Sport Southampton star hopes to end 1000 minute goal drought

15:12  10 october  2017
15:12  10 october  2017 Source:

WATCH: Berahino's penalty fail

  WATCH: Berahino's penalty fail Stoke’s Saido Berahino won his team a penalty against Southampton – but his wait for a goal goes on as he failed from the spot. The former West Brom forward, who saw his spot-kick saved by Fraser Forster, has not scored for 31 hours and 48 minutes of Premier League football.It is a goalless drought that stretches back to February 2016 but Stoke boss Mark Hughes insists Berahino is working hard and believes the goals will come."I felt for him today," said Hughes, whose team beat Southampton 2-1 at the bet365. "It would have been great for him to get on the scoresheet.

Manchester City star Raheem Sterling has admitted he will ‘go crazy’ if he scores for England during the World Cup this summer. However, the England international has struggled to recreate his club form in front of goal for the Three Lions, having endured a goal drought that is close to reaching 1

Barnard scored his second league goal of the season (and the first under manager Nigel Adkins) to end the club's 510- minute goal drought to help Southampton 's hopes of moving into the League One promotion places.[104][105] After a two-week break, Southampton returned to St Mary's to face

Stoke City v Southampton - Premier League © Jan Kruger/Getty Images Sport Stoke City v Southampton - Premier League

It is not uncommon to see strikers suffering goal droughts but what is rare is seeing them go over 1000 minutes without scoring a goal. Strikers live for goals, and when they don’t come, doubts begin to creep in.

Southampton striker, Shane Long is hoping to end his 8-month goal drought with a goal that will probably be his biggest and put the goal drought to an abrupt end. The Ireland striker wants a goal to keep his country’s World Cup hopes alive and personally end what has been a long stretch of personal torment and anguish for him.

Stoke City 2-1 Southampton: Match report

  Stoke City 2-1 Southampton: Match report A late Peter Crouch goal gave Stoke a 2-1 victory against Southampton at the Bet365 Stadium. Mauricio Pellegrino made one change to the side that suffered an unfortunate defeat against Manchester United. Virgil van Dijk was brought in to replace his compatriot Wesley Hoedt. Meanwhile, Mark Hughes made four changes to the side that was well beaten by Chelsea. Kurt Zouma, Geoff Cameron, Kevin Wimmer and Saido Berahino in for Jesé, Bruno Martins Indi, Glen Johnson and Ramadan Sobhi. Chances fell to players on both sides. Xherdan Shaqiri skillfully dealt with Maya Yoshida, although the shot was comfortably saved by Fraser Forster, who has been called up to the England squad once again. It was then Southampton who had an attempt on goal after a set piece. The ball bounced around in the penalty area before Oriol Romeu somehow found Shane Long in open space, but his shot was well saved by Jack Butland. It was Stoke who made the breakthrough minutes before half time. A set-piece delivered by Shaqiri was powerfully met by Mame Biram Diouf, although the area seemed to be well covered by Saints players, the ball made its way through. Proceedings could’ve gone from bad to worse for the Saints after van Dijk conceded a penalty by bringing down Berahino. The Englishman hadn’t scored since September 2015, let alone since he signed for Stoke stepped up to take the penalty, which was well-saved by Forster. The second half was dominated by Saints both with the ball and in chances.

Southampton ’s fight for survival was denied a crucial victory when Everton’s Tom Davies scored a deflected goal in the last seconds for a 1-1 draw. Though Everton have been safe for some time their manager’s position is looking increasingly precarious. Allardyce was hoping to use this game to leave

Premier League Match Report for Southampton v Crystal Palace on 2 January 2018, includes all goals and incidents. Shane Long looked like being the star of the show as he ended his 1320- minute goal drought in the league with a crisply taken first-half strike.

Long last scored a goal for club and country back in February, the final goal in 4-0 victory two weeks before the League Cup final at Wembley, which his team lost 3-2 to Manchester United with bet365 free bet provided some great odds for the game. The Republic of Ireland star will be hoping to make a mark for Martin O’Neill’s men who travel to Wales in their final World Cup qualifier. Both teams could still go top of the group which ensures automatic World Cup qualification, but the winner of the clash most likely will head to the Playoffs for yet another opportunity at making the mundial.

Long has failed to score in 24 matches that has seen fall down the pecking order at his club. He struggled for starts last season as Italian striker, Manolo Gabbiadini became top dog following his January arrival from Napoli and this season has been relegated to cameo appearances because of his lack of goals. He has played a remarkable 1108 minutes of football without his strike hitting the back of the net. He has only started six of the nineteen games he has played for the South Coast club in that time and had only completed 90 minutes just thrice.

An Ireland win will see them qualify automatically only if group leaders, Serbia stumble at home to Georgia. Long will be hoping that a goal tonight will take his team to the World Cup. He is a classy player known for his pace, ability to draw out defenders and fierce competitive spirit. He joined Southampton from West Brom in 2015 and has 25 goals in over 100 matches which look to be a fair performance and sound he kicked the soccer balls properly.

Redmond to donate money for every goal and assist this season .
Southampton winger Nathan Redmond will donate money to charity for every goal and assist he is credited with this season. TalkSPORT report that the Englishman will give money to the children’s charity Right To Play. Redmond became an ambassador for the charity over the summer, which focuses on helping disadvantaged children involved in sport and education. Speaking about his work with the charity, Redmond explained how his role with the charity will work. “It’s something I felt was right to do and I was very happy to do. With every goal and every assist I make a donation which goes straight to them. One donation will help 33 children so that’s a massive difference from one goal or an assist.” “The more I do on the pitch I know subconsciously it’s helping out the kids. I’ve had two assists this season and no goals yet but I’m sure they’ll be coming. Afterwards when the game’s finished, instantly you think about that. I’ve had two assists this season and that’s over 60 kids helped. I’m delighted with that so far.” Footballers have hit the headlines recently for their charity work after Juan Mata’s pledge of 1% of his salary to Common Goal sparked a number of footballers to follow suit. Unfortunately for Redmond, he is yet to score in the Premier League this season but does have the two assists to his name.

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