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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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Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 27 51
2 Middlesbrough 27 50
3 Ipswich Town 27 50
4 Brentford 27 49
5 Derby County 26 48
6 Watford 27 47
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 44
8 Norwich City 27 43
9 Sheffield Wednesday 26 37
10 Blackburn Rovers 26 36
11 Birmingham City 26 35
12 Nottingham Forest 27 34
13 Cardiff City 27 34
14 Fulham 27 34
15 Huddersfield Town 27 34
16 Bolton Wanderers 26 33
17 Charlton Athletic 27 32
18 Reading 26 30
19 Brighton and Hove Albion 27 29
20 Leeds United 27 29
21 Rotherham United 26 26
22 Millwall 26 23
23 Wigan Athletic 27 21
24 Blackpool 27 17

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