Southampton took their eighth league win out of their last nine matches as they defeated Leicester City 2-0 over the weekend, with striker Shane Long leading the way.
With the game knotted a 0-0, Long entered the match in the 68th minute replacing Sadio Mane. Long immediately made his presence felt, making manager Ronald Koeman look like a mad genius on the touchline.
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Long opened the scoring just two minutes after entering the match, curling a left-footed strike beautifully into the side netting for his first goal as a Saint. Just five minutes later it was the Irishman again, controlling a long ball before converting a true striker’s finish.
The Saints are riding high as they sit second on the table, just four points behind Chelsea.
Premier League Player of the Week
Week 1: Raheem Sterling, Liverpool
Week 2: Nacer Chadli, Tottenham Hotspur
Week 3: Diego Costa, Chelsea
Week 4: Diego Costa, Chelsea
Week 5: Frank Lampard, Manchester City
Week 6: Edin Dzeko, Manchester City
Week 7: David De Gea, Manchester United
Week 8: Sergio Aguero, Manchester City
Week 9: Wilfried Bony, Swansea City
Week 10: Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal
Week 11: Shane Long, Southampton