Southampton continued their pre-season preparations with a convincing 4-0 win against Guangzhou R&F. 

The Saints locked horns with the Chinese Super League outfit in Macau and were rampant in their victory as a blend of experienced heads and younger players put their counterparts to the sword. 

It took just 56 seconds for Southampton to take the lead. Che Adams thumped an effort towards goal, and the Guangzhou goalkeeper could do little apart from apologetically spill the ball into the net.

Shane Long doubled his side’s advantage soon after. He capitalised on a loose clearance to clip a well-placed first-time effort into the top corner, making it 2-0 to the Premier League side. 

It was 3-0 to Southampton before the half-time whistle blew, as Yan Valery slalomed his way through the Guangzhou left side to calmly slot home the Saints’ third of the first 45 minutes.

Ralph Hasenhuttl saw his men coast through the match until they added a fourth to cap a comprehensive win in the 91st minute courtesy of a header from promising Austrian defender Christoph Klarer.

Here are our Southampton player ratings from the win against Guangzhou.