Defensive gaffes cost Saints Palace jumps 13th Benteke nabs two Christian Benteke and James Tomkins made Southampton’s sleepy defense pay time and again as Crystal Palace spoke up for embattled manager Alan Pardew with a 3-0 win on Saturday at Selhurst Park. Pardew’s seat was red-hot following six-straight losses, but the Eagles were desperate for the ball in an easy win over sloppy Saints. Saints are now 11th with 17 points, three points and two places above the hosts. [ MORE: ] Saints settled into the match fairly quickly, but had trouble troubling the Palace goal. Sofiane Boufal did some delightful work inside the box to set up a chance that ended with Ryan Bertrand‘s shot deflecting wide
A former Chelsea player has claimed he was paid £50,000 ($63,000) by the Premier League club not to go public about allegations that he was sexually abused by its former chief scout as top-flight Southampton said they had been in contact with police over allegations. Gary Johnson, 57, told The Mirror on Friday that he had been abused as a youth player by Eddie Heath, who is now dead. The latest allegations come as around 350 people have told British police they were victims of abuse by football coaches, deepening a scandal that has rocked the sport.
Dec 3 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the English premier league matches on Saturday Saturday, December 3 Crystal Palace 3 Southampton 0 Manchester City 1 Chelsea 3 Stoke City 2 Burnley 0 Sunderland