Southampton Move Out Of Relegation Zone
English Premier League Wrap, 3 February 2018
Southampton registered an impressive win to move out of the relegation zone while Manchester United closed the gap on Manchester City at the top of the English Premier League table.
West Brom 2-3 Southampton
Despite going behind early on Southampton fought back to register a 3-2 win over West Brom at the Hawthorns.
Egyptian Ahmed Hegazy opened the scoring for West Brom as early the fourth minute, but his goal was cancelled out by Gabon’s Mario Lemina in the 40th minute.
Southampton took the lead three minutes later thanks to a strike from Jack Stephens while a goal from James Ward-Prowse in the 55th minute handed them a two-goal lead.
Jose Rondon scored for West Brom in the 72nd minute to set-up a tense final 15 minutes, but Southampton held on for the victory which moved them out of the relegation zone.
Bournemouth 2-1 Stoke
Two goals late in the second half from Joshua King in the 70th minute and Lys Mousset in the 79th minute handed Bournemouth a 2-1 win over Stoke at the Vitality Stadium.
Stoke’s goal was scored early on by Xherdan Shaqiri in the fifth minute, but it proved to be only consolation.
Brighton 3-1 West Ham
Two goals in the second half saw Brighton earn an impressive 3-1 win over West Ham at the Amex Stadium.
Brighton opened the scoring early on thanks to a goal from Glenn Murray in the eighth minute, but West Ham equalised on the half hour mark courtesy of a strike from Chicharito.
Goals from Jose Izquierdo in the 59th minute and from Pascal Gross in the 75th minute proved to be the difference on the day as Brighton picked up the three points.
Leicester 1-1 Swansea
Leicester and Swansea played to a 1-1 draw in their league match at the King Power Stadium.
Jamie Vardy opened the scoring for Leicester in the 17th minute, but his goal was cancelled out by Federico Fernandez in the 53rd minute as the two teams shared the spoils.
Manchester United 2-0 Huddersfield
Second half goals from Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez handed Manchester United a 2-0 win over Huddersfield at Old Trafford.
It was a tightly contested first half, but United ran away with it in the second stanza after Lukaku gave them the lead in the 55th minute before a penalty goal from Sanchez in the 68th minute secured the victory.