Nick Szczepanik

Nick Szczepanik is a freelance sports writer contributing mainly to The Independent.

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Outfoxed: Kazenga LuaLua goes past the Leicester defender Liam Moore

Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Leicester City 1 match report: Frustrated Nigel Pearson laments late Kazenga LuaLua leveller

Too many draws have bedevilled Brighton's campaign for a play-off place for most of this season, but yesterday's will feel like a victory after a late goal salvaged a point they hardly deserved.

Mauricio Pochettino: Despite old loyalties Saints fans have largely taken to the new manager

Southampton 2 Chelsea 1 match report: Pochettino enjoys a less toxic inheritance than Chelsea rival

Londoners' game in hand looks more like one more burden for a side stretched too thin

Southampton 2 Chelsea 1 match report: Saints loosen Blues' grip on top four

Pochettino's latest scalp leaves Chelsea hanging on to Champions League place by two points

Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin (third left) scores at St Mary’s
Leonardo Ulloa leaps high to head Brighton’s opening goal

Brighton 3 Crystal Palace 0: Stop the clocks – this was a win to remember, says Gustavo Poyet

Brighton and their supporters had double cause for celebration yesterday after their first home win over arch-rivals Crystal Palace since 1988 and three points that take them back into the play-off picture following three games without a victory.

Southampton 3 Liverpool 1 match report: Saints rip up the form book to cruise past Rodgers' rising Liverpool

This was a result and a match that defied form and logic, but then Southampton under Mauricio Pochettino seem to have made that something of a speciality. Since he replaced Nigel Adkins in January, Saints have lost to Queens Park Rangers and Newcastle and failed to beat Norwich and Wigan – but put a team with European ambitions in front of them and they are a different proposition.

Bobby Zamora is playing through the pain for QPR

QPR 3 Sunderland 1 match report: Harry Redknapp eyes the great escape

Goals from three of QPR manager's signings boost survival hopes and leave Sunderland fretting

Harry Redknapp celebrates after beating Southampton on Saturday

Southampton 1 QPR 2 match report: Drinking tales force Harry Redknapp to target siege mentality at QPR

QPR manager plans to use tabloid reports of boozing in Dubai to galvanise survival effort

Southampton 1 QPR 2 match report: Drinks on Harry Redknapp after birthday win

He denies his players were drunken sinners on break in Dubai as they celebrate by beating Saints

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