- Sat Apr 28 5:21 PM
Perhaps Southampton’s race is not yet run. Mark Hughes’s side earned only their sixth Premier League win of the season – and their first since February – to hoist themselves closer to safety, with a Dusan Tadic double over neighbours Bournemouth ensuring they have a fighting chance of beating rel...
- Sat Apr 28 8:10 AM
Alan Pardew, Mark Hughes, Sam Allardyce, David Moyes and Roy Hodgson have all been given jobs this season so why has a manager with more Premier League experience been ignored? By Sean Cole for The Set Pieces , part of the Sport Network The frequency with which old hands have been given jobs in t...
- Fri Apr 27 11:13 PM
• Saints in desperate need of home win against Bournemouth • Hughes: ‘This is one of the biggest games of my career’ Mark Hughes has described Southampton’s game against Bournemouth on Saturday as “huge” for the club and one of the most significant of his career in management as he seeks to kicks...
- Fri Apr 27 6:11 PM
There is precedent for survival when all appears lost with Sunderland’s relegation escape under Gus Poyet in 2014 a beacon for fans of the Premier League clubs facing the drop Like the hapless Brian Stimpson, so splendidly portrayed by John Cleese in the 1980s farce Clockwise, most football fans...
- Fri Apr 27 1:56 PM
Southampton’s situation remains dire but there is still a potential escape route open to Mark Hughes’s side. With matches against Everton and relegation rivals Swansea following this, they have the chance to make up ground before the final-day visit of Manchester City. Hughes will be without play...
- Fri Apr 27 11:07 AM
It’s once again time to appreciate the most incompetent teams in the Premier League, from those who throw the ball straight to opposition to goalkeepers who can’t keep goal Welcome to the Guardian’s fourth annual index of ineptitude, its directory of disappointment and catalogue of clumsiness. To...
- Fri Apr 27 12:00 AM
• Frenchman has overseen only four wins in last 17 league games • Players unhappy at aspects of Puel’s management style Claude Puel has a battle on his hands to prove to Leicester City that he is the right man to lead the club into next season, amid growing unease about his management style and t...
- Thu Apr 26 4:14 PM
• Former club-record signing banished from Saints’ first team • Hughes: ‘Sofi made a mistake. He needs to rebuild a bit of trust’ Sofiane Boufal has been banished from Southampton’s first team after an altercation with Mark Hughes during the Premier League defeat by Chelsea and will not be consid...
- Mon Apr 23 8:20 AM
Harry Kane is out of sorts, Joe Hart
soars before being floored, and Stoke must choose between youth and experience up front While Southampton will take something from getting this far in the world’s most celebrated domestic cup competition there are other, more pressing priorities, such as makin...
- Sun Apr 22 8:23 PM
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- Sun Apr 22 7:55 PM
The Chelsea striker maintained his knack for scoring eye-catching goals and winning at the national stadium in the FA Cup semi-final victory over Southampton Mind transfer, that seemed the best explanation. In the moment Olivier Giroud
cracked open this FA Cup semi-final for Chelsea, he must have...
- Sun Apr 22 5:48 PM
For Chelsea, a season that has underwhelmed could yet yield major silverware. Antonio Conte was back to his animated best on the touchline at the national stadium as his side, inspired by Olivier Giroud
’s wonderfully pilfered opening goal and Eden Hazard’s effervescence, eased past Southampton to...
- Sun Apr 22 2:17 PM
Latest updates from the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Follow Arsenal v West Ham in the Premier League Email Rob your thoughts 2.04pm BST Chelsea (3-4-2-1) Caballero; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Emerson; Willian, Hazard; Giroud. Substitutes: Eduardo, Christensen, Zappacost...