Mark Hughes

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Chelsea: Marcos Alonso Gets Away With Shocking Challenge On Shane Long As Blues Scure Comeback Win Over Southampton (Video)

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An Olivier Giroud brace helped secure a 3-2 win for Chelsea at St. Mary's on Saturday, with the Blues coming from two goals down to take all three points back to west London.

However, Chelsea were lucky to finish the first-half with 11 men still on the pitch after Marcos Alonso launched a pretty appalling challenge on Shane Long.

Official: Southampton Appoint Mark Hughes As New Manager Until End Of Season (Photo)

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Mark Hughes is back at Southampton after being appointed as their new manager shortly before close of play last night, replacing Mauricio Pellegrino, who was sacked on Monday evening.

Sparky made 60 appearances for the Saints during the latter years of his playing career, finding himself deployed as a grizzled midfield veteran as the club narrowly avoided relegation from the Premier League on the final day of the 1998/99 season.

Southampton Sack Mauricio Pellegrino After Risible Run Of Results, Mark Hughes Favourite To Step Into Breach

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Southampton have sacked Mauricio Pellegrino as manager after a truly risible run of form that has seen the Saints win just one of their last 17 matches since November and that was against West Brom so it only really counts as half a win.

The team, who are currently one point outside the relegation zone, have taken on the form of their coach in recent months in that they've become almost entirely anonymous, with no recognisable approach or identity to speak of.

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Palace, Huddersfield capitalise on Southampton’s Chelsea collapse

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London (United Kingdom) (AFP) – An eight-minute Chelsea turnaround from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Southampton to keep their slim hopes of Champions League football next season was equally warmly welcomed by the Saints’ rivals to avoid relegation on Saturday.

Huddersfield and Crystal Palace took full advantage with vital wins over Watford and Brighton to leave Southampton five points off safety.

Arsene Wenger ‘very happy’ with Danny Welbeck’s resurgent form

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The Saints are Coming – Southampton preview

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Southampton come to the Emiratessitting in the bottom three of the Premier League and in desperate need of some points. For Arsenal the fixture comes as the filling in a Moscovian, Europa sandwich. Momentum and confidence are again at stake with League points a bit of an irrelevance.

The Saints' squad is a bit of a mystery to me (like most of the PL teams, I'm afraid).

Southampton boss Hughes apologises to daughter over Commonwealth snub

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London (AFP) – Mark Hughes revealed that he apologised to his daughter after he abandoned plans to watch her play hockey for Wales at the Commonwealth Games when Premier League club Southampton came calling.

Xenna Hughes is in the Wales hockey squad for the Games, which open later Wednesday on Australia’s Gold Coast, and her father was all set to jet over and watch her in action.

Southampton boss Hughes aims to pile on agony for West Ham

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London (AFP) – Mark Hughes said he wants to capitalise on the negativity engulfing fellow Premier League strugglers West Ham when he takes Southampton to the troubled London Stadium on Saturday.

West Ham’s last home game, a 3-0 defeat by Burnley, was marred by pitch invasions and protests against owners David Sullivan and David Gold as the mood at the east London club turned ugly.

Southampton boss Hughes aims to pile on agony for West Ham

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London (AFP) – Mark Hughes said he wants to capitalise on the negativity engulfing fellow Premier League strugglers West Ham when he takes Southampton to the troubled London Stadium on Saturday.

West Ham’s last home game, a 3-0 defeat by Burnley, was marred by pitch invasions and protests against owners David Sullivan and David Gold as the mood at the east London club turned ugly.

Hughes makes flying start as Southampton reach FA Cup semis

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Wigan (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Mark Hughes enjoyed the ideal start to his Southampton reign as the struggling Premier League club reached the FA Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 win at Wigan on Sunday.

Hughes was hired as Southampton manager this week to replace the sacked Mauricio Pellegrino and the former Saints striker had an immediate impact on his new team.

Hughes urges Southampton players to raise game

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London (AFP) – New Southampton boss Mark Hughes has challenged his under-achieving players to raise their game as they battle to ensure Premier League survival, saying they do not have the luxury of time.

The Welshman, 54, was this week appointed until the end of the season to replace the sacked Mauricio Pellegrino and been tasked with staying in the top flight and winning the FA Cup.

Hughes urges Southampton players to raise game

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London (AFP) – New Southampton boss Mark Hughes has challenged his under-achieving players to raise their game as they battle to ensure Premier League survival, saying they do not have the luxury of time.

The Welshman, 54, was this week appointed until the end of the season to replace the sacked Mauricio Pellegrino and been tasked with staying in the top flight and winning the FA Cup.

Twitter reaction: Mark Hughes takes over at Southampton, fans fear relegation

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Mark Hughes was confirmed as the new Southampton manager last night.

The former Saints player will now look to get Southampton’s season back on track and help them beat the drop this season.

The St Mary’s outfit are in the relegation battle after a disastrous spell under Mauricio Pellegrino and the fans will be hoping for a big reaction now.

Matt Le Tissier responds when asked about Mark Hughes possibly taking Southampton job

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According to reports from BBC, Southampton could appoint Mark Hughes as their next manager till the end of the season.

The former Stoke City boss is in talks with Southampton over becoming their next manager, and he could be appointed as early as Wednesday.

Former Southampton player and club legend Matt Le Tissier was asked by a fan on social networking site Twitter to comment on Hughes taking charge at the Saints, to which he replied “Whoever takes over I’d just like to see a bit more positivity in our play”.

Southampton in talks with Hughes — reports

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London (AFP) – Southampton have approached former Stoke City boss Mark Hughes about taking charge at the struggling Premier League club, according to reports on Tuesday.

Hughes has been lined up to replace Mauricio Pellegrino, who was sacked by Southampton on Monday.

The 54-year-old is reported to have been offered a contract until the end of the season and could be confirmed as Saints boss on Wednesday.

Stoke City resets after Mark Hughes

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A loss in the Third Round of the 2017-18 FA Cup was it for manager Mark Hughes at Stoke City. Hughes lost his job following the 2-1 loss at Coventry City. Stoke City is currently 18th in the Premier League table, tied on points with 17th-place Southampton and four points ahead of 19th-place West Brom and 20th-place Swansea City.

Hughes sacked as Stoke manager after Cup exit

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London (AFP) – Mark Hughes was sacked as Stoke manager just hours after his struggling side’s shock FA Cup third round defeat at minnows Coventry on Saturday.

Hughes was already on the brink of being dismissed prior to the 2-1 loss at fourth-tier Coventry following a miserable run that left the team languishing in the Premier League relegation zone.

Hughes sacked as Stoke manager after Cup exit

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London (AFP) – Mark Hughes was sacked as Stoke manager just hours after his struggling side’s shock FA Cup third round defeat at minnows Coventry on Saturday.

Hughes was already on the brink of being dismissed prior to the 2-1 loss at fourth-tier Coventry following a miserable run that left the team languishing in the Premier League relegation zone.

Aguero lifts City in FA Cup, Hughes’ Stoke crash

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London (AFP) – Sergio Aguero fired Manchester City to a 4-1 win over Burnley in the FA Cup third round, while Mark Hughes is fighting to remain Stoke boss after a 2-1 loss at minnows Coventry on Saturday.

City boss Pep Guardiola named a strong team including Aguero, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling at Eastlands, but the runaway Premier League leaders fell behind in the 25th minute.

Aguero lifts City in FA Cup, Hughes’ Stoke crash

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London (AFP) – Sergio Aguero fired Manchester City to a 4-1 win over Burnley in the FA Cup third round, while Mark Hughes is fighting to remain Stoke boss after a 2-1 loss at minnows Coventry on Saturday.

City boss Pep Guardiola named a strong team including Aguero, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling at Eastlands, but the runaway Premier League leaders fell behind in the 25th minute.

Aguero fires City’s FA Cup bid, Hughes under pressure as Stoke crash

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London (AFP) – Sergio Aguero fired Manchester City to a 4-1 win over Burnley in the FA Cup third round, while Stoke boss Mark Hughes is fighting to save his job after the Premier League strugglers suffered an embarrassing 2-1 defeat at minnows Coventry on Saturday.

City boss Pep Guardiola named a strong team including Aguero, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling at Eastlands, but the runaway Premier League leaders fell behind in the 25th minute.

Aguero fires City’s FA Cup bid, Hughes under pressure as Stoke crash

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London (AFP) – Sergio Aguero fired Manchester City to a 4-1 win over Burnley in the FA Cup third round, while Stoke boss Mark Hughes is fighting to save his job after the Premier League strugglers suffered an embarrassing 2-1 defeat at minnows Coventry on Saturday.

City boss Pep Guardiola named a strong team including Aguero, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling at Eastlands, but the runaway Premier League leaders fell behind in the 25th minute.

Stoke City’s loss puts pressure on manager Mark Hughes

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We start the first soccer news of 2018 in the Premier League. DeAndre Yedlin's Newcastle United beat Geoff Cameron's Stoke City 1-0 on the road. Ayoze Perez scored the game's only goal in the 73rd minute with Karl Darlow keeping the clean sheet. This follows Stoke City losing 5-0 at Chelsea.

West Ham’s Lanzini charged over diving

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London (AFP) – West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini has been charged over diving to win a penalty against Stoke City, the second Premier League player to be targeted under new rules aimed at stamping out cheating.

The 24-year-old Argentine went down when challenged by Erik Pieters and West Ham captain Mark Noble converted from the spot to give the visitors a 1-0 lead on Saturday.

West Ham’s Lanzini charged over diving

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London (AFP) – West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini has been charged over diving to win a penalty against Stoke City, the second Premier League player to be targeted under new rules aimed at stamping out cheating.

The 24-year-old Argentine went down when challenged by Erik Pieters and West Ham captain Mark Noble converted from the spot to give the visitors a 1-0 lead on Saturday.

Sixth Premier League manager could be sacked with 54-year-old on the brink

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According to talkSPORT, Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has been told he has two games to save his job, after the Potters suffered a 3-0 home defeat to West Ham on Saturday afternoon.

City are 17th in the Premier League table with 16 points from 18 games this season, coming off the back of five defeats in their last half a dozen outings.

Geoff Cameron still out for Stoke City with concussion problems

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Stoke City will once again be without the services of American defender Geoff Cameron, who remains unavailable for the Potters.

Cameron, 32, suffered a concussion in a Stoke training session over two weeks ago, and has not featured since Oct. 21 in a 2-1 loss vs. AFC Bournemouth.

Stoke boss Mark Hughes announced on Thursday that the U.

Stoke City 0-4 Chelsea - Morata and Pedro goals seal an excellent win for the Blues.

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An Alvaro Morata hat-trick and a goal from Pedro sealed three points from an impressive professional performance for Antonio Conte.

Them: Mark Hughes was vocal in reminding everybody that he didn't have any defenders today. Cameron out. I don't know who that is, but I'm going to assume he is a giant meathead.

Sanchez seeks to put transfer blow behind him

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London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp are proponents of crowd-pleasing attacking football which should make Saturday’s Premier League clash between Manchester City and Liverpool an eye-catching affair.

However, both City’s Guardiola and Klopp at Liverpool are under pressure this season to turn the attractive styles into silverware.

Coutinho and Sanchez seek to overcome transfer disappointment

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London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp are proponents of crowd-pleasing attacking football which should make Saturday’s Premier League clash between Manchester City and Liverpool an eye-catching affair.

However, both City’s Guardiola and Klopp at Liverpool are under pressure this season to turn the attractive styles into silverware.

Coutinho and Sanchez seek to overcome transfer disappointment

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London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp are proponents of crowd-pleasing attacking football which should make Saturday’s Premier League clash between Manchester City and Liverpool an eye-catching affair.

However, both City’s Guardiola and Klopp at Liverpool are under pressure this season to turn the attractive styles into silverware.

Stoke bid for Tottenham defender, Hughes shelves other targets

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Stoke City have jumped to the head of the queue to sign Tottenham defender Kevin Wimmer.

West Brom and Crystal Palace have also been linked with the Austrian international, but the Telegraph says Stoke have lodged a £15 million bid for the player.

Davinson Sanchez’s arrival from Ajax earlier this week pushed Wimmer further down the pecking order and the 24-year-old is said to be keen on a move away.

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FA Cup misery could be a blessing says under-fire Hughes

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London (AFP) – Stoke manager Mark Hughes claimed his side’s embarrassing FA Cup third round defeat at minnows Coventry City could be a blessing in disguise, even though it left him in severe danger of the sack.

Hughes’ 200th game in charge of Stoke could prove to be his last after Jack Grimmer’s second half strike gave fourth tier Coventry a 2-1 win at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday.

FA Cup misery could be a blessing says under-fire Hughes

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London (AFP) – Stoke manager Mark Hughes claimed his side’s embarrassing FA Cup third round defeat at minnows Coventry City could be a blessing in disguise, even though it left him in severe danger of the sack.

Hughes’ 200th game in charge of Stoke could prove to be his last after Jack Grimmer’s second half strike gave fourth tier Coventry a 2-1 win at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday.

Hughes defiant despite Stoke fans’ discontent

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London (AFP) – Mark Hughes says he is the best person to lead Stoke away from the relegation zone despite fans calling for his head after a 1-0 loss to Newcastle on Monday.

The 54-year-old former Wales and Manchester United striker - who numbers Manchester City among clubs he has managed - has seen his side slide to fifth from bottom with just one win in their last seven league matches.

Hughes defiant despite Stoke fans’ discontent

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London (AFP) – Mark Hughes says he is the best person to lead Stoke away from the relegation zone despite fans calling for his head after a 1-0 loss to Newcastle on Monday.

The 54-year-old former Wales and Manchester United striker - who numbers Manchester City among clubs he has managed - has seen his side slide to fifth from bottom with just one win in their last seven league matches.

Bojan returns to Spain with Alaves

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Madrid (AFP) – Stoke City forward Bojan Krkic returned to La Liga on a one-year loan deal with Alaves on Thursday.

“Alaves have finalised the incorporation of Bojan Krkic, a talented and skilled forward with experience in the biggest leagues in the world,” Alaves said in a statement.

Bojan returns to Spain with Alaves

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Madrid (AFP) – Stoke City forward Bojan Krkic returned to La Liga on a one-year loan deal with Alaves on Thursday.

“Alaves have finalised the incorporation of Bojan Krkic, a talented and skilled forward with experience in the biggest leagues in the world,” Alaves said in a statement.

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Official: Stoke City Dismiss Mark Hughes After Being Knocked Out Of FA Cup By Fourth-Tier Coventry City

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Stoke City have terminated the contract of manager Mark Hughes in the wake of a truly miserable defeat against fourth-tier Coventry City.

Having also lost their previous three games, The Potters slumped to a 2-1 defeat that sent the Premier League side toppling out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle.