Senegalese international Sadio Mane was on the winning side as Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo and his Watford side suffered a 2-0 defeat at St Mary’s to Southampton in a midweek Barclays Premier League clash.
The Nigerian international who has netted 13 league goals so far in the current premier league campaign fired blanks as the Hornets’ recorded a third defeat in their last five fixtures in all competitions.
Goals from Shane Long and Dusan Tadic earned Southampton only their second league win in nine games as they saw off Watford at St Mary’s Stadium.
The Saints were exceptional and outshone their in-form visitors on a wet and cold night on the south coast.
Long opened the scoring when he directed his header past Heurelho Gomes from a excellent Matt Targett delivery.
Dusan Tadic made it 2-0, two minutes after coming on in the 71st minute, when he fired in from eight yards.
The Saints move up from 13th to 12th with the win, two points behind Watford who remain on 29 points, but drop from ninth to 10th.