UK time is: 12:55:32
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Saga on song

Marek Saganowski netted his fifth and sixth goals since returning to Southampton from a loan spell at Danish side Aalborg. His goals put Mark Wotte's side on course for a 3-1 victory over Preston North End.

Speaking to www.saintsfc.co.uk, the Polish international said, "I'm happy with my own performance but the three points were the most important thing for us today," the striker said afterwards.

"It is fantastic for us but it is only one win and we still have some work to do," he added. "We played a very good game and got three great goals in the first half, I think Preston were happy to play the long ball and we deserved our win."

Saganowski got his first goal of the game after 28 minutes, putting Saints 2-0 up in the process. The affable forward scored a spectacular half-volley from the edge of the area, giving Preston keeper Andy Lonergan absolutely no chance, and the Pole admitted he caught the ball just how he wanted to.

"My first goal came well for me because Adam Lallana was able to chest the ball straight towards me and I just took one touch before hitting it exactly right."

Saganowski's second goal was more of an individual effort, as the in-form striker ran half the length of the pitch unchallenged before keeping his cool and firing past the helpless Lonergan.

"I noticed that Andrew Davies was down on the ground," he said. "No-one wanted to attack the ball played in by Rudi Skacel so I just moved the ball into my stride and struck it in low. It was a nice goal to score."

The forward admitted it was an odd feeling to be lining up against former Saint Andrew Davies, whose return to St Mary's lasted just 45 minutes as he was subbed off at half time due to injury.

"It was strange because six months ago I was playing alongside him and today I was against him but in the end I only got to play him for 45 minutes."

Saganowski also spoke about his latest strike partner, stating that he felt they brought the best out of each other.

"We played well going forward and Jason Euell was able to hold the ball up and get into the channels," he enthused. "I think I did a good job alongside Jason today, he held the ball up well and was a good fighter too and together we did well."

Saints' second home victory of the season was a timely boost for Mark Wotte's side, but Saganowski has stressed that the south coast club won't be getting carried away.

"It's a small step in the right direction but it will feel like an even bigger one if we can get three points next week against Cardiff which we now need to prepare ourselves for."




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Championship odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Daniel Bailey Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 22 2009

Time: 1:30PM

Your Comments

Both of Saga's goals were first class yesterday. His first one in particular was a sweet strike. More of the same please Marek!
Bailey11
i saw the goals and they were very well taken goals.
bluemooner_mcfc
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Southampton Articles

Stats: Stoke v Southampton (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Koeman Expects Stoke Response (Tuesday October 28 2014)

Players Respond To Stoke Win (Sunday October 26 2014)

Battling Quality Pleases Koeman (Sunday October 26 2014)

Stats: Southampton v Stoke (Saturday October 25 2014)

Krueger - A Special Day We Will Remember (Wednesday October 22 2014)

A Look Back to A Saintly Beginning (Monday October 20 2014)

Players Respond To Sunderland Win (Sunday October 19 2014)

Koeman - EIGHT Nil Is Not Normal (Sunday October 19 2014)

Archived Southampton Articles

List All Vital Saints Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Rex Vulgaris 27
2. Vital Saint 24
3. StuSaint 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 9 7 2 0 +15 23
2. Southampton 9 6 1 2 +15 19
3. Man City 9 5 2 2 +9 17
4. West Ham 9 5 1 3 +5 16
5. Arsenal 9 3 5 1 +4 14
6. Swansea 9 4 2 3 +3 14
7. Liverpool 9 4 2 3 +1 14

Breaking League News

Blind & Di Maria Loving It!
Man Utd : 30/10/2014 10:16:00
Oviedo keen to return
Everton : 30/10/2014 10:00:00
The Ped Report..City 0-2 Newcastle United
Man City : 30/10/2014 09:54:00
Jagielka a proper leader and a proper captain
Everton : 30/10/2014 09:00:00
Silver Lining
Man City : 30/10/2014 08:44:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

COC - Stoke MotM
Suggested By:  Vital Saint
Forster 0%
Clyne 0%
Gardos 0%
Fonte 0%
Targett 0%
Schneiderlin 0%
S Davis 0%
Wanyama 0%
Long 0%
Pelle 0%
Tadic 0%
Sub - Cork 0%
Sub - Alderweireld 0%