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Ross Barkley scores first Chelsea goal in easy win over struggling Southampton

This felt like the Chelsea of old at times. The result was all that mattered to Maurizio Sarri and he was happy to see his side keep pace with Liverpool and Manchester City with a clinical victory.Eden Hazard provided the inspiration just when Chelsea …

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Southampton’s Jack Stephens inflicts more misery on ramshackle Watford

It is becoming an FA Cup tradition for Southampton’s supporters to boo Mauricio Pellegrino’s substitutions. Three weeks after they jeered a defensive late change by their manager in the win over Fulham, a minority voiced their disapproval again when Pe…

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Ronald Koeman sees no risk as Southampton sign Charlie Austin from QPR

• Striker has not played since 15 December because of hamstring injury
• Saints pay £4m for 26-year-old who scored 18 Premier League goals last season

Ronald Koeman expressed his delight after Southampton bolstered their attacking options with the £4m signing of Charlie Austin from Queens Park Rangers, although the Dutchman struck a note of caution when he said that the striker will need time to recover from a hamstring injury that has kept him out for a month.

Concerns over Austin’s injury record meant he stayed at QPR last summer, despite scoring 18 Premier League goals for a side that was relegated. The 26-year-old has not played since 15 December.

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Morgan Schneiderlin draws Southampton level but Ipswich hold on

If matches were decided on the basis of possession and territorial dominance alone, then Southampton would already be in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Ronald Koeman’s side spent almost the entirety of the second half camped outside Ipswich Town’s area as they searched for a winning goal, pinning back the side from the Championship and forcing them to defend with absolute concentration. It was possible to count on one hand the number of times Mick McCarthy’s men crossed the halfway line. Ipswich were often defending from their own six-yard box against opponents who are fourth in the Premier League.

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Morgan Schneiderlin draws Southampton level but Ipswich hold on

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Southamptons Ronald Koeman signals top-four aim after defeat of Stoke

Dutchman says his side can match most of their rivals
But adds: Its too early to say what we would like to win
Match report: Southampton dig deep against Stoke
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Southampton dig deep against Stoke City to give Sadio Mané due reward

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Southampton striker Graziano Pellè finds his feet to down shaky QPR

Striker repaying Ronald Koemans faith in him QPR manager Harry Redknapp despondent Continue reading…

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Graziano Pellè takes shot at Southamptons critics and downs QPR

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Roberto Martínez drips with positivity after Everton’s untimely implosion

Antolin Alcaraz and Seamus Coleman own-goals gift game ‘Today is a defeat we need to accept if we want to improve’ Continue reading…