English Premiership

Southampton 0-0 Manchester United: Sergio Romero ensures Red Devils avoid third straight Premier League defeat

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Southampton struggled to relieve the pressure building on manager Claude Puel after an under-strength Manchester United held them to a 0-0 home draw. Saints chairman Ralph Krueger has refused to offer assurances surrounding the Frenchman’s future despite him leading them to the brink of an eighth-placed finish and this partly demonstrated why. Puel’s future is to be discussed at the ...

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Watford manager Walter Mazzarri to leave after final match of season

Watford manager Walter Mazzarri will leave after their final game of the season. (Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA)

Manager Walter Mazzarri is to leave Watford after Sunday’s final game of the season at home to Manchester City. The 55-year-old Italian was in charge of the Hornets, who are 16th in the Premier League, for less than a year. Watford chairman Scott Duxbury said Mazzarri’s departure was confirmed after the board discussed “future goals and aspirations” with him. “It ...

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Benitez gives green light for Atsu transfer

Christian Atsu

Ghana and Chelsea winger Christian Atsu might finally be on his way permanently to Newcastle following reports that Magpies boss Rafa Benitez has finally instructed the club to begin processes to secure his signature. This was revealed by Newcastle based reporter Lee Ryder who also works for the club as a multimedia journalist. Understand that Christian Atsu deal is very ...

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Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Manchester United: Spurs bow out of White Hart Lane with a victory to secure second place

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Tottenham bid a victorious farewell to White Hart Lane after 118 years as Mauricio Pochettino’s side outmanoeuvred Manchester United. Soon the ground opened in 1899 will be fully engulfed by the structure next door, with impressive progress on Spurs’ stunning new home set to accelerate after this 2,533rd and final match. The stadium points to a future as bright as ...

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Middlesbrough 1-2 Southampton: Saints seal victory against relegated Boro

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Southampton emerged victorious from a lifeless clash at relegated Middlesbrough, where disillusioned fans made their anger clear as the Riverside bid a meek farewell to Premier League football. Boro’s return to the Championship was confirmed by Monday’s defeat at champions Chelsea and their final top-flight home match brought precious little relief. Under-fire Claude Puel’s much-changed Southampton side secured a 2-1 ...

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Bournemouth 2-1 Burnley: Cherries secure highest-ever Premier League points tally

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Josh King’s late winner ensured Bournemouth will finish the season with their highest-ever points tally in the top flight after a dramatic 2-1 victory over Burnley. Sam Vokes’ 83rd-minute equaliser looked to have mathematically secured the Clarets’ Premier League status but King fired home two minutes later as the Cherries claimed victory in their final home game of the season. ...

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