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Southampton win against Swansea City at St Mary's

Virgil van Dijk's first goal in England and Sadio Mane's third in a week helped fire Southampton to a 3-1 win over Swansea.

Swansea City goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski looks on as Southampton's Virgil Van Dijk (not in picture) heads in their first goal Credit: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman (right) and Swansea City manager Garry Monk during the Barclays Premier League match at St Mary's Credit: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire


Come on you Saints! A report on Southampton's European adventure

For most clubs the new season begins this weekend. But Southampton are already underway because they're playing in European competition. This evening they're in Holland. They take a three-nil lead into the second leg of their Europa League tie against Vitesse Arnhem. From Arnhem, Andrew Pate has sent this report.

Public asked for views after Spinnaker design u-turn

The people of Portsmouth are being asked for their views about what the city's iconic Spinnaker Tower should look like after plans to paint it in the red and white colours of arch rivals Southampton were dropped.

It follows an online petition, signed by almost ten thousand people.

Council leader Donna Jones announced a review of the plan which, in her words, will better reflect the city's own football team, the Royal Navy and local heritage. Emma Wilkinson reports:


Petition against repainting Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower gains momentum

Petition against repainting Spinnaker Tower gains momentum Credit: ITV News Meridian

A petition against repainting Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower red and white as part of a sponsorship deal now has more than five-thousand signatures.

The petition was started by a Pompey football fan who's unhappy that the tower will be painted in the colours of rival club Southampton. The council says the deal with Emirates will raise more than three and a half million pounds.

Portsmouth Spinnaker Tower to turn colour of arch rivals Southampton

This is how the red and white tower will look Credit: Emirates

Fans of Portsmouth Football Club will be pig sick after it was announced that the city's Spinnaker Tower is being turned red and white - the colour of arch rivals Southampton!

It's one of the most recognisable landmarks in the South and will be now be sponsored by Emirates.

An artist's impression of The Spinnaker Tower that will now be red and white Credit: ITV Meridian

At a press conference a short time ago it was revealed that the colour change was part of the rebrand.

They handed over naming rights to the airline company from Dubai this morning.

The rebranding of the tower is set to be in place by July.

But it's likley to get a frosty reception from Portsmouth fans, whose team plays in blue and white

How the tower looks at the moment Credit: PA
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