Saints show class but lose again

It was always going to be a tough start to the season - Man City, Man Utd and Arsenal are next - but Southampton FC are learning fast

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Drunk students on boat banned

Hundreds of students have been banned from boarding a P & O ferry after getting drunk on board and causing havoc.

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Ricky Hatton is stopped by a body shot

Ricky Hatton (right) in action with Vyacheslav Senchenko during the Welterweight bout at the Manchester Arena, Manchester. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Ricky Hatton's bid to relaunch his boxing has been dramatically ended in Manchester.

Despite a solid start to the bout, he took a heavy body shot from Vyacheslav Senchenko that finished the fight.

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Saints despair at second Manchester come-back

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Southampton goalkeeper Kelvin Davis sits dejected after the final whistle Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Manchester United's Robin van Persie (left) looks dejected after missing a chance to score from the penalty spot Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
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Southampton's Rickie Lambert (left) and Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand battle for the ball Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Southampton lose 2-3 to Manchester United

Southampton's Rickie Lambert (left) and Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand battle for the ball during the match at St Marys' Credit: PA

Southampton fans were left broken-hearted at the final whistle today as Manchester United grabbed the winner at St Mary's deep into stoppage time.

The Saints had the stronger start - with talisman Rickie Lambert putting them in front after just 15 minutes.

Dutchman Robin Van Persie drew level before the break. A Southampton side determined to secure their first win of the campaign restored the lead through Morgan Schneiderlin.

The advantage looked to be firmly with the home side as Van Persie saw his spot kick saved. He made amends though - scoring two more, the second with less than a minute to play.

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Universities launch inquiries into drunken behaviour on Ferry

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Universities looking at their students behaviour on ferry Credit: ITV Meridian

Two universities in Manchester say they are doing their own inquiries into the behaviour of students on a Dover to Calais ferry. P & O has refused to bring them back from the continent after their drunken rampage on the "Spirit of France" ferry on April the 1st.

Four coach loads of students from the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University embarked on the journey organised by an external travel operator. Students from other northern universities were also thought to be on board the early morning sailing.

Both Manchester universities say they will try to find out who the main troublemakers were.

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