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Southampton ends Arsenal’s 22-match unbeaten run

Go figure.

Southampton’s Ralph Hasenhuttl celebrating after his team beat Arsenal in the Premier League Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Danny Ings scored twice and Charlie Austin stepped off the bench to delver Southampton a first win under manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.

Austin restored Southampton’s lead four minutes from full-time when he headed home, before Saints held on for a 3-2 win over Arsenal.

In the process of earning their first home victory in over a year, Southampton snapped Arsenal’s 22-game unbeaten run.

Southampton’s intent was evident from the start with Nathan Redmond having an effort deflected behind for a corner on 14 minutes.

But Ings made Arsenal pay on 20 minutes when he met Matt Targett’s sensation cross with a powerful header.

Arsenal responded after going down a levelled through Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who also found the back of the net with his head.

With the teams set for a level opening half, Ings popped up again to put Saints ahead 2-1 from his second header of the game.

The forward, who has been returning from injury, connected with Redmond before a looping header went beyond Bernd Leno’s grasp on the stroke of half-time.

Mkhitaryan added his second goal eight minutes after the restart when his effort took a deflection off Jannick Vestergaard and by the unexpected Alex McCarthy.

Second-half substitute Austin, who replaced the dangerous Ings on 72 minutes, nodded home a header of his own from Long’s clipped ball to the back post.

Southampton: McCarthy, Targett, Yoshida, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Valery, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Armstrong (Johnson 90), Redmond (Long 63), Ings (Austin (72).

Unused subs: Gunn (GK), Davis, Ward-Prowse, Hoedt.

Goals: Ings (20, 44), Austin (86).

Bookings: Bednarek (51), Armstrong (71), Long (90+5).

Arsenal: Leno, Koscielny, Xaka, Lichtsteiner (Maitland-Niles 74), Guendouzi, Torreira, Monreal, Bellerin (Lacazette 46), Aubameyang, Iwobi (Ozil 70), Mkhitaryan.

Unused subs: Cech, Ramsey, Eineny, Nketiah.

Goals: Mkhitaryan (28, 53).

Bookings: Koscielny (60).