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'I was delighted for him because he trains hard and I was really impressed since the first day I came in,' Long said of his 19-year-old team-mate

Burnley 1 Southampton 0: Sean Dyche's side reap rewards of old-school principles as Saints slide continues

Sean Dyche's improving side gained their third win in six over suddenly struggling Southampton

Burnley 1 Southampton 0: 'We were due some luck,' says Clarets manager Sean Dyche

Burnley out of the relegation zone with the win

Burnley vs Southampton match report: Ashley Barnes makes Dusan Tadic pay for penalty miss with Saints now winless in five

Burnley 1 Southampton 0: Clarets show bottle to down stuttering Saints

Alexis Sanchez, Papiss Cisse, Arsene Wenger and Alan Pardew

Arsenal vs Newcastle live: Latest score and updates as Olivier Giroud gives Gunners the lead, with wins for Chelsea and Manchester City

Follow all the action with Burnley v Southampton, Crystal Palace v Stoke, Sunderland v West Ham and West Brom v Aston Villa completing the day's matches

Ronald Koeman and Louis van Gaal

Premier League: Burnley vs Southampton match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Turf Moor

Ronald Koeman poses in a Christmas jumper

Ronald Koeman wears shocking Christmas jumper with in-built lights prior to Southampton party

Defeat to Manchester United doesn't appear to have dampened the Dutchman's spirits

Louis van Gaal with Robin van Persie

Louis van Gaal warns Gary Neville to 'pay attention to his words' after legend says Manchester United 'got away with murder'

Two goals from Robin van Persie saw Manchester United leave St Mary's with all three points

Southampton 1 Manchester United 2 player ratings: Does Robin van Persie's double make him our star man?

A look at the individual performances at St Mary's

Ronald Koeman and Louis van Gaal

Southampton 1 Manchester United 2 analysis: Louis van Gaal wins battle against Ronald Koeman but little total football in sight

Billed as a tussle between the Dutch masters, the match was not always a pretty picture

Robin van Persie celebrates his second goal
Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao

Southampton vs Manchester United team news: Radamel Falcao on bench as Wayne Rooney returns

Victory for either side would take them up to third in the Premier League

Southampton vs Manchester United: Latest score and Twitter updates with Robin van Persie scoring a double and Graziano Pelle netting

Follow the latest events from the Monday night Premier League fixture

Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao

Southampton vs Manchester United: Radamel Falcao demands do not come before those of the team, says Louis van Gaal

United manager says striker can only play for '20 minutes' and delivers a positive injury update on captain Wayne Rooney

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Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
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
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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...
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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'