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Leicester beat Saints 9-0 in record English top-flight away win

Saturday, 2019-10-26 09:54:33
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Soccer Football - Premier League - Southampton v Leicester City - St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, Britain - October 25, 2019 Leicester City players celebrate at the end of the match. (Reuters)
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Leicester City recorded the biggest ever English top-flight away win by beating 10-man Southampton 9-0 at a rain-sodden St Mary’s to move up to second place in the Premier League on Friday.

* Manchester City were dealt a fresh injury blow after manager Pep Guardiola confirmed on Friday that left back Oleksandr Zinchenko and midfielder Rodri would be sidelined for a few weeks.

* Fourth seed Aryna Sabalenka beat doubles partner and Belgian sixth seed Elise Mertens 6-4 3-6 7-5 to top their group and qualify for the semi-finals of the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai, China on Friday (Oct 25).

* Matteo Berrettini on Friday (Oct 25) ensured he would become only the fourth Italian man to break into the world top 10 when he reached the semi-finals of the Vienna ATP event after beating Moscow champion Andrey Rublev 7-5, 7-6 (7/4).

* Italy's Matteo Berrettini had to dig deep to beat Russia's Andrey Rublev 7-5 7-6(4) at the Vienna Open on Friday and set up a semi-final clash with top seed Dominic Thiem.

* Stefanos Tsitsipas set up his fourth meeting this season with Roger Federer after a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 quarter-final comeback win over Filip Krajinovic at the Swiss Indoors on Friday (Oct 25).

* World number one Ash Barty and Japan's Naomi Osaka were drawn in the same group for the round robin matches of the WTA Finals to be held in Shenzhen, China next week, with the year's four Grand Slam champions split evenly between the two groups.

* Lewis Hamilton made a strong start to his bid for a sixth world title on Friday (Oct 25) when he topped the times for Mercedes in the opening free practice session at the Mexican Grand Prix.

* European champions Liverpool have won a legal battle over a multi-million-pound sponsorship deal with kit suppliers New Balance, paving the way to sign a deal with a new supplier, British media reported on Friday (Oct 25).

Reuters, CNA