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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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1 Bournemouth 39 73
2 Watford 39 72
3 Middlesbrough 39 72
4 Norwich City 39 70
5 Derby County 39 67
6 Ipswich Town 39 67
7 Brentford 39 66
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 39 65
9 Nottingham Forest 39 57
10 Blackburn Rovers 39 54
11 Charlton Athletic 39 54
12 Sheffield Wednesday 39 53
13 Leeds United 39 52
14 Cardiff City 39 51
15 Birmingham City 38 47
16 Brighton and Hove Albion 39 45
17 Bolton Wanderers 39 45
18 Huddersfield Town 39 44
19 Reading 38 44
20 Fulham 39 43
21 Rotherham United 39 40
22 Wigan Athletic 39 35
23 Millwall 39 33
24 Blackpool 39 23

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