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Southampton v West Brom: Premier League – live! Minute-by-minute report: Who will come out on top in the late kick-off at St Mary’s? Join Will Unwin to find out.

Southampton v West Bromwich Albion - matchday live All the build-up, chat, team news and match action live from St Mary's as Saints take on West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League.

Southampton vs West Brom, Premier League LIVE West Brom travel to the south coast looking to halt their recent poor run of form. Follow all the action from St Mary's as it happens with Sportsmail's BEN NAGLE. Kick-off is at 5.30pm.

Huddersfield vs Manchester United LIVE plus action other 3pm matches Manchester United's quest to close the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City continues this afternoon when they travel to newly promoted Huddersfield.

Football Fans Welcome No Christmas Eve Games ! - Southampton News The Football Supporters Federation have welcomed the news that there will be no televised game this year at least on Christmas Eve. But this is not the end of the matter and the FSF continue to campaign for all supporters.

Saturday Night Football Not Popular With Saints Fans - Southampton News After five successive Premier League sell outs at St Mary's this season it looks like there will be far less at St Mary's for the visit of West Bromwich Albion.

LAWRIE: Shakespeare's tragedy comes as no surprise I think I have mentioned more than once how times they are a changing with the advent of the Premier League.

Turn St Mary's nerves into a positive Mauricio Pellegrino has urged his Saints side to turn their St Mary’s anxiety into a positive when they face West Brom tonight.

Southampton V West Brom at St. Mary's Stadium : Match Preview Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino reports no new injury concerns Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino reported no fresh injury concerns ahead of Saturday's Premier League match against West Brom.

Southampton v West Bromwich Albion: match preview West Bromwich Albion have doubts over the fitness of both Ben Foster and Boaz Myhill but Tony Pulis remains confident one will be ready in time to stop Manolo Gabbiadini’s efforts for Southampton.

Ex-Saints boss Puel considered by Foxes to replace Shakespeare Leicester’s hierarchy are expected to meet the former Southampton manager to discuss the position. The club are looking for a successor to Craig Shakespeare after his sacking on Tuesday.

Opposition View: West Brom Read what Tony Pulis has had to say about Southampton.

Southampton v West Brom: Team news, kick-off time, odds and stats Get the latest team news and stats ahead of the Premier League clash between Southampton and West Brom on Saturday.

UEFA charges Everton following Europa League fracas which led club to fan ban Everton have banned the fan who appeared to try to strike Lyon's Anthony Lopes while holding a child, with UEFA also charging the club for the…

Match Preview: Saints vs West Brom Everything you need to know about Saturday's late kick-off at St Mary's.

Ex-Saint went from shock title winner to being unable to kick ball with his kids Swansea winger Nathan Dyer prepares to meet former club Leicester having gone from Premier League title winner to being unable to kick a ball…

Man City v Burnley best odds, plus Premier League betting tips It's Burnley's turn to try to stop the Manchester City goal machine. Here's the best bets for Saturday's game at the Etihad plus the rest of the tips and Premier League predictions.

Saints V West Bromwich Albion The Preview - Southampton News This is an important game for Saints, not just in terms of needing the points but in putting the faith back into the supporters after an unspectacular start to the season.

Tony Pulis optimistic on goalkeeping crisis for visit to Southampton West Brom boss Tony Pulis is hoping to avoid a goalkeeping crisis against Southampton on Saturday. Pulis faces a wait to see if either Ben Foster or Boaz Myhill will be fit to play at St Mary's.

Let's start the way we finished Boss wants to see Saints on the front foot from the off against West Brom.

West Brom aiming to avoid a goalkeeping crisis at St Mary's West Brom boss Tony Pulis is hoping to avoid a goalkeeping crisis against Saints tomorrow.

Video: Pellegrino previews West Brom clash Mauricio Pellegrino previews Saints' clash with West Brom.

Southampton v West Bromwich Albion The Saints have only won one of their five Premier League games on home soil this season - a 3-2 victory over West Ham back in August - and a big improvement is needed. Midfielder Dusan Tadic believes the fear sets in too early in front of the home supporters and this is having a negative effect on the performances.

Saints star Nathan Redmond to donate money to children's charity for every goal he scores Nathan Redmond is desperate to add to goal-shy Saints' strike rate to raise money for charity.

Saints' are feeling the nerves - Pellegrino The Saints faithful were again left frustrated last weekend when Newcastle headed back up to the north east with a 2-2 draw. Midfielder Dusan Tadic admits the players can "become a bit nervous" when finding themselves on the back foot at St Mary's Stadium, where they have recorded just one Premier League win so far this season.

Strike pair need support Manolo Gabbiadini and Shane Long still need the support of their teammates to fire Saints some much needed goal rather than doing it all alone,…

Pellegrino backing for Forster Mauricio Pellegrino insists that Fraser Forster retains his full confidence and will continue to be Saints’ number one keeper.

Saints star Nathan Redmond desperate to score more goals for charity Generous Nathan Redmond is desperate to add to goal-shy Southampton's strike rate to raise money for charity. The forward will donate cash for every goal and assist he gets this season.

The Ugly Inside TV ! Saints V West Brom Preview - Southampton News Nick and Freddie take a look at the weekends fixture against West Bromwich Albion and reflect on the need to get all three points in the bag. Get two free £10 bets on Southampton v West Bromwich Albion by opening a new account at William Hill. Place an initial bet of a minimum of £10 and William Hill will give you two £10 bets.

SAINTS: West Brom edition now available Get your hands on our special edition One March programme.

Premier League predictions: Lawro v England cricket captain Joe Root Mark Lawrenson takes on England cricket captain Joe Root in the next round of Premier League matches.

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino expects home anxiety Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino believes it is only 'normal' for his players to feel anxiety at not being able to produce winning performances at home ahead of this weekend.

Gallery: Saints get set for West Brom View our images from behind the scenes at Staplewood.

Manchester and Merseyside Derbies to be televised on the same day United and City will now meet on Sunday December 10, with the game kicking off at 4.30pm, a little more than two hours after Everton and Liverpool face-off in the Merseyside Derby.

December fixture changes announced Three Saints games moved for TV coverage.

Saints kick offs changed for television games SAINTS' television games for December have just been announced.

Saints Have Three Fixture Changes In December - Southampton News Saints have three fixture changes in December and all were pretty much expected including Boxing Day and the trip to Bournemouth. Saints fans and indeed all supporters will be relieved to hear there will be no Xmas Eve fixtures.

Pellegrino's Pulis praise Mauricio Pellegrino has revealed his respect for West Brom manager Tony Pulis.

Mauricio Pellegrino with no fresh injury concerns The Saints manager has confirmed a clean bill of health ahead of Saturday's visit of West Brom.

Press Conference : Pellegrino on WBA Watch the boss speak with the media.

Tadic targets home improvements Saints ended a run of three home defeats with a point against Newcastle in their last match at St Mary's and they have managed just one Premier League win in five attempts on home soil this season. Tadic admits Southampton are "a bit nervous" when playing at St Mary's at present, and feels they need to show more urgency to get the fans onside.

Saints V West Brom ! Opposition View With The Boing Cast - Southampton News Saints are on the TV once again this weekend as they host West Bromwich Albion at Saint Mary's for the BT Sport cameras. Joining us to give the lowdown on the Baggies is Alex the only Baggies podcast on the internet, The Boing Cast. Get two free £10 bets on Southampton v West Bromwich Albion by opening a new account at William Hill.

Pellegrino Has To Make Decisive Defensive Selection ! - Southampton News Mauricio Pellegrino does not seem to be able to make a decisive decision in who his best central defensive pairing should be. But who do you think it should be ?

READER LETTER: Can we please have some excitement at St Mary's? I HAD high hopes for Mr Pellegrino, I still do. I sincerely hope he gets it right and I’m not advocating him going.

Tadic admits Saints are "nervous" hosts DUSAN Tadic is adamant Saints are not mentally weak – but admits they get "nervous" playing at St Mary's at the moment.

Tadić: We want to make the fans happy Dušan Tadić looks ahead to Saturday's Premier League clash with West Brom.

Ex-Bolton and Southampton striker Kevin Davies appointed Southport manager Former Bolton and Southampton striker Kevin Davies has been appointed manager of National League North side Southport. The 40-year-old, whose 22-year playing career saw him make 820 appearances and score 150 goals, has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Merseyside club, who sacked Alan Lewer in September.

Redmond's England aim SAINTS man Nathan Redmond has revealed a summer pep talk from England boss Gareth Southgate helped him overcome his penalty heartache.

Ex-Saint makes first move in to management FORMER Saints striker Kevin Davies has been appointed as the new manager of Southport in the National League North.

Kevin Davies: Southport appoint former England international as manager National League North side Southport appoint former England international Kevin Davies as their new manager.

Charlie Austin Linked With Move Back To QPR - Southampton News Charlie Austin is being touted for a return to Queens Park Rangers according to reports from West London today. Charlie Austin has not had the best of times at St Mary's, after an explosive debut where he notched a late winner against Manchester United at Old Trafford he spent most of the rest of that season injured.

Saints Designate Burnley Game As All Saints Day - Southampton News Each year, Saints remember players, staff, supporters, family members and loved ones connected to the club who have passed away in the previous 12 months with a designated tribute game.

Rodriguez's prepares for Saints reunion JAY Rodriguez will be hoping to show what Saints are missing out on when he returns to St Mary’s for the first time since his summer move to West…

Saints star opens up on miss The Southampton forward missed the crucial spot kick in England Under-21s' Euro 2017 semi-final shoot-out defeat to Germany in June. It was his last touch for the Young Lions as he became too old to represent Aidy Boothroyd's side and he left Tychy in tears.

Saints U23s 6-0 BTC Southampton: Underdogs beaten but not disgraced BTC Southampton were beaten but by no means disgraced on their big night at Staplewood against a strong Saints U23s side.

FC Barcelona enter race to sign Southampton's unsettled defender FC Barcelona is ready to enter the race and sign the centre-back after scouting him for many months, as reported by The Sun. The Dutchman was scouted by many clubs after he announced that he is not willing to stay for another season at Southampton. Since then van Dijk has been the primary target for the Jurgen Klopp's side.

Davis and Long avoid Gabbiadini showdown SAINTS duo Steven Davis and Shane Long have avoided four-time winners Italy and club colleague Manolo Gabbiadini in the World Cup play-offs.

Southern Discomfort ! When Saints Won Six Championships ! - Southampton News In this month's issue of football magazine When Saturday Comes there is an interesting article on when Saints were truly one of the Countries top teams.

Transfer Rater: Marcos Alonso to Barcelona, Jamie Vardy to Chelsea Marcos Alonso to Barcelona and Jamie Vardy to Chelsea are two of today's transfer rumours, courtesy of Football Whispers.

West Brom Goalkeeping Crisis Ahead Of Saints Game - Southampton News West Brom could be struggling to put out an exerienced goalkeeper for their trip to St Mary's on Saturday, but this does not always help us. Ben Foster missed West Brom's draw at Leicester last night after injuring his knee playing with his son in his back garden and it look serious enough to also keep him out of the game at St Mary's on Saturday.

Saints to host behind-closed-doors cup tie… against BTC Southampton FROM Testwood Recreation Ground to a cup tie against Saints. BTC Southampton FC are preparing for the biggest match of their lives tonight, against a young Saints side in the second round of the Southampton Senior Cup at Staplewood.

Saints Fans Have To Give Pellegrino Time - Southampton News After a slow but steady start to the season some Saints supporters are already beginning to mutter about Mauricio Pellegrino's tactics, but the last few years should have taught us something about patience.

Southampton star Oriol Romeu admits frustration after Newcastle draw Southampton are not happy with recent results but are not concerned about their ability to turn their season around, insists Oriol Romeu. Saints could only manage a 2-2 draw on Sunday.

Maya Yoshida: Southampton must pick up points before December Saints end November away to Manchester City and then face Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United in December, as well as a crunch trip to south coast rivals Bournemouth.

History suggests Gabbiadini is about to explode… again HISTORY suggests that hotshot striker Manolo Gabbiadini could be about to hit a trademark scoring streak – and fire Saints up the Premier League.

Defender launches rallying call The result leaves Southampton with nine points from eight games played and only three points above the bottom three, albeit with kinder tests against West Brom, Brighton and Burnley to come.

Ward-Prowse on target as Saints U23s hit six at St Mary's A Saints under-23 side containing three full internationals hit Newcastle for six tonight at St Mary's.

Vote For The Ultimate Saints Team - Southampton News Ahead of a major exhibition on the club to be held at the Sea City Museum in the Civic Centre, Saints fans are being asked to vote on who they think is the best Saints team.

Saints stars set to discover World Cup play-off fate STEVEN Davis, Manolo Gabbiadini and Shane Long will discover their World Cup play-off fate tomorrow.

90 in 90: Saints 2-2 Newcastle Watch our 90-second highlights package from St Mary's.

Pellegrino hails Gabbiadini impact Manager pleased with two-goal striker after Newcastle draw.

Transfer Rater: Ryan Bertrand to Man City, David Alaba to Real Madrid Ryan Bertrand to Man City and David Alaba to Real Madrid are two of today's transfer rumours, courtesy of Football Whispers.

Southampton youngster misses open goal and falls over A Southampton youngster ran on to the pitch with a ball at his feet at half-time and bounded towards the goal. He had such optimism you felt maybe he was the answer to their goalscoring crisis.

Saints V Newcastle United The Verdict - Southampton News Saints came from behind twice to earn a point, there are two ways of looking at this game and personally I think it was a step in the right direction.

Paper Talk: Prem trio in battle for Barca starlet; Bertrand to City Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City are all chasing a highly-rated Barcelona starlet, while City are ready to turn to a Southampton to star to solve their left-back conundrum, according to Monday's newspapers. Premier League giants Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal are all reportedly tracking Barcelona starlet Abel Ruiz.

Premier League fans' verdict: Kevin De Bruyne is main man yet again PREMIER LEAGUE FANS' VERDICT: The Premier League returned following the international break and we were treated to a number of thrills and spills.

The Ugly Inside TV ! Newcastle Game Fans Reaction - Southampton News Saints fans afterwards were despondent despite seeing a couple of goals, here are a few of the reactions. Get two free £10 bets on Southampton v West Bromwich Albion by opening a new account at William Hill. Place an initial bet of a minimum of £10 and William Hill will give you two £10 bets.

Pellegrino's hopes for two-goal Gabbiadini Making his first start in over a month, Gabbiadini scored twice at St Mary's Stadium on Sunday - the second a penalty with 15 minutes left - to cancel out goals from Newcastle's Isaac Hayden and Ayoze Perez as the game ended 2-2. Southampton have struggled in attack of late and a return to form for Gabbiadini would be particularly timely.

Football rumours from the media Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand is on the radar of Manchester City, the Daily Mail reports. Pep Guardiola was said to be interested in the England international this summer, and may look at revisiting the possibility of signing him due to Benjamin Mendy's injury.

THE VERDICT: Positives in an average result It would be impossible to say that there weren’t positives to take from Saints’ draw with Newcastle, but there is still a long way to go for…

Gabbiadini proves a point Manolo Gabbiadini proved a point as he hit the goal trail in his first start in over a month.

Romeu: 'we're not worried' ORIOL Romeu is adamant that Saints are not worried about their poor form – but admits “no one is happy” in the St Mary’s camp at the…

Southampton 2-2 Newcastle: Gabbiadini's penalty earns point for hosts MATT BARLOW AT ST MARY'S: Saints simply refused to accept defeat and finally conquered their frailties in attack by twice coming from behind, thanks to two goals from Manolo Gabbiandini.

Gabbiadini brace needs to spark life into forward, says Pellegrino Making his first start in over a month, Gabbiadini scored twice at St Mary's Stadium - his second from the spot - to cancel out goals from Newcastle's Isaac Hayden and Ayoze Perez.

Southampton star Dusan Tadic was pleased with his side's character Southampton's Dusan Tadic said his side showed character to twice fight back and earn a 2-2 draw against Newcastle at St Mary's. Manolo Gabbiadini twice cancelled out a Newcastle lead.

Southampton 2-2 Newcastle: Pellegrino shoulders his part of the blame Mauricio Pellegrino took his share of the responsibility for Saints’ inability to defeat Newcastle at St Mary’s.

Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand open to Manchester City move The Spaniard earmarked the wing-back position as an area he needed to strengthen during the summer and was interested in bringing in the former Chelsea man.

Manolo Gabbiadini strikes twice to hand Southampton point against Newcastle Goals for Newcastle from Isaac Hayden and Ayoze Pérez were twice cancelled out by Southampton’s Manolo Gabbiadini in an entertaining 2-2 draw at St Mary’s.

Gabbiadini brace saves Saints against Newcastle Sunday afternoon saw Southampton host Newcastle United at the St Mary's Stadium, with new permanent signing Mikel Merino starting on the bench for the Tynesiders.

Player ratings for Southampton v Newcastle United Southampton 2 v 2 Newcastle UnitedBarclays Premier LeagueSunday, 15th October 2017 Kick-off 16:00 Far to slow at moving the ball, we've some players poorly off form who need dropping as the team not good enough to carry them.

Southampton 2-2 Newcastle: Premier League – as it happened Southampton twice came back from behind to claim a point against Newcastle, with Manolo Gabbiadini scoring a brace.

Southampton 2-2 Newcastle: Gabbiadini at the double as Saints are held Manolo Gabbiadini's double rescued Southampton as his side twice came from behind to salvage a 2-2 Premier League draw against Newcastle.

Southampton 2-2 Newcastle - are you in our fan pics? Photographer Robin Jones was at St Mary's Stadium to capture all the action from Southampton v Newcastle in the Premier League - so be sure to…

Gabbiadini at the double to rescue Southampton against Newcastle Manolo Gabbiadini bagged a brace as Southampton and Newcastle played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at St Mary's. Isaac Hayden gave the visitors a lead in the 20th minute before a wonderful goal from Gabbiadini tied it up four minutes after the break.

Manolo Gabbiadini double saves Southampton and denies Newcastle victory Manolo Gabbiadini's double rescued Southampton as his side twice came from behind to salvage a 2-2 Premier League draw against Newcastle. Saints looked to be staring down the barrel of a third straight league defeat when Isaac Hayden and Ayoze Perez put Newcastle ahead in each half at St Mary's Stadium.

Southampton 2-2 Newcastle United Rafael Benitez's Magpies went in front after 20 minutes through Isaac Hayden's first top-flight goal, but Manolo Gabbiadini equalised early in the second half for the Saints.

Southampton vs Newcastle United Premier League LIVE The second match in the Premier League on Sunday sees Southampton host Newcastle United at St Mary's. ADAM SHERGOLD brings you all the action as it happens.

Southampton 2-2 Newcastle United - as it happened All the build-up, chat, team news and match action live from St Mary's as Saints take on Newcastle United in the Premier League.

Lemina Wins Player Of The Month - Southampton News Mario Lemina has proved his popularity among the Saints support by winning the Club's September player of the month award.

Gabbiadini at the double to earn point Italian twice cancels out Newcastle's lead at St Mary's.

Yoshida: We must make home advantage count Captain Maya Yoshida gives his reaction to Saints' 2-2 draw with Newcastle at St Mary's.

Video: Pellegrino on Newcastle draw Mauricio Pellegrino on Saints' 2-2 draw with Newcastle United.

We reacted well to difficult moment Manager pleased with Saints' powers of recovery after Newcastle draw.

Gallery: Saints 2-2 Newcastle Check out all the best images from the draw with Newcastle.

Ticket Exchange Open As Newcastle Game Sells Out - Southampton News As predicted on this site yesterday the final tickets for the visit of Newcastle United were sold by lunchtime making it five Premier League sell outs in a row, however you can still buy a ticket via the ticket exchange system.

Barcelona Ready To Enter Race For Van Dijk - Southampton News Barcelona are reported to have sent scouts to watch Virgil Van Dijk in the past few weeks and are now weighing up a bid in January, news which will not be well received by Liverpool.

12 of the best quotes on Matt Le Tissier: 'The Maradona of Southampton' Plenty of players have won more trophies than Matt Le Tissier throughout their careers - but only one man will forever be known as 'Le God' at Southampton.

A special game Saints boss on reunion with Rafa Benítez.

Pellegrino ready for Rafa challenge Mauricio Pellegrino will extend a warm Saints welcome to Rafa Benitez on Sunday – but is desperate to get one over his mentor.

Rafa Benitez reveals his debt to Sir Alex Ferguson Rafa Benitez has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson let him watch Manchester United training before he took over at Liverpool. The Newcastle boss is preparing to face the coach who he mentored.

Southampton Boss Mauricio Pellegrino Issues Rallying Cry to His Players Ahead of Newcastle Fixture Mauricio Pellegrino has urged his Southampton players to kick start their season by beating Newcastle United at St Mary's on Sunday. Southampton currently sit in 12th place in the Premier League - just two points behind the Magpies - with both teams looking for their first win in three games.

Lemina named September Player of the Month Saints fans vote the midfield maestro as their star man for September.

Yeovil Town sweat as Southampton FC youngster Fela Olomola goes off injured in Crewe win Yeovil now sit 17 in the Sky Bet League Two table and are nine points above the drop zone after other results went in their favour. Way said: "We had a performance where the supporters went home wanting to come back to watch the next one and I think the players gave everything today.

Pellegrino urges Southampton to kick-start season against Newcastle The Saints headed into the international break following successive defeats, at home to Manchester United, and then on the road at Stoke.

Barcelona ramps up interest in Liverpool target Virgil van Dijk Long-time Liverpool target Virgil van Dijk has emerged as a surprise January option for Barcelona. As always, Transfer Talk has the latest.

Magpies boss Benitez looks forward to Pellegrino As well as managing the Argentinian manager and former defender at Valencia, the Newcastle boss Benitez appointed him as his assistant at both Liverpool and Inter Milan.

Southampton V Newcastle at St. Mary's Stadium : Match Preview Forward Shane Long will be available for Southampton in their Premier League clash against Newcastle at St Mary's Stadium. Long was absent from the Republic of Ireland's World Cup qualifier against Wales with a hip injury, but is available for Mauricio Pellegrino when his side entertain the Magpies.

Mauricio Pellegrino yet to find attacking solution for stuttering Southampton - Paul Doyle Nothing so far this season suggests the Argentinian will be more successful than Claude Puel in finding the answer to the club’s continuing lack of firepower.

Last Few Tickets Left For Newcastle Game - Southampton News Saints look likely to make it five home sell outs in a row for the visit of Newcastle United with the last few tickets likely to be snapped up by Saturday lunchtime.

Saints V Newcastle United The Preview - Southampton News Saints go into this game knowing a win will see them solidly into the upper mid table but defeat could set alarm bells ringing. Sometimes there are pivotal moments in a season where the result can set the pattern for the rest of the season and this is one of them, Saints need to start scoring goals and they need to start winning games.

Pellegrino on importance of Newcastle game Saints boss looks ahead to Sunday's clash at St Mary's.

Video: Pellegrino previews Newcastle Watch the Saints boss preview Newcastle.

Southampton v Newcastle United: match preview Mikel Merino is going to need to be at his very best for Newcastle United to win the midfield battle against Southampton’s Oriol Romeu and Mario Lemina.

Pellegrino faces formation dilemma Mauricio Pellegrino has admitted mulling over a change in formation – but faces a tricky dilemma on whether to act on it for tomorrow’s game…

Time to kick-start Saints' season Mauricio Pellegrino is desperate for Saints to start picking up the points he believes they deserve to kick-start their season.

Press Conference : Pellegrino on Magpies Watch the Saints boss speak with the written media.

Saints ready to return to action Saints step up their preparations ahead of Sunday's return to action against Newcastle.

Opposition View: Newcastle United Find out what Rafa Benítez has been saying about Southampton.

Southampton v Newcastle United: Team news, odds and stats Get the latest team news and stats ahead of the Premier League clash between Southampton and Newcastle United at St Mary's.

Southampton boss Pellegrino 'grateful' for influence of Benitez Mauricio Pellegrino has admitted he will always be grateful to Rafa Benitez, but has vowed to get one over his former manager on Sunday. Pellegrino worked with Benitez at Valencia and Liverpool.

SAINTS: Newcastle United edition now available Find out what's inside Sunday's matchday magazine.

Shane Long Passes Muster For Sunday - Southampton News Saints have a virtual clean bill of health for the game against Newcastle United with Shane Long fit after his injury on international duty.

Pellegrino's team news update Get the latest from the boss ahead of Newcastle.

Pellegrino on legal action reports Mauricio Pellegrino has refused to comment further on reports he is taking legal action against his former club Alaves over unpaid bonuses.

Southampton v Newcastle United Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Southampton and Newcastle United.

Long fit to start Shane Long will be fit enough to face Newcastle on Sunday after overcoming an injury.

Press Conference : Pellegrino on Newcastle Watch the Saints boss speak to the media.

Liverpool vs Manchester United betting tips and odds Fierce rivals Liverpool and Manchester United meet at Anfield as the Premier League returns with a bang. Here's the best bets for the big one and the rest of the tips across the top flight and beyond.

Saints Planning Barcelona Swoop In January ! - Southampton News According to media reports in Spain Barcelona are bracing themselves for a January bid from Southampton for one of their strikers. Saints are said to be interested in taking stiker Paco Acacer from the Nou Camp in January for what would surely be a club record fee.

Winchester AC runners impress in relay championships Winchester and District AC were delighted with their performances in the Southern Road Relays at the iconic Crystal Palace Park.

Guess what the average ticket price in the Premier League is this season? The average ticket price across the Premier League this season is £32.

Premier League team news, odds and stats from every match this weekend Ahead of this weekend's matches in the Premier League, Sportsmail brings you the latest squad news, odds and stats on every top flight fixture as it breaks.

The Ugly Inside TV ! Saints V Newcastle United Preview - Southampton News Saints return to Premier League action after yet another International break and look to make it five home wins in a row against the Mags. Get two free £10 bets on Southampton v Newcastle United by opening a new account at William Hill. Place an initial bet of a minimum of £10 and William Hill will give you two £10 bets.

COMMENT: Saints set for season defining period Games against Newcastle, West Brom, Brighton and Burnley might not sound particularly glamourous or exciting, but for Saints they represent a season…

Southampton eye January move for Barcelona forward Paco Alcacer Southampton have been linked with a January move for out-of-favour Barcelona forward Paco Alcacer. The 24-year-old Spain international has been told he can leave the Nou Camp.

Premier League predictions: Lawro v rapper and Arsenal fan Wretch 32 Mark Lawrenson takes on rapper - and Arsenal fan - Wretch 32 in the next round of Premier League matches.

Inside Staplewood: Saints prepare for Newcastle Saints train ahead of Newcastle encounter in the Premier League.

Ex-Saints boss resigns after World Cup exit Gordon Strachan's reign as Scotland head coach has ended.

Football Italian Style ! Palermo V Parma - Southampton News A lot of us visited the San Siro last season to watch us play Inter Milan, but what is it like in Italy normally, read on for all the details and pictures.

Saints V Newcastle United Dan's Preview - Southampton News Dan gives us his usual rundown on the weekend's fixture and he sees this one as a biggie with Saints in a dilemma if they should lose. On Sunday afternoon, Saints take on Newcastle at St.Mary's for their first of three very winnable games to play over the month of October.

The Ugly Inside TV ! Saints V Newcastle Opposition View With Newcastle Fans TV - Southampton News Newcastle have never had a very good record down in Southampton but are their supporters hopeful of a result this time out after four straight defeats since our return to the Premier league in 2012. Get two free £10 bets on Southampton v Newcastle United by opening a new account at William Hill.

Stat Pack: Saints vs Newcastle United The key facts and figures ahead of Saints facing Newcastle in the Premier League.

Paper Talk: Barca attacker a top Prem target; new deals for Man Utd duo A Manchester United star is set to reject a move to China and pen a new deal with the club, while Southampton have targeted a Barcelona striker, according to Thursday's papers. Juan Mata will reportedly reject the lure of a move to China and sign a new contract at Manchester United.

The Master v The Apprentice It will be a case of The Master v The Apprentice at St Mary’s on Sunday as Mauricio Pellegrino goes head-to-head with his mentor Rafa Benitez.

It's a great chance for us James Ward-Prowse on the building process at Southampton.

Inside Track: Newcastle United Find out more about Saints' opponents Newcastle United.

Premier League Hint At Christmas Eve TV Fixture - Southampton News At a meeting with the Football Supporters Federation's club representatives yesterday Premier League Chairman Richard Scudamore refused to be drawn on whether there would or wouldn't be a Xmas Eve TV fixture.

Shane Long A Doubt For Visit Of Newcastle - Southampton News Shane Long is likely to miss the game against Newcastle United after picking up an injury on International duty for the Republic Of Ireland.

Blues move a mistake for Van Dijk - Le Saux The Netherlands international has now been reintegrated into the first-team picture at St Mary's having been training with the development squad after handing in a transfer request at the start of August.

Saints sweat on Long ahead of Newcastle visit SAINTS are sweating on the fitness of Shane Long ahead of this weekend’s clash against a Newcastle United side that has the worst St Mary’s…

Charity event to mark the tenth anniversary of Alan Ball's passing A charity event commemorating the tenth anniversary of Alan Ball’s passing will be held at St Mary’s next month.

Advantage Liverpool as former star warns Van Dijk off Chelsea Liverpool have been given a small boost in their efforts to prise Virgil van Dijk from Southampton after the Dutchman was warned he wouldn't be a guaranteed starter at Chelsea.

Saints star - a run can see Euro football return "The players, the manager, the infrastructure of the club, the facilities, it's all geared around European football and we are desperate to get back there for sure." Ward-Prowse knows how vital putting a run together over the next set of matches could be to the remainder of the campaign.

'Let's make St Mary's a fortress': Ward-Prowse targets improved home form for Saints JAMES Ward-Prowse is targeting improved home form as Saints look to catapult themselves back into contention for a top seven place and possible…

World Cup dream alive for Shane Long after McClean strike SHANE Long’s World Cup dream remains alive.

Bilic most likely Premier League manager to be sacked - closely followed by a former Saints boss SLAVEN BILIC is the most likely man to face the sack in the Premier League before the end of the season - closely followed by ex-Saint Ronald…

Shelvey to wear a cast against Saints after training ground bust-up JONJO Shelvey is expected to wear a cast against Saints this weekend – after breaking a finger in a training ground bust-up.

Saints striker's goal drought extends to a year The Republic of Ireland striker's inability to score in Dublin now means it is a year since the 30-year-old last found the back of the net for his nation. Long has also been lacking goals at club level, but unlike his last few performances in red and white, he did get on the end of some chances against Moldova.

Oh, Anthony! Woking FC fans love ex-West Ham and Southampton man after great start The Cards have stunned everyone in the National League so far this season, climbing to third and are one point off top spot after an unbeaten run of six throughout September and October. Limbrick looks to have brought that professional feel to the Surrey club, following academy manager spells at Southampton and West Ham.

Saints ace Long aims to end 1,000-minute goal drought and keep World Cup dream alive SHANE Long will tonight attempt to end a worrying goal drought which stretches to well over 1,000 minutes.

Is it possible the stats behind Saints' scoring woes offer a solution? SAINTS’ goalscoring problems are laid bare when comparing Mauricio Pellegrino’s side to their Premier League rivals.

READER LETTER: It's a pity more Saints players aren't like Rickie Lambert HAVING just read that Virgil van Dijk has mentioned that he may push for a move in January, it occurred to me that this was probably always the…

Is Lambert the last Saints legend? Could Rickie Lambert be the last Saints legend?

Liverpool the reason Lambert 'fell out of love' with football Former England striker Rickie Lambert has revealed he became disillusioned with football following his transfer to Liverpool from Southampton. Lambert this week called time on his career following a nomadic 19-year career that witnessed the player ply his trade in all four tiers of the English game.

McMenemy: What ever happened to the Dutch? Football people will all remember the days of the Dutch, when the national team in Holland were admired by one and all.

Pellegrino's target for change MAURCIO Pellegrino could finally change Saints' system after the international break.

Lambert lifts lid on retirement: I tried to play golf but my back went MATT LAWTON - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Wigan were interested in extending his career for a further 12 months, and invited the former England striker for a round with the chairman and manager.

Arsenal's Theo Walcott wanted by Southampton Theo Walcott could become the next high-profile star out the door at Arsenal, with Southampton keen on a reunion with their former youth product in January.

Paper Talk: Saints looking to 'pinch' Walcott; Koeman going it alone A Premier League club are hoping to sign Theo Walcott for £12million in January and Liverpool have scouted a young Germany midfielder, all in today's papers. Arsenal will sell Theo Walcott in January and his former club Southampton are hoping to bring him home, according to a report.

Liverpool Release Glossary Of What Virgil Van Dijk Really Means ! - Southampton News With still three months to go before Liverpool can persue Virgil Van Dijk officially, that is of course if they haven't already been accused of unsettling him again, Liverpool have put out a glossary to help their supporters understand what the Dutch defender really means.

Saints outcasts give Pellegrino food for thought SAINTS’ outcasts have given Mauricio Pellegrino plenty of food for thought after a friendly win over Fulham at Staplewood.

Bertrand helps England seal finals spot Saints full-back helps Three Lions to win over Slovenia.

Davis captains Northern Ireland in Germany defeat Davis plays the duration against Germany at Windsor Park.

Austin and Ward-Prowse on target in friendly A strong Saints side defeat Fulham 2-0 at Staplewood Campus.

Austin and Ward-Prowse fire Saints to friendly victory CHARLIE Austin and James Ward-Prowse netted for Saints in a friendly against Fulham this afternoon at Staplewood.

Five Saints players set for international action Find out who could be involved for their countries this evening.

Ward-Prowse hoping to impress England international Ward-Prowse, who has been with the Saints his entire career, has only started two Premier League matches this season and he has found himself benched for the last three games.

Confident Ryan Bertrand backs England to make impact at World cup Ryan Bertrand feels Gareth Southgate's suggestion that some players were lucky to be selected for the current England squad may well act as a…

Saints Help Scupper Big Six Greed Plan - Southampton News Saints have played their part in making sure that the big clubs were not able to go through with their plan to make themselves richer.

Ward-Prowse out to fight for his Saints place James Ward-Prowse doesn’t want to have another relaxing international break – and insists he is focussed on forcing his way back into the Saints…

Saints fail to back 'Big Six' plan to cream off more TV cash SAINTS played their part in ensuring Premier League clubs today failing to agree on a plan to change the way they share income from the top…

VOTE: Under Armour Player of the Month The voting is now open for the Under Armour Player of the Month award.

Video: Ward-Prowse in Foundation coaching visit Academy graduate supports Saints Foundation's Advanced Coaching Centres.

Jones delighted at confidence-boosting victory GOAL hero Alfie Jones hailed Saints under-21s’ confidence building Checkatrade Trophy group stage win at Cambridge United.

Saints opposing Premier League 'big six' new tv cash proposal Premier League club bosses are gathering in London today for what some sources are describing as the most important meeting in the top flight’s…

Van Dijk hints at move The Dutch international has now been reintegrated into the first-team picture at St Mary's having been training with the development squad after handing in a transfer request at the start of August.

Cambridge United 0-1 Southampton Under-21s: Saints show true grit in Checkatrade Triumph SAINTS U21s showed real grit and determination to beat League Two side Cambridge United 1-0 in their second Checkatrade Trophy group stage match…

Virgil van Dijk: Southampton defender hints at January exit Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk suggests he would still like to leave the Premier League club when the transfer window reopens in January.

Virgil van Dijk hints at Southampton exit in January Holland defender Virgil van Dijk admits he could look at a move away from Southampton when the transfer window opens again in January. Van Dijk has now been reintegrated into the first-team picture at St Mary's having been training with the development squad after handing in a transfer request at the start of August.

Virgil van Dijk has ‘no regrets’ over transfer request and open to January move Virgil van Dijk says he has ‘no regrets’ over transfer request and is open to January move away from Southampton.

Van Dijk hints at January exit VIRGIL van Dijk has hinted that he might push for a move away from Saints in the January transfer window.

Cambridge United v Southampton Under-21s - matchday live Match action from Saints Under-21s' Checkatrade Trophy group stage game at League Two Cambridge United.

Van Dijk opens up on failed 'step up' to Liverpool Virgil van Dijk says he has no regrets over submitting a transfer request after his "one step up" move to Liverpool fell through. The Southampton defender, who made his first start of the season in Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Stoke, looked set to move to Anfield early in the summer, before the move collapsed.

Virgil van Dijk still wants to leave Southampton Liverpool led a summer-long £60million chase of the Dutch international centre back with Chelsea and Manchester City also showing interest, but Southampton held firm to keep him.

Hampshire Premier League's cup hopes ended at first hurdle THE Hampshire Premier League’s hopes of Inter League Cup glory were dashed in the first round.

How can clubs avoid the Premier League relegation battle? After seven rounds of matches, the relegation situation is taking shape in the Premier League. But how will teams survive?

Davis eager to build Saints momentum Davis says it is vital Southampton build some momentum during the course of the next four matches, claiming the team are not where they expected to be at this stage. Davis told the Daily Echo: "It's massive. We need to try and put a run of results together and wins at that.

Southampton FC news: Luciano Vietto set for January move away from Atletico Madrid Atletico Madrid could be ready to cash in on Southampton target Luciano Vietto this January, according to reports in Spain. The 23-year-old striker was one of the Saints' top targets during the summer as they attempted to bolster their attacking options.

Rickie Lambert Retires - Southampton News Saints legend Rickie Lambert has announced his retirement from football, a man truly one of the most revered players in the club's history.

Saints Early Season Analysis ! - Southampton News Our resident reporter Dan takes a look at Saints start to the season and what things we have done right and what things wrongly ! With the second international break of the season on the horizon, Saints will be out of action for two weeks. Because of this, it seems like an appropriate time to assess how well or poorly they've started the season.

Davis: Saints face a "massive" run STEVEN Davis knows that Saints’ next run of favourable fixtures will be “massive” in the context of their season.

Ryan Bertrand follows through with Grenfell Tower pledge Ryan Bertrand has followed through on his pledge to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. He is focused on getting residents re-housed as close to the site as possible.

England’s Ryan Bertrand aims to expand help to Grenfell Tower survivors Ryan Bertrand, the Southampton and England defender, said his involvement with Grenfell Tower survivors will extend beyond financial donations.

Yoshida hoping for quick response Yoshida did his best to help Saints get a result after scoring their goal in the 2-1 defeat to the Potters and he has demanded a response from his team-mates when they play Newcastle after the international break. He told the Daily Echo: "As a centre-back it means something really small.

Man City to win title ahead of Man Utd, with Palace facing the drop - says study Manchester City to beat Manchester United to title, Liverpool and Arsenal to miss out on top four, while Palace are destined for the drop, says a study.

Saints stars chase World Cup places Find out which players could help their countries reach the World Cup this week.

Van Dijk gets late Holland call after surviving first Saints start Van Dijk was overlooked last week when Advocaat named a 24-man squad for the final Group A matches, against Belarus and Sweden. However, Van Dijk got a belated summons on Monday.

Rickie Lambert: Ex-England, Southampton, Liverpool & West Brom striker retires Rickie Lambert, ex-England, Southampton, Liverpool and West Brom striker, announces his retirement from football.

Loan Watch: Gallagher nets first Birmingham goal Read up on a mixed weekend for Saints' loanees.

Saints' October international guide Find out when the club's players are in action.

Rickie Lambert announces retirement aged 35 Former England striker Rickie Lambert has called time on his playing career at the age of 35. Lambert won 11 caps and scored three goals for the national team in 2013 and 2014.

Rickie Lambert announces retirement SAINTS legend Rickie Lambert has announced his retirement from football.

Van Dijk handed Netherlands call-up VIRGIL van Dijk has been called up to the Netherlands national team - despite playing one full game for Saints this season.

The 100 worst strikers in Premier League history: 100-81 After 25 years the Premier League has seen its fair share of great goalscorers. But it has also witnessed a fair amount of mediocrity in its time.

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action Everton’s defence has gone walkabout, Swansea and Southampton are serving up stodgy fare and Antonio Conte may rue being in a tougher league than Serie A.

Fraser Forster ! His Confidence Is Restored. - Southampton News Fraser Forster came under fire last season and this season has also felt the brunt of Saints fans rage, however he has now proved that form is temporary and class is permanent.

THE VERDICT: Time for progress We have had the settling in period, and now we are at the point where more substantive progress is required.

Experienced heads issue rallying cry to Saints MAYA Yoshida has urged Saints to “get back on track as soon as possible” after the international break following back-to-back Premier League…

Premier League fans' verdict: Manchester United record familiar score Manchester United continue their impressive form while their City rivals lay down a statement at Chelsea. Here, Sportsmail gets the fans' verdict following an entertaining weekend of action…

Stoke City striker Saido Berahino last scored a goal 583 days ago In 2010, England’s kit sponsors Umbro perceived Saido Berahino to be the future of football in this country. As a 17-year-old, he shared the stage for a photo-shoot with Wayne Rooney.

Stoke City 2-1 Southampton: Player ratings Mauricio Pellegrino has some serious work to do, while heading into the international break. Southampton now sits with 8 points from 7 games with just 5 goals scored. For this reason, Saints fans will be itching for changes to the eleven that has started 3 straight games.

The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos Your weekend roundup of the best photography from England’s top flight.

The Ugly Inside TV ! Stoke City Game Fans Reaction ! - Southampton News Saints fans were understandably upset at the final whistle after Saints threw away a game that they really should have won. Get two free £10 bets on Southampton v Newcastle United by opening a new account at William Hill. Place an initial bet of a minimum of £10 and William Hill will give you two £10 bets.

Saints At Stoke City The Verdict - Southampton News This was a worrying performance from Saints, who although dominating the game looked lacklustre for most of the game.

"Good news" for Saints on van Dijk Mauricio Pellegrino hailed Virgil van Dijk’s return to the Saints starting line-up as “good news” for the club.

Video: Yoshida on Stoke disappointment Yoshida reflects on Stoke City disappointment.

Pellegrino praises away support Manager grateful to travelling fans after the long trip to Stoke.

Yoshida: We must bounce back Maya Yoshida already has his eyes on a return to winning ways against Newcastle in two weeks' time.

Gallery: Stoke 2-1 Saints See the best images from Saints' trip to the Potteries.

We were the dominant team Saints boss disappointed to see positive performance come to nothing.

Video: Pellegrino reflects on Stoke City defeat Saints boss on 2-1 defeat to Stoke City.

Stoke 2-1 Southampton: Pellegrino urges Saints to keep faith Mauricio Pellegrino has urged Saints to keep playing the way they are, insisting they will ‘win more than they lose.’ The new Saints boss heads…

Peter Crouch scores late winner as Stoke City edge out Southampton Peter Crouch came off the bench to score a late winner for Stoke City as they beat Southampton 2-1 in Virgil van Dijk’s first start for the south-coast side since January.

Stoke 2-1 Southampton - are you in our crowd pics? Photographer James Williamson was at bet365 Stadium to capture all the action from the Premier League match between Stoke City and Southampton….

Player ratings for Stoke City v Southampton Stoke City 2 v 1 SouthamptonBarclays Premier LeagueSaturday, 30th September 2017 Kick-off 15:00 Can't score so put Gabiadini and Austin on bench. Keep faith with Long and Redmond - who are dreadful at scoring goals. Genius.

Stoke 2-1 Southampton: Crouch strikes to sink Saints Peter Crouch condemned his former club to defeat as he scored the winner five minutes from time as Saints were beaten 2-1 by Stoke in Virgil van…

Stoke City 2-1 Southampton: Peter Crouch sinks former club ADAM CRAFTON AT THE BET365 STADIUM: Stoke City won for the first time in six games as they took three Premier League points off Southampton at the bet365 Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Stoke City 2-1 Southampton The Potters had failed to pick up three points from any of their league outings in September prior to Southampton's visit on Saturday. Mark Hughes' men made an incredibly positive start and Joe Allen almost broke the deadlock with less than five minutes on the clock, but his left-footed effort was sent narrowly over the bar.

Manchester United 2-0 Crystal Palace, Premier League LIVE Manchester United are looking to continue their blistering start to the season when Crystal Palace visit Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon. Join Sportsmail for all the live 3pm action.

Stoke City v Southampton - matchday live All the build-up, chat, team news and match action live from the bet365 Stadium as Saints take on Stoke in the Premier League.

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