James Ward-Prowse played all 90 minutes and bagged his second goal in an England shirt as the Three Lions blew past Andorra 5-0 on Saturday night.
Ward-Prowse was a late call-up to the side, replacing injured Leeds United man Kalvin Phillips midweek, but England manager put his faith in Ward-Prowse to start the game and play throughout in the World Cup qualifier.
Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell opened the scoring inside 20 minutes, before Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka doubled England’s lead ahead of half time.
Former Chelsea man Tammy Abraham, now plying his trade in Italy at AS Roma, scored England’s third ahead of Ward-Prowse’s goal adding to the tally.
Ward-Prowse stepped up to take a penalty that was expertly saved by the Andorra goalkeeper, but the Southampton captain was on hand to place home the rebound.
Manchester City’s record-breaking signing Jack Grealish rounded off the scoring for England.
Ward-Prowse wasn’t the only Southampton player to have a successful night on the international stage.
Armando Broja, on loan from Chelsea, came on as a late substitute for Albania in their World Cup qualifier against Hungary.
The young striker took little time to make a difference, scoring what would prove to be the winner for a vital three points for his country.
Southampton striker Che Adams started for Scotland earlier in the day in their qualifying clash against Israel.
In a back-and-forth game, Israel took the lead twice but Manchester United’s Scott McTominay scored late to secure a big 3-2 win for the Scots to help their chances of making it to the Qatar World Cup in 2022.
Saints’ Stuart Armstrong, who has yet to feature for the club so far this season, made it to the Scotland bench but didn’t come on as he continues to recover from injury.
Elsewhere, Saints centre-back Jan Bednarek was an unused substitute in Poland’s 5-0 hammering of minnows San Marino.