Southampton beats Reading 1-0 in Premier League

Southampton moved out of the Premier League relegation zone for

the first time this season by beating Reading 1-0 on Saturday from

Jason Puncheon’s second-half goal.

Puncheon scored in the 61st minute at St. Mary’s Stadium, his

right-footed strike sliding across goalkeeper Adam Federici and

into the far corner of the net for his second league goal of the


Southampton rose three spots to 15th place, two points above the

drop zone, while Reading stayed 19th, six points from safety.

Reading beat Southampton to win the second-tier League

Championship title last season.