Southampton defeated Reading 2-0 to improve its chances of avoiding relegation from English soccer’s Premier League.
Jay Rodriguez and Adam Lallana scored at the Madejski Stadium in Reading as Southampton won its third straight game. The win moves the Saints up to 11th in the standings, seven places and seven points clear of the three relegation positions at the bottom of the 20-team sttandings.
Reading lost its seventh straight game and remains in last place with 23 points, seven points from safety with six matches left in the season.
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