Southampton continued their sensational run to the start of the season with a two-nil victory over Leicester City at St Mary’s, which kept them in the running for a Champions League place.
It was a difficult game for the Saints and they took their time to break the deadlock, until Ronald Koeman introduced the striker he spent £12m on this summer and watched him score two goals in four minutes to seal three points. Kasper Schmeichel was helpless to both finishes, as Saints fans praised another in-form player.
With the Saints squad full of stars, can they keep it up? Cue numerous January transfer links and a lot of Liverpool jokes.
Shane Long… This is boy is super special… Came from the bench and boom 2 in 4min
— Sibusiso Mankwali (@sbu_zn) November 8, 2014
Southampton FC…I hope you maintain the trend. Wanyama with an assist,Shane Long coming back strong! — Hashtag Panda (@kgatuha) November 8, 2014
People laughed when we spent £12m on Shane Long but he’s just ensured that we remain at least 2 point clear in 2nd. #saintsfc
— Richard Brereton (@bagel_buns) November 8, 2014
Remember when ppl laughed at southampton paying £12m for Shane Long. Doesn’t seem so bad now, does it. — umara (@_umara) November 8, 2014
— Shawn Moseley (@thisismoseley) November 8, 2014
Shane Long went in an Finished all the work for Southampton — Javi_ElShaarawy (@10Xavi_Delgado) November 8, 2014
— Pete (@Prefontaine82) November 8, 2014
Shane long is a real super sub
— Kevin J Umaña (@Kevin_Umana) November 8, 2014
Full-time St Mary’s Stadium: Shane Long 2-0 Leicester — Daniel Prescott (@DanielDPrescott) November 8, 2014
Shane Long has scored more goals in the PL than all our strikers combined. #LFC
— #BanJoséEnrique (@FoolonTheHil) November 8, 2014