Premier League 2

Obafemi strikes late as Saints beat Norwich

13 Mar 2018
Southampton v Norwich, PL2

Forward scores in first and last minutes as Southampton boost their chances of reaching PL2 Division 2 play-offs

Michael Obafemi scored in stoppage time to clinch a 2-1 victory for Southampton over Norwich City and give their Premier League 2 Division 2 play-off chase a boost.

Seventeen-year-old Obafemi took only 13 seconds to open the scoring, and Saints also took a numerical advantage into the second period as Norwich's Timi Odusina was sent off on the stroke of half-time. 

Norwich goalkeeper Aston Oxborough saved a Jake Hesketh penalty before Adam Phillips equalised with a superb 25-yard free-kick on 77 minutes, but Obafemi had the final say. 

With three matches left Southampton are in seventh in Division 2, three points behind fifth-placed Middlesbrough, who occupy the final play-off position.

Norwich are one point and a place behind Saints, but they have played one match more.  

See: Southampton report | Norwich report

Next fixtures

Saints: 16 Mar v Leicester (H) PL Cup
Norwich: 15 Apr v Wolves (H) PL2

Obafemi's late winner

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