Southampton's Premier League season continued with a one-nil defeat to Norwich at Carrow Road on Saturday.
Norwich closed the gap on Southampton to just a point with Alex Tettey's late goal condemning the Saints to a sixth defeat from the last eight-matches with the four-nil win over Arsenal over Christmas not something that was built on....
The day got off to a bad start for Southampton with Sadio Mane dropped before a ball was kicked for being late to a team meeting with the Canaries winner coming a few minutes after Victor Wanyama had been sent off.
These were the other results.
Saturday 2nd January 2016
West Ham 2-0 Liverpool
Arsenal 1-0 Newcastle
Leicester 0-0 Bournemouth
Man Utd 2-1 Swansea
Norwich 1-0 Southampton
Sunderland 3-1 Aston Villa
West Brom 2-1 Stoke
Watford 1-2 Man City
Sunday 3rd January 2016
Crystal Palace 0-3 Chelsea
Everton 1-1 Tottenham
Liverpool's up and down spell of late recently continued with West Ham seeing off the Reds two-nil at Upton Park with rivals (Liverpool's) Man United ending a poor end to the year with a two-one win over Swansea.
Arsenal kept top spot with narrow one-nil win over Newcastle with Man City coming back from behind to earn a late two-one win at Watford to keep up the pressure with Leicester losing a little ground with a nil-nil draw at the King Power Stadium against a 10-man Bournemouth side.
Things were looking bleak for Aston Villa going out of 2015 but 2016 didn't get any better with the three-one loss at the Stadium of Light leaving (even in January) them as a 'near certainty' you feel to go down....
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