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Crystal Palace 0-1 Southampton

A goal from Steven Davis on his 200th appearance for Southampton was enough to earn three points at Selhurst Park.

Davis netted early in the game after just six minutes to ensure Roy Hodgson's first game in charge ended in misery to make it five straight Premier League defeats for Crystal Palace.

It was Saints' first away win of the season.

Defender Virgil van Dijk returned to action for Mauricio Pellegrino's side coming on as a late substitute.


#SaintsFC team to face #CPFC: Forster, Cédric, Yoshida, Hoedt, Bertrand, Romeu, Lemina, Davis (c), Tadić, Redmond, Long. pic.twitter.com/7xLHeldjQ7 — Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) September 16, 2017
6: GOAL! GOAL! GOAL! It's @StevenDavis8 on his 200th #SaintsFC appearance...get in! (0-1) pic.twitter.com/Y61ejOIFQF — Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) September 16, 2017
What a start! 😇 #saintsfcpic.twitter.com/xytNDCHUVh — Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) September 16, 2017
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Southampton 0-2 Watford

A disappointing afternoon for Saints saw Watford run out 2-0 winners at St. Mary's.

Abdoulaye Doucouré put the visitors ahead with a low drive seven minutes before the break. Substitute Daryl Janmaat then doubled the lead to confirm victory in the second half.



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Mauricio Pellegrino: 
“I think they were better than us in the first half to the second balls.
“In every single challenge they were there a little bit before us, and from this point they created trouble for us.

“But not too much because we conceded two soft goals from long range. That is something we need to learn and improve from today.

“We improved in the second half and looked to create better opportunities, but not enough to find a way back into the match.

“We know that the players will be away and have to travel and this is the reason why I changed three players from the last game.

“I felt a little bit of low energy in some players but it is not an excuse. We have to take responsibility and improve for the next …

Huddersfield 0-0 Southampton

Southampton had to settle for a goalless draw at Huddersfield but maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League.

Mauricio Pellegrino's post-match reaction: 

"It was a really tough game from the beginning and I think we were fighting, we were there.

"We had some problems on second balls and in some deliveries, but I think little by little we were getting better, especially when we controlled the ball.

"At the beginning we had a couple of situations and, at the end, we were much better – we had three or four opportunities to score and to win the game – but typical British football, it was really tough.

"Huddersfield are now with a really high mentality. We were fighting until the end. The character of the team was good and we've got another point, another clean sheet, but we have to keep going. To win games, you have to do something more – a little bit more."

Match tweets:

The teams are in!

Here's the #SaintsFC side for this afternoon's clash wit…

New deal for Yoshida

Maya Yoshida has signed a new three-year contract with Southampton.
The defender has played 138 games for Saints over five seasons since he arrived at the club in 2012.
Vice Chairman (Football) Les Reed said: “We are extremely pleased to have reached a new agreement with Maya, who is a vital part of our squad, not only on the pitch, but off it.
“Maya is a player who has taken great strides in his game during his time with us, and his influence was felt particularly last season, as he formed outstanding partnerships with both Virgil van Dijk and Jack Stephens, helping the team reach the EFL Cup final.

“Maya is an excellent example for any young professional to follow and it was important to ensure that we extended our commitment with him.

“We are excited about the depth we now possess at the centre-back position for the years ahead, with Maya’s new deal strengthening our excellent group even further for the coming seasons.”

Maya Yoshida commented: "There was no reason to leave th…

Hoedt signs for Saints

Southampton have announced the signing of Dutch international centre-back Wesley Hoedt, from Lazio.

The 23-year-old has signed a five-year contract at St Mary’s.

Vice Chairman (Football) Les Reed said: “Wesley is one of the most promising young defenders in Europe and represents a significant addition to our squad. Having procured a Champions League finalist from one Italian club we have now added an Italian Supercoppa winner from another.

“We believe he has all the qualities to play a big part in our future, and we have worked hard to bring him to Southampton, with a number of other high-profile clubs interested in him.

"Finding a top quality central defender is difficult in the current environment and now we have six internationals in this position, both young and experienced.

"Finding a naturally left-footed player is even more difficult. We have been tracking central defenders on our target list for the past 12 months and Wesley has always been at the top of that list, s…

Southampton 3-2 West Ham

A Charlie Austin penalty helped Southampton secure their first win of the season in a five-goal thriller at St. Mary's.

Saints took the lead through Manolo Gabbiadini who finished well when combining with Nathan Redmond.

West Ham were then reduced to ten men when Marko Arnautovic was sent off just after the half-hour mark.

Saints capitalised to double their advantage when Steven Davis was brought down in the area. Dusan Tadic stepped up to score from the penalty spot.

Chicharito pulled a goal back for the visitors just before the break.

After the break, Chicharito showed his poaching goalscoring instincts again to draw the game level for the Hammers to make it 2-2.

Saints kept going despite letting a two-goal lead slip and eventually got their rewards with a late penalty winner from Charlie Austin.

Reaction from Mauricio Pellegrino and Charlie Austin:



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Gao family invest in Saints

A letter to the fans of Southampton Football Club from Katharina Liebherr...

I am pleased to confirm that talks to bring in a new partner to our club have been concluded.

Following extensive and fruitful work, we are entering into a partnership with the Gao family and I am excited about what we will achieve together.

Today is the start of a new and exciting chapter for our club. Mr Jisheng Gao and his daughter, Mrs Nelly Gao, with whom I have built a close relationship, share our values and ambitions. As a team, we will strive to build upon the strong foundation that is in place towards sustainable long-term success.

Mr Gao, Nelly and I have full trust in Ralph Krueger and his management team. We wholeheartedly support their plans to follow the Southampton Way in the years ahead.

But for now it is business as usual at Southampton Football Club and we must allow everyone at the club to focus on the first few weeks of the new season.

I would like to thank the passionate supporters of th…