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Southampton boss Koeman "in shock"over amazing 8-0 rout

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman was left shocked by their 8-0 rout of Sunderland. Koeman saw the Black Cats score two own goals on their way to their biggest ever Barclays Premier League defeat as a Graziano Pelle brace, as well as goals from Jack Cork, Dusan Tadic, Victor Wanyama and Sadio Mane sealed a memorable afternoon for the hosts.

The recently-crowned manager of the month admitted he was in shock at the scoreline but was pleased his players kept up their work ethic until the final kick.

"I'm very pleased. Still a little bit in shock," he said.

"That 8-0 is not a normal result. I was surprised after 20 minutes about the score. 2-0 up and we didn't start the game well. Sunderland were dominating and we had problems. Lucky by the first one, the own goal, gave us a little bit more confidence and we wake up after that.

"I'm very proud about the second half. We have 17 players out in the international break and if you show that ambition until the last second it is great. That was important. We played great football, we scored great goals and it was a great afternoon."

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