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Southampton manager Ronald Koeman was proud of the "unbelievable" spirit displayed by his players as they brought the club's worst losing streak of the 21st century to a comprehensive end.

Andy Carroll of West Ham United applauds the crowd

Everton vs West Ham team news: Andy Carroll starts first game of the season at Goodison Park

English striker has not started a game since last May

Leon Osman in reflective mood

Leon Osman interview: 'If I hit a brick wall, I try to find a way around it'

As he prepares to make his 400th appearance for Everton, Leon Osman tells Simon Hart how he used to envy Francis Jeffers, that his unequal leg lengths nearly derailed his career, and how managers Moyes and Martinez are polar opposites

Sam Allardyce makes a gesture on the touchline

Premier League: Everton vs West Ham United match preview

A look ahead to this week’s Premier League fixture at Goodison Park

Yaya Toure in action for Manchester City

Statistical preview to the Premier League: Manchester City vs Swansea; Everton vs West Ham; Arsenal vs Manchester United

WhoScored.com return to rattle off the stats of the top matches in the Premier League this weekend

Wayne Rooney in action for Manchester United

Wayne Rooney transfer news: Everton chairman Bill Kenwright believes England captain would consider Toffees return

Kenwright would love to have Rooney back at the club he made his professional debut for and feels Rooney may be interested by it

England manager Roy Hodgson

Leighton Baines pulls out of England squad on eve of Slovenia clash

The left-back joins Michael Carrick and Andros Townsend on the sidelines

David Moyes takes a Real Sociedad training session

David Moyes unveiling: Real Sociedad 'tugged at my heartstrings' says former Manchester United and Everton manager

The Scot has signed an 18 month deal with the Spanish side

Xavi: Ross Barkley and Raheem Sterling are good enough for Barcelona, says midfield legend

Barca and Spain legend says England pair have the tools for the Catalan giants

Sunderland players react as Leighton Baines of Everton (obscured centre) scores a penalty

Sunderland vs Everton match report: Referee Lee Mason's errors benefit Sunderland as Leighton Baines secures point for Everton

Sunderland 1 Everton 1: Gomez and Wickham played on for the home side when they could have been dismissed

A view of the Stadium of Light

Sunderland vs Everton team news: Gareth Barry and Seamus Coleman start for Everton

Jack Rodwell can only make the bench

Sunderland vs Everton match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Stadium of Light

James McCarthy vs Sebastian Larsson: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between Everton and Sunderland

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' midfielders ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at the Stadium of Light

Tim Howard sports a wig in the Western Union advert

Video: Everton's Tim Howard goes from goalkeeper to actor in funny new advert for Western Union campaign

American stopper reveals he used to be a midfielder

Steven Naismith celebrates scoring for Everton in the 3-0 win over Lille

Everton vs Lille: Roberto Martinez targeting Europa League success after Toffees put themselves in commanding position

Martinez watched his side beat French side Lille 3-0 to put themselves top of Group H and on the verge of qualification

Roberto Martinez has been pleased with Everton's upturn in results

Europa League: Everton vs Lille match preview

A look ahead to Thursday’s Europa League fixture at Goodison Park

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The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

The male exhibits strange behaviour

A new study shows that birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends...
Diaries of Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf and Noël Coward reveal how they coped with the December blues

Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

Noël Coward parties into the night, Alan Clark bemoans the cost of servants, Evelyn Waugh ponders his drinking…
From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore: A prodigal daughter has a breakthrough

A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

The story was published earlier this month in 'Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales'
Marian Keyes: The author on her pre-approved Christmas, true love's parking implications and living in the moment

Marian Keyes

The author on her pre-approved Christmas, true love's parking implications and living in the moment
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef creates an Italian-inspired fish feast for Christmas Eve

Bill Granger's Christmas Eve fish feast

Bill's Italian friends introduced him to the Roman Catholic custom of a lavish fish supper on Christmas Eve. Here, he gives the tradition his own spin…
Liverpool vs Arsenal: Brendan Rodgers is fighting for his reputation

Rodgers fights for his reputation

Liverpool manager tries to stay on his feet despite waves of criticism
Amir Khan: 'The Taliban can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'

Amir Khan attacks the Taliban

'They can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'
Michael Calvin: Sepp Blatter is my man of the year in sport. Bring on 2015, quick

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Sepp Blatter is my man of the year in sport. Bring on 2015, quick