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'Start him v Leeds', 'we should buy': Some fans hail Southampton ace's international display

Southampton and neutral fans alike have waxed lyrical about Mohamed Elyounoussi’s latest display for Norway.

The Saints ace scored a superb brace to help his nation claim a 2-0 win over Montenegro in World Cup qualifying.

Norway were without Erling Braut Haaland due to injury, but Elyounoussi made sure his absence wasn’t felt too much.

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The Southampton attacker opened the scoring in the 29th minute of the Group G clash in Oslo.

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Elyounoussi nodded home from close range after Stefan Strandberg headed the ball back across goal from a deep cross.

The 27-year-old then made sure of victory deep into injury time when he curled a brilliant right-footed shot into the bottom corner from 20 yards.

Elyounoussi’s heroics kept alive Norway’s s hopes of making the World Cup finals for the first time since 1998.

The Norwegians sit second in Group G on 17 points, two points behind leaders Netherlands and two ahead of third-placed Turkey with two games left.

Here is what some Southampton fans – as well as Norway supporters and neutrals – said about Elyounoussi’s display:

Southampton are back in action on Saturday when they host Leeds United at St Mary’s in a 3pm kickoff.

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