Rafa Benitez hoped his side could start their great escape on the south coast but they were stunned by Shane Long’s fourth-minute opener. Graziano Pelle doubled the Saints’ lead just seven minutes before the end of the first-half when he expertly fired past Karl Darlow.
Aston Villa could face a fight to keep hold of youngster Andre Green as Arsenal are believed to be planning a move. Green, 17, is highly-rated at Villa and has already managed two Premier League appearances this term, in the recent defeats against Spurs and Swansea.
The Daily Mirror believe a number of Premier League