Jos Hooiveld relieved to not score an own goal

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Southampton defender Jos Hooiveld has vowed to start scoring in the right net more often after netting in the League Cup against Bristol City.

The Dutch defender got his sides second goal on Tuesday night at St Marys as the Saints went marching on into the last 16 of the competition where they face currently manager-less Sunderland at The Stadium of Light.

The former Celtic centre-back faced a difficult first year in the Premier League and was unfortunate to record three own goals against Arsenal, Newcastle United and Fulham.

This year the 30-year-old  faces stiff competition for a place in Mauricio Pochettino's starting XI as he appears to be behind Maya Yoshida, Jose Fonte and new signing Dejan Lovren in the Premier League pecking order.

Hooiveld told the Daily Star: "It is always nice to score at the right end and get the arms of your team-mates around you for the right reasons," said the Dutch defender.

"Last year was a bit of a tough year with three own goals. Somehow it always sticks with people and you can be reminded of it for a long while."

The Saints have made an encouraging start to their second season back in the top flight, they are seventh in the table, in front of defending champions Manchester United.

They welcome newly promoted Crystal Palace to the south coast this weekend. 

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