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#MarchToWembley: Long vs Liverpool
Shane Long talks us through the moment that sealed Southampton's place in the EFL Cup final.
Puel hails strikeforce
Claude Puel on Manolo Gabbiadini and Shane Long after the 4-0 win at Sunderland.
Long: A big week ahead
Shane Long looks ahead to Saints' trip to Swansea.
Video: Long on visit to Swansea
Shane Long previews Southampton's trip to Swansea City.
Long thrilled for Saints fans
Shane Long reflects on the reaction of Saints fans to reaching Wembley.
What a feeling that was! In front of our own fans...epic! #Wembley #wemarchon #imintheresomewhere
Video: Long on momentous night
An ecstatic Shane Long spoke to southamptonfc.com after sending the club to Wembley in the EFL Cup.
It's amazing, says Long
Shane Long hails an amazing night after his strike sent Southampton to Wembley in the EFL Cup.
Video: Long's last-gasp winner against Norwich
Shane Long scores the only goal as Southampton beat Norwich City in the Emirates FA Cup at St Mary's.
Long targets FA Cup run
Shane Long says Southampton can progress even further in the Emirates FA Cup following their third round replay win over Norwich City at St Mary’s.
Video: Long reflects on cup win
Watch goalscorer Shane Long reflect on the 1-0 FA Cup win over Norwich.
Long: It was hard work
Match-winner Shane Long admitted it was tough for Southampton to kill off Norwich in the Emirates FA Cup third round clash.
Long wanted to take his chance
Shane Long hopes his header against West Bromwich Albion will kick-start his season.
Long: Equaliser killed us
Shane Long felt that West Bromwich Albion’s leveller just before half time was the turning point against West Brom.
Puel: We are in a difficult period
Claude Puel says Southampton are in a difficult period, after defeat to West Bromwich Albion.
Tadić: We needed to show more courage
Dušan Tadić felt Southampton needed to show more courage against West Bromwich Albion.
Long: Opposition showing us more respect
Shane Long feels opposition teams are showing Southampton more respect this season.
Long: Cherries style can benefit Saints
Shane Long believes Bournemouth's style of play may benefit Southampton on Sunday.
#SaintsXmas Day Ten: Christmas Buzzer Challenge
Virgil van Dijk, Maya Yoshida and Shane Long take on the Christmas Buzzer Challenge.
#SaintsXmas Day Two: Grab-A-Saint
Six Southampton stars take on the Christmas Grab-A-Saint challenge!
Long previews Arsenal cup tie
Shane Long hoping to prove a point against Arsenal.
This club deserves silverware, says Long
Shane Long looks ahead to tonight's EFL Cup quarter-final against Arsenal.
Video: Long previews Arsenal EFL Cup clash
Watch as Shane Long previews the EFL Cup quarter-final at Arsenal.
Adding goals a welcome pressure, insists Long
Shane Long on helping to add further firepower to Southampton's attack.
Shane Long Saints HistoryLast updated 25 Feb 2017
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Shane Long BiographyLast updated 26 Sep 2016
Former clubs: Cork City, Reading, West Bromwich Albion, Hull City
Born in Gortnaheo, County Tipperary, Ireland, Shane Long was also a talented hurler during his early days of football. He started his career with St Kevin’s FC in 1994, and spent eight years coming through their youth setup before joining St Michael’s in 2002.
After two years with St Michael’s, Pat Dolan brought him to Cork City on a scholarship in July 2004. He made the step up to the first-team squad for the 2005 season, and made his League of Ireland debut in March 2005.
Dolan’s brother Eamonn was at Reading, and after consultation he made bids to sign both Long and Kevin Doyle from Cork City. Long completed his move in Jun 2005.
Long scored three goals in 11 appearances as Reading won promotion to the Premier League at the end of the 2005/06 campaign. His form earned him international recognition with the Republic of Ireland’s Under-19s, winning four caps.
After impressing in the Premier League, he earned his first full cap in February 2007, as he helped Reading to an eighth-placed finish in the Premier League, making 21 appearances and scoring two goals.
Long would make 32 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals, the following year as Reading were relegated back to the Championship. Three seasons back in the Championship followed for Long, and after scoring 21 league goals in 44 appearances, he earned a move back to the Premier League.
Moving to the Baggies
Long signed for West Bromwich Albion on 9th August 2011 and immediately made an impact, contributing eight goals in 32 appearances in the Premier League. He repeated the feat the following season, finding the back of the net eight times in the league, and 11 times in total across 37 games.
The striker continued to impress and represent his country, netting his ninth goal for Ireland in a 1-1 draw with England at Wembley in May 2013. Midway through the 2013/14 campaign, and with three goals to his name in 15 appearances, he joined fellow Premier League side Hull City.
After half a season with the Tigers, in which he scored four times in 15 games, Long joined Ronald Koeman’s Southampton side on 14th August 2014.
Starting with Saints
In his first season with the Saints, Long made 39 appearances and scored seven goals, including the spectacular strike in the 6-1 thrashing of Aston Villa at St Mary’s that won the 2014/15 Goal of the Season award.
Long enjoyed a much more successful season season with the club, including a brace against Arsenal in a 4-0 win on Boxing Day 2015. The striker's form was rewarded in the summer, following a positive UEFA EURO 2016 with Ireland, as he signed a new four-year contract.