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  • EPL: Aston Villa stun Spurs, Crystal Palace hammer Sunderland April 11, 2015

    London: Christian Benteke scored in the first half to give Aston Villa a 1-0 win over Tottenham, lifting his team further away from the relegation zone and giving manager Tim Sherwood a victory at his former club. The win lifts 15th-place Villa to 32 points from 33 games, six points clear...
  • Southampton keeper Fraser Forster out for season after surgery March 26, 2015

    London: Southampton and England goalkeeper Fraser Forster has been ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing surgery on a knee injury. "A scan on Monday showed the goalkeeper had suffered damage to his left patellar tendon with the injury and resultant surgery ruling him out for the remainder...
  • Manchester City beat West Brom 3-0 in the Premier League March 21, 2015

    Manchester: Manchester City made the most of a case of mistaken identity and kept alive their faint title hopes thanks to a much-needed 3-0 victory over 10-man West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday. Much-maligned after their Champions League exit in Barcelona on Wednesday, City needed three points against...
  • EPL: Leaders Chelsea held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton March 15, 2015

    Chelsea were frustrated by Southampton's dogged defending and Fraser Forster's saves on Sunday, going six points clear of Manchester City with a 1-1 draw but missing the chance to open up a bigger lead at the Premier League summit. Against an energetic and creative Southampton side, Chelsea seemed to experience a...
  • Southampton, Aston Villa grab late winners in Premier League March 4, 2015

    Southampton and Aston Villa scored late winners in matches affecting opposite ends of the Premier League on Tuesday, while a touchline spat between the managers marred Sunderland's 1-1 draw at Hull. Southampton revived their unlikely tilt at Champions League qualification thanks to Sadio Mane's 83rd-minute goal in a 1-0 home victory...
  • Southampton can still make Champions League, says Ronald Koeman March 2, 2015

    Southampton can still qualify for the Champions League but need to be more ruthless in front of goal to keep their European dream alive, manager Ronald Koeman said on Monday. After a 1-0 defeat by West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, Southampton have slipped to sixth in the Premier League table, four...
  • EPL: Saido Berahino strikes as West Brom beat Southampton 1-0 February 28, 2015

    West Bromwich: Saido Berahino struck after only two minutes Saturday to steer improving West Bromwich Albion to a 1-0 win over Southampton and extend their unbeaten run to five games. The striker netted his 17th goal of the season when he latched on to the ball and fired a firm left-foot...
  • Coutinho, Sterling score as Liverpool beat Southampton 2-0 in Premier League February 23, 2015

    A goal in each half from Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling gave Liverpool a hard fought 2-0 win over Southampton at St. Mary's in the Premier League on Sunday. Coutinho collected a pass 25 yards out before curling a tremendous strike beyond the reach of outstretched Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster in...
  • West Ham United fined for disorderly behaviour February 21, 2015

    London: West Ham United have been fined 30,000 pounds ($46,134) for failing to control their players during the 0-0 draw with Southampton, the Football Association (FA) said on Friday. West Ham players surrounded the referee after he sent off goalkeeper Adrian for handling the ball outside the penalty area at St...
  • EPL: Ronald Koeman promises to see out contract at Southampton February 10, 2015

    London: Dutchman Ronald Koeman appeared to kill off any speculation that the lure of Barcelona would see him quit his job as Southampton manager when he said on Tuesday he was happy at the club and would see out his contract on England's south coast. Southampton have thrived during Koeman's first...
  • Swansea City glad to see back of miserable January February 2, 2015

    London: After a month in which they lost their top goalscorer and suffered two demoralising defeats, Swansea City manager Garry Monk was happy to get back to basics with a surprise 1-0 win at Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday. A stunning Jonjo Shelvey goal seven minutes from time handed...
  • EPL: Southampton's top-4 chances hit by home loss to Swansea February 1, 2015

    Southampton: Southampton's surprise bid for Champions League qualification took a hit with a 1-0 home loss to Swansea in the English Premier League on Sunday. Jonjo Shelvey grabbed the winner in the 83rd minute with a swerving shot from the edge of the area, leaving Southampton to bemoan their inability to...
  • Saints and Crystal Palace meet head on in Cup clash of form sides January 24, 2015

    Southampton: The south coast Saints are in seemingly unstoppable form, having won three consecutive matches last week, including a morale-boosting victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford. They would appear strong favourites for the visit of Palace: not least because they saw them off comfortably in the Premier League at Selhurst...
  • Eljero Elia's brace helps Southampton edge Newcastle 2-1 in EPL January 18, 2015

    Newcastle: Eljero Elia scored twice as third-place Southampton survived a late penalty appeal to beat Newcastle 2-1 on Saturday in the Premier League. The Dutchman, on loan from Werder Bremen, scored his first goal for the club with 14 minutes gone and then, after Yoan Gouffran had cancelled out his strike...
  • Southampton's Victor Wanyama out for weeks with hamstring injury January 15, 2015

    Southampton's bustling midfielder Victor Wanyama will be out for "a few weeks" after injuring his hamstring moments before he was due to be substituted in their FA Cup third-round replay win at Ipswich Town on Wednesday. The loss of the Kenya international is a big blow to the Premier League outfit. They...
  • No doubting the Saints after Old Trafford raid January 12, 2015

    Considered relegation fodder at the start of the season, then written off again after a woeful run near the end of the year, Southampton have enjoyed proving people wrong all season. Now, after Sunday's 1-0 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford, few doubters will surely remain. After a mass exodus...
  • Sorry Louis van Gaal, you are no better than 'sacked' David Moyes January 12, 2015

    In their first home defeat since the opening day of the season, Manchester United failed to register a single shot on target against Southampton, who snatched a victory thanks to substitute Dusan Tadic's second half goal. The result saw the Saints leapfrog Van Gaal's men to reach the third place in...
  • Southampton stun Manchester United, rise to 3rd in Premier League January 11, 2015

    A Southampton shirt had to be scrambled from the dressing room before the forgetful Dusan Tadic could enter the Old Trafford pitch. Within minutes it was being ripped off again as the second-half substitute celebrated scoring the goal that gave Southampton their first win at Manchester United in 27 years on...
  • Manchester United host Southampton in 3rd vs 4th Premier League match January 10, 2015

    London: It's third against fourth in the English Premier League this weekend as Manchester United entertain Southampton, with both teams in a fine vein of form. United is unbeaten in 11 matches, 10 in the league. "Going into the new year on the back of a good run means that it's a...
  • Japan defender Yoshida signs new Southampton deal January 2, 2015

    Southampton: Japan defender Maya Yoshida has signed a new three-year contract with English Premier League club Southampton before heading to the Asian Cup. Southampton says the 26-year-old Yoshida, who has made 60 appearances since arriving in 2012, is now under contract until 2018. With Japan's Asian Cup opener on January 12 and...
  • Pressure piles on Arsene Wenger as Southampton stun Arsenal 2-0 January 1, 2015

    Southampton: Southampton beat Arsenal 2-0 at St. Mary's in the English Premier League on Thursday to maintain their surprise challenge for Champions League football. Sadio Mane's third goal in as many games from the narrowest of angles gave Southampton the lead in the 34th minute against one of their rivals for...
  • Jose Mourinho fumes at referee after he denies clear penalty to Chelsea December 29, 2014

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was left seething after his team were denied what he described as a "Big Ben" penalty during the 1-1 Premier League draw at Southampton on Sunday. Cesc Fabregas was shown a yellow card after tumbling in a challenge with Southampton defender Matt Targett, infuriating Morinho whose...
  • Chelsea held to a 1-1 draw at Southampton in Premier League December 28, 2014

    Southampton: Premier League leaders Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday after failing to take advantage of a one-man advantage in the closing minutes. Sadio Mane put Southampton ahead in the 17th minute with his second goal in as many games, racing onto...
  • Southampton sign Dutch winger Elia on loan from Bremen December 24, 2014

    London: Southampton have agreed to sign Werder Bremen's Netherlands winger Eljero Elia on loan until the end of the season, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. "The winger will officially join Saints on Saturday 3rd January, initially on loan until the end of the season with a view to a...
  • EPL: Eden Hazard, Diego Costa give Chelsea 2-0 win over Hull City December 13, 2014

    London: Eden Hazard and Diego Costa scored as Premier League leader Chelsea responded to their first loss of the season with a 2-0 victory over 10-man Hull. Hazard scored his eighth goal of the season in the seventh minute, and Hull midfielder Tom Huddlestone was dismissed on the hour after being...
  • Robin van Persie nets twice as Manchester United beat Southampton 2-1 December 9, 2014

    Two clinical finishes from Robin van Persie gave Manchester United a 2-1 victory against Southampton in the Premier League on Monday, despite the visitors being pegged back for much of the game at St. Mary's. Van Persie scored with United's only two efforts on target to give Louis van Gaal's side...
  • Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie may heap more misery on Southampton December 6, 2014

    Southampton will be hoping Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal does not pair Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie together in attack for Monday night's Premier League fixture at St Mary's. Van Gaal said on Friday that Rooney would return from the knee injury that ruled him out of Wednesday's 2-1...
  • Alexis Sanchez's late winner helps Arsenal beat Southampton 1-0 December 4, 2014

    Alexis Sanchez rescued Arsenal again by scoring in the 89th minute Wednesday to secure a 1-0 win over Southampton in the Premier League. Sanchez slotted into an empty net after Aaron Ramsey squared the ball across the goal, finally breaking down a Southampton side which had been kept in the game...
  • 10-man Manchester City beat Southampton 3-0 November 30, 2014

    Second-half goals from Yaya Toure, Frank Lampard and Gael Clichy gave 10-man Manchester City a 3-0 victory against Southampton in the Premier League at St. Mary's on Sunday. Despite the emphatic nature of the scoreline, City were made to work hard for victory without ever being truly threatened by Southampton, who...
  • EPL: Surprising Southampton facing test of credentials November 28, 2014

    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...