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Hesketh and Slattery secure Southampton victory

30 Jan 2018
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Saints score twice in quick succession to earn 2-0 Division 2 win over Stoke City at St George's Park

Jake Hesketh and Callum Slattery scored to give Southampton their first win in eight Division 2 matches, beating Stoke City 2-0 at St George's Park.

Slattery could have put the visitors ahead just before half-time but had a penalty saved by Stoke goalkeeper Jakob Haugaard.

But Hesketh gave Southampton an early second-half lead with a shot from 20 yards and Slattery made amends four minutes later.

Southampton stay ninth in the Division 2 table, nine points outside the play-off places. Stoke are 11th and winless in six matches. 

See: Stoke report | Southampton report

Next fixtures

Stoke: 5 Feb v Middlesbrough (H) PL2
Southampton: 5 Feb v West Brom (H) PL2

Watch Southampton's goals 

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