Latest news from Premier League
The Saints move top of the Premier League for the very first time in the competition’s history after a 2-0 win over Newcastle United.
Last November, Southampton suffered their worst defeat against Leicester (9-0) at St Mary's, but Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men made a remarkable comeback in a year as they sore to the top of the English top-flight in style.
The Saint suffered a huge blow before the Newcastle clash as striker Danny Ings was ruled out for six-weeks due to knee injury, but his partner Che Adams stepped up and put the home side ahead with a beautiful volley inside seven minutes.
Southampton continued to put pressure on the Magpies as Theo Walcott and Jan Bednarek spurned easy chances to double Saints’ lead and a superb save from Karl Darlow from Oriol Romeu’s thunder strike kept the scoreline to 1-0 at half-time.
However, in the last ten minutes, Sean Longstaff’s loss of possession at the edge of his own box cost his side third defeat of the season as Stuart Armstrong put the ball into the net for Saints’ second of the night, lifting Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men to the top ahead of Liverpool.
Lack of clinical finishing denied Graham Potter and his men their first home win of the season and Brighton’s 19 shots on target proved insufficient against stubborn Burnley.
Danny Welback, who started his first league game for the Seagulls, spurned a couple of golden opportunities as the former Arsenal striker was denied twice by Nick Pope in the first half. While, Neal Maupay, who dropped to the bench in a 2-1 defeat at Spurs, returned to the starting XI, but the French man had a quiet evening at the Amex.
On the other hand, the horrific start to the Premier League season continues for Burnley as the Clarets remain in relegation zone with Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion, who are yet to play this week.
Manchester United boss insists that he has a long-term future at Old Trafford after a detailed conversation with the board.
Back-to-back defeats have put Ole’s job at risk and according to many news outlets, the Red Devils are linked with former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino to take charge at Old Trafford.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is having none of these and the Norwegian boss is confident that he has the full support of the board: “I have had positive dialogue, we've put plans in place and planted seeds, the tree is growing.”
United are sitting 15th in the league table after their narrow defeat against Arsenal last week, but sitting at the top of Champions League Group H despite a 2-1 defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir on Wednesday.
A defeat against Everton on Saturday afternoon may prove to be the final nail in Ole’s coffin as he revealed his conversation with the United board in his pre-match presser:” I have had backing all the way since I have come in. The club needs to look at the bigger picture.”
I’d like to invite you to become Ligaliveplus member. Getting smarter, being entertained, spotting deals. Coming soon.
Akte FC Bayern. The Bayern Munich Files. The rise of the average. From local hero to world-class.
Dossiers for lover and hater. Triumphs, tragedies, embarrassments, victories of all Bundesliga clubs.