Sport Antolin Alcarez heads in an own goal to give Southampton the lead

A pair of own goals from Alcaraz and Seamus Coleman hands Arsenal the advantage in the hunt for Champions League qualification

'Gay? Prove it then – have you read any Oscar Wilde?': Judges accused of asking lesbian asylum seekers inappropriate questions

Tribunal judges accused of shocking levels of ignorance and prejudice

Nigel Adkins agreed the comeback made it his team’s best result of an increasingly impressive season

Nigel Adkins' switch from Southampton to Reading is bonkers

Appointment highlights the knee-jerk decisions being made by football clubs

Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin (third left) scores at St Mary’s

European football not out of Liverpool's reach insists Jordan Henderson

The Reds lost to Southampton at the weekend

Daniel Sturridge celebrates his first Liverpool goal

Daniel Sturridge: 'God willing' I will be fit for Liverpool's season run-in

Striker has missed two games since moving to Anfield

Alan Pardew: Newcastle’s manager appreciates the owner’s support

Alan Pardew resists call for Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa

Newcastle take on Metalist Kharkiv in the Europa League tonight

Southampton midfielder Steven Davis finds the back of the net against Manchester City

Southampton midfielder Steven Davis interested in return to Rangers

Northern Ireland midfielder left Ibrox when administration hit

A view from outside Old Trafford

Alex Ferguson hopeful Old Trafford pitch will improve after labelling it 'a worry'

Manchester United boss blamed the pitch on Wednesday night for a poor display

Mauricio Pochettino takes charge

Southampton fans plan handkerchief protest at Everton match

Saints host Everton tonight

Storm warning: Saints manager Mauricio Pochettino faces fans’ fury

Saints fans protest with white hankies to greet Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino probably thought he had left Spanish football behind when he was announced as Southampton manager on Friday, two months after being sacked by Espanyol. But he will find that the traditional sign in Spain of fans' displeasure, the waving of white handkerchiefs, has followed him when he takes charge of the team against Everton tomorrow evening.

Nigel Adkins agreed the comeback made it his team’s best result of an increasingly impressive season

Nigel Adkins the latest victim of ruthless Saints regime

Despite two promotions and credible start to life in the Premier League, Cortese wields the axe

Vegard Forren

Southampton sign Norway centre-back Vegard Forren

Southampton have announced the signing of Norway centre-back Vegard Forren from Molde for an undisclosed fee.

Nigel Adkins and Mauricio Pochettino

Nigel Adkins sacked by Southampton, immediately replaced with Mauricio Pochettino

Decision to part with Adkins comes as a major shock

Ian Black: He saw himself as a martyr, brought down by meddling politicians and their placemen

Ian Black: Goalkeeper for Fulham in the 1950s

Ian Black guarded Fulham's net unflappably throughout most of the 1950s before giving way to the challenge of youth in the form of the more flamboyant Tony Macedo. Black was a much-needed pillar of reliability in a team stacked with talented footballers and colourful characters but prone to an inconsistency which kept them out of the top flight for most of the Aberdonian six-footer's Craven Cottage tenure.

'Binge drinking' fears on nuclear sub

Police investigating the fatal shooting of an officer on a submarine by a naval rating were so alarmed by the crew's binge-drinking that they contacted military authorities, an inquest heard today.

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Russian troops and armour pour into Ukraine
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Gangnam smile: why the Chinese are flocking to South Korea to buy a new face

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From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest exhibition celebrates all things Gothic

British Library celebrates all things Gothic

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Is the Hard Rock Café worth fighting for?

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England vs Norway: Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
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Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

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America’s new apartheid

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