Irish in Sunday afternoon action…16/12/2018

Shane Long made his return to competitive action for Southampton against Arsenal, following his lengthy injury absence, after sixty three minutes at St Mary’s Stadium this Sunday afternoon. In an open and entertaining contest which stood at two each upon his introduction, the Tipperary man made a significant contribution with the precise cross which enabled his side to score the winning goal with five minutes of normal time remaining.
In the Scottish Premiership, there was joy for Daryl Horgan as his Hibernian defeated Glasgow Celtic by two goals to nil at Easter Road. Fellow wide man Jonny Hayes was a sixty second minute substitute for the visitors from Glasgow.