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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Southampton Puts Coventry Into Drop Zone

COMBINED REPORTS


SOUTHAMPTON, England -- A second-minute goal by defender Jason Dodd lifted Southampton out of the relegation trio at the foot of the English soccer standings and dropped Coventry into it after a 1-0 victory for the Saints.


Dodd directed a glancing header through a crowded goalmouth and inside the far post when Matthew Le Tissier sent over a corner Monday.


It should have been 2-0 four minutes later but Sky Blues veteran goalkeeper Steve Ogrizovic made a stunning stop to keep out a 25-meter shot from Northern Ireland international Jim Magilton.


Saints goalkeeper Dave Beasant made two saves to keep out shots from Paul Williams and Eoin Jess and made a spectacular stop to deny Coventry's Zimbabwean forward Peter Ndlovu midway through the second half.


The result means that Coventry is in danger of being relegated for the first time ever from the top flight having been promoted 30 years ago. Coventry has 27 points from 31 games while Southampton has 28 from 30.


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German international Andreas Moeller has torn a ligament in his left leg and will miss up to six weeks, coach Berti Vogts said Monday in Munich.


Moeller will miss Wednesday's game against Denmark and is likely to be sidelined for the April 24 match against the Netherlands, two important fixtures in Germany's buildup for this June's European Championship in England.


The Borussia Dortmund midfielder was injured in his first game after arthroscopic knee surgery, a 6-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga on Saturday.


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Bundesliga side Kaiserslautern named former player Eckhard Krautzun as its new coach Monday after trainer Friedel Rausch quit the club on the weekend.


Krautzun, 55, played for Kaiserslautern in the 1966-67 season and has worked as a coach at 1860 Munich and Freiburg. ()