Reactions to Manchester United’s win against Southampton

1. After dropping points against Spurs in such disappointing circumstances, and seeing City somehow only managing a draw against QPR, it was essential that we took full advantage of their slip-up and extended our lead at the top of the table back to seven points. Looking back at the game yesterday, I can assure you […]

In-depth player stats: Manchester United vs Southampton

Man Utd v Southampton, 20:00   Manchester United’s last league outing saw them denied three points by a late Spurs equaliser. Robin van Persie has put United ahead with his 18th goal of the season earlier.   Van Persie’s goal scoring has allowed Wayne Rooney to drop deeper into more of a supporting role, a […]

STATS: Aston Villa vs Southampton

Aston Villa v Southampton, Saturday 15:00   – Aston Villa stemmed a tide of poor results against Swansea last week in a 2-2 draw, but will have left south Wales disappointed not to have claimed all three points after conceding a late equalizer. Villa’s strikers look to be finding their feet again, with Benteke and Weimann […]

In-depth player stats: Stoke vs Southampton

Stoke v Southampton, Saturday 15:00   Stoke’s incredible unbeaten run at home continued with a 3-1 win over Liverpool on Boxing Day. Two goals from Jonathan Walters and a second in three games for Kenwyne Jones saw the Potters bounce back from conceding an early Steven Gerrard penalty   Jones looks like a striker with […]

Fonte’s interceptions for Southampton vs McClean’s hard work for Sunderland

Southampton v Sunderland             15:00   – Southampton’s last fixture on the 8th December saw them grab a 1-0 over fellow strugglers Reading thanks to a second half Jason Puncheon goal. The Saints created more than enough chances to extend the scoreline even further and Nigel Adkins will be looking for more ruthlessness in front of […]

STATS: Southampton vs Reading

Southampton v Reading – 15:00   – Southampton fell to another defeat against Liverpool on Saturday, as a Daniel Agger goal left them locked in the league’s bottom three. There was some positives for Nigel Adkins’ side to take away though, not least Rickie Lambert’s continuing emergence as a striker of Premier League quality.   […]

STATS: Sterling’s great dribbles for Liverpool vs Fonte’s top interceptions for Southampton

Liverpool vs. Southampton (15:00)   Defeat at White Hart Lane will have disappointed Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, with his side unfortunate not to score more than once.  The Reds would be wrong to be complacent heading into a game against eighteenth-placed Southampton, who are on a good run of form:   –          Luis Suarez failed […]

STATS: Lallana’s excellent crossing for Southampton vs Tettey’s hard work for Norwich

Southampton vs. Norwich (19:45)   An upturn in form has pulled Southampton out of the relegation zone for the first time this season, and a third consecutive win could take them as high as fourteenth depending on other results:   –          With seven points from the last possible nine, Southampton are one of the league’s […]

STATS: Lambert’s goal contribution for Southampton vs Taylor’s clearances for Newcastle

Southampton vs. Newcastle United, Sunday 15:00   Southampton got a much needed victory at the expense of QPR in their last league game, with Rickie Lambert and Jason Puncheon both scoring while Morgan Schneiderlin forced an Anton Ferdinand own goal   Lambert’s goal was his fifth of the season, coming from 26 efforts at goal […]

GIFS: Goal of the week – Suarez? Bale? Sessegnon?

By Far The Greatest…Goal of the Week (12) The Premier League threw up its usual amount of excitement and quality again last weekend. 1. Gareth Bale v Arsenal 2. Anthony Pilkington v Manchester United 3. Luis Suarez v Wigan Athletic 4. Stephane Sessegnon v Fulham 5. Jason Puncheon v QPR

STATS: Nelsen’s blocks for QPR vs Schneiderlin’s distance covered for Southampton

QPR vs. Southampton, Saturday 15:00   – QPR and Southampton contend a big relegation six pointer this weekend. QPR are yet to record a win in the league this season while Southampton have only won once.   – QPR fans will have been relieved to see Djibril Cisse’s equalizer vs. Reading last weekend. Not only […]

STATS: Southampton players cover most ground vs De Guzman’s tackling for Swansea

Southampton v Swansea, Saturday 15:00 The torrid results endured in recent weeks by Southampton continued for yet another weekend as they couldn’t find a way back against Tottenham at St Marys. A solitary goal from Jay Rodriguez was all Nigel Adkins’ side could muster in a match where their defensive frailty, an unfortunate consistent on […]

STATS: Lukaku most accurate striker at West Brom vs Schneiderlin’s hard work for Southampton

West Brom v Southampton, Monday 20:00 Romelu Lukaku scored for West Brom in his second start for the Baggies last weekend, but his goal was not enough to prevent Newcastle defeating West Brom 2-1 Lukaku has three goals now in the Premier League this season having had 18 efforts at goal with a lethal 89% […]

STATS: Lallana’s goal contribution for Southampton vs Sigurdsson’s hard work for Tottenham Hotspur

Southampton v Tottenham, Sunday 15:00 Southampton were swept aside 4-1 by an impressive second half performance from West Ham in their last Premier League game A consolation goal from Adam Lallana wasn’t enough to prevent defeat, and Southampton’s goals conceded column now reads 21 from 8 games Lallana’s first goal of the season came after […]

STATS: West Ham’s Noble covers more distance than anyone vs Lallana the focus for Southampton

West Ham v Southampton, Saturday 15:00 – West Ham lost 3-1 to Arsenal in their last Premier League game, with Mohamed Diame putting West Ham ahead – That was Diame’s first goal from ten attempts at goal with 50% on target. The striker’s attempts to win the ball back have not been so successful, with […]

STATS: Clyne’s tackles for Southampton vs Ruiz’s hard work for Fulham

Southampton v Fulham, Sunday 13:30 – Southampton were given yet another lesson in top flight football by high-flying Everton as they lost 3-1 at Goodison Park last weekend. New signing Gaston Ramirez got the Saints off to an excellent start barely a few minutes after the whistle, but from then on his side struggled to […]

STATS: Everton’s Baines with more crosses than anyone vs Southampton’s Lallana’s shots on target

Everton v Southampton 15:00 – Everton produced a magnificent performance to end Swansea’s unbeaten home record this season. Goals from Victor Anichebe, Kevin Mirallas and Marouane Fellaini formed part of a dominant 3-0 display from the Toffees who moved to second in the league. – Anichebe had nine shots at goal in the game against […]

GIFS: Goals of the weekend – Gerrard for Liverpool? Rafael for Manchester United? Ba for Newcastle?

The Premier League threw up its usual amount of excitement and quality again this weekend. Vote for your favorite goal of the weekend from the following 5 GIFS: 1. Demba Ba (Newcastle United v Norwich City) 2. Ricky Lambert (Southampton v Aston Villa) 3. Steven Fletcher (Sunderland v West Ham United) 4. Steve Gerrard (Liverpool […]

STATS: Southampton’s Cyne’s effective tackling and Aston Villa’s Bannan’s workrate

Southampton v Aston Villa 15:00 – Southampton were brushed aside by a free-flowing Arsenal as they fell to a heavy 6-1 defeat. Although two own goals from Jos Hooveld and Nathaniel Clyne certainly didn’t help the scoreline’s appearance, the Saints will have had few complaints after being outplayed in a clinical display from the Gunners. […]

STATS: Arsenal’s Gibbs consistent and Southampton’s Schneiderlin covering most ground

Arsenal v Southampton, Saturday 15:00 – Arsenal got their season up and running with a 2-0 victory away to Liverpool, with both goals coming from new summer additions Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla. Santi Cazorla has been at the heart of everything good about Arsenal in their opening matches. He’s completed an impressive 133 passes […]

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