Football: Osvaldo strikes as Saints down Palace
SOUTHAMPTON (AFP) - Record signing Dani Osvaldo scored his first goal for Southampton as they beat Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace 2-0 at St Mary's on Saturday.
Osvaldo, who arrived at the south coast club in a £15 million (S$30.4 million) move from Italian side Roma, gave the Saints the lead shortly after half-time and two minutes later England striker Rickie Lambert added a second goal.
Victory took Southampton up into fourth place in the table, with promoted Palace left second bottom having collected just three points from their opening six league matches.
Lambert twice went close in the first-half, shooting over the top from 10 yards before his free-kick was turned away by Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni.