Southampton FC - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Southampton FC Puel under pressure as Southampton ends season with 1-0 loss SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Southampton lost 1-0 at home to Stoke on the final day of the Premier League on Sunday in what could prove to be Claude Puel's final game as manager. Southampton's hierarchy will review Puel's position in the coming days and has offered him minimal support. It won't help Puel that Southampton finished the sea... Sun, 21 May 2017 18:12:00 GMT 2017-05-21T18:12:00Z Romero stars for Man United in 0-0 draw at Southampton SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Sergio Romero showed Manchester United will be in safe hands in the Europa League final by saving an early penalty and producing many other great stops in a 0-0 draw at Southampton in the Premier League on Wednesday. Filling in for the rested David de Gea, the Argentina goalkeeper tipped aside Manolo Gabbiadini's sixth-minute s... Wed, 17 May 2017 21:43:00 GMT 2017-05-17T21:43:00Z Silva's reputation soars despite Hull's relegation It's not often that a manager improves his reputation in a season where his team is relegated. Marco Silva did just that — and he can expect to have plenty of suitors in the next few months. The 39-year-old Portuguese coach was hired by Hull in January with the cash-strapped and up-for-sale club in last place in the Premier League. Staying up, he said, would be a "miracle," ... Mon, 15 May 2017 11:24:00 GMT 2017-05-15T11:24:00Z Arsenal, Man City pile on pressure in race for top 4 in EPL MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The swagger has returned to their play. The wins and the goals are piling up. Arsene Wenger, a target of abuse for much of the season, was even greeted with rapturous applause as he walked toward the fans. Things are looking up for Arsenal as the team makes its traditional end-of-season charge for Champions League qualification ... Sat, 13 May 2017 19:24:00 GMT 2017-05-13T19:24:00Z Southampton beats Middlesbrough 2-1, into top 10 in EPL MIDDLESBROUGH, England (AP) — Southampton strengthened its chances of securing a top-half finish in the English Premier League by beating already relegated Middlesbrough 2-1 on Saturday. Jay Rodriguez made the most of a rare start to score in the 42nd minute for Southampton, and substitute Nathan Redmond added a second in the 57th with a curling shot into the top corner. ... Sat, 13 May 2017 16:21:00 GMT 2017-05-13T16:21:00Z Arsenal beats Southampton 2-0, climbs into 5th in EPL SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Alexis Sanchez produced a clinical finish to set Arsenal on its way to a 2-0 win at Southampton in the Premier League on Wednesday, keeping alive the team's ambitions of qualifying for next season's Champions League. Sanchez moved onto 20 league goals for the season when he collected Mesut Ozil's first-time through-ball and dec... Wed, 10 May 2017 21:27:00 GMT 2017-05-10T21:27:00Z 2 long unbeaten records come to an end for Mourinho Jose Mourinho hadn't lost a Premier League game in more than six months. He had never lost a competitive game against rival coach Arsene Wenger in almost 13 years. Two long, proud, unbeaten records came to an end for the Manchester United manager on Sunday. United lost 2-0 at Arsenal at Emirates Stadium for a result that, according to M... Sun, 07 May 2017 19:20:00 GMT 2017-05-07T19:20:00Z Milner misses penalty as Liverpool held 0-0 by Southampton LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — James Milner's perfect record from the penalty spot ended at a crucial time in the Premier League season for Liverpool in a 0-0 draw against Southampton on Sunday, damaging his team's quest for Champions League qualification. The left back scored from his first seven spot kicks this season but his eighth attempt was saved by Sout... Sun, 07 May 2017 15:26:00 GMT 2017-05-07T15:26:00Z Jakupovic saves Hull a point vs Saints to Sunderland's cost SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Eldin Jakupovic saved a late penalty kick to boost Hull's Premier League survival fight but also condemn a team not playing in the match — Sunderland — to relegation. Hull drew with midtable Southampton 0-0 Saturday, with Jakupovic saving Dusan Tadic's late spot kick as the visitors held out. Hull's point, al... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:38:00 GMT 2017-04-29T16:38:00Z Costa ends goal drought to help Chelsea open up 7-point lead LONDON (AP) — Diego Costa ended a seven-game goal drought in style to help Chelsea open up a seven-point lead in the Premier League with a 4-2 victory over Southampton on Tuesday. The second-half double halted a barren run that began shortly after a reported dispute at the club as Costa was linked with a move to the financially-flush Chinese Super League. ... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:49:00 GMT 2017-04-25T23:49:00Z Spurs uses improved mentality to chase Chelsea for PL title LONDON (AP) — Unlike last season's title race, Tottenham knows it isn't on the wrong side of a popularity contest in its pursuit of Chelsea. Leicester was the undoubted pick of the neutrals as it fought off Tottenham's challenge to improbably collect the Premier League trophy last May. Now Tottenham occupies the role of the underdog, si... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 19:47:00 GMT 2017-04-15T19:47:00Z Kompany ends 20-month City goal drought in Southampton win SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Vincent Kompany's first goal in 20 injury-ravaged months helped Manchester City to a 3-0 win at Southampton on Saturday, lifting the team to third in the Premier League. Kompany marked his latest return to the City defense by heading a 55th-minute opener before Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero also contributed goals. ... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 18:51:00 GMT 2017-04-15T18:51:00Z Southampton's revival continues with 1-0 win at West Brom WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — Southampton kept up its late-season revival in the English Premier League by beating West Bromwich Albion 1-0, thanks to Jordy Clasie's first-half goal on Saturday. The midfielder shot into the top corner from the edge of the area from Dusan Tadic's lay-off in the 25th minute at The Hawthorns. Southampton h... Sat, 08 Apr 2017 16:01:00 GMT 2017-04-08T16:01:00Z Palace revival ends with 3-1 loss at Southampton SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Crystal Palace's revival in the Premier League was ended after conceding two late goals in a 3-1 loss at Southampton on Wednesday, plunging the team back into relegation trouble. After beating first-place Chelsea 2-1 on Saturday for a fourth straight win, Palace took the lead against Southampton through Christian Benteke in the... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 21:37:00 GMT 2017-04-05T21:37:00Z Twist in EPL title race as Chelsea loses at home LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Maybe it won't be a procession to the English Premier League trophy for Chelsea, after all. The leader's 2-1 loss at home to relegation-threatened Crystal Palace on Saturday provided an unexpected twist to a title race that most observers thought was virtually over, with Chelsea holding a 10-point lead and in seemingly unstoppable form. ... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 18:56:00 GMT 2017-04-01T18:56:00Z Bournemouth misses penalty in 0-0 draw at Southampton in EPL SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter blazed a late penalty kick over the bar in a 0-0 draw against Southampton between two south-coast teams in the English Premier League on Saturday. The ball appeared to move as Arter's standing foot slipped on the soft turf, resulting in an embarrassing miss in the 79th minute at St. Mary's Sta... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 18:43:00 GMT 2017-04-01T18:43:00Z Injured Gabbiadini replaced by Petagna in Italy squad FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Manolo Gabbiadini has pulled out of the Italy squad and been replaced by Atalanta forward Andrea Petagna. Gabbiadini limped off with a groin injury after a half-hour of Southampton's 2-1 defeat at Tottenham on Sunday in the Premier League. The Italian had scored six times in his first four Saints appearances since... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:23:00 GMT 2017-03-19T22:23:00Z No Kane, no problem: Tottenham beats Southampton 2-1 in EPL LONDON (AP) — No Harry Kane, no problem. Tottenham overcame the absence of its injured star striker to record its 10th straight Premier League home victory as it beat Southampton 2-1 Sunday at White Hart Lane. Christian Eriksen's long-range strike and Dele Alli's penalty kick in the first half proved enough for victory as Spurs survived... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 19:41:00 GMT 2017-03-19T19:41:00Z Man United, Spurs power on without absent strikers in EPL MANCHESTER, England (AP) — With their top strikers absent, there were concerns that Manchester United and Tottenham could stumble in their push for Champions League qualification from the English Premier League. No need to worry. United defied the absence of the suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic — and fatigue because of its hectic fixture schedule — to beat re... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 19:28:00 GMT 2017-03-19T19:28:00Z Burnley still missing home after 0-0 EPL draw vs Sunderland SUNDERLAND, England (AP) — Burnley remained winless away from home and Sunderland stayed at the bottom of the English Premier League after a 0-0 draw on Saturday. Tom Heaton denied the Black Cats a late winner as David Moyes' men wasted a series of chances against Burnley at the Stadium of Light. Heaton saved well from Fabio Borini in t... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:20:00 GMT 2017-03-18T18:20:00Z Italy coach Ventura calls up 4 new players to squad MILAN (AP) — Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura has called up four new players to his squad for upcoming matches against Albania and the Netherlands. Bologna winger Simone Verdi, Atalanta defender Leonardo Spinazzola, Inter Milan defender Danilo D'Ambrosio and goalkeeper Alex Meret, who plays for Serie B side Spal, have been included for the first time. ... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 15:12:00 GMT 2017-03-18T15:12:00Z 34-year-old Jermain Defoe recalled to England squad LONDON (AP) — Jermain Defoe was recalled to the England squad at the age of 34 on Thursday, more than three years after last playing for the national team. The Sunderland striker is among 26 players selected for England's upcoming matches after captain Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge and Harry Kane were ruled out because of injury. Defoe... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:09:00 GMT 2017-03-16T15:09:00Z Southampton wins 7-goal EPL game against Watford WATFORD, England (AP) — Southampton moved on from its League Cup final disappointment by beating Watford 4-3 in the English Premier League on Saturday. Nathan Redmond scored twice and Manolo Gabbiadini struck a sixth goal in four games as the Saints put their Wembley defeat against Manchester United last weekend behind them. Southampton... Sat, 04 Mar 2017 17:47:00 GMT 2017-03-04T17:47:00Z Ibrahimovic will 'stop on top' but is coy on United future LONDON (AP) — Ever the showman, Zlatan Ibrahimovic seems to be reveling in maintaining the suspense. Why accept a one-year contract extension from Manchester United now when you can sustain the ambiguity and add to the mystique? "Let's see what happens," Ibrahimovic said after his free kick and header helped United win the League Cup on... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:36:00 GMT 2017-02-27T12:36:00Z After cup win, Mourinho hopes Ibrahimovic stays at United LONDON (AP) — Six months into their first seasons at Manchester United, Jose Mourinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have collected their first winners' medals. Just how long this partnership of serial winners endures at United remains uncertain. There's little doubt Mourinho wants Ibrahimovic to commit to staying at United into next season, es... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 21:31:00 GMT 2017-02-26T21:31:00Z Zlatan Ibrahimovic's double wins League Cup for Man United LONDON (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic powered in a late header to win the League Cup for Manchester United on Sunday, sealing a 3-2 victory over Southampton after a two-goal lead was thrown away by Jose Mourinho's side. It was Ibrahimovic's second goal in the final after putting United ahead from a free kick, taking the 35-year-old Swede's tally to 26 goals in... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:07:00 GMT 2017-02-26T20:07:00Z Former clubs torment Moyes as Everton beats Sunderland 2-0 LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Sunderland manager David Moyes retained his unwelcome habit of losing against former clubs as Everton beat the Black Cats 2-0 in the English Premier League on Saturday. There was a first league goal from Idrissa Gana Gueye and a record-equaling effort from Romelu Lukaku. Moyes, who led Everton for 11 years, has... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:10:00 GMT 2017-02-25T18:10:00Z Back at Wembley, Mourinho bids for 4th League Cup title MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Many of the top coaches in English soccer have long viewed the League Cup as a hindrance in their pursuit of grander goals during the season. The oft-maligned midweek competition — historically regarded as inferior to the world-famous FA Cup — is mostly used as an opportunity to field fringe players or give academy prospects a first run-out in the ... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:55:00 GMT 2017-02-24T16:55:00Z Saints defy talent drain to make Wembley final a reality LONDON (AP) — Southampton is one win away from proving that a club can succeed despite losing a string of top players. The team from the England's south coast will be at Wembley Stadium on Sunday to face Manchester United in the League Cup final, looking to win its first major trophy in 41 years. Southampton's journey from the third div... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:07:00 GMT 2017-02-23T14:07:00Z Soccer weekend: What to watch in Europe's main competitions What to watch out for in the leading soccer competitions in Europe this weekend: ENGLAND The first trophy of the season will be handed out Sunday at Wembley, a more familiar stadium for Manchester United than League Cup final opponent Southampton. The last time Southampton visited seven years ago,... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:50:00 GMT 2017-02-23T13:50:00Z