THEO Walcott added another record to his collection as Saints' remarkable run of draws ended in a 2-1 defeat at Leeds last night.

Sixteen-year-old sensation Walcott started his first competitive game for Saints' 1st XI at Elland Road.

And the teenager, already the youngest player to ever appear for the club in a competitive game, became Saints' youngest ever scorer when he netted on 25 minutes.

But boss Harry Redknapp still admitted there was 'no easy solution' to his goalscoring problems, though Walcott's pace and skill saw him frighten the Leeds defence to death.

But eighteen-year-old Martin Cranie, who came in for Michael Svensson, was even more impressive in the centre of defence.

Redknapp said: "He (Walcott) was terrific. He's just 16 years of age, not even 17 until next year. He's a real talent.

"He's come on as sub a lot and I thought it was about time to give him a start.

"He's played against two aggressive centre halves and it wasn't a problem for him.

"He could have scored early on. We should have gone one up because it was a great chance.

"But he's getting in those positions and making chances with his own pace and skill.

"Cranie did well at the back as well. I was delighted with him."