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Lambert proud of points record

Rickie Lambert says everybody at Southampton should be proud after the win at Swansea ensured the club finished with their highest ever Premier League points total.

Victory at the Liberty stadium ensured Mauricio Pochettino's men reached 55 points, surpassing their previous highest Premier League points tally of 54 set in a 42-game season in 1994-95.

And England striker Lambert, who came off the bench to score the injury-time winner against Swansea, revealed it was extra special to reach the milestone in front of the club's travelling support.

"I know some people say we don't look to the history, but we knew about it for a long time and we were desperate to break it (points total) because we know that it's a big achievement," Lambert told BBC Radio Solent.

"To have achieved what we have over the past four years, and then to progress to where we are now, tops off everything. It has been superb.

"It's full credit to everyone from top to the bottom.

"It has been a pleasure to play alongside everyone, and getting a win at the end of the away fixtures in front of the away fans is superb."

Lambert capitalised on an unexpected late opportunity against Swansea when Ashley Williams' attempted clearance ballooned high and behind goalkeeper Michel Vorm, dipping into the net off Lambert's back.

"It wasn't the best game was it?" he added.

"It wasn't the best game to play in either - there wasn't much happening, which was a bit frustrating - but I realised we could still break the record, so to do that with a win is great."