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  • EPL: Surprising Southampton facing test of credentials Yesterday

    Manchester: Widely tipped as a possible relegation contender following their summer of upheaval, Southampton have stunned English football by winning eight of their first 12 games to sit in second place in the Premier League and split the country's established powers. The results of Southampton's next three games could show whether...
  • Clyne rocket earns Southampton a point at Aston Villa 4 days ago

    Nathaniel Clyne's late equaliser earned high-flying Southampton a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa on Monday, denying Paul Lambert a much-needed victory in his 100th match in charge of the Premier League strugglers. England international Clyne's rasping strike for second-placed Saints after 81 minutes left 16th-placed Villa still searching for their first...
  • Southampton rout Sunderland 8-0 in Premier League October 18, 2014

    Southampton humiliated Sunderland 8-0 on Saturday for their biggest Premier League victory ever and their most impressive display so far in their surprisingly strong start to the season. Sunderland's Santiago Vergini set the tone for the visitors with a spectacular own goal in the 12th minute, and it only got worse...
  • Southampton thrash Newcastle 40, Tottenham play draw against Sunderland September 13, 2014

    Both sets of fans called for Newcastle manager Alan Pardew to be fired after Southampton thrashed the demoralised Magpies 40 in the English Premier League with Graziano Pelle inspiring Ronald Koeman's newlook side at St Mary's on Saturday. Summer signing Pelle's brace was complemented by goals from Jack Cork and Morgan...
  • Arsenal and Manchester City hoping to jumpstart campaigns September 12, 2014

    London: Arsenal and Manchester City meet at The Emirates on Saturday when both teams will seek to roar into life after making spluttering starts to their Premier League campaigns. A month after demolishing City 30 in the Community Shield at Wembley, seventhplaced Arsenal have failed to reach the same high notes,...
  • EPL Team Preview: Player exodus erodes optimism at Southampton August 14, 2014

    Southampton: The optimism from Southampton's recordsetting campaign in the Premier League last season has drained away following the exodus of the club's best talent that will leave many fans fearing the worst. Joining highly rated coach Mauricio Pochettino in leaving St. Mary's Stadium has been captain Adam Lallana, star striker Rickie...
  • Southampton sign England keeper Forster from Celtic August 10, 2014

    Southampton continued rebuilding their depleted squad on Saturday when the Premier League club signed England goalkeeper Fraser Forster from Celtic on a fouryear deal. The 26yearold was in the England squad for this year's World Cup finals in Brazil, although he did not play, and will provide competition for club captain...
  • Southampton and Inter swap Osvaldo and Taider August 7, 2014

    Southampton: Southampton said they have signed Algeria midfielder Saphir Taider on a seasonlong loan from Inter Milan, with striker Pablo Osvaldo moving to the Milan club on the same terms. Both clubs have the option to make the deal permanent at the end of the 201415 season. Taider, 22, played twice for...
  • Sixstar Moeen Ali excites England coach August 2, 2014

    Old Trafford: Moeen Ali's performance in taking six wickets during England's first Test win in nearly a year has left national coach Peter Moores excited by the heights the offspinner could yet reach in international cricket. Ali's secondinnings return of six for 67 was instrumental in skittling India out for 178...
  • Cook hails 'great win' as England snap winless streak August 1, 2014

    Southampton: England captain Alastair Cook was delighted by his side's dominant display after they beat India at Southampton on Thursday to record their first Test win in nearly a year. Their crushing 266run success saw England end a run of 10 Tests without a win as they levelled a fivematch series...
  • 3rd Test: India surrender at Southampton July 31, 2014

    Moeen Ali's maiden sixwicket haul in India's second innings helped England tie the fivematch series 11, beating the visitors by 266 runs in the third Test. ...
  • Captain Alastair Cook all praise for England's new bowling hero Moeen Ali July 31, 2014

    Southampton: England captain Alastair Cook Thursday praised Moeen Ali and said the parttime spinner had improved "leaps and bounds" thanks to his stint with Worcestershire where he bowls with Pakistan offie Saeed Ajmal. Moeen Ali produced a matchwinning spell, taking six wickets as India were bowled out for 178 in...
  • Ishant Sharma ruled out of fourth Test against England July 31, 2014

    Southampton: Fast bowler Ishant Sharma will miss the fourth cricket Test against England at Old Trafford as he is still recuperating from an ankle injury, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Thursday. Ishant had returned with a careerbest figures of seven for 74 to guide India to a 95run win...
  • 3rd Test: England crush India by 266 runs to level series at 11 July 31, 2014

    India's inconsistency came back to haunt them at Southampton on Thursday as England completed a facile 266run win over the visitors on the final day of the third Test to level the fivematch series in style at 11. Needing just six wickets to win on day five, Moeen Ali added four...
  • It will be tough for us on day five, says Dhawan July 31, 2014

    Southampton: Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has admitted that his team is in a tough position in the third Test against England and will find it difficult to save the match on the final day on Thursday. India were placed at 112 for 4 in their fourthinnings' in pursuit of 445 runs. "It...
  • 3rd Test: Pressure on India in battle of survival July 31, 2014

    After a historic win at the Lord's, India would not have thought of being in such a precarious situation on the fifth and final day of the third Test in Southampton. Surprisingly, on a greenish Lord's pitch Indian batsmen showed great application but at Ageas Bowl track bestsuited for batting...
  • 3rd Test: Chasing 445, India 112/4 on Day 4 as England eye big win July 30, 2014

    India's batting capitulation continued in the Southampton Test as chasing a stiff 445 to win, the visitors were reeling at 112/4 at stumps on Day 4 leaving England withing striking distance of a serieslevelling victory on the final day. Riding on James Anderson's 5 for 53, England didn't take time...
  • 3rd Test: England ring a 'Bell' to lead India by 544 runs on Day 2 July 28, 2014

    England started turning the screws on India in the second Test at Lord's, inspired by a century from Ian Bell on day two that ended with the hosts in the lead by 544 and the visitors staring at the prospect of saving the game. England, who resumed the day at 247...
  • Liverpool sign defender Dejan Lovren from Southampton July 28, 2014

    London: Liverpool's raid on Britain's south coast continued with the capture of Southampton's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren on Sunday for a reported 20 million pounds ($33.95 million). "The 25yearold Croatian international today put pen to paper on a longterm deal with the Reds after completing his medical," the Premier League club's...
  • Alastair Cook delighted to return among runs July 28, 2014

    Southampton: Alastair Cook on Monday missed out on his 26th Test century by five just runs but the English skipper said even though it was frustrating he was delighted to get out of his prolonged poor form. Cook marked his return to form with a dogged 95 while youngster Gary Ballance...
  • As it happened: India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 1 July 27, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) They have snatched the momentum with a brilliant show on the dreaded Lord's greentop and India's inform cricketers would now aim to take an unassailable series lead against a demoralised England in the third Test starting here Sunday. The victory...
  • Cook brushes aside Pietersen's quit call July 27, 2014

    Southampton: Alastair Cook shrugged off calls from Kevin Pietersen to resign as England captain ahead of the third Test against India at Southampton. Pietersen used his Daily Telegraph column published on Saturday to say he was only still in the job because it would be "yet another PR disaster" for the...
  • 3rd Test: 'Hurt' India fired up to extend England's misery July 27, 2014

    Southampton: They have snatched the momentum with a brilliant show on the dreaded Lord's greentop and India's inform cricketers would now aim to take an unassailable series lead against a demoralised England in the third cricket Test starting here Sunday. The visitors won the second Test at Lord's by 95 runs...
  • Can repeat what we did in India in 2012, says Alastair Cook July 26, 2014

    Southampton: England captain Alastair Cook is drawing confidence from the 2012 Test series in India where his team came from being a loss down to script a memorable 21 series win a first for them in 28 years. It was a deja vu moment for Cook as he geared up...
  • MS Dhoni unhappy with ICC's decision to fine Ravindra Jadeja July 26, 2014

    Southampton: A livid India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday lambasted the ICC decision to impose a fine on Ravindra Jadeja, saying many a thing were neglected in the case and his players cannot ignore if abuse is hurled on them. Jadeja was fined 50 percent of his match fee after...
  • Rohit Sharma may sneak into the playing XI at Southampton July 26, 2014

    India's net sessions ahead of the third Test against England at Southampton have given indications that the visitors might go in with seven batsmen and four specialist bowlers, ESPNCricinfo has reported. Rohit's inclusion would mean that the slot of the bowling allrounder filled by Stuart Binny has to be vacated to...
  • Gambhir, Dhawan in 'opening' battle for Southampton Test July 25, 2014

    With opener Shikhar Dhawan's struggle against pace, bounce and swing extending to two Tests in England, the battle to partner Murali Vijay at the top is hotting up between two Delhi men Dhawan and Gautam Gambhir. Incidentally, Gambhir is one of the only four players who were part of India's...
  • Dream come true for Buttler, surgery time for Prior July 23, 2014

    London: New England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler finally gets the Test status after serving as a oneday cricketer and this, he says, is a "dream come true". Lancastrian Buttler, 23, has played 63 times in limitedovers cricket for his country and will now make his debut in Tests on Sunday in the...
  • Serbia playmaker Dusan Tadic signed by Southampton July 8, 2014

    Southampton said they have signed playmaker Dusan Tadic on a fouryear deal from Dutch side Twente for an undisclosed fee. The 25yearold Tadic is the first signing of the summer by new manager Ronald Koeman. He will replace outgoing captain Adam Lallana as the creative threat in Southampton's midfield. Tadic says in...
  • Saints defender Dejan Lovren keen on Liverpool move: reports July 6, 2014

    Croatia international defender Dejan Lovren wants to leave Southampton and complete a move to Liverpool, British media reported on Sunday, quoting the 25yearold as saying his "head is already at" the Merseyside club. Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers has already signed Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana from Southampton in the last two...