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Burnley 1-1 Southampton

Manolo Gabbiadini came off the bench to score a 90th minute equaliser to rescue a point for Saints at Burnley in a 1-1 draw.
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Alex McCarthy: “Obviously coming away to Burnley we knew it was going to be a tough game, but to get the point in the end is massive.

“We haven’t had a lot of luck this season, but getting that bit of luck has obviously resulted in a goal for us.

“It wasn’t going to be a pretty game, but the boys stuck together and we got the point in the end.

“We’ve got great character in this group and a great squad with great players.

“The boys still think we could’ve done better out there – we know we can – but there are a lot of positives we can take into Stoke next week.”

Mauricio Pellegrino: "I think in the way that we equalised we can be happy because it was really difficult, after conceding against this side who don't concede too much themselves.

"But, obviously, we have to analyse well, because we have to improve in different aspects – how can we pla…
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FA Cup: West Brom 1-2 Southampton

Saints progressed to the quarter finals of the FA Cup thanks to a 2-1 win over West Brom. Dutch defender Wesley Hoedt scored his first goal for the club before Dusan Tadic doubled the lead. Salomon Rondon netted for the hosts.
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Dusan Tadic: “We are very happy because we showed great character to fight against a physical and strong team, especially in the second-half.

“It was very important to get an early goal. I think from the start we had a control on the game.

“In the second-half it was a little bit difficult because they played direct and you need to defend against that. We showed we can do that.
"It was a nice finish but I am more pleased with our teamwork today. Nathan played a nice ball to Guido who found me and that’s the most important thing.

“We will have these kind of teams in the rest of the season. Next game we have Burnley who are also physical and we need to compete against them.

It’s a lot about confidence and I think we are going in the right direction. We w…

West Brom 2-3 Southampton

Saints secured a much-needed three points to get out of the relegation zone. Mario Lemina scored his first goal for the club before Jack Stephens headed in his third goal in consecutive games. James Ward-Prowse also netted a fine free kick.

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James Ward-Prowse: "We knew it was going to be tough here, but it's an important three points.

"No matter how we won the game, it's just important that we dug in deep. Ok, we've not been playing the best of football, but we dug in together and got the vital three points.

"There's a bit of competition for the free-kicks, but it shows how passionate we all are.

"There's a good feeling around the team and all the lads want to do well to help the team. Thankfully for me, I was able to do that today, but Sofiane played brilliantly and did his part as well."

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Jack Stephens: "I was disappointed with West Brom's opening goal – he was my man – so it's nice to make up for it."

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Southampton 1-1 Brighton

Jack Stephens scored his second goal in as many games but Saints remain in the bottom three after a 1-1 draw with Brighton.
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Mauricio Pellegrino: “I think in the first 15 minutes they were a little bit better in direct play.

“They won some second balls and from this situation we conceded a penalty.

“After the goal, we totally controlled the game, but we couldn’t play quick enough to break through their defenders.

“Little by little they would drop and for us, it was really difficult to find the space to create more chances.

“We were patient and well organised because I don’t remember many actions from them, so in defence we controlled them well most of the time.

“In this situation, every single victory is massive, but we have to keep pushing and on Saturday we have another opportunity.”

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Steven Davis: “It’s so important to start quickly at home and get on the front foot but we didn’t do that tonight.

“We were a goal behind early on and Brighton were difficult to break down. Overal…

FA Cup: Southampton 1-0 Watford

Jack Stephens celebrated his 24th birthday with his first goal for the club to help Saints into the next round of the FA Cup.

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Mauricio Pellegrino: “We are really pleased with many aspects. One of them is that we had the opportunity to progress to the next round, and we did it.

“On the other hand, we are also growing as a team and we are improving – this is the feeling of the group.

“In the next week we have some important games, and I think it is the best moment for us to approach those games. For those reasons, we are happy.”

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Jack Stephens: “It was the perfect day for me and great of course to get on the scoresheet but the most important thing is the result for the team and for the club.

“We wanted to progress in this competition and we got the result that we needed. We’ve had the experience from the League Cup last year; if we could replicate that this time around in the FA Cup, it would be unbelievable.

“It was a similar game to the one at their place a couple of weeks ago…

Saints sign Carrillo

Southampton have completed the signing of 26-year-old Argentinian striker Guido Carrillo from AS Monaco.

Vice Chairman (Football) Les Reed said: “A huge amount of work has gone in to completing this transfer, and we are thrilled that we have now been able to push it through to completion.

“Guido represents a very exciting addition to our attacking options ahead of the final months of the season, possessing plenty of experience at the highest level, while also having the potential and the desire to improve even further.

“We are confident he will benefit us not only in the remainder of this campaign, but in the years to come.”

Guido Carrillo said: "I’m very happy. It’s a great feeling to be a part of this club.

“Lots of things attracted me. I know Southampton from watching the Premier League from when I was small, I’ve always regarded it as the most important league in the world.

“I obviously know the coaching staff, I’ve worked with them in Argentina and I also spoke with some pla…

Southampton 1-1 Tottenham

Saints shared a point apiece with Spurs at St. Mary's. Davison Sanchez's own goal opened the scoring after good work by Ryan Bertrand before Harry Kane hit back with an immediate reply.
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Mauricio Pellegrino: “We have to be pleased with the way we competed.

“We showed the right attitude and I think we are on the right path, even though looking at the table we know we are in a difficult moment.

“In three or four weeks’ time, everything can change.

“We have to use this attitude to grow and to believe, because confidence and belief in ourselves is the best drug for our dressing room right now.

“I think we were a little bit lucky in some aspects, but unlucky with our chances too.

“We took some risks and we were in the game until the end; we could win and we could lose, but that’s part of football.”