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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 Derby County 18 35
2 Bournemouth 18 32
3 Middlesbrough 18 32
4 Ipswich Town 18 31
5 Brentford 18 31
6 Blackburn Rovers 18 30
7 Watford 18 29
8 Nottingham Forest 18 28
9 Charlton Athletic 18 28
10 Norwich City 18 27
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 27
12 Cardiff City 18 26
13 Sheffield Wednesday 18 22
14 Huddersfield Town 18 21
15 Reading 18 21
16 Leeds United 18 20
17 Fulham 18 19
18 Millwall 18 19
19 Birmingham City 18 19
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 18 18
21 Bolton Wanderers 18 18
22 Rotherham United 18 18
23 Wigan Athletic 18 17
24 Blackpool 18 8

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