Southampton Knock Liverpool Out Of The League Cup

Shane Long was the hero for Southampton as his injury-time winner sent his side through to the final of the League Cup.

The Irish international’s goal gave the Saints a 1-nil win on the night and a 2-nil victory on aggregate over Liverpool.

It’s Southampton’s first major final appearance in 14 years, while Liverpool are now on a run of one win in their last seven games.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp says his team can have few complaints over the 180 minutes……………

Liverpool had seen Daniel Sturridge waste chances, and they had an Emre Can shot cleared off the line by Saints keeper Fraser Forster.

Southampton boss Claude Puel feels their victory was deserved over the two legs. ………………

Either Hull or Manchester United await Southampton in the final.

They meet this evening in the second leg of their tie with United holding a 2-nil advantage from the first leg.

Kick off at the K-Com Stadium is at 7.45.

Leeds have moved to within seven points of the Championship’s automatic promotion places.

They’re up to third after beating Nottingham Forest 2-nil.

But Garry Monk’s side have played a game more than all of their nearest rivals.

Celtic equalled a 50-year club record to move 22 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership last night.

Their 1-nil win over St Johnstone made it 26 domestic games unbeaten – matching the achievement of the “Lisbon Lions” in the 1966 to 67 campaign.

The quarter-final line-up at the Africa Cup of Nations is now complete.

Egypt were the last team to qualify – after former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah gave them a 1-nil win over Ghana – who’d already progressed.

That eliminated Mali – who drew 1-all with Uganda.

The competition resumes on Saturday – when the last eight ties begin.

Burkina Faso will face Tunisia, before Senegal take on Cameroon.

Then on Sunday, it’s DR Congo against Ghana and Egypt play Morocco.

Patrice Evra won’t be joining Crystal Palace.

The former Manchester United defender had been linked with the Premier League club – but he’s signed for French side Marseille from Italian champions Juventus.