Nigeria international Joe Aribo was among the goals as Southampton cruised to a sixth successive St Mary’s victory with a five-star display, as Russell Martin enjoyed a memorable Boxing Day win over former club Swansea in the EFL Championship.
The visitors spurned two presentable opportunities to take the lead before Aribo’s first goal in 14 months put Saints in front on 17 minutes.
Samuel Edozie played a key part in that goal, and had one for himself – his third in four games – three minutes into the second period following a calamitous moment in the Swansea defence.
The substitute then added his second and Saints’ fourth, before setting up fellow replacement Che Adams in stoppage time, as Martin’s side’s unbeaten run extended to 16 matches in style.
Edozie’s replacement, Fraser, produced an impressive late cameo off the bench, starting with an exquisitely-taken third, a curling shot into the top corner to underline Saints’ dominance.