southampton record their first win of their domestic campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win over 10 man Norwich.

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Ronald Koeman's Southampton have earned their first three points of the Premier League season when they made light work of a Norwich side who were down to 10 men for an hour. <!-- ######## START FLOATED VIDEO SNIPPET ######## -->

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Saints were missing Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama after he was deemed not "physically or mentally" fit enough to feature by Koeman.

The Canaries' Steven Whittaker was sent off after around 30 minutes for collecting two bookings in the space of four minutes.

The game looked finely poised until the sending off. However, Saints took control from then on and their high-pressure attacking play soon paid off as striker Graziano Pelle made it 1-0 to the South Coast club.

Reported Manchester United target Sadio Mane did well to beat his man before playing in the big Italian to smash the ball home at the near post and open the scoring.

Dusan Tadic then doubled the Southampton lead just after the hour mark after coolly curling his shot away from Norwich 'keeper John Ruddy after Mane again provided a perfect goalscoring opportunity.

Three minutes later, Tadic made it three goals and three points for the Saints when he tapped home the rebound following on from Ruddy saving from a powerful Pelle header.

Saints looked good value for the win. Despite the obvious numerical advantage enjoyed by Southampton, this is surely an encouraging step for the club following their indifferent start to their 2015-16 campaign.

Southampton now lie tenth in the Premier League table with five points from four games.