- Redmond bags brace
- Sims, Ings lively in win
- Boly, Long also score
Southampton moved eight points clear of the drop zone with five to play following a 3-1 win over Wolves at St. Mary’s on Saturday, all-but-completing Ralph Hasenhuttl‘s saintly resurgence.
The loss hurt Wolves’ seventh-place chances, though Leicester City and Everton also lost this weekend.
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Saints were in a hurry to pad their bid for Premier League safety, and Josh Sims took advantage in his first Premier League start of the season. The 22-year-old’s cross was put home by Redmond for a second minute lead.
Sims was lively missing out on a chance to set up Ings before later misfiring after Ings set him up for a shot of his own.
Boly answered in the 28th with a monstrous leap to meet a Joao Moutinho corner kick, but Saints would not be bowed by the equalizer.
Two minutes later, it was Redmond again who cooly beat the keeper after some neat interplay between — you guessed it — Sims and Ings.
Saints put it to bed off substitute Long, who knifed a Maya Yoshida pass past Patricio with the outside of his boot.
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