The Saints had Jannick Vestergaard sent off early on, but managed to take a shock lead in the second half.
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Dan N’Lundulu marked his first senior start for the Saints with a maiden goal for the club in the 17th minute at their St Mary’s ground before England’s James Ward-Prowse put the result beyond doubt a minute from time
Both teams are still searching for their first points of the 2020-21 campaign, with Burnley losing at Leicester City in their belated opener and Southampton having lost two from two so far.
City’s reign as Premier League champions ended last week, but they responded with a 4-0 thrashing of newly crowned winners Liverpool on Thursday.
Hojbjerg, 24, has repeatedly been linked with a move away from the club and recently expressed a desire to play in the Champions League.
The 52-year-old was appointed at St Mary’s in December 2018 and has proved a popular appointment, turning around his side’s fortunes after a 9-0 home defeat to Leicester in October.
Liverpool’s final match before the mid-season break sees them welcome an in-form Southampton side to Anfield this afternoon.
The forward’s brace inspired a 3-1 win which lifted the Saints out of the Premier League drop zone – and plunged Villa into it.
Two teams in desperate need of a Premier League victory face off this afternoon when Southampton welcome fellow strugglers Everton to St Mary’s.
Southampton defender, Wesley Hoedt, has sealed a deadline day move to Belgian Pro League side Royal Antwerp on a season-long loan, the Premier League club said on Monday.
Southampton have signed Mali international Moussa Djenepo on a four-year deal from Standard Liege, the Premier League club said on Thursday.