Shane Long and goalscorer Charlie Austin impressed in Southampton’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night at St Mary’s (Irish Independent)
Claude Puel defended Long, who was awarded a penalty later converted by Austin. Former Saints manager Alan Pardew said the Irish international has a ‘history’. (Daily Echo)
Southampton has drawn Sunderland in the fourth round of the EFL Cup, which will be played during the week commencing October 24. (Daily Echo)
Jake Hesketh scored his first senior goal in Southampton’s EFL Cup victory, earning him an eight rating according to Alex Crook. (ESPN FC)
Pardew, meanwhile, has said his side were second-best at St Mary’s. (Croydon Advertiser)
According to reports, Southampton are keen to bring in Hatem Ben Afra, who has failed to make an impact at Paris Saint-Germain. (Mirror)
Team Canada defeat Ralph Krueger’s Team Europe 4-1 in the World Cup of Hockey on Wednesday to clinch Group A. Europe, however, will still advance to the semifinals of the competition. (TSN)
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Ralph Krueger fascinates me. Coaching Europe at World Cup while also chairman of Southampton FC of Premier League. And a Manitoba boy.— John Kendle (@johnkendle) September 22, 2016