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Newcastle United 3-1 Southampton: Ayoze Perez hat-trick gives Newcastle victory

Newcastle United 3-1 Southampton: Ayoze Perez hat-trick gives Newcastle victory

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Media playback is not supported on this device Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez said he 'wants to compete' after watching his team beat Southampton at St James's Park.Ayoze Perez made the difference, scoring all three goals as they saw off a spirited second-half performance from the Saints.Benitez, who is out of contract in the summer, said nothing had changed in regard to his job situation and suggested he still needs assurances before deciding his future. "We are in the same position as we were before," he said. "When I came here, I could see the potential of the clu...
Tottenham Hotspur vs Southampton: Premier League match preview, team news, predicted line-ups, plus more

Tottenham Hotspur vs Southampton: Premier League match preview, team news, predicted line-ups, plus more

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midweek clash Spurs will want to bounce back from north London derby defeat and claim a win against managerless Saints Tottenham will look to get back to winning ways when they return to Premier League action on Wednesday evening. Three days after losing to fierce rivals Arsenal in the north London derby, Spurs host relegation battlers Southampton at Wembley. Mauricio Pochettino’s side faced the ignominy of losing a local derby Saints head into the match on the back of a 2-2 draw with Manchester United, though that result was not enough to keep Mark Hughes in a job. The former Wales striker was dismissed on Monday with Southampton legend Kelvin Davis stepping up from assistant coach to caretaker manager for Wednesday’s clash. He w...
Mark Hughes: Southampton sack manager after eight months in charge

Mark Hughes: Southampton sack manager after eight months in charge

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Mark Hughes has been sacked as Southampton manager after eight months in charge.The Saints, who drew with Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday, are 18th in the table.Southampton confirmed the move in a statement, adding: "The search for a new manager to take the club forward is already under way." First-team assistant coach Kelvin Davis will take charge of the team for the game against Tottenham on Wednesday.Hughes, who also had a spell at the south coast club during his playing career, joined Southampton in March, two months after being sacked by Stoke City.The club were one point above the relegation zone at the time and the 55-year-old led them to safety last se...
Southampton 2-2 Manchester United: Romelu Lukaku scores in St Mary's draw

Southampton 2-2 Manchester United: Romelu Lukaku scores in St Mary's draw

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Manchester United are lacking in "mad dogs" in midfield, manager Jose Mourinho said after his side recovered from a terrible start but were still held to a disappointing draw at struggling Southampton.Mourinho's side were facing an embarrassing defeat early on as the Saints went into a 2-0 lead inside the opening 20 minutes.Marcus Rashford inspired a comeback before half-time, with two goals in six minutes from Romelu Lukaku and Ander Herrera earning the visitors a point, but it was another unconvincing display. Mourinho - who played two midfielders in a back three because of injury problems - bemoaned his side's inability to take control of the match."It doesn't matter the system we play," M...
Southampton 2-2 Brighton: Late Glenn Murray penalty completes Seagulls fightback

Southampton 2-2 Brighton: Late Glenn Murray penalty completes Seagulls fightback

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south coast stalemate The visitors came back from two goals down to earn a point at St Mary's Glenn Murray scored a stoppage-time penalty as Brighton recovered from two goals down to draw 2-2 at south coast rivals Southampton. The veteran striker converted his fourth goal of the season from the spot after Saints substitute James Ward-Prowse was adjudged to have fouled Shane Duffy by referee Anthony Taylor. There was late drama at St Mary’s Pierre Hojbjerg’s stunning strike and a penalty from Danny Ings looked to have put the hosts on course for successive Premier League wins for the first time since April 2017, before Albion defender Duffy headed in to start the fightback. The late equaliser denied Saints what would have been just...