Southampton players, including Graziano Pelle and Matt Targett react to Stoke win on Twitter

Graziano Pelle

The Saints manager was also on the Tweet after the game.

Southampton continued to fight for a European place this afternoon with a comfortable 2-0 triumph over relegation battlers Hull City.

The Saints are now fifth in the league, and considering the summer of decimation they suffered, that is quite a remarkable feat.

The game also had two very important goalscorers.

James Ward-Prowse netted the first goal. The youngster, a breakthrough star of the Southampton team this season, had not scored a league for Southampton before and this was his first goal for the club since an FA Cup strike against Coventry City in January 2012.

Graziano Pelle bagged the second. The Italian had not scored for the Saints since January but a recent strike for Italy against England has given him a boost in confidence - and he finally ended his goal drought for the club today. It was his 15th goal of the season.

After the game Southampton players, including Pelle, were obviously ecstatic with the victory and took to Twitter to share their joy post-game.

They weren't alone, as manager Ronald Koeman also Tweeted - but hewas clearly not happy with a lackustre first-half performance.

Southampton take on Stoke City in their next Premier League fixture, as they continue their chase for a European spot.

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