• Wenger blasts ‘weak’ Arsenal after League Cup elimination to Southampton

    Wenger blasts ‘weak’ Arsenal after League Cup elimination to Southampton

    The Gunners missed out on a place in the semi-finals in their home loss, and while the coach was pleased with his selection, he was disappointed in their lack of urgency.

    Arsene Wenger said Arsenal looked incapable of scoring as they slumped to an EFL Cup quarter-final elimination at the hands of Southampton.

    Goals from Jordy Clasie and Ryan Bertrand secured a 2-0 win for the Saints and a first League Cup semi-final in 30 years at Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.

    Wenger made […]

  • Arsenal 0-2 Southampton: Clasie, Bertrand goals help Saints dump Arsenal out of EFL Cup

    Arsenal 0-2 Southampton: Clasie, Bertrand goals help Saints dump Arsenal out of EFL Cup

    Southampton outclassed a much-changed Arsenal side to seal a comfortable victory at the Emirates Stadium and secure an EFL Cup semi-final berth for the first time in 29 years.

    Arsene Wenger made 10 changes to his team from Sunday’s win over Bournemouth but those who came into the starting line-up were found wanting as Saints were good value for their 2-0 win.

    The visitors, showing eight changes of their own from the weekend, eased through as Jordy Clasie’s first goal for the […]

  • Sturridge offered chance to quit Liverpool in £25m deal

    Sturridge offered chance to quit Liverpool in £25m deal

    Southampton are ready to launch a loan move for Daniel Sturridge and would be keen on permanently signing the Liverpool striker in a £25 million deal, according to reports.

    The Daily Express claims that the Saints have been keeping tabs of the England international’s situation at Anfield and are set to make their offer in January.

    Jurgen Klopp is ready to allow the 27-year-old a chance to leave Liverpool having fallen down the pecking order this season.

    West Ham, Stoke City and AC […]

  • Jurgen Klopp warns his players they must get used to the type of game Saints played against them

    Jurgen Klopp warns his players they must get used to the type of game Saints played against them

    Jurgen Klopp has told his players they must get used to playing against teams who just want to stifle their game after Liverpool’s 0-0 draw with Southampton.

    Liverpool dominated possession and had the better chances, but were frustrated by Southampton’s defensive set up and their own wasteful finishing.

    The result was not enough to keep Liverpool at the top of the table for long as Chelsea ground out a 1-0 win at Middlesbrough and Klopp has warned his side they have to […]

  • Southampton 0-0 Liverpool: Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino waste chances in disappointing draw

    Southampton 0-0 Liverpool: Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino waste chances in disappointing draw

    Liverpool‘s winning run in the Premier League has been halted by a resolute Southampton side at the St Mary’s Stadium this afternoon.

    The Reds had won their last three consecutive top flight matches, scoring an incredible 12 goals in that time to go top of the table before the international break.

    Still, Jurgen Klopp’s side didn’t really get going today as their usually frightening attacking trio of Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane all had off-days.

    Firmino and Mane were particularly guilty […]

  • Southampton 0-2 Chelsea: Hazard & Costa fire Blues into top four

    Southampton 0-2 Chelsea: Hazard & Costa fire Blues into top four

    Antonio Conte kept faith in the players that destroyed Manchester United 4-0 on Monday, and they enjoyed similar control to rack up another win.

    Chelsea moved back to within a point of Premier League leaders Manchester City courtesy of a comfortable 2-0 win against Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium on Sunday.

    Eden Hazard and Diego Costa scored the goals to give the visitors a fourth top-flight victory in a row and put Wednesday’s EFL Cup exit at the hands of rivals […]

  • Man City 1-1 Southampton: Iheanacho spares Stones’ blushes

    Man City 1-1 Southampton: Iheanacho spares Stones’ blushes

    Kelechi Iheanacho rescued a point for Manchester City against Southampton as Pep Guardiola’s men faltered again.

    A horrendous error from John Stones gifted Nathan Redmond a goal as the former Everton defender’s pass played the 22-year-old in behind to round Claudio Bravo.

    Iheanacho, who came off the bench at half-time swept home from a tidy low Leroy Sane cross to level up as City improved dramatically in the second half.

    Both Bravo and Fraser Forster were forced into good stops as each side […]

  • Santi Cazorla nets penalty as Arsenal claim late win against Southampton

    Santi Cazorla nets penalty as Arsenal claim late win against Southampton

    Santi Cazorla’s controversial stoppage-time penalty was enough to give Arsenal victory over Southampton in their Premier League meeting at Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

    With the match deep into added time and both sides looking like taking a share of the spoils, Cazorla thrashed home a spot-kick to seal a 2-1 win after substitute Olivier Giroud had been tugged to the ground by Jose Fonte.

    But questions will be asked as to whether play should have been stopped by referee Robert Madley as […]

  • Mourinho: The result could have been bigger

    Mourinho: The result could have been bigger

    The Portuguese was enthused by his side’s display and also hailed the impact of Paul Pogba, who made his second debut following his world-record move from Juventus.

    Jose Mourinho insists that Manchester United could have scored more goals in their 2-0 Premier League victory over Southampton on Friday.

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as United coasted to victory over the Saints, with Claude Puel’s men rarely threatening the hosts following Dusan Tadic’s disallowed first-half goal.

    And Mourinho was pleased with his side’s display, though […]

  • Ibrahimovic guides Manchester United to 2-0 win over Southampton

    Ibrahimovic guides Manchester United to 2-0 win over Southampton

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice to help Manchester United earn their second-straight win to open the Premier League, 2-0 over Southampton on Friday night.

    All eyes were on Paul Pogba for his return to Old Trafford after four years with Juventus, but it was Ibrahimovic — United’s other major summer signing — who stole the show with a first-half header and a penalty after the break.

    Pogba’s first touch went astray and led to a Southampton break and a free kick, but it […]

  • I’m ready to go: Pogba tells Man Utd boss Mourinho

    I’m ready to go: Pogba tells Man Utd boss Mourinho

    Paul Pogba has declared himself fit to play in Manchester United’s second Premier League match of the season against Southampton on Friday night.

    The 23-year-old, who arrived at Old Trafford for a world record fee of £89million last week, was suspended for United’s opening game at Bournemouth as a result of a suspension which carried over from his time at Juventus.

    However, off the back of a busy summer with France at Euro 2016, Pogba believes he is ready to return to […]