Southampton sacks Pellegrino amid dismal run

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An abject display in a 3-0 defeat to relegation rival Newcastle United proved the final straw, that result making it just one win in its last 17 Premier League games for Southampton.

Southampton is only a point above third-bottom Crystal Palace with eight games to play, their next game an FA Cup quarter-final with League One Wigan Athletic before a crucial trip to 16th-placed West Ham.