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Saints back in action on Wednesday
Sunday afternoon was a disappointing one for Saints, as they fell to a 2-0 loss at Arsenal, but they have a chance to give themselves a big boost on Wednesday when they host Fulham, at St Mary’s.
The game will give Saints, who are 18th, a chance to potentially climb out of the bottom three as they face the 19th-placed Cottagers.
“It’s crucial,” said Oriol Romeu. “It’s one of those that can start a recovery from the situation we are in right now.”
April TV picks
Two of Saints’ Premier League games in April have been selected for live television coverage.
The home game against Liverpool will now take place on Friday 5th April, at 8pm, with Sky Sports broadcasting the match.
Saints’ visit to Newcastle will also be televised, this time by BT Sport, with kick-off now 5.30pm on Saturday 20th April.
Women reach League Cup final
Southampton FC Women kept their hopes of a league and cup double alive, as they booked a place in the final of their League Cup.
Marieanne Spacey-Cale’s side won 6-0 at Wycombe Wanderers Ladies in the semi-finals, with Ellie Chaffe hitting a hat-trick.
Saints will now face Oxford City in the final, after they beat Abingdon United 2-1.
Under-23s keep PL Cup hopes alive
Southampton Under-23s enjoyed a thumping 6-2 home win over Notts County on Friday night, as they rounded off their Premier League Cup group-stage campaign.
Josh Sims, Tyreke Johnson and Dan N’Lundulu each struck twice, as Saints gave themselves a chance of qualifying for the knockout rounds.
Radhi Jaïdi’s side need Newcastle to avoid defeat away to Leeds United tonight in order to secure the top-two spot required to advance.
Under-18s edged out by Arsenal
Southampton’s youngsters saw their unbeaten run in the Under-18 Premier League end at five matches, as they lost 3-1 at home to Arsenal on Saturday morning.
Saints gave the South division leaders a good contest at Staplewood Campus, but couldn’t quite do enough to get something from the game.
Trailing 2-0 at the break, they brought themselves back into it through Caleb Watts’s goal early in the second half, but a late Arsenal strike sealed the points for the visitors.