Shane Long celebrates scoring Southampton’s second goal in their League Cup fourth round victory over Stoke City at Brittannia Stadium. Photograph: Getty.

Stoke City 2 Southampton 3 Southampton completed a league and cup double over Stoke City, Graziano Pelle scoring his second goal of the night (...)

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge jumps over a tackle from Calum Chambers during the match at St Mary’s Stadium. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

Southampton 0 Liverpool 3 Liverpool’s title challenge is gaining increasing momentum, with Luis Suarez inspiring Brenda(...)

Alex Higgins is to be the subject of Eoin McNamee’s next novel, Hurricane, supported by a £15,000 grant from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

A musical about Lough Derg, a fiction based on the life of snooker star Alex “Hurricane” Higgins and a novel about a small-town weekly Northern(...)

A crowd of just 16,777 watched today’s match at the Stadium of Light. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.

Sunderland 1 Southampton 0 Craig Gardner’s stunning goal fired Sunderland into the FA Cup quarter-finals and spared manager Gus Poyet fur(...)

 Chelsea’s Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring the second goal of his hat-trick in the Premier League game against  Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Premier League round-up: Eden Hazard’s hat-trick fired Chelsea to the top of the table t as Jose Mourinho’s troops took full advantage of costly slip-(...)

Sunderland’s Adam Johnson  scores the equaliser against Southampton . Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Reuters

Sunderland 2 Southampton 2: Adam Johnson struck for the fourth time in a week as Sunderland staged an unlikely fightback to snatch a Premier League ag(...)

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud rounds Artur Boruc to score his first goal. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Arsenal 2 Southampton 0: An horrendous mistake from Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc help set Arsenal on their way to a 2-0 win at the Emirates Sta(...)

Joe Hart winces after the Manchester City goalkeeper’s latest calamitous episode saw his side lose out in the last minute to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

In fairness to Joe Hart, he was not the only goalkeeper at Stamford Bridge who will wince when he sees the replays. Petr Cech got his angles badly wro(...)

Republic of Ireland training at the Rhein Energie Stadium, Cologne. Wes Hoolahan (front), Anthony Pilkington (middle) and Paul Green. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Arsenal (1) v Norwich (18)Arsenal expect Mesut Ozil to have recovered from a knee injury. Fellow midfielder Santi Cazorla could also return for the (...)

Southampton’s Adam Lallana  celebrates scoring the opening goal of the Premier League game against Swansea  at St Mary’s.  Photograph: Clive Gee/PA

Southampton 2 Swansea City 0: And so the Saints go marching on, although not without a few stutters and nervy moments along the way. Nonetheless a thi(...)