Premier League 2

Derby beat Saints to boost safety bid

22 Apr 2017
Southampton v Derby, PL2

Rams move out of the relegation zone and level with Southampton to set up exciting final Matchweek

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Derby County beat Southampton 1-0 at St Mary's Stadium to move out of the relegation zone and level on points with their opponents going into the final Matchweek of the Division 1 season.

The Rams were bottom on 18 points going into the match, but a close-range finish from Alex Babos on 65 minutes earned an important victory, leaving them two points above the relegation zone ahead of their final match at home to Chelsea on Friday 5 May.

See: Premier League 2 tables

Saints are above Derby on goal difference, with both teams playing one match more than the bottom two - Leicester City and Reading. Saints end the season with a trip to second-placed Manchester City on 5 May.

See: Southampton report | Derby report

(Photos courtesy of Naomi Baker/Southampton FC)

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