Southampton have sacked manager Mauricio Pellegrino in a bid to save their Premier League skins.

Saints are a point and a place above the relegation zone after Saturday's 3-0 defeat at Newcastle, which signalled the end of Pellegrino's reign.

Albion and fellow promoted sides Newcastle and Huddersfield are now the only sides apart from Bournemouth outside the top seven not to have changed their manager this season.

Chris Hughton's Seagulls are still seven points above the relegation zone in 11th after next-to-bottom Stoke lost 2-0 at home tonight to champions-elect Manchester City, David Silva scoring early in both halves.