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Southampton manager Neil Adkins was full of praise for his team after admitting Leeds battered them in the game at Elland Road.

Southampton condemned Leeds to the seventh home defeat of the season but in stark contrast to what had gone before us this season. Leeds put in one of their best performances in a very long time and were only denied by a resolute defence and a goalkeeper who was having the game of his lifetime.

Adkins praised his side and especially his goalkeeper Kelvin Davis after the game and he felt it was a great three points for them as they move clear at the top of the championship.

Speaking on Sky Sports after the game, Adkins said, . "Davis made some unbelievable saves. The whole team have had to put their bodies on the line because to be fair, Leeds were up for it and we thought they would be.

"We gave them a helping hand early on but we grinded it out. It is fair to say things weren`t happening first half. We were all over the place in my mind, but we scored a fantastic goal and it gave us something to hang onto.

"We defended for our lives. We organised ourselves better in the second half and we have done great. There was great resolve amongst the lot of them and that is what wins you things.

"Fair play, Leeds have battered us, but we defended and had to grind out a result. Everybody has thrown their body on the line. We have had a bit of fortune, but it is about time.

"It is a great three points for us because Leeds have done very well against us."


35-year-old goalkeeper Davis has made almost 650 appearances during an 18-year career but he will rarely have played a better game.

In the first half, he made a great reflex save to deny Luciano Becchio and in the second half, he continued to thwart both Becchio and Leeds.

He made an unbelievable double save to deny Becchio what looked a certain equaliser and he then made two tremendous reflex saves to deny debutant Danny Webber.

When Leeds managed to avoid Davis, the crossbar twice came to the rescue of the saints charmed goal.

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Date:Sunday March 4 2012
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