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Saints through to EFL Cup final

Credit: Oriol Romeu

Southampton are through to the final of the EFL Cup after a win at Anfield.

They took a 1-0 lead into the tie and a Frazer Forster mistake almost gave Liverpool an equaliser.

But in the 91st minute, Shane Long was played and scored the only goal of the night giving the Saints a famous win.

It ended 2-nil on aggregrate.

Southampton are in their first final since 2003.

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Konta thrashes Wozniacki to make Australian Open last 16

Johanna Konta. Credit: PA

Johanna Konta's Australian Open charge shows no sign of slowing after the British number one annihilated Caroline Wozniacki to make the last 16.

Konta is ranked only 11 spots higher than world number 20 Wozniacki but she exposed a gulf in class to win 6-3 6-1 in just 75 minutes.

After her opening three rounds in Melbourne, Konta is yet to drop a set and continues to show why many are picking her as a potential title winner.

She now faces Russian world number 34 Ekaterina Makarova, whom she beat here last year, with the winner likely to earn a quarter-final showdown with Serena Williams.

Running session aimed at beginners

The session is aimed at beginners Credit: Winchester City Council

A new Winchester ‘Couch to 5k’ running session at River Park Leisure Centre will start on Thursday 16 February 2017 at 6:30pm for 10 weeks. The session is led by a motivating instructor and is designed to help beginners get into running - taking into account all the issues that people face when starting out.

The benefits of running can include: improved physical health, improvements to the lungs and heart, weight loss (when combined with a healthy diet), boost to confidence and reduced stress.

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Bournemouth defender Francis loses red card appeal

Francis was dismissed by Michael Oliver. Credit: PA

Bournemouth's Simon Francis will serve a three game ban after losing his wrongful dismissal appeal with the FA.

The full-back was sent off ten minutes from time in Tuesday's Premier League match against Arsenal after lunging at midfielder Aaron Ramsey.

While Francis did not catch Ramsey with his feet, the scissor-kick motion he lunged with was deemed worthy of serious foul play by referee Michael Oliver.

Francis will miss this weekend's FA Cup clash with Millwall, as well as Bournemouth's league meetings with Hull City and Watford.

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