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Sports news LIVE: Premier League stars set up fund to raise money for NHS, clubs could receive prize money now, Southampton players agree to defer wages

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[unable to retrieve full-text content]We will bring you all the latest sports news and updates on how the coronavirus outbreak continues to affect the sporting calendar. Headlines: Southampton become first Premier League club to reach agreement with players over wage deferrals Premier League stars confirm launch of fund to raise money for NHS Sadio Mane EXCLUSIVE: Liverpool superstar would […] talkSPORT
Premier League could resume before virus restrictions are lifted – Southampton chief

Premier League could resume before virus restrictions are lifted – Southampton chief

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Southampton's chief executive has suggested Premier League matches could be on television every day while people are still confined to their homes because of the coronavirus outbreak.Martin Semmens says the return of the top flight - currently suspended until at least 30 April - would be "a sign that the country is coming back to normal" but it should not happen before it is safe."We have to do what is right and safe for the general public," he told BBC Radio Solent. "When everybody is safe and we're not using up NHS and police resources, the government would like us to get back to playing because we are entertainment and a sign that the country is coming back to normal."If people are home fo...
Man City v Southampton: Saints ‘incredible professionals’ – Pep Guardiola

Man City v Southampton: Saints ‘incredible professionals’ – Pep Guardiola

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The Southampton players who lost 9-0 at home to Leicester City on Friday are "incredible professionals", says Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.Saints travel to Etihad Stadium in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday and again in the Premier League on Saturday, their first games since the record-equalling loss."I am not going to judge them on that or prepare to play against them based on what happened against Leicester," added Guardiola. "They will try to do their best."Southampton's players and coaching staff have already donated a day's wages to charity following the heaviest defeat in their 134-year history.Going into Tuesday's last-16 EFL Cup tie (19:45 GMT kick-off), City boast the Premier Leag...
Southampton 0-9 Leicester City

Southampton 0-9 Leicester City

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Leicester City equalled the 24-year-old record for the biggest ever Premier League victory as dismal 10-man Southampton were dismantled at a rainswept St Mary's.The victory sees Brendan Rodgers' side climb into second place, leapfrogging Manchester City and moving five points behind leaders Liverpool.The result, which matches Manchester United's 9-0 win against Ipswich in 1995, was only confirmed in stoppage time thanks to Jamie Vardy's penalty. Both Vardy and Ayoze Perez scored hat-tricks, with the visitors' task aided by Ryan Bertrand's red card for a reckless challenge on Perez in the build-up to Ben Chilwell's opener.That opened the floodgates for Leicester, who turned on the style just t...
Bournemouth win at Southampton to go third in Premier League table

Bournemouth win at Southampton to go third in Premier League table

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Bournemouth survived a second-half fightback to secure a first ever victory at Southampton and move into third place in the Premier League before the weekend's games.Eddie Howe's side produced a superb first-half display to establish a two-goal lead as Nathan Ake headed in Diego Rico's corner in the 10th minute and Harry Wilson's sweeping finish from Phillip Billing's pass crowned a superb move.The Cherries also had a goal from Joshua King ruled out for offside by the video assistant referee as they were in complete control for the first 45 minutes. Southampton snatched at a lifeline when James Ward-Prowse scored from the spot eight minutes after the break following Steve Cook's clumsy challe...