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Summary

  1. Icardi slots home from six yards
  2. Handanovic saves penalty from Tadic
  3. Van Dijk slots home after Romeu hits bar
  4. Nagamoto diverts cross into his own net
  5. FT: Fenerbahce 2-1 Man Utd
  6. FT: Zenit 2-1 Dundalk

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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It was a famous night for Southampton, but a forgettable one for Manchester United. Jose Mourinho's bad week continues, will it get better at the weekend?

We'll be back for live text commentary on all of the Premier League action on Saturday. See you then.

Elsewhere in Europe

Ajax celebrate
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Ajax held off a late Celta Vigo comeback to win 3-2 and book their place in the knockout round. Shakhtar Donetsk are also through after they beat Gent 5-3.

Including Zenit who won earlier, Schalke are the fourth team through to the next round with a 2-0 win against Krasnodar. In the same group Red Bull Salzburg beat Nice 2-0 to stay in the competition.

In tonight's other late matches, Standard Liege beat Panathinaikos 3-0, Sporting Braga won 3-1 against Konyaspor, Fiorentina won 3-0 at home against Slovan Liberec, FK Qarabag won 1-0 at PAOK Salonika, Sparta Prague beat Hapoel Be'er Sheva 2-0, FC Zürich played out a goalless draw with Steaua Bucharest and Osmanlispor beat Villarreal 2-1.

Southampton 2-1 Inter Milan

Virgil Van Dijk has just added another five or so million onto his price tag with that performance. Brilliant in defence and a threat in attack for the Saints.

Manchester United could certainly have done with someone like him today...

Saints in Europe stats

o   Southampton have lost only one of their 16 home games in all European competitions (W9 D6), with a current run of seven games unbeaten (W3 D4).

o   The Saints have conceded just six goals in their last 10 European games (inc. qualifiers), never conceding more than once in a game.

o   Dusan Tadic created six chances for the Saints; three more than any other Southampton player and double the amount of the all Inter players combined.

o   All four of Virgil van Dijk's goals for Southampton have come at St Mary's.

'Win was well deserved'

Southampton 2-1 Inter Milan

Southampton

Southampton captain Virgil van Dijk speaking to BT Sport: "The most important thing was that it was well deserved as well. We played good football, we were the dominating side, like before in Milan and today we rewarded ourselves with a win.

"Every corner we have I get pulled. It is part of the game. I told the referee every time to watch him but in the end we won and it doesn’t matter."

'It's in our own hands'

Southampton 2-1 Inter Milan

Southampton

Southampton midfielder Sam McQueen, speaking to BT Sport: "I saw him (Candreva) trying to dig up the penalty spot, I went over to him. I felt there was an elbow."

"It is fantastic that it is in our own hands. We win the next two games and we are through."

They've done it

Southampton 2-1 Inter Milan

Simon Stone

BBC Sport at St Mary's Stadium

I don't think some of the Southampton fans around me can quite believe their team have won this game.

Their jubiliation is something to behold.

There are many in England who don't rate the Europa League. Too many games. Tough Thursday-Sunday turnaround. If you want a counter view, this is it.

Southampton"s Oriol Romeu, Dusan Tadic and Cuco Martina celebrate
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Southampton -21 Inter Milan

The result means Southampton are second in Group K, three points clear of third-place Hapoel Beer-Sheva and two behind group leaders Sparta Prague. 

Saints fans better start thinking about getting the 16th and 23rd of February 2017 booked off work. They are well placed for reaching the knockout stage.

Oriol Romeu of Southampton celebrates with Maya Yoshida of Southampton
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FULL-TIME

Southampton 2-1 Inter Milan

All over. Southampton secure a famous win, coming from behind to beat Italian giants Inter Milan with a superb second-half performance.

Southampton win
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Southampton 2-1 Inter Milan

Southampton are seeing this game out superbly. Inter are trying to launch the ball forward but the hosts send it back towards the Italians' goal.

Two minutes to go...

YELLOW CARD

Southampton 2-1 Inter Milan

Four minutes of added time is shown on the fourth official's board.

Miranda and James Ward-Prowse both pick off yellows after a bit of a coming together off the ball.

SUBSTITUTION

Southampton 2-1 Inter Milan

Antonio Candreva goes off, probably a long time after many felt he should have gone. He's substituted, with Jonathan Biabiany on for the final few minutes. A bit of pace to run at a tiring Saints defence.

Southampton 2-1 Inter Milan

Inter players have their arms up in frustration as Southampton are awarded a soft free-kick on the right side of the visitors' area when Pierre Hojbjerg goes to ground as he attempts to squirm past his marker. It buys Southampton a few more precious seconds, before James Ward-Prowse's free-kick is cleared.

Mauro Icardi of Internazionale speaks to the referee during the UEFA Europa League Group K match between Southampton FC and FC Internazionale Milano at St Mary"s Stadium on November 3, 2016 in Southampton, England
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SUBSTITUTION

Southampton 2-1 Inter Milan

A change for Inter as Felipe Melo replaces Assane Demoya Gnoukouri.

Nathan Redmond then alleviates a bit of pressure on the Southampton defence with a shot that is pushed wide. James Ward-Prowse's corner is cleared.

Ten minutes to go

Southampton 2-1 Inter Milan

Can Southampton hold on for a famous win? They've got 10 minutes to try and close the game out and they've adopted a more cautious approach to the game after dominating much of the first half. They're inviting a bit of pressure from Inter now...

CLOSE!

Southampton 2-1 Inter Milan

As long as Mauro Icardi is on the pitch, Inter are going to have a chance of getting something from nothing. A rare attack for the Italians sees Icardi in space 30 yards from goal. He lets fly with a fierce effort that Fraser Forster can only palm away to his side.

Southampton 2-1 Inter Milan

4 - All four of Virgil van Dijk's goals for Southampton have come at St Mary's. Surroundings.

Look how far they have come

Southampton 2-1 Inter Milan

Simon Stone

BBC Sport at St Mary's Stadium

Seven years ago this week, Southampton needed two late Rickie Lambert goals to snatch a 2-2 draw with Leyton Orient.

Now they are less than 15 minutes away from beating the three time European champions.

Nearby Bournemouth are on a fairytale run. Swansea has also enjoyed a remarkable rise. But no-one should forget how far Southampton have come in such a short period of time.

Get Involved

#bbcfootball

Mark Caswell: Just been told to be quiet by my mrs after second goal went in. Doesn't want me waking the kids! 

Dan Kerins: Tonight, van Dijk has been #SaintsFC's best defender, midfielder and striker.

SUBSTITUTION

Southampton 2-1 Inter Milan

Dusan Tadic has put in a solid shift, but his work is done as Claude Puel makes his second change of the night, replacing Tadic with Steven Davis.

Elsewhere in Europe

Shakhtar Donetsk, Ajax and Schalke are all still leading and are through to the knockout stage as it stands.

Brazilian midfielder Fred has scored Shakhtar's fourth, while Ajax are now 3-0 up against Celta Vigo and Schalke remains 2-0 against Krasnodar.

Other second-half goals have come for Standard Liege, who lead Panathinaikos 1-0. In France Red Bull Salzburg are 1-0 up at Nice, and Azerbaijani side Qarabag lead PAOK Salonika by the same scoreline.  

Sporting Braga's match against Konyaspor is still 2-1 but both sides are now down to 10 men.

Southampton 2-1 Inter Milan

A Dusan Tadic corner fizzes just over the heads of Southampton players as the hosts go within a whisker of a chance for a third.

SUBSTITUTION

Southampton 2-1 Inter Milan

Some might say that was justice for Southampton after they were not awarded what appeared a clear penalty earlier in this half.

Inter Milan are having to try to repel wave after wave of pressure and Stefano Vecchi makes a change, replacing Gary Medel with Eder.

GOAL - Southampton 2-1 Inter Milan

Yuto Nagatomo OG

A shocker of an own goal!

Southampton keep up the pressure after equalising as Dusan Tadic whips in a cross from the left. It takes a deflection but Yuto Nagatomo should be able to clear. Instead, he hesitates and the ball bounces off his thigh and loops into his own net.

Nagatomo own goal
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Southampton 1-1 Inter Milan

"Oh when the Saints" boom the home fans. That goal has really lifted the crowd and Southampton are straight on the hunt for a second. Charlie Austin harasses Miranda, but the defender's clearance hits the Southampton striker and goes out for a goal kick.

GOAL - Southampton 1-1 Inter Milan

Virgil Van Dijk

The equaliser, and very much deserved after a spell of sustained pressure by Southampton.

It comes from a corner, as Oriol Romeu's lofted effort strikes the bar but Virgil Van Dijk is well placed to poke in the loose ball as it drops.

Game on.

Virgil Van Dijk
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Living up to the stereotype

Southampton 0-1 Inter Milan

Simon Stone

BBC Sport at St Mary's Stadium

I grew up with a stereotypical image of an Italian team.

Niggly, argumentative, playing on the edge.

It's unfair of course. There have been some great Italian sides down the years and the current Juventus side are among the best around.

But given their well-documented problems, Inter are reverting to type. They are going to try and protect this lead with every trick they have at their disposal.

Southampton 0-1 Inter Milan

Officials being far more lenient on shirt tugging and holding at set pieces in #EuropaLeague than in the #PremierLeague.

Lucky Candreva

Here is the moment that marred the end of the first half. Antonio Candreva strikes Sam McQueen in the face. It certainly looked like it should have been a red card. 

Candreva hits Sam mCqueen
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SUBSTITUTION

Southampton 0-1 Inter Milan

A touch over 30 minutes remaining and Claude Puel decides his attack needs a bit more bite. Charlie Austin is on for Jay Rodriguez.

PENALTY APPEAL

Southampton 0-1 Inter Milan

Should Southampton have a penalty?

Virgil van Dijk appears to be wrestled to the floor by Andrea Ranocchia. 

It certainly looks like a penalty, but the referee isn't convinced.

Southampton 0-1 Inter Milan

Southampton have some defending to do for the first time in this half as Ivan Perisic attempts to feed a ball to the far post for Mauro Icardi. Sam McQueen is there to clear, allowing the Saints to attack once again.

Great atmosphere at St Mary's. The home fans are certainly doing all they can to urge their side forward.

Inter fans hyped up

The Inter Milan fans are lucky their side are not down to 10 men. As stewards keep an eye on them, they are trying their best to make some noise but are being drowned out by the Saints faithful. This match has definitely got a bit spicy! 

Inter Milan fans
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YELLOW CARD

Southampton 0-1 Inter Milan

Gary Medel catches Peirre Hojbjerg with his hand as the two challenge for possession and the Inter midfielder picks up a booking as a result.

GREAT SAVE!

Southampton 0-1 Inter Milan

Excellent at stopping penalties and excellent at stopping shots in general if this showing is anything to go by.

James Ward-Prowse has another pop from distance but this time his strike is much more meaty, forcing Samir Handanovic into a fine one-handed save.

It is going to take something special to beat him tonight.

Southampton 0-1 Inter Milan

43.8% - Samir Handanovic has saved seven of the 16 penalties faced since 2014/15 for Inter (43.8%). Savior.

Southampton 0-1 Inter Milan

Southampton have started this half well as they attack again. This time Nathan Redmond's cross is cleared to Pierre Hojbjerg on the edge of the Inter area. Hojbjerg has time but rushes his shot and balloons it over the bar.

CLOSE!

Southampton 0-1 Inter Milan

The hosts are straight on the attack as James Ward-Prowse hits a first-time shot from the edge of the area straight at Samir Handanovic.

KICK-OFF

Southampton 0-1 Inter Milan

And we're back under way.

Southampton 0-1 Inter Milan

The players are back out on the pitch.

Looks like no changes for either side.