Showing posts from April, 2017

Chelsea 4-2 Southampton

Southampton lost 4-2 at Stamford Bridge to Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Saints performed well in the first half and had got the game back to 1-1 when Oriol Romeu netted against his former side to cancel out Eden Hazard's opener. But the Saints went in at half time a goal down as Gary Cahill powered home a header just before the break.

Diego Costa then netted twice in the second half to put Antonio Conte's side well in the driving seat before Ryan Bertrand's header added a consolation goal for Southampton from Cedric's cross.


Claude Puel: "I think it was a good performance on the pitch, but without the good result, and without being clinical enough in both the boxes, offensively and defensively.

"We conceded goals at bad moments – five minutes into the first half, then the second right at the end, and the third just at the beginning of the second half.

"It's a shame, because the quality we showed and the opportunities we created, we produced a …

Clasie nets super winner for Saints at West Brom

Jordy Clasie marked his return to the Saints side with a fantastic strike for Saints at West Brom. The Dutch midfielder netted his first Premier League goal to help Southampton to back-to-back wins.

Clasie's 25th minute 20-yarder flew in to the top corner and it proved to be the winning goal.

Southampton are closing in on the eighth-placed Baggies and have cut the gap to four points with two games in hand. Claude Puel's side should now comfortably go on to claim a top ten finish with eighth place looking very achievable.

Saints have been in good form recently and have taken seven points from their last three games. The last four games on the road have resutlted in three victories.

SAINTS: Forster, Cedric, Yoshida, Stephens, Bertrand, Clasie (Reed 84), Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse (McQueen 71), Tadic, Redmond (Sims 71), Long. SUBS: Hassen, Caceres, Pied, Rodriguez.

WEST BROM: Foster, Dawson, McAuley (Brunt 53), Evans, Nyom, Fletcher (Robson-Kanu 65), Livermore, Morrison, Phillips (McC…

Southampton 3-1 Crystal Palace

Southampton came from behind to beat in-form Crystal Palace by three goals to one.
Christian Benteke had opened the scoring for the visitors before Nathan Redmond equalised on the stroke of half time for the Saints.
Two late goals from Maya Yoshida and James Ward-Prowse saw Claude Puel's side claim all three points at St. Marys.

SAINTS (Redmond 45, Yoshida 84, Ward-Prowse 85) 3-1 (Benteke 31) PALACE

SAINTS: Forster, Cedric, Stephens, Yoshida, McQueen, Romeu, Davis, Ward-Prowse (Hojbjerg 87), Tadic, Redmond, Long (Rodriguez 90).
SUBS: Hassen, Caceres, Pied, Clasie, Sims.

PALACE: Hennessey, Ward, Kelly, Sakho, Schlupp (Delaney 58), Milivojevic (Flamini 87), Cabaye (Sako 45), Puncheon, Zaha, Townsend, Benteke.
SUBS: Speroni, Chung-Yong, Fryers, Kaikai.

Southampton 3-1 Crystal Palace Late goals from Maya Yoshida and James Ward-Prowse earned Southampton victory over Crystal Palace in an entertaining game at St Mary's. With six minutes to go, Japan defender Yoshida tapped into an em…