DEFENDER Kyle Walker-Peters insists Saints still need to be more ruthless after their 1-0 win over Bristol City. 

Walker-Peters scored the only goal as his side extended their unbeaten run to 10 games on Wednesday evening at St Mary's.

The full-back sent a wicked left-footed shot flying into the far top corner from the edge of the box - leaving Max O'Leary with no chance.

It's the second time that Walker-Peters has scored from distance this season and he admitted he could sense the ball was destined to find the back of the net from the moment it left his boot.

“Yeah, it wasn’t bad,” Walker-Peters smiled when asked about his winning goal. "I was able to get a good first touch to put it into the sweet spot for my left foot. The rest is history.

“As a footballer, I think you know when the ball is in your sweet spot. We practise all the time and today was one of those moments when I knew.”

After a frustrating draw at Huddersfield on Saturday, the 26 year old was pleased that Saints could react with a win.

Having been denied two opening goals in the first half by Gavin Bazunu, Bristol City were restricted to three attempts on goal after the break.

Their only moment of real danger came from a counter, which Flynn Downes promptly tidied up before earning a free-kick.

Southampton's solid defensive performance ensured they kept their first clean sheet at St Mary's since their 1-0 win over Leicester back in March. 

“It’s a really positive result We were disappointed not to get a result at Huddersfield on Saturday.

Daily Echo: Kyle Walker-Peters gives Saints the lead with a fine strike against Bristol City. 

"To be in the same position at 1-0 up and be able to see it out is really positive. It shows that we can have a bad game and learn from it quite quickly.

"We are delighted about the clean sheet. We were speaking about it in the changing room - hopefully, we can get more.

“Gavin is always on to us about clean sheets. He helped us a lot today and we tried to help him as much as we could. Thankfully we got the clean sheet.”

Despite Saints currently enjoying a 10-game unbeaten streak, which is the best run in the top four English divisions, Walker-Peters believes Saints should have won more games.

“There is a lot of confidence in the squad for sure. We do feel like some more of those should have been wins - we’ve got seven, but we think it should have been nine.

“But it’s still excellent. Hopefully, we can get another win on Saturday (against Cardiff City). I still don’t think we have got that ruthlessness.

"Other than the Leeds game where we showed how ruthless we can be, we haven’t done it enough this season.

“It’s something that Russell speaks to us about all the time and it’s something that we are working on. We just need to keep practising.”