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Southampton 2-1 Norwich: Danny Ings and Ryan Bertrand score as Southampton move out of relegation zone despite Teemu Pukki strike Danny Ings and Ryan Bertrand scored as Southampton won 2-1 versus Norwich   Ings scored with a header in 22nd minute after James Ward-Prowse's free-kick   Ryan Bertrand made it 2-0 before half time as he steered home after a corner  Norwich got a goal back in the 65th minute as Teemu Pukki found the net Southampton have moved up to 17th place while Norwich are 19th in the table 

By Kieran Gill for MailOnline

Published: 21:22 GMT, 4 December 2019 | Updated: 21:28 GMT, 4 December 2019

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A happy one-year anniversary to Ralph Hasenhuttl indeed. Twelve months on from being appointed Southampton manager, his players marked it with perhaps his most important win.

They will require a few more of these if they are to survive but for now, out of the relegation zone march the Saints and in it stay Norwich.

Danny Ings opening the scoring with his ninth goal in 10 games – celebrating with a snooker cue routine – before Ryan Bertrand made it two before the break.

Ryan Bertrand (right) celebrates with Jan Bednarek (left) and Danny Ings (centre) after scoring

Ryan Bertrand (right) celebrates with Jan Bednarek (left) and Danny Ings (centre) after scoring

Bertrand added to Southampton's lead when he found the net just prior to half time

Bertrand added to Southampton's lead when he found the net just prior to half time

Danny Ings is congratulated by team-mates after he put Southampton ahead against Norwich

Danny Ings is congratulated by team-mates after he put Southampton ahead against Norwich

Pot luck was on Southampton’s side. Norwich tried their best to stage a comeback, with Teemu Pukki scoring in the second half, but it was ultimately beyond them.

Anyone making use of Amazon Prime’s option to turn off the commentary and listen only to the crowd might have heard Daniel Farke cussing through those pitch-side microphones.

The Norwich head coach was furious as he watched his defenders invite pressure on themselves throughout a first-half collapse, with the hosts taking the lead after 22 minutes.

Each of Southampton's last 10 Premier League goals had been scored by either James Ward-Prowse or Ings. To break the deadlock, one set up the other.

The jubilant Southampton players celebrate after Ings' goal put them in the ascendancy

The jubilant Southampton players celebrate after Ings' goal put them in the ascendancy

The Southampton players were delighted following Ings' goal in the clash at home to Norwich

The Southampton players were

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