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Mar 18

Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton: match preview

For Tottenham, this is the start of another spell without Harry Kane. The last time he was unavailable, they won two out of five in the league, drawing the other three but it still felt as though he was badly missed. Would a similar run now be enough to keep them in pole position for a Champions League finish? Southampton’s top gun is fit and firing – Manolo Gabbiadini has six goals in four matches since his arrival from Napoli. David Hytner

Kick-off Sunday 2.15pm

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Mar 16

Lawro’s predictions v boxer Anthony Crolla

BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on boxer and Manchester United fan Anthony Crolla in this week’s Premier League predictions.

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Mar 08

Wilson declines Rangers’ director offer

Ross Wilson turns down the chance to become Rangers’ director of football and will continue his recruitment role at Southampton.

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Mar 07

Manolo Gabbiadini has Southampton scoring again. Now to bolster the defence

Manolo Gabbiadini has become the first Southampton player to score in his first four games for the club. Their next job will be buying an equally poised defender

By Martin Laurence for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport Network

Southampton went to Vicarage Road on Saturday and beat Watford 4-3, a scoreline that flattered the home team. Southampton were comfortably the better side. They dominated possession, with 62%, and were productive with it, hitting the target with 11 of their 20 shots. The victory marked only the second time – and the first since September – that they have recorded back-to-back league wins this season, after their 4-0 demolishing of Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

Scoring four goals at Watford was the perfect response to their disappointing League Cup final defeat to Manchester United – for which they received plenty of plaudits, most notably from José Mourinho. Southampton have struggled on the road recently – they lost away at Swansea, Burnley, Southampton in January – but the arrival of Manolo Gabbiadini on deadline day has emboldened the team.

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Mar 04

Southampton beat Watford in seven-goal epic as Nathan Redmond scores twice

Nathan Redmond scored twice and Manolo Gabbiadini struck a sixth goal in four games as Southampton moved on from their Wembley woe with a 4-3 win at Watford.

EFL Cup finalists Southampton, beaten by Manchester United last Sunday, were trailing after four minutes as Troy Deeney volleyed in for his 100th league goal for Watford. Dusan Tadic equalised and Redmond gave the visitors a deserved half-time lead, only for Stefano Okaka to level 11 minutes from time.

Related: Fernando Llorente’s late header gives Swansea vital win over Burnley

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Mar 03

Watford v Southampton: match preview

Walter Mazzarri has called for a change in attitude from Watford, saying his side need to “stop sitting back” if they are to win more matches. However, it was no one but the Italian who replaced the injured forward Mauro Zárate with a midfielder at half-time in last week’s draw with West Ham. Zárate is out for the season with knee ligament damage and the Hornets will assess the fitness of Daryl Janmaat who also limped off against the Hammers. Saints will look to bounce back after losing the EFL Cup final when two Manolo Gabbiadini goals were not enough for Claude Puel. Paul MacInnes

Kick-off Today 3pm

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Mar 02

Video review system could be used in English football next season

• International Football Association Board to discuss video reviews on Friday
• Southampton’s Manolo Gabbiadini had goal disallowed in EFL Cup final

English football could see video technology introduced next season as early as the Community Shield with FA Cup ties also being targeted as possibilities for its trial use.

The International Football Association Board is set to discuss live trials of video reviews, in matches scheduled by the Football Association, during its annual general meeting on Friday.

Related: Southampton’s Manolo Gabbiadini grabs the limelight but is denied final glory | David Hytner

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Feb 27

Wilson Rangers’ top target for new role

Southampton scouting and recruitment chief Ross Wilson is Rangers’ number one target for their director of football role.

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Feb 27

Puel wants video technology for offside

Claude Puel calls for video technology for offside decisions after his Southampton side’s disallowed goal in the EFL Cup final.

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Feb 24

Manchester United 3-2 Southampton

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores a dramatic 87th-minute winner as Manchester United edge Southampton to win the EFL Cup.

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