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Watch: Southampton smash 8 past Newport County in Carabao Cup clash | Highlights

Saints kicked off their Carabao Cup campaign in style with an 8-0 away thrashing at Newport County

Newport County v Southampton - Carabao Cup Second Round, video, highlights, goals, match report Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images

Southampton came away from Rodney Parade with the biggest away win in their 135-year history after thumping Newport County 8-0.

Saints were dominant against their League Two counterparts and were winning 3-0 going into half-time thanks to goals from Armando Broja, a summer loan signing from Chelsea, Nathan Tella and Kyle Walker-Peters.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men did not take their foot off the gas in the second half and extended their lead by another five goals.

Mohamed Elyounoussi, who is back from a two-season spell on loan at Celtic, came back to the Southampton fold to bag two goals quickly after the break to make it 5-0.

Broja then added a sixth shortly afterwards, before Nathan Redmond netted from distance.

In what was reportedly one of the the final kicks of the game, Elyounoussi made it a hat-trick from a tight angle to round off the scoring at eight.

While it was against Newport County, it’s nice to see Southampton on the winning side of a high-scoring result for a change. Hasenhuttl was similarly happy.

“I think this was a very deserved win,” the Austrian said after the game. “It was a serious performance from the first minute, this is what you need against a lower league club.

“To get so early three goals up allowed us to push and keep the tempo high, then we could score a lot of goals.

“We had a lot of different scorers. This is what we need, more players scoring more goals.

“It’s not easy. You have to take it seriously and have a clear plan. We managed it quite well. A lot of teams have struggled here in the past.”

Watch all the Southampton goals and highlights against Newport County below!