Southampton

  • Gambhir, Dhawan in 'opening' battle for Southampton Test 9 hours 17 minutes ago

    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 only four players who were part of India's disastrous...
  • Dream come true for Buttler, surgery time for Prior 2 days ago

    London: New England wicket-keeper Jos Buttler finally gets the Test status after serving as a one-day cricketer and this, he says, is a "dream come true". Lancastrian Buttler, 23, has played 63 times in limited-overs 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 four-year deal from Dutch side Twente for an undisclosed fee. The 25-year-old 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 25-year-old 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...
  • Liverpool confirm arrival of England's Adam Lallana July 1, 2014

    Liverpool confirmed on Tuesday the arrival of England midfielder Adam Lallana from fellow Premier League side Southampton on a long-term deal. No transfer fee was announced but British media estimate Liverpool paid around 25 million pounds ($42.54 million) for the 26-year-old, a member of the side who failed to progress to...
  • Southampton say under no pressure to sell best players June 2, 2014

    Managerless Southampton will not be forced to sell crucial players such as Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw despite allowing striker Rickie Lambert to join Liverpool, the Premier League club said on Monday. Southampton have endured a turbulent week since manager Mauricio Pochettino departed for Tottenham Hotspur, with speculation mounting that England...
  • England call-up for Saints trio momentous, says Lambert May 20, 2014

    The England World Cup call-up for three Southampton players marks a momentous occasion in the history of the English Premier League club, Brazil-bound striker Rickie Lambert said on Monday. The forward, who along with Southampton team mates Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw was named in Roy Hodgson's 23-man squad for the...
  • Manchester United miss out on Europa League spot after draw May 11, 2014

    Southampton: Manchester United failed to qualify for next season's Europa League after drawing with Southampton 1-1 on Sunday on the final day of the Premier League. The less-than thrilling draw is likely to be Ryan Giggs' last match in charge of United as interim coach. With Southampton guaranteed an eighth-place finish...
  • Lambert goal earns Southampton 1-0 win at Swansea May 3, 2014

    Swansea: England striker Rickie Lambert scored a fortuitous goal in the third minute of injury time to give Southampton a 1-0 win at Swansea in the Premier League on Saturday. Swansea captain Ashley Williams' attempted clearance looped high over home goalkeeper Michel Vorm and the ball went in off Lambert's back. The...
  • Everton top-four hopes crumble at Southampton April 26, 2014

    Southampton: Everton self-destructed in their attempt to earn a Champions League spot, scoring two own goals in a 2-0 loss to Southampton on Saturday that seriously dents the team's chances of finishing in the top four in the Premier League. Antolin Alcaraz headed into his own net in the opening minute,...
  • England's Jay Rodriguez out of World Cup with injury May 20, 2014

    Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez, who had been an outside bet for England's World Cup squad in June, has been ruled out for six months with a serious knee problem. Rodriguez, 24, joins Arsenal and former Southampton winger Theo Walcott in missing out on a berth in England's squad because of...
  • Rampant Manchester City hammer Southampton 4-1 in Premier League April 5, 2014

    England: Manchester City kept the destiny of the Premier League title in their hands by beating Southampton 4-1 on Saturday, with the visitors' defeat further marred by a serious-looking injury to England striker Jay Rodriguez. Yaya Toure set City on their way with a third-minute penalty at Etihad Stadium before Rickie...
  • Southampton say no pressure to sell despite transfer bill March 31, 2014

    London: Southampton are under no financial pressure to sell any of their talented young players despite owing 27 million pounds in transfer fees, a director of the English Premier League club said on Monday. The Premier League's richest clubs are believed to be weighing up summer bids for Southampton players such...
  • Rickie Lambert rallies Saints to stand tall March 26, 2014

    London: Southampton's England striker Rickie Lambert wants the Saints to wipe some smirks off faces this weekend and reignite the Premier League club's stuttering season with a win over Newcastle. "We aimed for fourth this season, and people laughed at us, but they didn't laugh at us straightaway when we were...
  • Sigurdsson winner caps superb Spurs fightback against Saints March 23, 2014

    London: Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a stoppage time winner after Christian Eriksen's double as Tottenham Hotspur stormed back from 2-0 down to beat Southampton 3-2 in the Premier League on Sunday. Sigurdsson converted Denmark midfielder Eriksen's layoff to keep alive Spurs lingering hopes of a top four finish. They are fifth on...
  • Suarez scores as Liverpool climb up to second in Premier League March 2, 2014

    England: Liverpool continued their impressive title challenge with Luis Suarez inspiring a 3-0 victory at Southampton that moved the club to second behind Chelsea in the English Premier League on Saturday. A tilt at the crown had never been part of Rodgers' plan this season, but recent form has given Liverpool...
  • Southampton trio impress England manager Roy Hodgson February 3, 2014

    The free-scoring ways of Southampton's Adam Lallana, Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert continue to push their claims for swapping the south coast for Brazil's Copacabana beach come World Cup time. With England manager Roy Hodgson watching on, the trio produced another sparkling attacking display, scoring a goal each in a devastating...
  • Southampton's Osvaldo heading to Juventus in loan deal January 31, 2014

    Southampton's controversial forward Dani Osvaldo is set to join Serie A leaders Juventus on loan after only six months with the English Premier League club, Italian media reported on Thursday. Gazzetta dello Sport said the fiery Italy international, who became Southampton's club-record signing when he joined for 15 million pounds from...
  • Arsenal held 2-2 by Southampton in Premier League January 29, 2014

    England: Arsenal were held to a 2-2 draw at Southampton on Tuesday, leaving the door open for one of their rivals to seize the Premier League lead. Arsenal recovered from a goal down after being thoroughly outplayed in the first-half to go up 2-1 thanks to quick goals by Olivier Giroud...
  • Jack Wilshere doubtful for Arsenal trip to Southampton January 27, 2014

    London: Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is doubtful for Tuesday's Premier League game at ninth-placed Southampton after picking up a knock in last week's 4-0 FA Cup fourth-round win over third tier Coventry City. The leaders could be boosted by the return of defender Thomas Vermaelen and midfielders Mikel Arteta and Aaron...
  • Southampton suspend record signing Dani Osvaldo January 23, 2014

    Southampton suspended their club record signing Dani Osvaldo for two weeks on Thursday following an incident at the club's training ground. Southampton did not reveal what had happened but in a statement on their website (www.saintsfc.co.uk) said: "The club has taken swift and proper action for what it considers a breach...
  • Sunderland rally to draw 2-2 with Southampton January 18, 2014

    Sunderland: Southampton ended a turbulent week on and off the pitch by squandering an early two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Sunderland in the Premier League on Saturday. The visitors put aside days of boardroom turmoil that saw chairman Nicola Cortese resign on Wednesday by scoring volleys through Jay Rodriguez in...
  • Mauricio Pochettino says will stay at Southampton January 16, 2014

    Mauricio Pochettino will not follow Southampton's chief executive out the door, but will instead stay at the helm of the Premier League club, he said on Thursday. Speculation had mounted that the Argentine would quit after Nicola Cortese, the man credited with driving Southampton's renaissance as a force in England, resigned...
  • Premier League referee cleared of insulting a player January 6, 2014

    London: An English referee who is in contention to officiate at the World Cup in Brazil was cleared on Monday of accusations that he insulted Southampton captain Adam Lallana during a Premier League match. Southampton filed a letter of complaint to the English Football Association, objecting to the language Mark Clattenburg...
  • Southampton striker Osvaldo suspended for 3 games January 4, 2014

    London: Southampton striker Dani Osvaldo has been suspended for three matches and fined 40,000 pounds ($65,000) for violent conduct during a Premier League match against Newcastle. The 27-year-old Italian was charged by the Football Association for his angry reaction to Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin being shown a yellow card for a...
  • Clattenburg cleared after Southampton complaint January 3, 2014

    London: English referee Mark Clattenburg has been cleared of insulting Southampton captain Adam Lallana during a Premier League match against Everton. Southampton made a formal complaint after Clattenburg apparently said that Lallana's attitude had changed since he started playing for England's national team. The Professional Game Match Officials Limited says "given the...
  • Chelsea cruise to 3-0 win at Southampton; West Brom beat Newcastle 1-0 January 1, 2014

    Southampton: Fernando Torres helped Chelsea to a 3-0 victory over Southampton on Wednesday as the Blues kept pace with their title rivals in the Premier League. The Spain striker broke the deadlock on the hour mark, heading home a deflected cross from close range. Chelsea's substitutes then combined to deliver the...
  • Seamus Coleman helps Everton defeat Southampton 2-1 December 29, 2013

    England: Three days after their first home loss in a year, Everton bounced back to beat Southampton 2-1 at Goodison Park in the Premier League on Sunday. The home side took the lead through Seamus Coleman in the ninth minute when the defender slotted into the net from close range. Southampton battled...
  • Manchester City held to 1-1 draw at Southampton December 7, 2013

    Southampton: Pablo Osvaldo's superb individual goal earned Southampton a 1-1 draw with Manchester City on Saturday, denying the visitors a win that would have lifted them into second place in the Premier League. Sergio Aguero scored his 12th goal of the campaign to put City ahead in the 10th minute and...
  • John Terry scores as Chelsea defeat Southampton 3-1 December 1, 2013

    London: John Terry marked his 400th Premier League appearance with a goal as Chelsea fought back from an early deficit to beat Southampton 3-1 Sunday and move to second in the standings. After a sloppy start that saw Jose Mourinho's team concede a goal just after kickoff, Chelsea recovered in the...