Southampton beat Newcastle United 2-0 early this morning to jump to the top of the English Premier League (EPL) for the first time in their history.
Che Adams and Stuart Armstrong scored in both halves at St Mary’s Stadium to ensure victory for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s squad.
The win – the fifth for Southampton in eight games this season – saw them cross Liverpool with a goal difference.
This is the first time the Saints have been at the top of the league after the last time in September 1988.
“It’s amazing what my team is doing,” Hasenhuttl told Sky Sports. “Congratulations to all the players and the team. It’s amazing.
“Everyone is at the highest level. It’s a bit scary what we are doing right now to be honest but not surprising when I see what we are working on.
“I just told the players in the dressing room that we invested a lot in this effort. We made a lot of steps forward.
“We are now a strong party. That is no coincidence.”