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Coaches suspended, takeover talk, a home draw with Southampton hailed like a win

Fabian Delph v Morgan Schneiderlin: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Aston Villa and Southampton

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' players  ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at Villa Park

Rickie Lambert has scored in each of his two England games
PFA Player of the Year nominees: Steven Gerrard, Yaya Toure, Luis Suarez, Adam Lallana, Daniel Sturridge and Eden Hazard

PFA Player of the Year: Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard all nominated as Liverpool dominate award shortlist

Anfield trio are joined by Eden Hazard, Yaya Toure and Adam Lallana while Young Players' nominations are also announced

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert remonstrates on the sideline in front of his coaching staff

Aston Villa v Southampton: Premier League match preview

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

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino does not know how much he will have to spend in the summer

Mauricio Pochettino in the dark over Southampton transfer funds for next season in effort to break into Premier League top-six

Pochettino has admitted that he will not find out Saints' plans for the summer transfer window for at least a few weeks

Southampton winger Luke Shaw charges down the wing

Mauricio Pochettino: Luke Shaw belongs to Southampton and the club will decide whether he stays or goes to Manchester United

Saints left-back has been linked with a £30m summer move to Old Trafford

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks on from the touchline

Premier League: Southampton v Cardiff City match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's fixture at St Mary’s Stadium

Rickie Lambert v Kenwyne Jones: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Southampton and Cardiff City

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' players ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at St Mary's

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino says he has put his row with Mark Clattenburg behind him

Mauricio Pochettino coy over possible switch to become Tottenham manager, saying the 'possibilities are open'

The Southampton manager says he is for now focused on the end of the season with his current club

Jay Rodriguez injured a cruciate ligament by landing awkwardly

World Cup 2014: Southampton midfielder Jay Rodriguez ruled out of race for place in England squad

Injury will see Rodriguez out for six months

Manchester City 4 Southampton 1 match report: City gallop on after David Silva’s lucky escape

Two goals for home side on stroke of half-time after disputed decisions leave Pochettino fuming

Manuel Pellegrini looks on from the touchline

Manchester City v Southampton: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s fixture at Etihad Stadium

Manchester City v Southampton preview: Team strengths, tactics and stats

Check out all the vital statistics ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at the Etihad Stadium

David Silva v Adam Lallana: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Manchester City and Southampton

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' players ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at the Etihad Stadium

Southampton's highly rated left-back Luke Shaw

Transfer news: Luke Shaw, Jay Rodriguez and Adam Lallana will not need to be sold insist Southampton, despite financial concerns

It has emerged the club have an outstanding transfer debt of £27m

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Adam Lallana refuses to take for granted his place in the England party for Brazil
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The suits are still sharp, but Don Draper has lost his edge
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Google finds a lift into space will never get off the ground

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