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Three things we learnt from Sunderland’s heavy defeat to Southampton

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Relegation-threatened Sunderland failed to build on their victory over Crystal Palace last weekend after they were completely outclassed by Southampton at the Stadium of Light on Saturday. Embed from Getty Images   After a promising opening fifteen minutes for the hosts, Southampton’s January signing Manolo Gabbiadini took centre-stage, scoring twice before half-time to give the visitors a commanding lead. A …

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Three things we learnt from Southampton’s 3-1 defeat to West Ham

An emphatic start to this mid-table clash saw Southampton’s new £14 million signing Manolo Gabbiadini fire the opening goal on his home debut for the club. However, Saints’ fans celebrations were short lived when man-in-form Andy Carroll fired in past a hapless Fraser Forster. There was soon more misery at St Mary’s as Pedro Obiang struck a long range effort just …

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Three things we learnt from Arsenal’s FA Cup victory over Southampton

Theo Walcott netted a hat-trick and Danny Welbeck scored twice as Arsenal steamrollered Southampton to progress to the fifth round of the FA Cup. Against his former club, Walcott made a statement of intent to manager Arsene Wenger, who was serving the first of a four-match touchline ban, with three goals in a rout at St Mary’s Stadium. Arguably the …

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Southampton vs Leicester City: Match preview, likely line-ups and score prediction

Southampton manager Claude Puel will be hoping to arrest a worrying slide when his side welcome reigning champions Leicester City to St Mary’s Stadium tomorrow. The Saints have lost four successive Premier League matches and plummeted to 13th in the process. Transfer speculation involving Jose Fonte and Virgil van Dijk seems to have unsettled the club. Their opponents, Leicester, have …

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Burnley vs Southampton: Match preview, likely line-ups and score prediction

Burnley manager Sean Dyche is targeting a fourth successive home victory tomorrow when Southampton make the long trek north to Turf Moor. Dyche has exceeded all expectations with the Clarets, who were expected to be cannon fodder at the the start of the season after gaining promotion from the Championship, but who currently sit 12th in the Premier League table – eight points …

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How Liverpool’s players rated in their EFL Cup defeat to Southampton

Liverpool suffered another disappointing result against a south coast club, as they went down to a 1-0 defeat against Southampton in the EFL Cup semi-final first leg. Jurgen Klopp’s men had failed to score against Plymouth in the FA Cup at the weekend and they misfired again at St Mary’s. Nathan Redmond scored the only goal of the game to hand …

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