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Football Scores: Southampton 2-0 Norwich

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Southampton piled on the pressure on their relegation rivals as they produced one of the comfortable football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. The home side dominated the game and was rewarded in the 36th minute when Che Adams scored the opener before Oriol Romeu doubled their advantage in the 88th minute to share the points.

Player ratings

Southampton: Forster (6), Livramento (7), Bednarek (6), Salisu (6), Walker-Peters (8), S Armstrong (8), Romeu (9), Ward-Prowse (7), Elyounoussi (7), Broja (6), Adams (7).
Subs: Stephens (n/a), Long (n/a), Djenepo (n/a).

Norwich: Gunn (7), Aarons (6), Hanley (5), Gibson (6), Williams (6), Normann (5), McLean (6), Gilmour (6), Rashica (5), Pukki (5), Sargent (6).
Subs: Rupp (6), Lees-Melou (6), Dowell (n/a).

Man of the match: Oriol Romeu.

Managers Reaction 

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl: “We had a lot of chances against an organized opponent. It was a tight game. We were able to adapt our game and have different behaviors. That slowed their game down and then we scored our goals. We found Angus Gunn was like a magnet today. We had a lot of shots but he was always there and we had to wait for an unbelievable strike from Oriol.”

Norwich boss Dean Smith: “It was a difficult night. In the first half, we gave the ball away too cheaply. We didn’t play with the quality we can. When you get 6/10s throughout the pitch you won’t win a game in the Premier League. We had to pin their center-backs and full-backs because they had too much ball in our half. We went two upfront to change it around. The subs made an impact. Southampton is a high pressing team and their numbers drop off. We knew we’d get some joy in the second half.”

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