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Koeman: Van Gaal ‘wasting energy’ with long-ball debate

The Southampton boss has advised the United boss to forget about his argument with Sam Allardyce and claimed his Dutch compatriot should focus on his players rather than the press

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Southampton-West Ham Preview: Cresswell points to Hammers confidence

The Hammers left-back insists that Daley Blind’s late equaliser for Manchester United on Sunday has not dented the team’s resolve ahead of a tough game on the south coast

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Win (home) tickets to Southampton v West Ham in the Premier League

Answer a simple question and you could be off to St Mary’s to watch live Barclays Premier League football Continue reading…

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Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend | Paul Doyle

Liverpool have questions to answer in defence, Chelsea have selection issues against Manchester City and could Villa trouble Arsenal? Unless Thergothon , the pioneers of Finnish funeral metal, are about to head out on a resurrection tour, you’ll be hard pressed to find a gloomier band of brooders in England this weekend than the fans of the team who fail to win Saturday’s early kick-off. Hull City are in the grip of an ominous despondency, with the regime unpopular, the…

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The Dozen: Sunday’s best Premier League photos

We round up our favourite pictures from the latest round of matches in the English top flight Continue reading…

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Worst Premier League season? Not at all – enjoy the unpredictability | Jacob Steinberg

Failures of same old faces has arguably given league new lease of life, allowing less fashionable sides to emerge from shadows Louis van Gaal, who is never afraid to vent with his opinions, was not amused when he heard that Gary Neville, who is never afraid to vent his opinions, said it is going to resemble a pub match when Manchester United take on Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday. Of course, this tried-and-trusted formula is just part …

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Will West Ham or Southampton finish in the top four of the Premier League?

Best XIs from the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1, plus analysis of the Premier League’s top four Continue reading…

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Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend | Nick Miller

What team will Brendan Rodgers put out, Newcastle are in flux, Arsenal’s mental block and is this the end for Alan Irvine? There’s good news and bad news. The good news is that this section won’t be another thing about Steven Gerrard’s place in the Liverpool team. The bad news is that, well, it will be a little bit about Steven Gerrard’s place in the Liverpool team. Even with a squad laden…

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Who will finish behind Chelsea and Manchester City in the top four? | Andy Hunter

With Chelsea and City set for top two Premier League slots, nine clubs are chasing two remaining Champions League places • Match report: Sunderland 0-0 Chelsea • Match report: Southampton 0-3 Manchester City Those expecting an end to Southampton’s remarkable response to the summer exodus from the club, and a repeat of last season’s decline once a daunting run of fixtures arrived, should not feel too smug just yet. Sunday’s comprehensive defeat by Manchester City followed the loss of the influential Morgan …

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From José Fonte to Mame Biram Diouf: 10 unsung Premier League heroes | Andy Hunter

While big names grab the headlines, a host of players have escaped front-page attention but are key to their sides fortunes 10 talking points from last weekends action Congratulations Diego Costa, Nemanja Matic, Sergio Agüero, Graziano Pellè and all the other headline-making acts in the Premier League this season youre flying. Keep up the good work. But what of the unsung talents, those who have been over-shadowed by more prominent names…

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Good housekeeping benefits Premier Leagues unexpected high flyers | Barney Ronay

Teams like Southampton, Stoke, Swansea and West Ham have highlighted the value of building teams over signing stars Well, that went quickly. With the Premier League season 11 matches old and parked within the natural hiatus of a two-game international break, it is just about possible with all due caveats and boilerplate bandwagon-avoidance clauses to pick out some of the dominant rhythms so far. It is of course an indication of the feudal nature …

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

We round up our favourite pics from Saturdays and Sundays matches in the top flight Continue reading…

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Infantino refuses to rule out 39th game approval

The Uefa general secretary has insisted that the proposal to take matches abroad will not be immediately thrown out until it is properly discussed

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekends action | Guardian sport

Everton do pragmatism, Falcao recalls a former Manchester United striker, and its time for Eden Hazard to step up Sakho apologises for leaving Anfield before derby Match report: Liverpool 1-1 Everton Barney Ronay: the battle of the lightweight No10s Match report: Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham Daniel Taylor: Ronaldos return not a flight of fancy Van Gaal: Rooneys tackle was unfriendly Manchester United 2-1 West Ham Chelsea considering temporary Twickenham move Chelsea 3-0 Aston Villa Hull City 2-4 Manchester City Nasri ruled out for one month with groin …

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The Dozen: stand-out photos from the weekend’s Premier League action

A hand-picked selection of our favourites images from around the grounds on a weekend featuring two classic derby matches Continue reading…

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The Dozen: the best photos from the weekend’s Premier League matches

Our pick of the best images from around the top-flight grounds on Saturday and Sunday Continue reading…

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Transfer window fans verdict part 2: Manchester United to West Ham

From the culling acumen of Louis van Gaal at Manchester United to the loan coup and strong hints of promise at West Ham, the fans have their say on the transfer window With the Glazer debt squeezing the club for nine years they have acted only when they thought their lavish sponsorship deals and a return to the top-four were in jeopardy. Our squad had become bloated with mediocre players. Louis van Gaal is a…

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How did the 20 Premier League clubs fare in the summer transfer window?

Premier League clubs spent a record £835m in the summer transfer window. How would you grade their business? Premier League transfer window interactive Continue reading…

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How your club did in the 2014 summer transfer window

All your summer signings from Radamel Falcao to Joe Cole, who signed for whom in the Premier League transfer window Arsenal solved their striking problem with a last-gasp deal for Danny Welbeck, but otherwise wasted little time in getting their major business done, with Alexis Sánchez, Mathieu Debuchy and David Ospina all coming in shortly after impressive World Cup showings. They were joined by the young defender Calum Chambers, who joined the Southampton…

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Southamptons Ronald Koeman vows to stay stylish after win at West Ham

Morgan Schneiderlin stops short of committing future to Saints Sam Allardyce hopes loss will serve as wake-up to players The Southampton manager, Ronald Koeman, has promised to keep trying to win games with style after recording his first Premier League victory. It would have been easy for Koemans side to abandon their pass-and-move approach when falling behind to Mark Nobles deflected 25-yard effort and become more direct in search of a way back into the match…

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West Ham United 1-3 Southampton | Premier League match report

Saturday Clockwatch as it happened Morgan Schneiderlin scored twice as Southampton secured a first Premier League win for Ronald Koeman by beating West Ham United 3-1 at Upton Park. The France midfielder who had been linked with a move to join the former Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham Hotspur produced a couple of fine close-range efforts either side of half-time as the visitors came from behind following Mark Nobles deflected effort. Continue reading…

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Is this how West Ham will line up against Southampton?

Last week’s win at Palace was, as the old cliche goes, a breath of fresh air. Passing on the floor, running at defenders, two top drawer goals, Carlton Cole scoring, organisation, three points. It had absolutely everything and was a glimpse of the new philosophy Allardyce is trying to, or rather being forced to, adopt… Read more »

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MATCH PREVIEW: West Ham vs Southampton

West Ham face Southampton at Upton Park just days after they faced Sheffield United in the Capital One Cup 2nd Round. Southampton, who are without the likes of Shaw, Lambert, Lallana and Chambers, have signed some potential world class players in Pelle, Forster and Tadic. Injury news: West Ham. – Enner Valencia (Not 100% fit) – Diafra Sakho (Not 100% fit) – Ravel Morrison (Hernia) – Andy Carroll (Ankle) – James Tomkins (Ankle) – Carl Jenkinson (Hamstring) Suspensions: – James Collins (3 matches) Southampton aren’t …

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Tony Pulis leaves Crystal Palace before ball is kicked but who will go next | Louise Taylor

Alan Pardew and Sam Allardyce need patience and luck to avoid the early-season sack at Newcastle and West Ham respectively The computer game Football Manager categorises the “job status” of its fictional coaches in four bands: secure, stable, insecure and very insecure. Few actual Premier League managers would admit to belonging to the first two brackets. In a profession in which even the perceived best are only three consecutive defeats removed from …

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Premier League 2014-15 fans previews part 2: Manchester Utd to West Ham

How LVG has changed Uniteds mindset; QPRs new system looks vulnerable; and rebuilding Southampton is a task and half Part 1: season previews from Arsenal to Manchester City Continue reading…

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Why Premier League new boys Burnley, Leicester and QPR need not be afraid | Ed Aarons

Promoted trio all have recent top-flight experience and can continue trend of surviving beyond their first season It always used to be so easy to predict. The three clubs promoted to the Premier League would ruffle a few gilded feathers before ultimately returning from whence they came 10 months later, promising to be back soon. Yet in the landscape of ever-more lucrative television rights and parachute payments, those days now seem in the dim and distant past. Not since the 200708 season…

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English Premier League Table

# Team P
1 Chelsea 22
2 Liverpool 21
3 Manchester City 20
4 West Ham United 17
5 Brighton & Hov… 15
6 Tottenham Hotspur 15
7 Manchester United 14
8 Everton 14
9 Leicester City 14
10 Arsenal 14
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13
12 Brentford 12
13 Aston Villa 10
14 Watford 10
15 Crystal Palace 9
16 Southampton 8
17 Leeds United 7
18 Burnley 4
19 Newcastle United 4
20 Norwich City 2

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