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Hull City 0-1 Southampton

By Mike KeeganBBC Sport
Victor Wanyama
Victor Wanyama's effort after three minutes stunned the home support
  • Wanyama hits 40-yard strike
  • Hull keeper Jakupovic at fault on home debut
  • Long twice goes close against former club
  • Saints have won seven of last eight league matches

Victor Wanyama's superb chip was enough to extend Southampton's stunning start to the Premier League season and keep the pressure on leaders Chelsea.

The Kenyan midfielder capitalised on a poor clearance from third-choice Hull keeper Eldin Jakupovic after only three minutes.

Victory was Saints' seventh in eight league games and kept Chelsea's lead at the top to four points.

Hull, meanwhile, slipped to 13th, three points above the relegation zone.

Wanyama goal incredible - Koeman

Southampton are five points clear of third-placed Manchester City, who face Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Jakupovic made a nightmare start to his home debut when his hurried clearance found Wanyama, who clipped a delightful 40-yard chip over the keeper and into an empty net in the third minute.

When they had finished celebrating the goal, the Southampton fans launched into a chant of "We're going to win the league".

Hatem Ben Arfa and the lively Robbie Brady went close for Hull before the nervous Jakupovic, a Switzerland international, dithered over a through ball and was fortunate to see ex-Tiger Shane Long's header loop over him and bounce wide.

Hull got worse as game went on - Bruce

In a second half of few chances, Southampton were once again the dominant force.

Steven Davis was denied at close range by Jakupovic, while substitute Sadio Mane, from three yards out, could not convert Dusan Tadic's cross.

In stoppage time, Graziano Pelle, side-footed wide from almost the same spot, but it mattered little as Southampton secured victory and a fifth clean sheet in six matches.

Hull manager Steve Bruce: "If we're going to be honest, the longer it went the worse we became.

"We huffed and puffed and nothing came of it. It's a terrific finish but it was a horrible mistake by us. To hit it first time was great on their behalf but awful for us.

"He's (Hull goalkeeper Jakupovic) has done so well, waited patiently for his chance and after that (the goal) pulled off some good saves.

"Southampton have got a superb work rate and they defend from the front. They have a terrific attitude about them. You have to say 'well played' to them. You have to give the new manager a pat on the back. It's no fluke."

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman: "It was a fantastic goal, incredible. He played an amazing game today.

"The team has incredible spirit and very good ambition. That makes it an easy job.

"We had a lot of changes (in the summer) but we brought good players in and they are adapting very fast. I am proud of that because that means a lot for the coach."

Victor Wanyama
Wanyama's superb strike was his third goal of the season
Ronald Koeman
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman celebrates with his players
Toby Alderweireld
Saints defender Toby Alderweireld posted this picture on Instagram from the dressing room



Formation 3-5-1-1

  • 16Jakupovic
  • 5Chester
  • 15McShaneSubstituted forAlukoat 64'minutes
  • 6Davies
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 14Livermore
  • 17DiaméBooked at 90mins
  • 8Huddlestone
  • 11BradySubstituted forQuinnat 81'minutes
  • 34Ben ArfaSubstituted forRobertsonat 72'minutes
  • 9Hernández


  • 2Rosenior
  • 7Meyler
  • 12Maguire
  • 24Aluko
  • 26Robertson
  • 29Quinn
  • 35Watson


Formation 4-3-3

  • 23Forster
  • 2Clyne
  • 6José Fonte
  • 17Alderweireld
  • 21Bertrand
  • 8Davis
  • 12Wanyama
  • 4Schneiderlin
  • 7LongSubstituted forManéat 62'minutes
  • 19Pellè
  • 11TadicSubstituted forCorkat 81'minutes


  • 1Davis
  • 3Yoshida
  • 5Gardos
  • 10Mané
  • 18Cork
  • 24Mayuka
  • 28Reed
Martin Atkinson

Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 0, Southampton 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hull City 0, Southampton 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Steven Davis (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Graziano Pellè.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andrew Robertson (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Nathaniel Clyne.

  6. Booking

    Mohamed Diamé (Hull City) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Graziano Pellè (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sadio Mané with a cross.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stephen Quinn (Hull City) header from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone with a cross following a corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Jose Fonte.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Abel Hernández (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andrew Robertson with a cross.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Stephen Quinn replaces Robbie Brady.

  12. Post update

    Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Mohamed Diamé (Hull City).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Victor Wanyama (Southampton).

  15. Post update

    Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Southampton. Jack Cork replaces Dusan Tadic.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Dusan Tadic (Southampton).

  18. Post update

    Mohamed Diamé (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Dusan Tadic.

  20. Post update

    Sadio Mané (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

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5West Ham105231914517
8Man Utd93421613313
10West Brom103431313013
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16Crystal Palace92341316-39
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