Hull City 0 Southampton 1
Nathaniel Clyne is hoping his role in Southampton’s stellar start to the season can propel him all the way to the England side.
The 23-year-old has been ever-present in Saints’ charge to second place in the Premier League, making the right-back shirt his own following Calum Chambers’ move to Arsenal.
Roy Hodgson’s appearance at the KC Stadium to watch Southampton’s 1-0 win over Hull gave Clyne the chance to press his case again and he hopes he has done enough.
“It’s always good to play for your country. If you play well then you get picked up,” he said. “Last time, I did it. Hopefully I can get called up again and receive my first cap. I think I’ve got the ability to play for my country, ~definitely. I’m playing with lots of confidence.”
Southampton needed a mis-hit clearance from Hull’s third-choice goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic and wonderful 40-yard strike from Victor Wanyama to see off Hull, but their winning habit is becoming unshakeable.
“We keep winning and getting clean sheets, hopefully we can keep up our run of form and see where we go with it,” said Clyne.
HULL: Jakupovic; Chester, McShane (Aluko 64), Davies, Elmohamady; Livermore, Diame, Huddlestone, Brady (Quinn 83); Ben Arfa (Robertson 72), Hernandez.
SOUTHAMPTON: Forster; Clyne, Fonte, Alderweireld, Bertrand; Steven Davis, Wanyama, Schneiderlin; Long (Mane 62), Pelle, Tadic (Cork 81).
Referee: Martin Atkinson.
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