Southampton 3 Wolves 1: Redmond the star as Saints march towards safety

Southampton 3 Wolves 1: Redmond the star as Saints march towards safety

Southampton made a big step towards securing Premier League football next season after two first-half goals from Nathan Redmond steered them towards a 3-1 home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

Saints now sit eight points clear of relegation favourites Cardiff, with just five games to play.

They fell behind in the second minute when Redmond poked the ball into the roof of the net at the near post after James Ward-Prowse released Josh Sims on the right flank and the winger delivered a sharp low cross. Mistakes happen, we have to know why.

"I'm absolutely pleased with the win".

Reflecting on the game, Espirito Santo added: "It was not a good performance and it's something that we have to analyse deeply inside and look at".

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"I gave them a wake-up call at half-time even though we were leading 2-1, because we were not courageous enough and we had a long way to go. Since the beginning of the game we didn't do very well, our defensive organisation was not good". "It was a good start from a team that was hard for me to select".

"The pressure lifts when you win, and then you can celebrate with the fans".

"This was planned and we are proceeding with the plan, going to the training camp to regroup and become stronger for the next games", he said.

"We left too many spaces and we allowed them to play. Come on", said Nuno, walking out to cut short his post-match interviews.

It was a disappointing defeat for Wolves, especially following on from their FA Cup heartbreak at the hands of Watford last week.

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