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- Fri, 18 Jan 2019 11:33:46 +0000: Southampton v Everton: match preview - Southampton | The Guardian
Southampton could further ease their relegation fears by following up victory at Leicester against another top-half team struggling to meet high expectations. Ralph Hasenhüttl was left concerned by the midweek FA Cup defeat on penalties to Derby, which has sapped his squad’s energy as well as their morale. The Austrian plans to freshen up his starting XI, with Danny Ings winning his fitness battle and both Charlie Austin and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg back from suspension. Everton’s away form this season and record at St Mary’s are equally poor – two wins from 10 in both cases. Marco Silva has suggested he may not invest in attacking reinforcements in this transfer window, and is banking on Richarlison rediscovering his goalscoring touch – the Brazilian last scored on Boxing Day. Niall McVeigh
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- Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:21:57 +0000: Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend - Southampton | The Guardian
Who will Pochettino turn to up front? Will Lindelöf banish bad memories of Brighton? And should Sarri start Giroud?
If Mauricio Pochettino could have picked one Premier League team to start playing against without his top scorer and his most in-form attacker, then he would surely have plumped for Fulham. Claudio Ranieri’s defensively chaotic side are the perfect opponents in a far-from-ideal scenario for Tottenham, who must learn to cope without Harry Kane and Son Heung-min. It will still be interesting to see how Mauricio Pochettino tries to overcome those losses. Perhaps he will ask Dele Alli or Lucas Moura to play as a shifty striker or maybe he’ll deploy Fernando Llorente, a more conventional centre-forward who netted a hat-trick in the recent annihilation of Tranmere Rovers? Or the manager might even push his faith in youth to an unprecedented extreme by giving a start to the highly promising 16-year-old Irish striker Troy Parrott, who has yet to appear for the senior team? Whatever the manager opts for, Spurs can be confident of victory given that Fulham have been so hapless this season that they even managed to concede two goals last week despite restricting Burnley to no shots on target. PDContinue reading...
- Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:43:48 +0000: Frank Lampard hits out at Bielsa after Derby sink Southampton in shootout - Southampton | The Guardian
Marcelo Bielsa might have been able to tell everyone this before the game but penalties were required to separate Southampton and Derby in their third-round FA Cup replay. It was Frank Lampard’s side who held their nerve and go through to face Accrington Stanley in the fourth round after Nathan Redmond was the only man to miss in the shootout, the winning kick struck home by the unlikely figure of Richard Keogh.Continue reading...
- Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:35:19 +0000: Southampton v Derby: FA Cup third-round replay – as it happened - Southampton | The Guardian
- Derby recover from two goals down
- Redmond’s penalty miss allowed Keogh to net winner
“I’m delighted for the team. The work-rate they put in there. Great penalties, great courage. VAR going against us. They were winners anyway going into the penalties but the way they took them showed great character.”
“I thought we were outstanding through the game. The fight. The bravery on the ball. I’m really pleased.”
What a terrific - and deserved - result for Derby, who came back from two goals down to knock out their Premier League hosts.
Keogh converts the decisive penalty to send Derby through. Southampton 2-2 Derby (3-5)
Targett scores. Southampton 2-2 Derby (3-4)
Lawrence sends the keeper the wrong way and scores. Southampton 2-2 Derby (2-4)
Vestergaard makes no mistake. Southampton 2-2 Derby (2-3)
Mount slams it into the net off the underside of the bar. Southampton 2-2 Derby (1-3)
Redmond misses, sidefotting high and wide! Southampton 2-2 Derby (1-2)
Nugent send the keeper the wrong way and scores. Southampton 2-2 Derby (1-2)
Ward-Prowse send the keeper the wrong way and scores. Southampton 2-2 Derby (1-1)
Waghorn slams a super penalty high into the net. Southampton 2-2 Derby (0-1)
Derby’s Waghorn will take the first penalty.
That always looked the most likely outcome after normal time. Now, anyone got Marcelo Bielsa’s number to tip us off as to which way Derby’s player are going to send their spotkicks?
118 min: Derby are at sixes and sevens at the back as Gallagher sprints down the right and delivers a cross. Elyounoussi fails to connect.
116 min: A kerfuffle in the Derby box after a cross from the right. The crowd chant “VAR” in the hope that a foul might be picked up but nothing doing.
114 min: Mount curls the freekick towards Tomori at the back post. Gunn punches it away and then Vestergaard completes the clearance.
113 min: Soares brings down Malone, giving Derby a freekick wide on the left. A prime crossing opportunity. “No matter how many changes Southampton made, as an Everton fan I’m delighted that this game has gone to extra time less than 72 hours before their trip to St. Mary’s,” rejoices Matt Burt. And I guess they’ll feel even more jaded if, after all this effort, they don’t even win the game.
112 min: Redmond scampers forward again, this time darting down the left. Then he cuts on to his right foot and had a pop from 20 yards. It sails into the stands.
109 min: Romeu wins the ball in midfield and romps forward. Southampton have four v two! Romeu plays in Redmond to his right. Redmond takes a touch and then blasts it straight at the out-rushing Roos. He could have eliminated the goalkeeper by knocking the ball to a teammate to his left, or he could have finished properly but he rushed it and it’s a waste.
Southampton substitution: Targett on, Ramsay off.
107 min: Waghorn flips a the ball through to Lawrence, running on to it at speed 25 yards from goal. But he leans back and hoists his shot over the bar. He’s better than that.
106 min: Ramsay appears to be suffering from cramp after making a fine sliding tackle on Nugent wide on the right.
Penalties are looking the most likely outcome at this point, although as the teams tire a mistake could make the difference.
105+1 min: Ward-Prowse wafts a harmless freekick over the bar. Waste of time.
105 min: Freekick to Southampton, dead centre and about 30 yards out. Derby erect a wall as Ward-Prowse prepares to takes it.
104 min: Waghorn slips a nice ball through to Nugent in the box. Nugent tries to help it on to the underlapping Holmes but makes a sloppy pass.
102 min: It’s all getting a bit stodgy. Play bogged down in midfield.
Derby substitution: Bennett on, Wilson off.
97 min: Elyounoussi provided a lovely finessed cross for Southampton’s second goal but other than that he has been very disappointing. He has just been shrugged off the ball with ridiculous ease by Holmes as the hosts launched a promising counter-attack.
96 min: Derby are looking the stronger team. That weariness detected in the Saints’ ranks towards the end of normal time has resurfaced and they’er being penned back at the moment.
95 min: The corner is cleared as far as Lawrence, who tries to bash it back into the net from 25 yards. Ramsay deflects it wide for another corner.
Derby substitution: Holmes on, Bogle off.
94 min: Derby win a corner after a good attack. But before it can be taken they need to make a change because Bogle appears to be injured.
91 min: Off we go again. Hard to know how this is going to pan out because both teams had spells of superiority during normal time. Southampton seemed to be tiring towards the end but then, in stoppage time, perked right back up and could have won it.
As in the first match Derby came back from two goals down to draw level. Extra-time to follow ...
90+4 min: Following a lovely one-two in the box, Redmond rolls the ball across the face of goal Derby’s goal. Elyounoussi lunges at it but can’t apply the decisive touch!
90+3 min: Derby stream forward on the counter. Waghorn pings in a cross from the left. Lawrence gets to it ahead of Vestergaard ... but heads over from six yards!
90+2 min: Freekick to Derby after a foul by Ramsay on Lawrence. Mount drifts it in to the box. It’s headed clear. Wilson picks it up and tries to lash it into the net from 20 yards. No dice.
90 min: The sides have at least four minutes to find a winner and avoid extra-time ...
90 min: At the end of a sweeping move, Ramsay clips a cross from the right towards the back post, where Wilson gets in the way of an acrobatic attempt by Elyounoussi. Corner to Southampton. It’s cleared.
88 min: A Derby corner is cleared and Southampton suddenly have a breakaway. But Tomori hares back to make an excellent saving challenge on Soares.
86 min: Derby are looking the more likely winners at the moment. There’s a zippiness to them, while Southampton have grown a little ragged.
84 min: Redmond, ever dangerous since his introduction at half-time, darts into the opposing area before offloading to Elyounoussi, whose shot from 15 yards is badly aimed.
They’ve done it again! Derby complete the comeback from two goals down as Wilson curls in a cross from the right and Waghorn heads into the top corner from six yards! Now they can they get a winner?
81 min: Tomori, who’s looked good at the back for Derby, cuts out a pass by Ward-Prowse intended for Gallagher.
Derby substitution: Lawrence on, Huddlestone off.
Wilson lines up a freekick at the right-hand corner of the Southampton box ... and curls it around the wall and into the far corner of the net! There’s a pause while VAR has a gander but the ref eventually allows the goal. Are Derby about to recover from two goals down again, like they did in the first game?
Derby substitution: Nugent on, Marriott off. The former Pompey player is greeted with boos by the home crowd.
74 min: Soares booked for deliberately bumping into Bogle to curtail a break.
Southampton substitution: Gallagher on, Long off. No sense keeping the Irishman on now, best get him off and rest that hurt leg. He’s had a decent game and made the second goal.
Southampton double their lead before Derby can even stammer a reply to the first goal. And it was so easy: Stephens strode out from the back and threaded a pass through for Redmond to chase. He won the race easily and then finished with style, dinking the ball over the advancing keeper. That’s why
theyClaude Puel called him the new Thierry Henry.
Long scampers into the box and then rolls the ball through to Elyounoussi and charges to the back post to received the clipped cross. The Irishman heads past the keeper ... but Malone clears it off the line ... sonly for Armstrong to convert on the follow-up. VAR has no quibble with that one.
64 min: This time Redmond decides to do it all himself ... and he’s nearly vindicated spectacularly. After a bit of jinking and ducking he unleashes a vicious shot from the left-hand corner of the box. Roos palms it behind for a corner and is relieved to do so.
62 min: Armstrong leads a breakaway attack for Southampton. Long peels off the the left and receives the ball, then tries to cross to one of his three teammates in the box. But he only finds the keeper.
60 min: A dinky turn by Wilson at the edge of the Southampton box, followed by a powerful swirling shot from over 20 yards. Gunn needs to attempts to hold it.
58 min: Tomori runs across to cover Malone and cut out a Southampton break at the expense of a corner. Then Tomori clears Ward-Prowse’s delivery.
56 min: Redmond has seen a lot of the ball since his introduction and continually cuts in with it from the right but so far he has failed to produce a cutting final ball.
54 min: Southampton has perked u in the second period and now Derby are responding in kind. Keogh gets his head to a corner and forces a solid save from Gunn.
51 min: Long and Keogh chase a ball as it heads for the byline. Long gives Keogh a little shove in the back, sending him careering towards the advertising boards. Keogh manages to stop before crashing into them and then smiles as if acknowledging the top-class bantz by his Ireland teammates.
48 min: Mount receives a pass fro Huddlestone in midfield and immediately darts forward, looking for an opening. He finds one and lets fly from 25 yards but his low shot hurtles a couple of yards wide.
46 min: Southampton start as if intent on reaffirming their superiority, which they showed fleetingly at the start of the first half. Armstrong spanks a decent effort over the bar from the edge of the area after a nimble move. Long looks sprightly.
Southampton substitution: Redmond on, Johnson off. Long, apparently, has overcome that leg injury that caused him to limp around for the last minutes of the first half.
“I thought football suffered a serious wound to its body when that penalty was given after perpetual replays in the World Cup final,” blasts Drew Goldie. “It just died a little more when the Derby goal was chalked off. His arm is clearly offside, I grant you. But other than that, they’re level. Surely VAR is there for - as with cricket - when the officials have made a palpable error.” The position of his arm is irrelevant, of course. Still, there’s something amusing about Lampard’s side being thwarted by VAR on this day. I do hope the official who made the decision was is sitting in a bush.
That was a so-so half in which the best moment was negated by hyper-pernickety use of Var, Bryson’s fine goal chalked out for offside. Multiple replays suggest Waghorn was perhaps an inch offside in the buildup. Or perhaps not. The upshot is we’re still goalless. Southampton’s best chance fell to Long, who shot straight the keeper from six yards and later suffered an injury that may lead to him being replaced at half-time.
44 min: Long is back on and immediately back into the action, racing on to a through-ball. But it’s apparent that he’s still in pain and he offloads the ball quickly and begins hobbling again.
42 min: Long is struggling. The Irishman has suffered an injury. It’s not clear how, as he appeared to feel pain as he prepared to jump for an aerial ball. There was no impact. He limps off.
38 min: Derby think they had taken the lead through a lovely goal and celebrated accordingly. Tramsay’s hurried pass out from the back was intercepted and quickly used against the home side, with a Derby player fizzing a low pass into Waghorn in the middle of the box, via a dummy by Bryson. Waghorn took it under control 12 yards out and then slipped the ball into the path of Bryson, who had continued his run and finishes with a smart low shot into the bottom corner. He’s engulfed by happy Derby players. But the ref asks the VAR to have a look at it. And the goal is ruled out because Waghorn was about an inch offside when he received the ball in the first place!
34 min: Armstrong overhits an attempted pass to Soares, who looks forlorn - if the ball had been good, he would have had a clear run into the box.
33 min: Derby have looked more comfortable in the last 10 minutes or so, playing more of the match in the opposing half as Southampton’s early vim has dipped. After a decent move just now, Marriott forced another save from Gunn, albeit a comfortable one from a low shot from 12 yards.
30 min: A foul on Mount by Romeu gives Derby a freekick midway inside the home half. Wilson curls it into the box but it’s headed clear.
27 min: Lovely, flowing move by Derby! Keogh strode out from the back and slipped a pass to Waghorn, who turned beautifully before helping it on to Wilson, who performed a similar turn and then teed up Mount for a shot from 20 yards. And that’s where the move came a cropper, as Mount ballooned his shot over the bar.
24 min: Tyreke Johnson, a 20-year-old making his first senior start, looks a bright prospect out on the left wing. He’s a strong and clever runner with a nice cross.
22 min: After yet more diligent pressing, Saints win the ball off Derby in midfield and work it wide to Armstrong on the left. Armstrong swings in a sweet cross and Long runs on to it and tries to guide it into the net from six yards .... but his powerful sidefooter is batted away by Roos! Excellent reactions from the keeper, but Long shouldn’t have left him with any chance.
19 min: Ward-Prowse spanks a fine pass wide to the right. Soares collects it, looks up and tries to send a well-aimed cross to his men in the box. Instead he shanks it into the nearest stand.
18 min: The first booking of the match goes to Johnson for another over-zealous tackle, this time on Wilson.
16 min: IT’s been a fairly even match so far. Most of the play is in Derby’s half but the visitors have generally kept Southampton at bay and showed a willingness to counter-attack when possible. Neither side has looked sharp so far, however.
14 min: Bogle dodges an over-enthusiastic challenge by Johnson and darts down the right ... but then made a mess of his cross.
12 min: Now a better corner from Ward-Prowse. Stephens gets on the end of it but heads over from six yards.
10 min: Corner to Southampton after Bryson pokes the ball out of play as Elyounoussi readied a cross. Ward-Prowse delivers an out-swinger, which Derby clears effectively.
8 min: Johnson scurries down the left and sends a decent cross into the area. Again, the striker just fails to get on the end of it, in this case Long.
7 min: Mount tires to pick out Marriott with a nice low pass into the area from mid-way inside the Saints’ half. But the striker, who’d made a canny run, just fails to get on the end of it.
6 min: Ward-Prowse curls a freekick from the right into the Derby box. It’s headed away.
4 min: Saints are playing with the dynamism Hassenhüttl has introduced, ensuring Derby have next to no time on the ball when in possession.
2 min: Huddlestone loses possession just outside his own areas as Saints’ press causes bother to Derby. But they regroup and get a counter going through Mount, who helps the ball on to Wilson. He glides in from the left and feeds Waghorn, who has a bang from 20 yards. Gunn saves his low drive easily.
1 min: Off we go.
The teams have arrived on the pitch. There’s a fir-sized crowd at St Mary’s. Derby are wearing a grey number with yellow trim, while Saints sport their familiar red and white stripe (if looking from the front, at least), albeit with a silly red drape across the shoulder.
First up, he’s asked whether he has any comment to make in response to Bielsa’s press conference earlier today. ““No. I made quite a few comments earlier in the week. I haven’t seen the latest press conference. I’ve been told about in general terms so maybe it’s one the comment on later when I know more.” Moving on to this tie, he says: “I love the competition,so do the players. It’s important for us. And we’re searching for form. We want to win.”
Southampton have made five changes to the side that started their win over Leicester last weekend. Lampard, meanwhile, has confirmed what Harry Wilson’s arm movements had already indicated - he has made six alterations to the team schooled at Elland Road on Friday.Harry Wilson’s arm gestures made that
Southampton: Gunn; Soares, Stephens, Vestergaard, Ramsay; Romeu, Ward-Prowse; Elyounoussi, Armstrong, Johnson; Long
Hello. For those of you who are not Marcelo Bielsa, here are some basic pointers for the game ahead: Frank Lampard’s team are vying with Southampton for the right to travel to Accrington Stanley in the FA Cup fourth round. This replay doesn’t particularly excite the Saints manager, Ralph Hassenhüttl, who has said that the best thing about it is that it enables Charlie Austin, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Yan Valery to serve their suspensions so as to be available for this weekend’s Premier League match against Everton. Southampton are also missing Michael Obafemi, Ryan Bertrand and Danny Ings through injury, while Maya Yoshida is at the Asian Cup. So Derby, who came back from 2-0 down in the first match, have a fine chance to progress today. But has their manager done his homework?Continue reading...
- Sun, 13 Jan 2019 20:54:59 +0000: The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos - Southampton | The Guardian
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- Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:56:31 +0000: Pellegrino appointed Southampton manager - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Southampton | BBC
Southampton appoint Mauricio Pellegrino as their new manager, with the 45-year-old former Alaves boss replacing Claude Puel.
- Thu, 15 Jun 2017 08:42:32 +0000: Southampton sack manager Puel - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Southampton | BBC
Southampton sack boss Claude Puel after one season in charge, when they finished eighth in the Premier League and reached the League Cup final.
- Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:00:05 +0000: Premier League fixtures in full - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Southampton | BBC
Find out your club's full fixture list for the 2017-18 Premier League season.
- Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:24:39 +0000: Barnsley sign Saints defender McCarthy - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Southampton | BBC
Barnsley sign Southampton defender Jason McCarthy for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.
- Wed, 07 Jun 2017 18:20:44 +0000: Liverpool end interest in Van Dijk - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Southampton | BBC
Liverpool apologise to Southampton over "any misunderstanding" and end their interest in defender Virgil van Dijk.
Southampton manager Nigel Adkins has been a busy man in the transfer market this summer as he looks to reinforce his squad for the start of next season after a great run which saw them promoted to the English top flight via the play offs. Adkins is now desperate to bring in new names to the club so that he can secure their position in the top flight for another season at least.
The first signing of the summer sees promising young full back Nathaniel Clyne arrive at St Mary`s from Crystal Palace after the promise of the clubs plans to attempt to quality for Europe this season were very enticing for the player. Southampton though will need to pay a large compensation fee to his current club if the deal goes through as due to the players age his former club feel they are due some type of payment from the saints after he signed a new four year deal last week.
Another player who has just be signed by the club is talented striker Jay Rodriguez after he recently arrived from Burnley for a fee which is believed to be around the six and a half million pounds mark. Adkins has long been an admirer of the player and is extremely happy with the signing which he sees as just perfect to bolster his attacking line for next season.
A shocking bit of news right now for Southampton is the fact that their attempts to bring defender Alexander Buttner to St Mary`s may be in tatters after his current club Vitesse Arnham have halted the move after another club have come into the frame for the players signature. Southampton may now find themselves in a bidding war for the player who they see as a perfect addition to their squad so as of now all dealings over the player have hit a premature halt.