Last Updated: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 17:23
Southampton midfielder Steven Davis is backing his side to go from strength to strength after their surprise win over Manchester City.
Davis scored the Saints' second goal against the reigning Premier League champions as he capitalised on a handling error from England goalkeeper Joe Hart following a strong drive from Rickie Lambert.
The Northern Irishman struck in the 22nd minute to put the home side into a 2-0 lead following on Jason Puncheon's early goal, before Edin Dzeko halved the deficit just before the break.
However, Southampton rallied again after the interval and within three minutes, their two-goal cushion was back again when Gareth Barry turned into his own net and from that moment on, the result was never in doubt.
The result at St. Mary's, which was Mauricio Pochettino's first success since replacing Nigel Adkins last month, has clearly boosted the South-Coast outfit's survival hopes as they are now six points above the drop zone.
Davis said: "We're obviously delighted with the result. We knew we would obviously have to put a lot of pressure on them up the pitch.
"That is the way the manager wants us to play and we managed to do that. We caused them a few problems and deserved the three points.
"It is hard to look at other teams at this point in time. You've just got to concentrate on yourself.
"We've shown that if we can keep the consistency going and level of performance we are more than capable of staying in this division and hopefully kicking on."
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