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Mark Hughes: 'Relegation rivals looking over their shoulders'

Hughes: 'Rivals looking over their shoulders'
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Mark Hughes admits that holding on for a 2-1 win against south coast neighbours Bournemouth was a "huge result" for Southampton, who are within one point of safety.

Southampton manager Mark Hughes has described his side's 2-1 win against Bournemouth as potentially "hugely significant" in the battle for Premier League survival.

The Saints earned a vital victory in Saturday afternoon's clash at St Mary's Stadium through a Dusan Tadic double, either side of Joshua King's strike.

Hughes was particularly pleased with the manner of his side's response to being pegged back, as they moved to within a point of Swansea City and three behind Huddersfield Town and West Ham United.

"You could see the reaction from the crowd. Everybody was behind the guys. There was a huge amount of endeavour, and plenty of skill too," he is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News. "It takes a huge amount of effort for the guys to get to a point in games where they can see games out. To get three points is massive.

"We need to have the teams above us looking over their shoulders, and this result does that for us. We need to pressure the ones above us too. They know we have quality here. Now we just need to keep the momentum from this huge result. If we carrying on playing like we did today, we will go close.

"Everyone knew the circumstances coming into the game - we needed maximum points. Draws weren't good enough. It is only one part of what we need to do. It was a huge effort. There was a little bit of a worry around how the guys would react after conceding just before half time. We have been scarred by previous results, but, to a man they were magnificent.

"We dug in, got the lead back, and in the end we were just throwing bodes at the ball. They threw everything at us. Huge result. It doesn't mean anything yet, but it could be hugely significant."

Southampton have scored two or more goals in both of their home league games under Hughes - the same number they managed in their last 14 matches at St Mary's under predecessor Mauricio Pellegrino.

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Tuesday's key events

· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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