Southampton striker Graziano Pelle finally ended his goal drought in the Premier League, as the Saints ran out winners against Hull City at St Mary’s, report BBC
The two side were goalless at the break, and clear cut chances were at a premium in the first 45 minutes. But in the second-half, Southampton finally found a goal for their efforts. Hull, by no means, were disappointing at St Mary’s, but just could make their opportunities count when resented to them, and eventually they were made to pay.
James Ward-Prowse dispatched of a spot-kick minutes before the hour mark, with the Saints having been awarded the penalty after Hull defender Alex Bruce fouled the impress Shane Long. The second-half remained close until the 81st minute when Pelle scored late on, ending his own drought for Ronald Koeman’s men, as well as boosting their chances of finishing in the Europa League.
The win puts Southampton 5th in the Premier League, while Hull City have been dragged into the relegation battle, and face a difficult task to retain their top-flight status. Koeman was pleased to see Pelle end his goal drought, and is happy they have ended their poor run of form.
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