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Match Reports

Chelsea Home Drew 1 – 1

No Walker-Peters to face Chelsea, and Armstrong has developed a worrying injury-after-every-90-minutes habit as well, but Salisu did enough last time out to retain his place in… well, what was it? A back four with Bednarek at right back? A back three maybe? Or even a back five, with Djenepo expected to contribute as well? […]

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Wolverhampton Away FA Cup 5th Round Won 0 – 2

Back in the day, Thursday teatime meant Blue Peter, but this is 2021 so it was necessary to tune in to 5th round Cup action from Wolverhampton. Saints made five changes for this important game so were without Minamino (cup tied), Vestergaard (maybe not ready for three games in eight days?), McCarthy (not featuring in […]

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Newcastle Away Lost 3 – 2

In normal times, most of the weekend of the match at Newcastle would have been spent fretting about how the weather might affect transport. But these are not normal times, and after casting an envious eye over 30,000 fans enjoying the BBL final at the Sydney Cricket Ground (without a mask in sight), the best […]

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Manchester United Away Lost 9 – 0

BT covered the return game with Manchester United, and the monthly subscription hasn’t run out – a piece of luck, eh? It was tempting to switch off anyway once Southampton announced a team now even more deprived of players through injuries sustained in the latest game, and also missing Valery and Vokins following deadline loan deals […]

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Arsenal Home Lost 1 – 3

In those heady days when the club sat on the top of the league, realists could see that the squad wasn’t strong enough to sustain anything approaching that position, and the return fixture with Arsenal was proof. After defeating a sub-strength Gunners XI in the cup three days earlier, Saints found themselves without both first […]

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Arsenal Home FA Cup 4th Round Won 1 – 0

A rash of games on BT, plus the televised climax of a competition called The Big Bash (if you have to ask, you won’t be interested in the answer) brought on a moment of weakness that led to the purchase of a monthly sports pass. So it was that Saturday lunchtime became time for an […]

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West Ham Home Drew 0 – 0

After the team drew a blank at Fulham (and didn’t play particularly well by all accounts) there was a surprisingly early return for Ings against West Ham, and an expected one for Romeu after suspension – but no place for still-injured Vestergaard and Redmond. This was back behind closed doors of course, doors that had […]

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Manchester City Home Lost 0 – 1

The virus mutation does seem to be creeping nearer to us, but Southampton remained one of four Premier Leaguers still allowed spectators as Manchester City became the latest visitors – in fact Portsmouth (and most of the London area for that matter) were announced as moving to hitherto unheard of tiers of restriction whilst the […]

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Arsenal Away Drew 1 – 1

No place for Redmond at Arsenal despite his weekend goal, so Saints were unchanged as they held the upper hand in a near-the-bottom v near-the-top clash. Indeed, if there were such a thing as an in-game table, we’d soon have been at the very top, thanks to an 18th minute strike by Walcott, created by […]

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Sheffield United Home Won 3 – 0 – We are Back!

After nine months gestation, a happy event: St. Mary’s reopened to paying customers for the visit of Sheffield United. Last time, if you remember, we welcomed Newcastle and generously gifted them a victory, leaving us glancing nervously towards those occupying the foot of the table. With a settled formation, an admirable work ethic and few […]

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