Short Soccer, March 14, 2013

Wilfried Zaha

Championship leaders Cardiff left it deep into injury time to snatch a point in a 1-1 home draw with Leicester. Rudy Gestede headed a dramatic equaliser, two minutes into stoppage time, as the late-goal specialists spared their blushes to stay four points clear of Hull.

Thursday, 14 March, 2013, 4:27am

Title hope almost over for City slackers, says Mancini

Manchester City's Roberto Mancini yells at his team during a match against Southampton. Photo: AP

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has conceded that his side may have surrendered their Premier League title in Saturday’s embarrassing 3-1 defeat to Southampton.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Living large at Old Trafford a rare yet pensive enjoyment

Wayne Rooney. Photo: AFP

Fabulous three-course banquet at United's home couldn't stop thoughts from turning to the disquieting state of the beautiful game.

2 Feb 2013 - 4:01am

Oh, we fickle fans of short memories

Nigel Adkins

There was time when we fans used to chant in protest against a lousy manager and demand his sacking. If the poor results continued and the team nose-dived, the board gave the impression of listening and duly gave the underperforming coach the boot. That was the simple past and we all knew where we stood.

26 Jan 2013 - 4:29am

Sports Digest, January 19, 2013

Justin Rose of England was the early clubhouse leader in Abu Dhabi after a 69. Photo: Reuters

Tiger Woods missed the cut at the Abu Dhabi Championship yesterday after being penalised two shots for wrongly thinking he had a free drop after his golf ball became entangled in weeds.

19 Jan 2013 - 3:22am

Rafael Benitez rues Chelsea's defensive frailty

Southampton's Jason Puncheon scores his team's second goal against Chelsea during their match at Stamford Bridge. Photo: EPA

Rafael Benitez says Chelsea's defensive problems are the reason for their failure to beat struggling Southampton and admits skipper John Terry remains a major doubt for the weekend clash with Arsenal.

18 Jan 2013 - 4:27am

Benitez inists Ba, Torres can perform double act

Chelsea's Demba Ba celebrates against Southampton. Photo: EPA

Rafael Benitez sees no reason why strikers Demba Ba and Fernando Torres cannot play together after Ba scored two goals on his debut as Chelsea crushed Southampton 5-1 in the FA Cup.

With Torres watching on from the bench at St Mary's, Senegal international Ba took just 35 minutes to score his first Chelsea goal - a feat that took the Spaniard 14 games and two and a half months.

7 Jan 2013 - 3:10am

Chelsea strolls closer to Cup as debuting Ba scores twice

Chelsea's Demba Ba celebrates after scoring Chelsea's fourth and his second goal during the English FA Cup third round against Southampton on Saturday. Photo: AFP

Chelsea striker Demba Ba made an instant impact with two goals on his debut as the FA Cup holders romped to an emphatic 5-1 victory at Southampton in the third round on Saturday.

6 Jan 2013 - 12:05pm

Arsene Wenger angry at Gunners draw with Southampton

Arsene Wenger was not happy after the draw against Southampton but says Thierry Henry is not the answer. Photo: Reuters

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger expressed frustration with his side's inconsistency and criticised their mental sharpness after they needed an own goal to snatch a draw from Southampton only three days after beating Newcastle United 7-3.

But he confirmed that his search for a remedy would not include bringing back the club's former striker, Thierry Henry, for a second comeback season.

3 Jan 2013 - 3:27am

Axe poised to fall on Saints' Adkins

Nigel Adkins

Who would want to be Southampton manager Nigel Adkins this weekend? Down on the south coast of England and ahead of a must-win game against Swansea today, the boss of the EPL basement club is, to coin a term (and borrow heavily from the 1995 Sean Penn Hollywood hit Dead Man Walking), a sacked manager working.

10 Nov 2012 - 3:09am

Short Soccer, September 24, 2012

Tai Po build two-goal advantage in Shield

24 Sep 2012 - 2:25am

Nigel Adkins backs Southampton to shine after side thrash Aston Villa 4-1

Nigel Adkins

Nigel Adkins insists Southampton are ready to make their mark on the Premier League after securing their first win of the season with a 4-1 thrashing of Aston Villa.

Prior to the rout at St Mary's, promoted Saints had lost their opening four games and were rooted to the bottom of the table.

24 Sep 2012 - 2:25am

Man United's Robin van Persie thanks Paul Scholes for his hat-trick

Dutchman Robin van Persie celebrates after scoring a hat-trick for Manchester United in their 3-2 away victory over Southampton. Photo: Reuters

Hat-trick hero Robin van Persie was quick to salute Paul Scholes after the duo inspired Manchester United to a dramatic 3-2 victory against Southampton.

Van Persie took his tally to four goals in two starts for United since his £24 million (HK$295.2 million) move from Arsenal, with his stoppage-time winner at St Mary's taking him to 100 Premier League goals.

4 Sep 2012 - 3:46am

Aguero injury tarnishes Manchester City comeback win over Southampton

Manchester City's Carlos Tevez battles for the ball with Morgan Schneiderlin of Southampton at the Etihad Stadium. Photo: AFP

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero sought to calm fears over the extent of a knee injury he sustained in the champions' opening 3-2 Premier League home win over Southampton.

The Argentine striker, whose last-gasp goal against Queens Park Rangers sealed the title for City in dramatic fashion in May, was carried off on a stretcher after 13 minutes of the match.

21 Aug 2012 - 1:39am

Battle for survival heats up

Southampton, Crystal Palace, Norwich and West Brom are still fighting frantically to avoid the dreaded drop

Chelsea have long since drained any drama out of the battle for supremacy in the English Premiership, but it is a different story at the bottom of the table.

23 Apr 2005 - 12:00am