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Nott'm Forest 3-1 Southampton

Relegated Saints ended their season in sorry fashion at the City Ground.

They started well and Jason Euell had already hit a post by the time Adam Lallana found Bradley Wright-Phillips who slotted in under keeper Paul Smith.

Forest levelled out of nowhere in the 73rd minute as Joe Garner turned on the edge of the area and deftly lobbed in.

Luke Chambers headed in a late corner, David McGoldrick almost made it 2-2 but Robbie Earnshaw sealed it after Kelvin Davis parried an Arron Davies shot.


Forest boss Billy Davies:

"We started off sluggish but great credit has got to be given to Southampton, I think they're in a false position.

"The second half was much better and we showed plenty of courage.

"We wanted to keep the run going, finish on a high and give the fans a good send-off."

Southampton manager Mark Wotte:

"I think it reflects the season.

"It's a ridiculous result if you see the game but it's why we are in the bottom three."


Nottm Forest: Smith, Gunter, Chambers, Breckin, Lynch, McCleary (Davies 73), McGugan, Moussi (Anderson 63), Cohen, Blackstock (Garner 46), Earnshaw.
Subs Not Used: Perch, Thornhill.

Goals: Garner 73, Chambers 87, Earnshaw 90.

Southampton: Davis, James, Saeijs (Lancashire 76), Perry, Surman, Lallana, Schneiderlin (Gobern 80), Gillett, Wright-Phillips (Gasmi 71), Jason Euell, Jason Euell, McGoldrick.

Booked: James.

Goal: Wright-Phillips 16.

Att: 29,008

Ref: Keith Stroud (Hampshire).



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see also
Administrators debate Saints bids
03 May 09 |  Southampton
Championship photos
03 May 09 |  Championship
Ups and downs
03 May 09 |  Football


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