Oct 6, 2013 at 1.30pm UK at ​St Mary's Stadium
SwanseaSwansea City
Lallana (19'), Rodriguez (83')
Lovren (54'), Fonte (54'), Wanyama (81')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Canas (49')

Mauricio Pochettino praises Artur Boruc, Adam Lallana

Pochettino praises Boruc, Lallana
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Mauricio Pochettino reserves special praise for Artur Boruc and Adam Lallana following Southampton's 2-0 win over Swansea City.

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino has heaped praise upon Artur Boruc and Adam Lallana following this afternoon's 2-0 win over Swansea City.

Lallana was among the goals at St Mary's Stadium as the Saints went fourth in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, the Polish goalkeeper was on top form to deny Michu and Wilfried Bony as the Swans put their hosts under heavy pressure after falling behind on the South Coast.

"He was incredible," Pochettino told Sky Sports News. "He did ever so well, but it just shows we have full trust in his performances and his skill, and also in our other keepers.

"We were able to keep another clean sheet, which was a massive positive for us, but Boruc has our full trust to be our number one keeper. I don't know what happened in the past, but in the eight months I've been here he's been excellent for us."

The Argentine also reserved praise for 25-year-old Lallana, who he believes is verging on another call-up to the England squad.

"I'm very happy for Adam," the 41-year-old added. "He's a great bloke and a great professional and he's very passionate about this club.

"It's not my decision in the end, but if he keeps performing as he did today he'll be actually very close to getting that call up to the national side. His performance has been amazing over the last few games."

Lallana was called up by Roy Hodgson for the match against Ukraine a year ago but did not feature.

Adam Lallana of Southampton celebrates with team mates as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Swansea City at St Mary's Stadium on October 6, 2013
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