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Norwich City youngster James Maddison on the brink of completing move to Southampton – reports

Norwich City youngster James Maddison on the brink of completing move to Southampton – reports

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Norwich’s valuation of Maddison has reportedly been met by Saints A number of clubs from England’s top tier have had Maddison on their radar after his outstanding 2017/18 season. However, it seems the south coast is his next destination as sources close to the Carrow Road club say Southampton boss Mark Hughes has been given permission to talk to the youngster after meeting the Championship club’s valuation for their star midfielder tonight. Maddison’s stock rose dramatically when it was revealed that he had created 54 chances for Norwich – more than any other player in the Premier League, Bundesliga, LaLiga, Serie A and Ligue 1. And after reportedly 48 hours of tough negotiations it appears Saints have got a deal for the England Under-2...
Southampton or Swansea City: Who can still be relegated from the Premier League after Huddersfield Town's draw with Chelsea?

Southampton or Swansea City: Who can still be relegated from the Premier League after Huddersfield Town's draw with Chelsea?

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The relegation trapdoor has already claimed two teams - who will be next?Wednesday, May 9, 2018Huddersfield secured a second season in the Premier League by clinching a 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.Laurent Depoitre capitalised on a kind bounce following a long ball by Aaron Mooy to fire home the opener in the 50th minute before a clearance struck Marcos Alonso's head and went into the net for a bizarre equaliser.Huddersfield's goal came under constant attack in the closing stages and they had to survive six minutes of injury-time, but resolute defending preserved their top-flight status for another year.The outcome in west London spells all but finalises the identities of the teams relegated for the 2017-18 season, with Huddersfield pulling clear of trouble.Stoke's demise was c...
Southampton take big step towards safety with win at Swansea

Southampton take big step towards safety with win at Swansea

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Southampton took a huge stride towards securing their Premier League survival and simultaneously relegated West Brom with victory at Swansea City, who are now perilously close to joining the Baggies in the Championship.Manolo Gabbiadini's strike means the Swans are now three points adrift of Southampton - and safety - and will go into Sunday's final game of the season occupying the final relegation spot.Southampton's considerably better goal difference over Swansea means even a defeat at Manchester City will keep them up, as long as the Swans do not make up a 10-goal swing when they face Stoke.Huddersfield are 17th, level on points with Southampton, but have a game in hand at Chelsea on Wednesday - a point at Stamford Bridge would be enough to keep the Terriers up.With so much at stake, bo...
Manchester United 0-0 Southampton: Ibrahimovic out for a month while Lukaku sustains worrying injury

Manchester United 0-0 Southampton: Ibrahimovic out for a month while Lukaku sustains worrying injury

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Jose Mourinho revealed striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic would be sidelined for a month after Manchester United's goalless draw with Southampton.The Swede went off at half-time in United's Boxing Day clash with Burnley but Mourinho did not divulge the nature of his injury."Zlatan one month out," Mourinho told BT Sport when asked about United's striking options in light of the head injury sustained by Romelu Lukaku during Saturday's Old Trafford game against the Saints.Lukaku was carried off on a stretcher wearing an oxygen mask early on after a clash of heads and United could not break down a stubborn Southampton side in his absence as they slipped to third in the Premier League.The Belgium striker headed over a glorious chance before he was forced off and the hosts had two penalty appeals for ha...
Jose Mourinho blames referees for bad form as Manchester United held at home to Southampton

Jose Mourinho blames referees for bad form as Manchester United held at home to Southampton

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The United boss cited the decision-making of the referees as a reason for his side's bad resultsSaturday, December 30, 2017Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has claimed bad refereeing decisions have cost his team points in recent games after the Red Devils played out a goalless draw against Southampton at Old Trafford.United were lacklustre throughout, creating few goalscoring opportunities, but could have been awarded a penalty when Jesse Lingard’s flick struck the hand of Maya Yoshida in the first-half but referee Craig Pawson was not interested in Lingard’s pleas.Paul Pogba’s bundled effort was ruled out for offside in the game’s closing stages, although replays do show the decision to disallow the goal was correct.Meanwhile, David De Gea made a superb reflex save to deny Shane Lo