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Walcott helps Saints to win

By Richard Scott.   Last Updated: 22/10/05 7:30pm

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Wonderkid Theo Walcott followed up his midweek goal at Leeds with another at the New Den before Ricardo Fuller added a second to secure all three points for Southampton in a 2-0 defeat of Millwall.

The 16-year-old created history at Elland Road on Tuesday night by becoming the youngest Saints goalscorer on his full debut in the 2-1 defeat, but his contribution on Saturday helped Harry Redknapp's men to all three points.

Millwall, without a home win all season, had started the brighter and almost took the lead in the seventh minute when Ben May unleashed a right footed effort from range, but the young striker's shot came back off the post with Antti Niemi well beaten

Southampton took the lead when Walcott struck with 18 minutes gone, flicking the ball past Andy Marshall after he left the defence standing with his blistering pace.

Fuller doubled the advantage seven minutes later when he stooped to head Djamel Belmadi's free-kick past the outstretched arm of Marshall.

Belmadi almost made it three on the half-hour mark, but was unfortunate to see his long range drive rebound off the post.

Philip Ifil,on loan from Tottenham, added to Millwall's woes on the stroke of half-time when he received his marching orders for a second bookable offence after felling Danny Higginbotham.

The second half began in much the same way as the first - with May firing in a shot from range - but this time Niemi dealt with it easily.

May tested Niemi again in the closing stages but Southampton emerged victorious to record only their second away win of the campaign.

 

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2 Derby County 12 23
3 Middlesbrough 12 23
4 Norwich City 12 21
5 Nottingham Forest 12 21
6 Ipswich Town 12 20
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 12 20
8 Charlton Athletic 12 19
9 Bournemouth 12 18
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11 Sheffield Wednesday 12 17
12 Cardiff City 12 16
13 Blackburn Rovers 12 16
14 Leeds United 12 15
15 Rotherham United 12 15
16 Reading 12 15
17 Huddersfield Town 12 15
18 Millwall 12 13
19 Wigan Athletic 12 11
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 12 11
21 Birmingham City 12 11
22 Fulham 12 10
23 Bolton Wanderers 12 8
24 Blackpool 12 6

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