Southampton assistant manager Andy Crosby was impressed by the impact Jay Rodriguez made for the Saints as they moved into the fourth round of the Capital One Cup with victory against Sheffield Wednesday.
Rodriguez, playing in his preferred role as central striker, shone in a much-changed Saints side and scored his first goals for the club in their 2-0 defeat of Wednesday.
"He had a massive impact," assistant Crosby said. "I thought his movement was excellent against two centre-halves that perhaps wanted him to come short."
Rodriguez's first goal came on the half-hour mark when he expertly turned his markers to rifle home past Stephen Bywater. The Wednesday goalkeeper did manage to get to his penalty 12 minutes from time, but it trickled home to ensure Southampton's progress to the last 16.
"I think the way we set about the game made it a comfortable night," Crosby said. "I think we were excellent first half, moved the ball really well and applied pressure to them high up the pitch.