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Saints ease past struggling Norwich in EPL

Che Adams and Oriol Romeu struck as Southampton cruised to a comfortable 2-0 Premier League win over rock-bottom Norwich.

Norwich failed to register a single shot on target in the match, while Southampton had numerous chances to add to their tally as they extended their unbeaten league run to five games.

After threatening from the start, the home side took the lead in the 36th minute when Adams bundled the ball over the line, before Romeu doubled their tally in the final minutes with a powerful volley.

The Canaries had hauled themselves out of the relegation zone prior to the international break following successive wins over Everton and Watford, but Dean Smith’s side now find themselves bottom again and five points from safety.

Southampton had already moved into the top 10 after they overwhelmed Everton 2-0 last weekend and the victory moved them above Brighton into ninth.

Saints skipper James Ward-Prowse hailed the depth of the Southampton squad after taking 10 points from four Premier League games.

“Going back to the summer we recruited really well and the squad has got a lot of depth now,” said Ward-Prowse .

“Last year if we lost two or three players we didn’t have that depth to step in. The squad is good, there’s a good blend of youth and experience and everybody who steps up has delivered.

“It’s a great team to be part of and it’s very exciting moving forward.”

Smith told Sky Sports they didn’t play with the quality required and gave the ball away too often in the first half.

Of his relegation battle, he said: “We don’t know what the league table will look like in the next five or six games, we just have to concentrate on the next game.”

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