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Southampton gets big win at sputtering Brighton

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Southampton earned a vital win in the relegation race as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s goal helped the Saints to a 1-0 victory over Brighton.

  • Saints five points clear of drop zone with 33 points
  • Hojbjerg scores lone goal
  • Brighton remains on 33 points

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s goal was enough for Southampton to gain an invaluable three points and move five points clear of the drop zone with a 1-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium to Saturday.

Saints and Brighton both have 33 points, five points ahead of 18th place Cardiff City. Brighton has played one fewer match than Saints, while Burnley’s 33 points come with one more match played than Southampton.

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Saints will be feeling much better thanks to the second half goal, and Hojbjerg was fantastic at both ends of the play. The Danish star started the play and finished it with a flick via Nathan Redmond’s assist.

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