Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 3/30/13
Southampton moved towards Premier League safety with a 2-1 win over Chelsea at St Mary's. First-half goals from Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert either side of John Terry's header ensured Saints moved up to 13th with a deserved victory despite late Blues pressure. The result sees Chelsea drop to fourth in the Premier League table and they remain in danger of dropping out of the Champions League places with Arsenal now just two points behind in fifth. Southampton started the brighter and had two early chances with Rodriguez seeing a sidefooted effort saved comfortably by Petr Cech before Branislav Ivanovic blocked well from Lambert. But Ivanovic was caught out by quality movement from Rodriguez for the opener when he played a crisp one-two with Steven Davis before slotting the ball calmly past Cech to give Saints the lead. Fernando Torres, again preferred to Demba Ba in attack, was struggling to get in the game at the other end but did have a goal correctly ruled out for handbal...
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