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Guardian - Tue Nov 13 7:00 PM
Underrated they may be but from the Premier League’s unsung heroes are quietly going about their business Nomination for the October player of the month award (well, one of them – he made the PFA’s shortlist , but not the official Premier League-endorsed version) showed that Duffy’s sterling perf...
Guardian - Mon Nov 12 8:13 AM
Hugo Lloris ends his madcap day on a high, Everton work out how to stop Chelsea and Salomón Rondón proves his worth Unai Emery delivered an overdue update on Danny Welbeck, the Arsenal striker who was stricken against Sporting in the Europa League last Thursday. Welbeck, the manager reported, und...
Guardian - Sun Nov 11 9:56 PM
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Guardian - Sat Nov 10 5:13 PM
Time was ticking away and it appeared Mark Hughes’s plan to end Southampton’s dire record at St Mary’s was about to pay off. He had got his players to train here in the build-up to his match, hoping a greater familiarity with their surroundings would lead to an upturn in fortunes, or as he put it...
Guardian - Fri Nov 9 12:19 PM
Mark Hughes is under growing pressure at Southampton after one win and just seven goals in their first 11 league matches. The club’s owners took action this week, sacking vice-chairman Les Reed and technical director Martin Hunter. If Hughes is to avoid following them out of the door, a first hom...
Guardian - Fri Nov 9 10:00 AM
The top five clubs have played the bottom five 19 times this season and won every one. There is nothing to celebrate in the top flight’s great divide Amid all the gloom enveloping those at the wrong end of the Premier League table, where Fulham, Cardiff, Huddersfield, Newcastle and Southampton ha...
Guardian - Fri Nov 9 12:06 AM
José Mourinho to antagonise Manchester City, Mark Hughes on the brink and an Everton reunion for Ross Barkley The moments Jose Mourinho has cherished most in his career are those when he could thumb his nose at expectation and the established order. Wednesday night’s post-match gurning and chuckl...
Guardian - Thu Nov 8 3:45 PM
• Technical director Martin Hunter also dismissed in shake-up • Manager vulnerable with Saints struggling in Premier League Southampton are committed to a major restructuring at the top of the club after the decision to sack the vice-chairman, Les Reed, and the technical director, Martin Hunter,...
Guardian - Sun Nov 4 8:40 PM
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Guardian - Sun Nov 4 8:26 PM
Pep Guardiola has warned rivals there is more to come from Raheem Sterling after the winger inspired Manchester City to a 6-1 rout of Southampton which sent them back to the top of the Premier League. Sterling scored twice, taking him to 50 City goals, and added two assists to cap off a week in...
Guardian - Sun Nov 4 5:10 PM
This dismantling of Southampton illustrates how difficult dethroning Manchester City will surely be. From opening whistle to the end Pep Guardiola’s supreme side made the contest a virtual duck-shoot on an afternoon when Raheem Sterling was sublime. The forward scored twice and helped create thre...
Guardian - Sun Nov 4 2:00 PM
Updates from the 3pm GMT kick-off at City of Manchester Stadium Guardiola cries foul over Neville’s television accusations Email Bryan or tweet him your thoughts @BryanAGraham 12.46pm GMT Bryan will be here shortly, in the meantime here’s what Pep Guardiola had to say about Gary Neville’s recent...
Guardian - Sat Nov 3 9:00 AM
Kevin De Bruyne’s knee injury is a blow though in his likely replacement, Bernardo Silva, Pep Guardiola has a fine player who Southampton will hardly relish facing. Last season’s corresponding fixture needed a 90th-minute Raheem Sterling strike to secure the win for Manchester City and the visito...
Guardian - Fri Nov 2 12:01 AM
Liverpool to reveal how good Arsenal really are, Lukaku to be on the bench again and Hart has a point to prove at West Ham After the Unai Emery era opened with defeats by Manchester City and Chelsea, it was hard not to wonder if Arsenal were going to endure another uncertain season. Yet a kind ru...
Guardian - Thu Nov 1 9:57 PM
Manchester City’s bid to retain the Carabao Cup will take in a trip to Leicester or Southampton after this canter of a win over Fulham that featured Brahim Díaz’s first goals for the club. Pep Guardiola will be pleased with securing a place in the quarter-finals but concerned to see Kevin De Bruy...
Guardian - Mon Oct 29 8:59 AM
Klopp, Coleman and people of Liverpool dig deep for Sean Cox, Walcott needs to grow up and Watford enjoy belated Success This is not about the game but something more important and giving credit where it is due. At Anfield on Saturday volunteers from Liverpool FC and Spirit of Shankly supporters’...
Guardian - Sat Oct 27 8:54 PM
Premier League managers Mark Hughes and Chris Hughton have wished Glenn Hoddle well after he was taken to hospital on Saturday after falling 'seriously ill' at a TV studio. Brighton manager Hughton played alongside Hoddle as a youth player at Tottenham, while Hughes played under Hoddle at Chelsea...
Guardian - Sat Oct 27 5:22 PM
In a match of precious few opportunities, and just as little good football, Shane Long missed the chance to give Southampton all three points against Newcastle in the final minute, sidefooting wide from 10 yards out with the goal gaping. That was the standout moment of an attritional match in whi...
Guardian - Fri Oct 26 10:00 PM
The Southampton winger and Norway international lives by his parents’ values and has never allowed success to go to his head As Mohamed Elyounoussi thinks back to the days helping his father run a pizza restaurant in Sarpsborg, feelings of pride and gratitude rise in Southampton’s Norwegian midfi...
Guardian - Fri Oct 26 3:14 PM
Optimism may be in short supply on the south coast as Southampton search for a first home win of the season against rock-bottom Newcastle, but both managers are resolutely upbeat. Rafa Benítez is confident his team will climb the table during a forgiving run of games, starting at St Mary’s, and h...
Guardian - Fri Oct 26 12:03 AM
Mesut Özil has earned his stripes, Jürgen Locadia must step up for Brighton and when will José Mourinho give Fred a chance? While José Mourinho continues to make ever-so-subtle digs about the quality of his squad , it is worth remembering that Manchester United have had a £52m midfielder sitting...
Guardian - Mon Oct 22 8:12 AM
Woefully leaky Fulham are on course to concede 100 goals, and is it nearly time for Álvaro Morata and Chelsea to part ways? On the eve of the new season Slavisa Jokanovic said Fulham “don’t have to change much but we need to be intelligent. We need to grow up.” Two months down the line and either...
Guardian - Sat Oct 20 5:23 PM
Southampton failed to score for the fourth successive Premier League game as they held high-flying Bournemouth to a 0-0 draw. Saints played their part in a tight encounter at the Vitality Stadium but struggled to create and have now gone 385 top-flight minutes without finding the net. Bournemouth...
Guardian - Fri Oct 19 2:57 PM
Mark Hughes played down the derby tag some have tried to apply to this fixture, saying that Portsmouth are Southampton’s rivals, but the fact is that Bournemouth are still the favourites for this one as they seek a third successive win while Southampton are in familiar territory near the bottom a...
Guardian - Fri Oct 19 12:01 AM
José Mourinho will want to make a point at Stamford Bridge while Chris Hughton returns to a chaotic St James’s Park In Manchester United’s last match, against Newcastle , José Mourinho demonstrated some of the audacity with which he made his name. He made a tactical substitution after 19 minutes,...
Guardian - Wed Oct 17 3:59 PM
Huddersfield, Newcastle and Cardiff are all without a victory after their first eight games and appear unlikely to reach anywhere near 40 points There is a certain symmetry about the Premier League table at the moment. Three teams at the top are still unbeaten, and already it is being suggested t...
Guardian - Sun Oct 14 12:30 PM
One shares a flat with his boss, another is known as the manager’s ‘brother’. A run-down of the men who help to shape their clubs’ success Known as Carlos, the 45-year-old Spaniard is building up good relationships with the Arsenal players, even if he is not the type to shy away from confrontatio...
Guardian - Sun Oct 14 10:00 AM
Fans assess the best and worst of the opening stages – top performers, biggest mistakes and the funniest moments • Part one: Arsenal to Huddersfield Best performance? Away at Newcastle. It was like a training session for us. Then again, maybe they just made us look good. Related: Mohamed Salah li...
Guardian - Wed Oct 10 12:01 AM
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Guardian - Mon Oct 8 8:26 AM
A call to get tougher on diving, Arsenal are turning up the volume and Everton’s biggest investments are coming good Declan Rice faces a big decision over his international future after once again being left out of the Republic of Ireland squad for the Nations League matches against Denmark and W...