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Koeman urges Mane to focus on consistency after hat-trick
Koeman urges Mane to focus on consistency after hat-trick

Britain Football Soccer - Southampton v Manchester City - Barclays Premier League - St Mary's Stadium - 1/5/16 Southampton manager Ronald Koeman Action Images via Reuters / John Sibley LivepicREUTERS - Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has urged Sadio Mane to show greater consistency after the striker scored a hat-trick to guide his team to a 4-2 victory against Manchester City on Sunday.The Senegal-born striker has endured a mixed season for So

May 2 2016
Pellegrini defends decision to rotate ahead of Madrid clash
Pellegrini defends decision to rotate ahead of Madrid clash

Britain Football Soccer - Southampton v Manchester City - Barclays Premier League - St Mary's Stadium - 1/5/16. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini and Southampton manager Ronald Koeman. Action Images via Reuters / John Sibley LivepicREUTERS - Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said he had no option but to name a much-changed team for Sunday's 4-2 Premier League defeat by Southampton with the club's Champions League semi-final clash

May 2 2016
European roundup - Barca stay ahead, Leicester on brink
European roundup - Barca stay ahead, Leicester on brink

Football Soccer - Real Betis v Barcelona- Spanish Liga BBVA - Benito de Villamarin stadium, Seville - 30/4/16 Barcelona's Ivan Rakitic celebrates with team mates after scoring. REUTERS / Marcelo del Pozo LONDON (Reuters) - Barcelona remained at the La Liga summit as the top three sides all won while Leicester City and Bayern Munich missed the chance to secure the Premier League and Bundesliga titles.Bayern were held to a 1-1 home draw by Borussi

May 2 2016
 Southampton's Mane man leaves Man City reeling
Southampton's Mane man leaves Man City reeling

Britain Football Soccer - Southampton v Manchester City - Barclays Premier League - St Mary's Stadium - 1/5/16 Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring the the fourth goal for Southampton and completing his hat trick Reuters / Dylan Martinez Livepic REUTERS - Sadio Mane bagged a hat-trick in a vibrant display of attacking football from Southampton that swept aside Manchester City 4-2 and left the visitors facing a scramble to secure Champions League q

May 1 2016
Manchester City's Silva to miss Champions League semi against Real
Manchester City's Silva to miss Champions League semi against Real

Football Soccer - Manchester City v Stoke City - Barclays Premier League - Etihad Stadium - 23/4/16 Manchester City's David Silva Action Images via Reuters / Craig Brough/ LivepicREUTERS - Manchester City will be without playmaker David Silva for two to three weeks, ensuring he will definitely miss Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg tie at Real Madrid, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday.Pellegrini expressed his hope that the

Manchester United to use Memphis Depay as bait in signing long-term Premier League target
Manchester United to use Memphis Depay as bait in signing long-term Premier League target

Sadio Mane was linked to Manchester United last summer as well.Manchester United are planning to use Dutch flop Memphis Depay as a bait in landing Southampton star Sadio Mane in the summer transfer window.Depay moved to Old Trafford from PSV Eindhoven last summer after helping his former club win the Eredivisie in the 2014-15 season. He was the top scorer in the Dutch league during that campaign.However, the 22-year-old has failed to replicate hi

Apr 27 2016
 In-form Saint Long gives hapless Villa short shrift
In-form Saint Long gives hapless Villa short shrift

Football Soccer - Aston Villa v Southampton - Barclays Premier League - Villa Park - 23/4/16 Southampton's Shane Long lies injured Action Images via Reuters / Jason Cairnduff LivepicLONDON (Reuters) - Given Aston Villa's appalling defensive record, Shane Long is not alone in relishing them as opponents but the Southampton striker demonstrated again on Saturday a particular delight in tormenting the doomed Midlanders.Long proved the pivotal figure

Apr 24 2016
Man City go third, Newcastle rally boosts survival hopes
Man City go third, Newcastle rally boosts survival hopes

Football Soccer - Liverpool v Newcastle United - Barclays Premier League - Anfield - 23/4/16 Liverpool's Dejan Lovren Action Images via Reuters / Lee Smith LivepicBy Alan BaldwinLONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City moved up to third in the Premier League on Saturday while Newcastle United boosted their hopes of survival by coming back from two goals down at Liverpool to draw 2-2 and secure a precious point.On an afternoon that reaped 19 goals from

Apr 23 2016
Southampton hand relegated Villa 10th league defeat in row
Southampton hand relegated Villa 10th league defeat in row

Football Soccer - Aston Villa v Southampton - Barclays Premier League - Villa Park - 23/4/16 Dusan Tadic celebrates scoring the third goal for Southampton Reuters / Darren Staples LivepicREUTERS - Dusan Tadic scored twice as Southampton handed relegated Aston Villa their 10th successive Premier League defeat with a 4-2 win on Saturday that kept alive their European hopes. Striker Shane Long, who laid on both Tadic's goals, put Saints ahead wh

Apr 23 2016
What if Southampton had retained their best players in the last decade?
What if Southampton had retained their best players in the last decade?

Luke Shaw is arguably the most promising youngster to come from the Saints academy in recent yearsSouthampton deserve a lot of credited for developing some of the best British talents of this generation. The Southampton academy keeps producing promising young players and even when some of these players move to other clubs, Saints have managed to maintain their performance level.In fact, in the last two seasons, Southampton have sold most of their

Apr 23 2016
Statistics add up for title-chasing Tottenham
Statistics add up for title-chasing Tottenham

Football Soccer - Stoke City v Tottenham Hotspur - Barclays Premier League - The Britannia Stadium - 18/4/16 Harry Kane scores the third goal for Tottenham Reuters / Darren Staples/ LivepicBy Martyn HermanLONDON (Reuters) - If Premier League titles were decided by statistics alone then Tottenham Hotspur would already have one hand on the trophy rather than playing catch-up to Leicester City.Mauricio Pochettino's side lead the charts in pretty mu

Apr 19 2016
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas picks his Premier League team of the season
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas picks his Premier League team of the season

Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have been absolutely amazing for Leicester City this seasonChelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas tried his hand at punditry when he appeared on the popular show Monday Night Football (MNF) acting as the special guest. He watched on as Tottenham demolished Stoke 4-0 away from home.Fabregas had a go at picking his Premier League team of the season on that show. Unsurprisingly, he did not include any Chelsea players in t

Apr 19 2016
No plans to rest Everton players for Merseyside derby: Martinez
No plans to rest Everton players for Merseyside derby: Martinez

Football Soccer - Everton v Southampton - Barclays Premier League - Goodison Park - 16/4/16 Everton manager Roberto Martinez Action Images via Reuters / Carl Recine LivepicREUTERS - Manager Roberto Martinez does not intend to rest Everton players for Wednesday's Merseyside derby against Liverpool in the Premier League even though it comes just three days before an FA Cup semi-final with Manchester United.Martinez, confronted by a furious support

Apr 18 2016
No plans to rest Everton players for Merseyside derby - Martinez
No plans to rest Everton players for Merseyside derby - Martinez

Football Soccer - Everton v Southampton - Barclays Premier League - Goodison Park - 16/4/16 Everton manager Roberto Martinez Action Images via Reuters / Carl Recine/ LivepicREUTERS - Manager Roberto Martinez does not intend to rest Everton players for Wednesday's Merseyside derby against Liverpool in the Premier League even though it comes just three days before an FA Cup semi-final with Manchester United.Martinez, confronted by a furious suppor

Apr 18 2016
Villa relegated as Sunderland, Newcastle boost survival hopes
Villa relegated as Sunderland, Newcastle boost survival hopes

Football Soccer - Newcastle United v Swansea City - Barclays Premier League - St James' Park - 16/4/16 Newcastle United's Karl Darlow and Jack Colback celebrate after the game Action Images via Reuters / Craig Brough LivepicBy Mike CollettLONDON (Reuters) - Former European champions Aston Villa had their fate confirmed and were relegated from the Premier League with a ninth straight defeat on Saturday as north-east rivals Sunderland and Newcastle

Apr 16 2016
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