Celtic players celebrate Leigh Griffiths’s goal in front of Rangers fans during their Scottish League Cup semi-final  at Hampden Park stadium. Photograph: Russell Cheyne

Celtic 2 Rangers 0 It was all there again: the noise, the bile, the electricity, the songs, the colours, the police, the flags, the sell-out, the sta(...)

Daniel Sturridge is expected to return to the Liverpool team for the first time since August for their Premier League meeting with West Ham at Anfield. Photograph:   Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Hull (18) v Newcastle (11), 12.45pm - Live BT Sports 1 Hull should welcome back strikers Nikica Jelavic and Abel Hernandez. The duo (...)

 Shane Long could miss up to six weeks for Southampton after he fractured ribs in the FA Cup defeat to Crystal Palace. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland forward Shane Long faces up to six weeks on the sidelines at Southampton after he fractured a couple of ribs.The 28-year-old forw(...)

Southampton’s Dutch manager Ronald Koeman congratulates defender Ryan Bertrand after the victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP

Nigel Adkins was not happy. His team had lost 2-0 on Merseyside and he had an issue with one of his best young forwards whose head, Adkins explained, (...)

Shane Long (second from left) is congratulated by his Southampton team-mates after opening the scoring in the FA Cup third-round replay against Ipswich Town at   Portman Road. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Ipswich 0 Southampton 1Having produced what several experts described as the perfect away performance to beat Manchester United in the Premier League (...)

Sadio Mane is mobbed by his Southampton team mates after giving the Saints the lead against Arsenal at St Mary’s (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Southampton 2 Arsenal 0Wojciech Szczesny reached into the back of the net for his bottle and he took a long glug. The only pity for the Arsenal goalke(...)

 Sadio Mane of Southampton scores the opening goal during the  Premier League match against Chelsea at St Mary’s Stadium. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Southampton 1 Chelsea 1When the full story of the 2014-15 Premier League title comes to be told, this may be one of the occasions Chelsea look back up(...)

Southampton player Victor Wanyama, whose home has been burgled while he was away with his club for a match. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/Pa

The home of Premier League footballer Victor Wanyama has been burgled while he was away with his club for a match. Thieves broke into the home of Sout(...)

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard (left) celebrates after scoring the winner from the   penalty spot against  Queens Park Rangers. Photograph: Toby Melville / Reuters

Chelsea survived a scare to maintain their four-point lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League with a 2-1 victory over neighbours QPR. Charlie A(...)

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 (...)