Lascelles - Old Head On Young Shoulders

Last updated : 17 April 2016 By Footy Mad - Editor

... delivering the corner from which defender Jamaal Lascelles headed the home side in front four minutes before the break, and then repeating the dose eight minutes from time for skipper Moussa Sissoko to score after Aleksandar Mitrovic's header had been blocked.

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The £12million former Tottenham winger wrapped up the win in the final minute of normal time with his second goal in as many games, but it was the manner of victory as much as the fact of it which gave his team cause for hope.

Lascelles belied his youth and inexperience with an outspoken critique of his team's performance and character at Southampton last weekend, but the 22-year-old was delighted with the reaction seven days later.

He said: "In this changing room, we need a character because I think we have lacked it - I said it last week, I think we have lacked it a little bit this season.

"I'm young, but I don't think that matters. I don't care about experience or anything like that - if you can talk, you can talk, so do it.

"But it's had a big reaction on the other players and that's exactly what we needed, so I am really pleased with them."