Southampton's first trip to the new Wembley Stadium couldn't have been much better for the Saints who got off to a perfect start.
Rickie Lambert fired them ahead after just 15 minutes before Adam Lallana gave them a 2-0 lead at the break with his 16th goal of the season, but probably his most memorable:
"It is a brilliant feeling to get that first trophy. It was great payback to be able to score - we have got great backing from the fans and a great ownership so I can only see positive things in the future for this football club and it is a great step in the making today.
"We have got nine big games left in the season so we have got to knuckle down and get good results. It is still mathematically possible to get to the Play-Offs and until that is no longer possible, we will keep fighting."
Youngster Michail Antonio was also on target as he wrapped up the scoring on the hour mark, after Papa Waigo had made it 3-0. The midfielder, who turned 20 on Sunday, was able to celebrate in style and he admitted he couldn't believe he was playing at Wembley just two years after being plucked from non-league by Reading:
"My football career is moving so rapidly and to come to Wembley is a shock that I need to get my head round but I want to keep trying my best.
"Today is going to give us a big boost to show that we can make it to the play-offs - football is all about the challenges, it wouldn't be fun if it was easy.
"It is best birthday I have ever had - it won't be topped, maybe if I'm playing in the next FA Cup final and score but otherwise it can't be topped."
All attentions now turn back to the League and with nine games still to play the dream is to make the Play-Offs and after having a taste of the big time Joe Mills is just one player who now wants more:
"All the lads have now experienced Wembley and every player wants to come back to a stadium like this again, so we are hopefully going to take this back into the league, win the rest of our games and sneak into that Play-Off place.
"This is the biggest game of my career so far and this is what it is all about - the crowd and experience. I don't think I needed any drive but if I did, that was a massive boost. I don't want to get out of this team."
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