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Saints celebrate first Premier League win

Happy days- Saints celebrate their first Premier League win Credit: PA

Claude Puel was relieved to end his wait for a first Premier League win as Southampton manager.

Charlie Austin climbed off the bench to secure a 1-0 victory over Swansea to lift Saints out of the bottom three.

Austin, back among the substitutes despite his two-goal heroics in the Europa Cup win over Sparta Prague on Thursday evening, watched his team-mates spurn a host of chances.

Charlie Austin came off the bench to score Credit: PA

Nathan Redmond was the chief culprit with some glaring misses, including one from just eight yards.

But Austin had been on for just 10 minutes - and already hit the crossbar - when he controlled Dusan Tadic's deflected cross and hammered it into the net.

"It's a good feeling," admitted Puel. "Also it's very important for my players.

"It's difficult when you don't score from all those chances. But congratulations to my players - they kept a good attitude, a good spirit and a good structure to create those chances.

"To finish with a victory is very important for the confidence."

Claude Puel reacts at the final whistle Credit: PA

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3-0 win for Saints in historic Europa match

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Saints beat Sparta 3-0 in tonight's Europa match.

Southampton's Charlie Austin scored the first goal on the penalty spot and the second taking the team to a 2 goal lead.

In extra time, Jay Rodriguez secured Saints win with the third goal of the night at St Mary's Stadium.

Injured veterans plan to set new powerboat record

A 'superboat' goes through its paces Credit: Pixabay

Twelve injured veterans are undergoing intensive training on a specially designed 'superboat' in Southampton.

As Team Britannia they’re hoping to break the current 23,000-mile round the world powerboat record.

The team will launch their record bid on 23 October from Europa Point in Gibraltar.

Sir Ben's team maintains lead in the America's Cup

Toulon played host to the weekend's America's Cup races

Sailing fans from Hampshire were in Toulon in France over the weekend to show their support for the Portsmouth-based Ben Ainslie Racing team.

The Land Rover BAR crew won the second race on Sunday, and came third overall in the weekend's events at Toulon. Sir Ben Ainslie's team still lead the America's Cup World Series event as a whole. The next leg will be in Japan in November. Sally Simmonds sent this report.

Supporters from home travel to France to see Portsmouth-based team

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VIDEO: Sir Ben's America's cup team extends lead

Results have gone Sir Ben's way in Toulon Credit: ITV

The Portsmouth team of Land Rover Ben Ainslie racing have extended their lead in the Americas cup World Series event.

Third place in Toulon and their rivals' results leave them in top spot.

The focus is now on Bermuda next summer as Sally Simmonds reports from France

Sally spoke to supporters of Team BAR from Hampshire and Victoria Isley from the Bermuda Tourism Authority

Hampshire sailors at the Americas Cup in France

The Americas Cup World Series is taking place in Toulon this weekend. After their fantastic victory in Portsmouth in July can Sir Ben Ainslie and the crew of Land Rover BAR extend their lead? Sally Simmonds reports from the south coast of France.

The interviewees are Chris Draper, Tactician for Team Softbank Japan; and Sir Ben Ainslie, Skipper, Land Rover BAR.

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