MX23RW : Thursday, December 13 04:45:19
Jul 17, 2014 at 6pm UK at ​Stedelijk Sportstadium
Sporting HasseltSporting Hasselt
0-6
Southampton
FT(HT: 0-2)
Pelle (5', 32'), McQueen (60'), Weerts (67' og.), Mayuka (78' pen.), Gallagher (87')

Result: Graziano Pelle enjoys dream debut as Southampton run riot

Graziano Pelle scores twice on his Southampton debut to help the Saints beat Sporting Hasselt 6-0 in a pre-season friendly.

Graziano Pelle marked his Southampton debut in style by scoring twice to help the Saints beat Sporting Hasselt 6-0 in this evening's pre-season friendly in Belgium.

Graziano Pelle of Southampton scores his second goal during the pre-season friendly match between KSK Hasselt and Southampton at the Stedelijk Sportstadion on July 17, 2014© Getty Images

The Italian, who completed an £8m switch from Feyenoord last Saturday, bagged a first-half brace to send the Premier League outfit well on their way.

Nineteen-year-old Sam McQueen added a third on the hour mark, before Emmanuel Mayuka's penalty and Sam Gallagher capped another convincing victory for Ronald Koeman's side following Tuesday's 4-0 win over EHC Hoensbroek.

Graziano Pelle of Southampton celebrates with teammates after scoring his first goal during the pre-season friendly match between KSK Hasselt and Southampton at the Stedelijk Sportstadion on July 17, 2014© Getty Images

It took just four minutes for Pelle to endear himself to the Southampton supporters after tapping home Lloyd Isgrove's cross to give the visitors an early lead.

Koeman's men went in search of a second and found one shortly after the half-hour mark, as the 29-year-old sealed his double by converting Jason McCarthy's low cross.

Dusan Tadic, another summer signing, went close to a third by chipping narrowly wide of the post shortly before the break.

McQueen, who was also on the scoresheet on Tuesday, found the net for the second time in as many days by heading home Callum Chambers's cross on 60 minutes.

Tom Weerts inadvertently equalled Southampton's four-goal haul from the win over EHC Hoensbroek by converting into his own net, before Mayuka stroked home a penalty to make it five.

There was still time for Gallagher to get in on the act as the striker made it six in the closing minutes of normal time.

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