ZAMBIAN striker, Emmanuel Mayuka finds scoring form at Southampton

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Southampton's Emmanuel Mayuka
Southampton's Emmanuel Mayuka
Southampton's Emmanuel Mayuka
Southampton’s Emmanuel Mayuka

ZAMBIA striker Emmanuel Mayuka has scored his first competitive goal for English Premiership side Southampton in their 5-1 routing of Championship strugglers Barnsley in round three of Capital One Cup game.
Mayuka, who was substituted in the 90th minute, earned a penalty from which Southampton scored their fourth goal.  He was fouled in the box by Barnsley defender Jimmy McNulty.
It was Mayuka’s second goal for Southampton having also grabbed one in the Saints’ 3-1 victory against Turkish side Besiktas during an off-season tour in Austria last month.
Mayuka celebrated the goal by cartwheeling several times.
The goal came on his anniversary of signing for Southampton from Swiss side, Young Boys.
According to the Mail online, Steven Davis fired the first of his two goals 26 minutes into the match after he was set up by Lloyd Isgrove who made his first start and only his second appearance for Southampton.
Four minutes after the break Jay Rodriguez, who had a two-month loan spell with the Tykes in early 2010, doubled the visitors’ advantage with a stunning 18-yard curled effort beyond debutant Pollitt.
Veteran Pollitt was only recruited hours ahead of the game, with boss David Flitcroft signing the 41-year-old on a month’s loan from Wigan.
For Pollitt, it was his first match since January when he played the first half of Wigan’s 1-0 FA Cup third-round replay victory at Bournemouth, and only his third outing in two and a half years.
Barnsley gave themselves a lifeline in the 54th minute via skipper Stephen Dawson’s thumping 22-yard effort for his first goal since December.
But all hope of a comeback was ended in the 66th minute when Zambia international Mayuka netted his first for the Saints following his move from Swiss club Young Boys last summer.
Mayuka was then fouled in the dying stages by Jimmy McNulty for Davis to add a fourth from the spot, before Gaston Ramirez slotted home the fifth from close range in injury time.

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