Tag Archives: Southampton

Premier League round-up: Sanchez scores first Man United goal, West Ham’s woes continue with Brighton defeat


A first Manchester United goal for Alexis Sanchez, a five-goal thriller at the Hawthorns, and some spectacular strikes – it’s been another thrilling Saturday in the Premier League! Here’s what happened in the 3pm kick-offs… Bournemouth 2-1 Stoke City Substitutes Josh King and Lys Mousset struck second-half goals as in-form Bournemouth came from behind to inflict a first defeat on ...

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Kane breaks Premier League goals record as Spurs thump Saints


Harry Kane grabbed another hat-trick and broke the record for the most Premier League goals scored in a calendar year as Tottenham thrashed Southampton at Wembley. The Spurs and England striker headed home his 37th league goal of 2017 on 22 minutes to surpass Alan Shearer’s landmark, which was set during his time at Blackburn in 1995. Kane then added ...

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Southampton 1-1 Arsenal: Olivier Giroud rescues point for Gunners


Olivier Giroud climbed off the bench to rescue a point for Arsenal in a 1-1 draw at Southampton. The French frontman struck two minutes from the end as Saints just failed to hang on to Charlie Austin’s early opener. Austin had punished Arsenal for a calamitous beginning to the match with his fourth goal in his last three starts. With ...

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Mario Lemina: Southampton sign Juventus midfielder in £18.1m deal

Mario Lemina had been linked with a number of Premier League clubs this summer (Image credit: Getty Images)

Southampton have signed Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina in a club record deal worth up to £18.1m (20m euros) on a five-year deal. The Gabon international, 23, made 42 appearances for Juve in two seasons, moving on loan from Marseille in 2015 before a £7.5m move last summer. The Saints will pay an initial £15.4m with the rest depending on his ...

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Virgil van Dijk: Southampton defender hands in transfer request

Virgil van Dijk has been at Southampton since 2015 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk has handed in a transfer request and says he wants to play European football. The Netherlands centre-back is wanted by a number of clubs and had said he wanted to move to Liverpool. The 26-year-old said he had handed in the request after saying Southampton were about to fine him two weeks wages. “I would like ...

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Claude Puel: Southampton sack manager after one season in charge

Puel presided over 19 wins, 10 draws and 18 defeats in all competitions at Southampton (Image credit: Reuters)

Southampton have sacked manager Claude Puel after one season in charge. The 55-year-old Frenchman, who was appointed in June 2016, led Saints to eighth in the Premier League last season despite losing 16 games. They also reached the League Cup final, their first major final since 2003. A Southampton statement read: “The search for a new management team is under ...

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


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


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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