Hull 2-1 Southampton: Two goals in 125 seconds end Mike Phelan’s losing streak

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Hull City avoided a seventh straight Premier League defeat with two goals in two minutes to beat Southampton 2-1.

The visitors looked on course to follow up their midweek Europa League win over Inter Milan when Charlie Austin fired them in front on six minutes from the penalty spot after Maya Yoshida was tripped in the area by Curtis Davies.

Austin then came close to doubling his side’s lead on the stoke of half-time but saw his shot tipped round the post by the excellent David Marshall.

Centre-half Virgil Van Dijk then hit the bar six minutes into the second half as the Saints looked to put the game beyond the home side but the Tigers roared back in dramatic fashion.

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England international Fraser Forster had been a virtual spectator for large parts of the game but was picking the ball out of the next on 61 minutes when Robert Snodgrass swept home Sam Clucas’s pull-back.

The turnaround was complete just two minutes later when Snodgrass’s free-kick was headed home by defender Michael Dawson to record a much-needed victory in Hull’s fight against relegation.

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