Nathan Redmond stars as Southampton beat Wolves to march towards safety

  • Nathan Redmond stars as Southampton beat Wolves to march towards safety

Nathan Redmond stars as Southampton beat Wolves to march towards safety

The wonder is how long it has taken Southampton to pull away from the relegation zone under the excellent stewardship of Ralph Hasenhuttl, but it is surely job done now for the season.

Ralph Hasenhuettl, Manager of Southampton acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St Mary's Stadium on April 13, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom.

"You know how much pressure we have been under the last few weeks and now it seems we are coming out of the trouble", the Austrian told the BBC.

"You can read the table and we are always speaking about the 40 points and as long as we don't have 40 points I don't celebrate staying in the league so there is still a long way to go". What we achieved in the FA Cup was a good thing.

"We left too many spaces and we allowed them to play".

Wolves are winless in their last five Premier League away games (D2 L3), and have lost back-to-back league games on the road for the first time this season.

I think it was a bad game. "From the beginning of the game, our defensive organisation was not at our best".

Danny Ings played in Redmond to dink a finish over Rui Patricio and, moments later, the on-loan Liverpool forward similarly teed up Sims, who should have steered his shot on target but fired wide.

"We were on the front foot and we equalised". The game was there for us, but we conceded in a way we can not concede.

Second-half substitute Shane Long sealed the contest in the 71st minute with an opportunist finish from three metres out, steering in a scrambled Maya Yoshida effort after the Japanese defender saw his initial overhead kick blocked. A bad performance. We are a team that wants to compete in every game, and we didn't compete at our best.

"This was planned and we are proceeding with the plan, going to the training camp to regroup and become stronger for the next games", he said.