Pardew pleased with win
Southampton manager Alan Pardew was happy to grind out victory against struggling Leyton Orient on Monday after seeing his team win 2-1.Goals either side of half time from Adam Lallana cancelled out John Spicer's early opener for the Os and kept the south-coast club in the hunt for a play-off place, with them sitting eight points off the pace with a game in hand on the chasing pack.The performance was not the level expected by Pardew, however the Saints chief said he would accept similar displays in the remaining seven matches - providing they yield the results needed to keep his team in promotion race.The 48-year-old said: "It was a tough game because they came here with no pressure and to give it a good go. We didn't start well but I was pleased with the way we reacted."There was no pretty football but we just ground this win out and we are not going to be able to play a champagne-style every week."All we can do is keep winning our games and hope the teams above us drop points."
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