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United rallies to beat Southampton, Liverpool held at home

United rallies to beat Southampton, Liverpool held at home

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Manchester United rallied from a goal down to defeat Southampton 3-2 at St. Mary's, as Liverpool drew 1-1 with Norwich & Tottenham beat Crystal Palace 1-0, in three Premier League games on Sunday.

United deservedly fell behind to a goal from Graziano Pelle, before Anthony Martial equalized with a composed complete from close range.

Martial received his second when Maya Yoshida played an dreadful backpass toward goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg. The third came from Juan Mata, scoring the rebound after Memphis Depay hit the post, before Pelle pulled one back with a header.

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Soccer-Teenager Martial scores twice as United go second

Soccer-Teenager Martial scores twice as United go second

LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – French teenager Anthony Martial, having scored as a substitute on his Premier League debut in Manchester United's last game, added two more goals to earn his team a 3-2 win at Southampton on Sunday.

The victory took Louis van Gaal's side into second place, two points behind neighbours Manchester City.

Graziano Pelle put Southampton ahead in the 13th minute yet Martial, who cost 36.3 million pounds ($56.39 million) from AS Monaco on the last day of the transfer window, equalised 10 minutes before halftime.

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Soccer-Southampton sign Caulker on loan after Gardos blow

Soccer-Southampton sign Caulker on loan after Gardos blow

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LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – Premier League Southampton signed central defender Steven Caulker on a season long loan from relegated Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday with an option to make the deal permanent.

The arrival of the 23-year-old helps Southampton cover a defensive hole left by Romanian Florin Gardos, who faces seven months out due to a knee injury, while moreover reducing QPR's wage bill as they adjust to life in the Championship.

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Pochettino denies Pelle on Southampton return

Pochettino denies Pelle on Southampton return

London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur held their course for a Europa League complete after head coach Mauricio Pochettino left former club Southampton with a hard-earned 2-2 draw on Saturday.

Graziano Pelle twice put Southampton ahead at St Mary's, yet a pulsating game saw Spurs respond through Erik Lamela & Nacer Chadli to close on a return to European football next season.

Southampton remain on their coat-tails, yet will see this as a missed opportunity not to just overtake their rivals in the Premier League table, yet moreover gain revenge over their returning manager.

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Mane fires Saints back into top-four race

Mane fires Saints back into top-four race

Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Southampton climbed to fifth in the Premier League after Sadio Mane's late strike clinched a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace on Tuesday.

Senegal winger Mane netted with seven minutes remaining at St Mary's to move Ronald Koeman's side above Liverpool & to within one point of fourth placed Manchester United, who play their game in hand against Newcastle on Wednesday.

With the race to qualify for the Champions League hotting up, this was an essential victory for Saints, who had gone three games without a win or a goal.

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Wanyama sends Saints second against 10-man Swansea

Wanyama sends Saints second against 10-man Swansea

Swansea (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Victor Wanyama's first Southampton goal proved enough to finally end the resistance of 10-man Swansea on Saturday as the visitors won 1-0 to go second in the Premier League.

It looked as if Swansea, who had Wilfried Bony sent off in the 39th minute, would hold out for a point.

But, 10 minutes from time, Kenya midfielder Wanyama's angled complete secured victory for the Saints & left the south coast club two points behind Chelsea ahead of the leaders' match at champions Manchester City on Sunday.

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