Allardyce happy to put pressure on Saints
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Sam Allardyce hopes Southampton fail to handle the pressure after West Ham took the race for automatic promotion to the final day.
The Hammers came from behind to beat Leicester 2-1 at the King Power Stadium to move to within two points of second-placed Saints, who remain favourites to follow champions Reading back into the Premier League. But at least Allardyce's men have made the south coast club earn their reward on the pitch at home to relegated Coventry on Saturday lunchtime. Allardyce, whose side finish the campaign at home to Hull, said: "I think that under the pressure and under the circumstances it was a fantastic victory, especially as we had to come from behind - and Jack Collison's winning goal was a cracker. "We delivered after putting ourselves under pressure and there is light at end of tunnel. It is a good night and we have stayed in the race, which is what we wanted, and now we have got to do our job and hope Southampton get the jitters and Coventry can do us a favour. "The pressure on them will be enormous to finish off the fantastic season they have had and hopefully that will put them off their game."