Sadio Mane seals Southampton’s Premier League win against Swansea

first_img Centre-half Van Dijk, the £13million deadline-day signing from Celtic, headed an early opener before Dusan Tadic struck at the start of the second half. Mane then added the third to make it nine goals for free-scoring Saints this week following their Capital One Cup demolition of MK Dons. But Southampton gave themselves some breathing space in the 54th minute when Pelle’s neat chip sent Tadic scampering in behind. The Serbian midfielder looked to have gone too wide but as he cut back inside and shot, the ball looped up off the boot of Ki and flew over Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski. And just as Saints fans began regaling their Welsh visitors with a chorus of Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Mane popped up with his fourth goal of the season. Ashley Williams only half-cleared after Pelle prodded the ball goalwards and Mane was on hand to guide a precise, low shot inside Fabianski’s right-hand post from 20 yards. Swansea did at least manage a consolation, ending their recent goal drought, after Neil Taylor was brought down by Jose Fonte in the 82nd minute and Sigurdsson stepped up to tuck in the spot-kick. TWEET OF THE MATCH “@RonaldKoeman: Not our best game but high efficiency and important points! #SaintsFC” – The Southampton boss obviously wanted more from his side despite a comfortable win. RATINGS Southampton Maarten Stekelenburg: 6 Cedric Soares: 6 Jose Fonte: 6 Virgil van Dijk: 7 Ryan Bertrand: 7 Steven Davis: 7 Dusan Tadic: 7 Victor Wanyama: 7 James Ward-Prowse: 6 Sadio Mane: 8 Graziano Pelle: 7 Subs Oriol Romeu: 6 Jay Rodriguez: 6 Swansea Lukasz Fabianski: 5 Neil Taylor: 6 Ashley Williams: 5 Federico Fernandez: 5 Kyle Naughton: 5 Ki Sung-Yeung: 5 Jack Cork: 5 Gylfi Sigurdsson: 5 Jonjo Shelvey: 6 Andre Ayew 5 Bafetimbi Gomis 5 Subs Eder: 5 Jefferson Montero: 5 Leon Britton: 5 STAR PLAYER Sadio Mane: The Senegalese forward looked in the mood from the first whistle and caused Swansea problems all afternoon. Deserved to cap his performance with a goal. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Mane’s goal: Williams only half-cleared the ball and Mane was calm enough to guide the ball inside Fabianski’s left-hand post from 20 yards. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Swansea came to soak up Southampton pressure and maybe hit them on the break. It didn’t work. Southampton’s slick attacking trio of Pelle, Tadic and Mane were too good for the visitors. MOAN OF THE MATCH Swansea leaving Bafetimbi Gomis isolated up front: The French striker always looks a threat when he is on the ball, but cannot do much without it. Might as well have not been on the pitch. WHO’S UP NEXT Chelsea v Southampton (Premier League, Saturday October 3) Swansea v Tottenham (Premier League, Sunday October 4) Swansea, by contrast, are now without a win from their last four matches, although they at least registered their first goal in that stretch when Gylfi Sigurdsson tucked away a penalty. However, the Swans were well beaten by then, as Saturday’s first England-versus-Wales showdown went to the home side. The Swans could have taken the lead in the sixth-minute when Maarten Stekelenburg parried Jonjo Shelvey’s shot into the path of Ki Sung-Yueng. But unfortunately for Ki, the South Korean midfielder’s finish would have looked more at home at Twickenham as he blazed high over the crossbar. Saints began to threaten after Victor Wanyama robbed Andre Ayew and fed Graziano Pelle, who teed up Mane for a shot which he dragged across goal and inches wide. And the opening goal arrived in the 10th minute when Van Dijk shook off the attentions of his marker, former Saint Jack Cork, to power in a near-post header from James Ward-Prowse’s corner. Swansea briefly threatened to rally before half-time but Shelvey’s shot flew over and Stekelenburg saved well low down from Ki. Garry Monk made a double change at half-time, hauling off Cork and the ineffective Bafetimbi Gomis. Virgil van Dijk’s first goal in England and Sadio Mane’s third in a week helped fire Southampton to a 3-1 win over Swansea. Press Associationlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: KILCAR U15’S HELD BY NAOMH COLUMBA AFTER GAELTACHT THRILLER

first_imgKilcar GAA News:Our under 15s drew 3-10 apiece with Naomh Columba in the Gaeltacht competition last Wednesday in Towney, our seniors and reserves travel to Dungloe on Easter Monday for round two of the league.Thanks to all who took part in the Collaiste na Carraige team fundraiser 5k last Friday in Carrick. Club Donegal CardsClub Donegal cards now available at €120 this covers admission to all Adult League and Championship matches contact Gavin O’Donnell at 087-9177089 or John Curran at 087-7707772 for details.Colaiste na CarraigeHeartfelt commiserations to the Colaiste na Carraige seniors and management on their narrow injury time defeat in the All-Ireland Semi Final against Abbey, Tipperary on Saturday, you have done the two parishes, clubs, school and county proud. Club MembershipA reminder that membership must be in prior to March 31st and all playing members-adult and underage must be registered before this date. Contact Denise McSweeney or you can download forms from our website or Team App, the rates are still the same as 2014 at €20 per adult and €40 per family.Club AppWe have 167 members signed up to our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system. LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €2,300 this week’s numbers were 4, 9, 14 and 24 winners were: €50 Andrew McGuire (Glencolmcille) €30 Margaret McShane(Cashelcarn) and €20 Seamus Breslin(Straleel). Lotto Plus numbers 1, 13, 17 and 27 there was no winner.BingoClub Bingo winners were €150 Sheila Diver, €105 Joe Haughey, €90 Pamela Bonner, €80 Bridie O’Gara, Brid Campbell, €70 Carmel McGinley, Mary Diver, Aoife Campbell, Teresa McBrearty and Mary Tuberty. The Jackpot on Sunday is €4,200 on 45 numbers. This Sundays Bingo is at 4pm due to the Jive Night in the Blue Haven that night, the Club Lotto draw will also take place at the Bingo. We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Martin McBrearty, Curris who sadly passed away recently. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam.For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAAGAA NEWS: KILCAR U15’S HELD BY NAOMH COLUMBA AFTER GAELTACHT THRILLER was last modified: March 30th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAkilcarNoticesSportlast_img read more