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.”