Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has been quoted as saying on the club’s official Twitter page that winning against Arsenal at home in January was his highlight of the season.
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The Saints defeated North London outfit Arsenal 2-0 at St. Mary’s Stadium in the Premier League on January 1.
Koeman’s side headed into the match on the back of a 1-1 draw with Chelsea at home, and not many would have expected them to pick up all three points.
Sadio Mane took advantage of a mistake from Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to curl the ball into an empty net from a narrow angle in the 34th minute.
Szczesny made another mistake 11 minutes into the second half, when he kicked a loose ball while on the ground to Dusan Tadic, who poked in to make it 2-0.
Over the course of the 90 minutes, Southampton had 41% of the possession, took 13 shots of which six were on target, and earned two corners.
The Saints are currently seventh in the Premier League table with 60 points from 37 matches. Koeman’s side will face Manchester City away from home at the Etihad Stadium on the final day of the season on Sunday.