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Scorer Nathan Redmond admits Southampton need to cut out sloppy starts

By Staff Reporter

Nathan Redmond admits Southampton need to cut out the slow starts this season. Saints opened their campaign with a 1-1 draw against Watford after Redmond's debut goal cancelled out Etienne Capoue's early strike in Saturday's Premier League opener on the south coast.

Like his team-mates, the former Norwich winger endured a quiet first half, but he capped a dynamic second-half display with a fine volley to secure a point.

Next up for Claude Puel's side is a trip to Manchester United on Friday evening and Redmond  knows they will have to raise their game from the off.

"We want to get off to a good start obviously, as every team does. But we started sloppy in the first half," he said.

"For the second half we upped our game. It was important to get the first goal and get back into it. We didn't get the second goal, but we showed great spirit to get back. On another day we might have won it."

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