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Video: Jack de Menezes and Tom Sheen focus on Liverpool's trip to Ludogrets

Mauricio Pochettino

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino wants focus to be on football

First match in charge sees Saints draw with Everton

Wayne Rooney blasts the ball over the bar from the penalty spot against West Ham

Sir Alex Ferguson determined to address penalty kick problems

Wayne Rooney missed from the spot against West Ham

Paul Lambert pictured during Villa's defeat to Bradford

Premier League: Aston Villa v Southampton match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Villa Park

Daniel Agger celebrates his winning goal against Southampton

Match Report: Agger adds substance to Brendan Rodgers’ plan

Liverpool 1 Southampton 0

Southampton manager Nigel Adkins

Former Liverpool schoolboy keeper Nigel Adkins relishing return to Anfield as Southampton manager

Southampton manager Nigel Adkins is looking forward to returning to Merseyside this weekend and testing himself against boyhood idols Liverpool.

Mark Clattenburg was booed by Southampton fans last night

Rise of the Rochdale diamonds

Grant Holt cost Rochdale £10,000 but he was so bad on his debut at Darlington, one team-mate asked the manager if he had kept the receipt.

Grant Holt and Rickie Lambert during their time at Rochdale

Grant Holt & Rickie Lambert: Rise of the Rochdale diamonds

Grant Holt and Rickie Lambert played in League Two together. Tonight they meet in the Premier League, proving you can still climb from the bottom to the very top

Imperial back to sales growth

Smokers staying loyal to their favourite brands despite price hikes and an increase in Chinese demand for cigars helped Imperial Tobacco post a surprise jump in revenues yesterday.

Jos Hooiveld’s goal sparks joy

Lallana gets Saints over line in style

Southampton 4 Coventry City 0: Southampton's stand-out player completes a rout that ensures his side's promotion to Premier League

Chris O’Grady turns away after scoring Sheffield Wednesday’s winner

Round-up: O'Grady is the man of steel as Wednesday blunt Blades

Sheffield Wednesday secured a crucial 1-0 home victory over Sheffield United in the Steel City derby yesterday, with Chris O'Grady scoring the winner to send Gary Megson's side up to third in League One.

Pearson produces shock of Saints' year

Southampton 0 Bristol City 1

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