Southampton took full advantage of some questionable Sunderland defending to seal a comprehensive 8-0 win in the Premier League on Saturday.
Ronald Koeman’s side struck three times in the opening half and, although their attacking play was impressive, they were helped on their way to a club-record top-flight win by a number of mistakes from the visitors.
Santiago Vergini’s spectacular own goal after 12 minutes gave Southampton the lead, with Graziano Pelle, boosted by a goal on his Italy debut on Monday, capping a memorable week with his fifth league goal of the season six minutes later.
Jack Cork added the third before half-time, substitute Liam Bridcutt bundled home a second own goal just past the hour and Pelle made it five with his second after 68 minutes.
Dusan Tadic, Victor Wanyama and Sadio Mane completed the rout in the closing minutes as Southampton, who are unbeaten at home this season, stay third in the table.
Meanwhile, Sunderland remain in the bottom half after suffering their heaviest defeat of the campaign.
The hosts began in positive fashion and were gifted the opener as Vergini fired into his own net.
Shane Long, recalled for Mane as one of two changes, played a neat one-two with Pelle, but as Vergini tried to get the ball under control he volleyed beyond Vito Mannone from the edge of the box.