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Summary

  1. Whittaker off after two yellows 187 secs apart
  2. Pelle slots in from close range after Mane pass
  3. Tadic fires in second from 10 yards
  4. Tadic's second poked in from two yards

Live Reporting

By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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Rightio, time to pulls the curtains shut on this live text.

But Manchester United and Swansea are on their way out at the Liberty Stadium.

Get across the live text over here.

Manager reaction

Southampton 3-0 Norwich

Ronald Koeman is asked about Dusan Tadic's reaction to the foul which resulted in Steven Whittaker's second yellow card.

"I will talk to him about fair play," says the Dutchman.

Player reaction

Dusan Tadic
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Southampton's Dusan Tadic: "The defeat in midweek against Midtjylland was maybe a good wake-up call for us and we showed a great reaction today we played attacking football. 

Asked about his card-waving reaction to the foul which prompted Steven Whittaker's sending off: "I think it was a really obvious yellow card because I was going in on goal. I think sometimes you need to help the referee, I think we help him with reaction."

To be fair to Tadic, I don't think he quite understood the controversy around his reaction. 

Steve Claridge

BBC Radio 5 live at St Mary's

"As soon as Norwich went down to 10 men it was game over. Ronald Koeman was nice and positive, he put two up front and went for the jugular. You just wonder if Norwich lack a little bit of Premier League quality."

Manager reaction

Southampton 3-0 Norwich

Alex Neil
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Norwich City manager Alex Neil: "The manner in which we relinquished the record was disappointing. That wasn't like us. We didn't start well, even 11 v 11 we were poor, our use of the ball was poor. I think Whittaker's first yellow was a bit soft, he was just trying to get back in position, but they were silly decisions and they cost us. We didn't deserve anything from the game and we need to be better for the next match."

Manager reaction

Southampton's Ronald Koeman

"It was a very positive result. 

"Last Thursday was a big disappointment and it's always hard to start well, but we played very well at the beginning. 

"The goal before half time broke the game open, and I'm very happy about how we played in the second half - there was lots of pressing and we created some great chances. 

"Mane is the type of player who makes a difference, he's an important player for us and one we won't sell. Victor Wanyama is a key player and for him the answer is the same as for Sadio. They will stay at Southampton, I'm 100% sure about that. 

"We need another centre-back and we're working hard to bring in a new player in that position."

Saints have been heavily linked with Celtic's Virgil van Dijk.

Manager reaction

Southampton 3-0 Norwich

Ronald Koeman has come out swinging at those deadline day vultures who are looking to pick off some of the juiciest parts of from the Saints squad.

"The same answer for Victor and Sadio - we do not sell. They will stay at Southampton, I am 100% sure," he said.

"They need to respect their contracts and show the commitment that Sadio is showing."

Full quotes to come.

Player reaction

Southampton 3-0 Norwich

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle: "Sadio had a great game as he does most of the time. I am really proud of the support that we have had from our fans despite the results so far this season."  

Player reaction

Southampton 3-0 Norwich

Southampton captain Jose Fonte speaking to Sky Sports:  "It is always important to get the first win. We have not had the start we wanted but we are happy to get back to winnning ways with a good performance. 

"We are seen as a good team and we need to win. That is the mentality we have. We have a break now and we can approach the next game with more confidence. It is a great three points for us."

Man of the match

Sadio Mane (Southampton)

Sadio Mane
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Sadio Mane has been awarded the man of the match gong, but is not offered up by the Southampton press team to receive it in person in front of the cameras.

The Senegal international had five key passes today, two of which were direct assists for goals, and 40 passes in total in the opposition half. He topped the Southampton stats in all those categories.

Steve Claridge

BBC Radio 5 live at St Mary's

"Southampton are the first team I've seen in a long time this season play two proper wingers - Mane on one side and Tadic on the other - and they've got their just desserts."

FULL-TIME

Southampton 3-0 Norwich

CLOSE!

Southampton 3-0 Norwich

Norwich's best chance comes far, far too late.

Bradley Johnson's meaty shot is palmed back into the danger area by Maarten Steklenburg, but Gary Hooper punts the follow-up wide from 12 yards with the goalkeeper out of position.

Southampton 3-0 Norwich

Juanmi has looked bright since he has come on and he almost gets Jay Rodriguez in as he feints to shot and instead dinks the ball towards his Southampton team-mate. Just overcooked.

INJURY TIME

Southampton 3-0 Norwich

Three minutes added on.

SUBSTITUTION

Southampton 3-0 Norwich

Cameron Jerome
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Cameron Jerome has had just 22 touches - the fewest of any Norwich player on the pitch still.

It's been a long day for little reward and he is given the last few minutes off with Gary Hooper on in his place.

Southampton 3-0 Norwich

Norwich with a late corner in front of their own fans, who applaud heartily as Robbie Brady comes over to take it.

They also ooh and ahh generously as he sends an ambitiously curling looping effort over the top.

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Southampton 3-0 Norwich

#bbcfootball Whittaker cost Norwich at least a shot at a point today. Silly unnecessary fouls.

Southampton 3-0 Norwich

Norwich have not had a shot on target in the match. Alex Tettey has only their third attempt and it is a shocker. Leaning back, the midfielder sends it well over the top and towards the back of the stand behind Maarten Stekelenburg's goal.

Southampton 3-0 Norwich

James Ward-Prowse curls the ball round the wall but wide of John Ruddy's post as play gets back under way in the wake of Sadio Mane's departure.

SUBSTITUTION

Southampton 3-0 Norwich

Sadio Mane
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Jonny Howson brings down Sadio Mane, 30 yard from goal.

That is Mane's final contribution. He is brought off for Juanmi.

Mane departs without waving to all four stands or excessive applause to the home fans. It didn't look like a final farewell.

We'll find out on Tuesday. 

Southampton 3-0 Norwich

Dusan Tadic's second goal came from another impressive Southampton passing move, which included 12 passes and a good save from John Ruddy to initially deny Graziano Pelle.

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Southampton 3-0 Norwich

Robbie Brady and Cameron Jerome are involved in a passionate long-range discussion about what tactics are required.

Brady is suggesting that Jerome make a few more runs in pretty stark terms.

Meanwhile, in Wales...

Swansea v Man Utd (16:00 BST)

Team news is just dropping for the day's second game, between Swansea and Manchester United.

United make two changes from the team which started against Brugge in midweek.

In come Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin, with Adnan Januzaj and Michael Carrick out.

You can follow a dedicated minute-by-minute text commentary of that game with Tom Rostance right here.

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Southampton 3-0 Norwich

Typical, I take Tadic out of my Fantasy Premier League team, then he goes and scores twice! #bbcfootball #FantasyPremierLeague

Southampton 3-0 Norwich

Jay Rodriguez
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Jay Rodriguez is searching for his first goal in open play since his return from that long injury lay-off. He has spotted that the next fifteen minutes or so are a good hunting ground.

 The Southampton man cuts in off the flank and sends a curling shot just past the apex of post and bar. John Ruddy was just watching on.

Southampton 3-0 Norwich

A seven-pass move for Dusan Tadic's first goal...

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SUBSTITUTION

Southampton 3-0 Norwich

  Cuco Martina replaces Cedric Soares for Southampton.  

SHOWBOAT

Southampton 3-0 Norwich

Jay Rodriguez keeps the party jumping as he kills a pass into him with one touch, flicks it up with his second and then pings a shot just wide from a tightening angle with his third.

He is trying hard to impress.

SUBSTITUTION

Southampton 3-0 Norwich

Bradley Johnson replaces Graham Dorrans, but Norwich are weeing into the wind now.

"One Ronald Koeman," chant the Southampton fans.

GOAL - Southampton 3-0 Norwich

Dusan Tadic

Dusan Tadic
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Norwich are disintegrating here and you can almost see some much-needed confidence flooding back into Southampton.

Sadio Mane dollies up a cross for Graziano Pelle whose sharp downward header is saved by John Ruddy. 

It's a good stop but the ball only dribbles into the path of Dusan Tadic to tap in from not much more than a yard.

Southampton 2-0 Norwich

Steve Claridge

BBC Radio 5 live at St Mary's

"Any chance of Norwich getting something out of this game has evaporated, and to be fair it's no more than Southampton deserve."

Ronald Koeman
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GOAL - Southampton 2-0 Norwich

Dusan Tadic

Dusan Tadic
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Goodbye, good night and good luck.

That is surely 10-man Norwich sent back up to East Anglia with fat zero.

Sadio Mane's cross drifts to Dusan Tadic at the back post and he hammers first time into the top corner.

PENALTY APPEAL

Southampton 1-0 Norwich

This is like Groundhog Day. Graziano Pelle and Sebastien Bassong with a bit of push-me-pull-you in the penalty box as the cross comes in.

Pelle gets in front of his man, but heads off target and is immediately complaining of a shirt pull.

We've seen the same about three times already. None on its own warranted a penalty, but maybe he is hoping to build the pressure on Jon Moss.

CLOSE!

Southampton 1-0 Norwich

Whomph! Graziano Pelle steps in and crashes a low shot right off the sweet spot of his instep. Edge of the area, arrowing towards the bottom corner, half of St Mary's think it is in.

But the ball brushed the wrong side of the sidenetting from a Saints point of view.

GREAT SAVE!

Southampton 1-0 Norwich

John Ruddy shanks his clearance kick straight to the feet of Sadio Mane who senses blood, swaying outside Sebastien Bassong and pinging a rising shot goalwards. 

Ruddy is equal to it though, beating the ball away. The Norwich goalkeeper then pulls off a similar stop from Jay Rodriguez.

All Southampton.

Southampton 1-0 Norwich

Cedric Soares bombs on down the right, but his cross is plucked out of the air by John Ruddy. Good claim.

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Southampton 1-0 Norwich

#bbcfootball Saints are back & fresh followin Euro KO, it's better t b KO, Stoke struggled juggling both, so it's the only logical option...

Ronald Koeman
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Southampton 1-0 Norwich

Cameron Jerome might have left a sneaky one on Maya Yoshida there.

The Norwich striker lifts a knee into the hip of the Japan international as they go up together for a header.

That looked painful. Jerome escapes with a ticking off. Yoshida gets away with his pelvis intact.

Southampton 1-0 Norwich

Norwich get a rare position to pepper the Southampton penalty box with crosses. Sebastien Bassong has stayed up to add some aerial threat, but Nathan Redmond's cross is a duffer, far too close to Maarten Stekelenburg.