Arsenal target their second straight victory in seven days when they host Southampton later on Sunday. The Gunners currently occupy the fifth position ahead of Chelsea and they will hope to defeat the Saints so as to boost their chances for a top-four finish. The North London club were in action against BATE on Thursday […]
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Southampton Football Club Listeni/saʊθˈæmptən, -hæmptən/ is a professional association football club based in Southampton, Hampshire, England, which plays in the Premier League, the top tier of English football.
Their home ground since 2001 has been St Mary’s Stadium, before which they were based at The Dell. The club has been nicknamed “The Saints” since its inception in 1885 due to its history as a church football team, founded as St. Mary’s Church of England Young Men’s Association, and play in red and white shirts. Southampton has a long-standing rivalry with Portsmouth due to its close proximity and both cities’ respective maritime history. Matches between the two sides are known as the South Coast derby.
The club has won the FA Cup once, in 1976, and their highest-ever league finish was second in the First Division in 1983–84. Southampton were relegated from the Premier League on 15 May 2005, ending 27 successive seasons of top-division football for the club. They returned after a seven-year absence, and have played there ever since.
Manchester United will be visiting St.Mary’s Stadium for an important match with Southampton. The Red Devils won the Champions League fixture against Young Boys to qualify for the second round of the competition. However, the lack of quality on the ground was certainly evident in United’s game as they struggled to score a goal up […]
The beef between Liverpool and Southampton so far has mainly been involving the latter players heading to Merseyside to sign for the Reds. The likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sadio Mane and most recently Virgil van Dijk have once ply their trade at Southampton before leaving Liverpool. Although, the case of Chamberlain is quite different from […]
According to The S*n, Celtic will agree a £7m deal with Southampton for Stuart Armstrong. The 26-year-old is expected to exit Parkhead from St Mary’s within 48 hours. It’s a major blow for Brendan Rodgers as Armstrong had nailed down a starting place in the Celtic side last season and was a standout performer. But […]
Joe Hart might be surplus to requirements at Manchester City under Pep Guardiola, but he is still a wanted man, with The Times reporting that Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers are both keen on the 31-year-old. It’s been a bad season for Hart, with the experienced goalkeeper left out of Gareth Southgate‘s England squad for the […]
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted midfielder Tom Rogic could leave the club this summer but is hoping he’ll stay into the last year of his deal. The Australian international has endured an injury-hit season, spending three months out after damaging his knee, and doesn’t look like he’ll commit his future to the champions past […]
According to the Daily Record, Southampton are keen on signing Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic this summer, as the 25-year-old enters the final year of his deal at Parkhead. One of Celtic’s most talented players and an ever-present when fit, Rogic could be on his way to the South Coast if the Saints secure their Premier […]
Chelsea will meet Manchester United in the FA Cup final in May after beating Southampton 2-0 scoreline on Sunday. Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata were on the scoresheet to help the Blues seal their place in the final for the second consecutive season under Antonio Conte. Giroud continues impressing in the FA Cup: Olivier Giroud […]
Arsene Wenger has ruled Henrikh Mkhitaryan out of Arsenal’s meeting with Southampton on Sunday, after the playmaker picked up an injury on Thursday night. Mkhitaryan started in the Gunners’ 4-1 mauling of CSKA Moscow in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final clash but was replaced in the second-half after injuring his knee. Wenger […]
According to reports, Southampton are reportedly looking to challenge Arsenal in luring Brendan Rodgers back to the English Premier League. The Saints are on the lookout for a new boss after sacking Mauricio Pellegrino on Monday evening. The Argentine boss leaves with the Saints just one point above the relegation zone after failure to win […]