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.

Share this article now:
Feyenoord Manager, Ronald Koeman thanks the fans after victory in the Eredivisie match between Feyenoord and VVV Venlo at De Kuip on April 5, 2013
Read Next:
Southampton boss Koeman targets trio?
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand