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Shane Long Talks Struggles After Ending Goal Drought

Once Shane Long scored Southampton’s second and ultimately winning goal against Leicester yesterday, the extraordinary statistics started to roll in. Shane Long’s last four goals have come under four different Southampton managers – Claude Puel, Mauricio Pellegrino, Mark Hughes, Ralph Hasenhuttl. The Leicester strike came after 22 games/279 days without a goal. It was just his 3rd goal in 72 …

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Two-Finger Salute Earns Charlie Austin Two-Game Ban

Southampton striker Charlie Austin has been suspended for two matches after making an offensive gesture towards Manchester City fans. Austin admitted making the two-fingered action as he was substituted in the second half of Southampton’s 3-1 defeat against City at St Mary’s in December. “The striker admitted his gesture in or around the 68th minute of the game against Manchester …

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Mick McCarthy In Pursuit Of Southampton Striker Redmond [Report]

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Fresh from his “positive” talks with Declan Rice, Ireland manager, Mick McCarthy, has turned his attention to the pursuit of Southampton striker, Nathan Redmond, according to the Irish Independent.  The Birmingham native has represented England at both underage and senior level, making his debut for Gareth Southgate’s side in a friendly against Germany last year. Because that senior cap came …

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Hassenhuttl Heaps Praise On Michael Obafemi Following First Saints Goal

On Saturday Irish striker Michael Obafemi became Southampton’s youngest ever goalscorer after he grabbed the Saints’ third in their 1-3 win over relegation rivals Huddersfield. The 18-year-old came off the bench at the John Smith Stadium to help his new manager Ralph Hassenhuttl secure his second victory in a row and lift Southampton further away from the relegation zone. Obafemi …

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Watch: Incredible Shane Long Move Helps Saints End Winless Run

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Charlie Austin shattered Arsenal’s 22-game unbeaten run as the Southampton striker punished a howler from Gunners goalkeeper Bernd Leno to seal a shock 3-2 win on Sunday, with help from Shane Long. Austin settled a thrilling Premier League clash at St Mary’s when he headed home with just five minutes left after Leno misjudged Shane Long’s cross. Southampton had twice …

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Breaking: Southampton Appoint Ralph Hasenhuttl As Manager

Southampton have announced that Austrian manager Ralph Hasenhuttl will succeed Mark Hughes at the helm of the club. Hughes was sacked by the Southampton brass on Monday after some very poor form of late – form that has seen them settle in 18th place in the Premier League, picking up just nine points from fourteen games. The former Austrian international …

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Obafemi Impresses On First Start For Saints As They Exit On Penalties

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Republic of Ireland striker, Michael Obafemi was on impressive form as he made his first start for Southampton this evening during their exit from the Carabao Cup.  Mark Hughes’ side lost out 6-5 on penalties to Leicester City in the King Power Stadium but, arguably, dominated proceedings during normal time. The 18-year-old was involved in their first big chance of …

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Sterling At The Double As Man City Hit Saints For Six

Raheem Sterling scored twice fresh from agreeing a new five-year contract with Manchester City as the champions swept aside Southampton 6-1 on Sunday to return to the top of the Premier League table. Sergio Aguero, with his 150th league goal, David Silva and Leroy Sane were also on the mark as Pep Guardiola’s side continued their unbeaten start to their …

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Imagined XI: If Southampton Had Kept Hold Of Their Best Players

Southampton’s habit of selling their best players has raised over £300 million but also kept the club in limbo as the prospect of relegation appears more and more likely each season.  Pundit Arena assembles a team of players that Southampton have sold in recent years in an Imagined XI. ___ Goalkeeper – Paulo Gazzaniga Although he is not of the …

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