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Michael Obafemi Sets Up Southampton Goal With Stunning Pass in EFL Cup Win Over Portsmouth

Michael Obafemi

Michael Obafemi showed his playmaking abilities with a wonderful assist for Southampton on Tuesday night. The Republic of Ireland forward started for the Saints in their EFL Cup tie against Portsmouth, the first south-coast derby since 2012. Southampton won the third-round tie 4-0 at Fratton Park. Danny Ings (2), Cedric Soares and Nathan Redmond got the goals and Obafemi set …

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Mick McCarthy Seemingly Quick To Dismiss Unproven Michael Obafemi

Irish manager Mick McCarthy admitted that Southampton striker Michael Obafemi is unproven as he assesses his 40-man provisional squad ahead of the games against Switzerland and Bulgaria. McCarthy selected a large panel which will be cut down to 23 over the next couple of weeks and it includes ten forwards, including Obafemi. The 19-year-old has yet to feature in a …

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Redmond Named In England Squad As Hope Of Irish Switch Fades

Nathan Redmond Michael Obafemi

Gareth Southgate has named his England squad for the upcoming UEFA Nations League finals with Southampton’s Nathan Redmond making the 27 man selection. Redmond has had an excellent season with the Saints and the 24-year old had been reportedly scouted by Irish manager Mick McCarthy thanks to the Irish connections on his mother’s side. He had been called up to …

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Michael Obafemi On Kenny & 21s: I Think We’ll Be Working Together Soon

Ireland and Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has outlined that his immediate international future may lie with Stephen Kenny’s U21s when the 18-year-old returns from injury. Obafemi is eligible to play for Stephen Kenny’s side as well as Tom Mohan’s exciting U19s who have reached the this summer’s European Championships in Armenia. The striker, however, has also been capped at senior …

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Michael Obafemi: “I Lost The Ball & He Screamed At Me For Five Minutes”

Southampton and Ireland striker Michael Obafemi has opened up on his experience working under former assistant manager Roy Keane during his first international call-up last November. Obafemi, one of Irish football’s brightest talents, was included in Martin O’Neill’s senior squad for the games against Northern Ireland and Denmark last year. The 18-year old made his debut during the last 10 …

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Charlie Austin Reportedly Set To Leave Southampton

A transfer is reported to be in the works that could have implications for the Irish contingent at Southampton. According to The Telegraph, Charlie Austin has been told that he can leave the club this month, with Premier League high-flyers Wolves and Championship side Aston Villa said to be interested. Austin has played just once in 2019, having served a …

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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]

Nathan Redmond Michael Obafemi

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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