As it happened: Southampton FC vs Everton 2-0 in the Premier League
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17:00a month ago

Full time thoughts

Southampton deserved the three points today, and continue to prove themselves as serious competitors this season.

Everton created very little chances through the whole match and could be in trouble for future matches with a second red card suspension in as many games.

Every team in the league has now lost a game now after six matches, this could be one of the most interesting Premier League seasons for many years.

16:58a month ago

Three wins from four

Ralph Hassenhuttl's men take the three points and make it four games unbeaten.

That's also three clean sheets this season for the Saints who look to have found a great partnership at the back between Vestergaard and Bednarek.

Read about the rise of Vestergaard here.

16:55a month ago

First loss of the season for Everton

Carlos Ancelotti's men have been beaten for the first time this year but remain top of the Premier League table.

It means that Everton remain top, but were unable to take a three-point lead over Merseyside rivals, Liverpool.

16:52a month ago

FULL TIME

The full-time whistle blows and Southampton take all three points off the league leaders Everton on the South Coast.

It's been very deserved for Ralph Hassenhuttl's men who have been in control for the majority of the game.

That's three wins from four now.

16:51a month ago

93' Pickford spills

Romeu shots from the edge of the box and Pickford looks to have spilt it.

Thankfully for the England number one, he recovers it before substitute N'Lubdulu can pounce onto it.

16:49a month ago

91' Calvert-Lewin picks up a yellow

The English striker picks up a yellow card for a late challenge on Vestergaard.
16:47a month ago

90' Five minutes stoppage time

As we hit the 90th minute the referee indicates for five minutes of additional time.

Everton would need a miracle to get something out of this game now.

16:46a month ago

88' N'Lubdulu on for Adams

Che Adams, scorer of the second goal comes off the field and is replaced by Daniel N'Lundulu who makes his debut for the club.
16:45a month ago

87' Ings pressure Pickford

Pickford receives the ball and tries to play out from the back but Ings is hot on his heels and forces him to put it out for a throw-in deep inside his half.
16:43a month ago

84' Diallo on for Armstrong

New signing Ibrahima Diallo makes his home debut in place of Stuart Armstrong.

He made his debut last weekend in the 3-3 draw against Chelsea and now looks to see out the final five minutes here at St Marys Stadium.

16:42a month ago

83' Everton looking tired

The visitors have been far from their best today and as the game draws out Everton look really tired and ready for the final whistle.

Southampton keep putting the pressure on the league leaders and win another corner.

16:35a month ago

77' Vestergaard forces save

Janik Vestergaard forces Pickford into tipping the ball over the top of his net after connecting his head with it from the corner.

Another corner to come.

16:34a month ago

76' Southampton corner

Allan slides the ball out for a corner as Southampton continue to press and look for their third of the game.
16:32a month ago

72' Walker-Peters reintroduced

The right-back comes back into play following the harsh tackle.

Ancelotti has run out of substitutes and can't change his team following the sending off, Everton look very frustrated on the field.

16:28a month ago

70' RED CARD FOR DIGNE

Everton down to ten-men with a straight red card! Lucas Digne brings down Walker-Peters from behind but stands on the back of his ankle in the process, accidental or not, it was a very dangerous tackle and the league leaders have a mountain to climb.
16:21a month ago

63' Bernard picks up a yellow

A late challenge on Romeu in the middle of the park sees the Brazilian pick up the second yellow card of the match.
16:19a month ago

61' Ings misses tap-in

Lovely build-up play from the Saints sees the ball flash across the face of goal and Danny Ings somehow misses the ball and a simple tap-in from a few yards out.

Still 2-0.

16:16a month ago

57' Ancelotti makes a double change

Fabian Delph has come on for Sigurdsson with  Anthony Gordon coming on in place of Doucoure.

That's all three substitutes used up for Everton.

16:14a month ago

56' Everton win free-kick for handball

Kyle Walker-Peters raises both his hand on the edge of the box to prevent a cross.

He picks up a yellow card for the incident and Everton have a dangerous free-kick.

16:12a month ago

55' Redmond soars it over

Southampton make a counter-attacking break and Redmond finds himself with a bit of time and space on the edge of the box.

He tries to loft the ball over Pickford and into the back of the net, but doesn't come close.

16:09a month ago

51' Southampton appeal for a penalty

Ben Godfrey looks to have brought down Bertrand inside the box but Kevin Friend waves it away.

VAR checks it over and nothing is awarded, not enough in it.

16:07a month ago

50' Everton corner

Kyle Walker-Peters makes the block from the cross and Everton win a corner.

It's played short but the offside flag is shortly raised and the play is broken down.

16:03a month ago

46' Adams breaks through

Che Adams breaks through the Everton back-line and tries to wiggle a shot through on goal but it's a tame effort that rolls into the arms of Pickford.
16:02a month ago

46' Bernard brought on

Ancelotti looks to make the first change of the game at the restart with Bernard set to make his first bit of involvement this Premier League season. 

Alex Iwobi is the player that comes off for Everton.

15:50a month ago

Half-time thoughts

The game slowly drew into life with the opening period creating very little chances but as the half-hour mark came closer, Southampton came to attention and pulled ahead.

James Ward-Prowse slotted home the first for the Saints before another deserved goal from Che Adams extended the lead.

Stuart Armstrong had the ball in the back of the net for a third, but a VAR offside call ruled out the third.

Despite Everton hitting the crossbar, they've had very little chances and Southampton look very much in control.

It will be interesting to see whether Ancelotti makes any chances at the break to try and bring the league leaders back into the game.

15:47a month ago

HALF TIME

The referee blows for half-time and the hosts go into the tunnel leading by two goals thanks to James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams.
15:46a month ago

45' One minute of added time

Just one minute of added time at the end of this 45 minutes.

Carlos Ancelotti will be eagerly awaiting the break so he can try and make some changes to come out stronger in the second half.

15:44a month ago

42' Rodriguez looks for a penalty

James Rodiguez looks for a penalty after going down within the Saints box but the referee says no.

It looks like the league leaders are are coming into this game a bit more but Southampton are holding strong.

15:41a month ago

40' VAR RULES IT OUT

Che Adams was just offside as the ball was played into hit on the half-way line and therefore VAR has ruled the goal out as offside.

Southampton still lead 2-0.

15:40a month ago

39' SAINTS ADD A THIRD

Che Adams runs the length of the half, holds the ball up before finding Armstrong who slots the ball into the back of the net, but VAR is taking a look at this one.
15:39a month ago

37' Calvert-Lewin struggling to get involved

The English international has struggled to get involved much this game registering only five touches in the opening 37 minutes of play.

It's also the third consecutive game that Everton have conceded two goals.

15:36a month ago

34' CHE ADAMS FOR 2-0

A lofted cross over everyone in the Everton box from Danny Ings finds Che Adams at the back post.

Despite hesitation he manages to slot it home and into the back of the net.

That's a second assist of the day for Ings and a doubled lead for the Saints.
15:34a month ago

33' Saints keep the pressure on

Since the goal has gone in it's been all Southampton as the hosts look to try and press for another goal.

Everton, despite hitting the bar, have struggled to find their feet in this game and playmaker James Rodriguez has yet to find himself involved in the game much.

15:27a month ago

27' SOUTHAMPTON LEAD

James Ward-Prowse gets slotted through and fires a goal home into the inside side netting and past Pickford to give the Saints a lead within half hour. Just 24 seconds after Pickford made a great save from Romeu and the Saints take the lead, beautifully crafted goal.
15:27a month ago

26' Romeu forces a save

Pickford with the great save after Romeu drives a shot at goal from the edge of the box. It takes a deflection but the England international pushes it away.
15:19a month ago

18' OFF THE BAR

Gylfi Sigurdsson receives the ball on the far side of the pitch, brings it inside and attempts to lift the ball over McCarthy from outside the box.

The Icelandic international rattles the crossbar and the ball goes out of play for a goal-kick.

15:18a month ago

17' Bertrand tries to sneak it in

Ryan Bertrand makes a great run behind Godfrey on the flank and tries to sneak an effort inside the left goalpost from a narrow angle.

Pickford is alert to it and the ball nestles against the side netting.

15:17a month ago

15' Rodriguez straight at McCarthy

James Rodriguez fires the free-kick straight down the throat of Alex McCarthy in goal and the danger is cleared.
15:15a month ago

14' Bertrand trips Calvert-Lewin

Ryan Bertrand trips Calvert-Lewin about 25 yards out from goal and the referee awards a free-kick.

James Rodriguez looks to be standing over it.

15:14a month ago

12' Iwobi wins corner

Alex Iwobi has his shot deflected from inside the box and it goes out for a corner.

It gets sent in but fails to find a target as Southampton look to counter-attack.

15:13a month ago

11' Redmond misses early chance

Another strong break down the left flank against Ben Godfrey before the ball gets driven into the box.

Redmond manages to connect with the ball but it narrowly misses the far post and Che Adams was unlucky not to get a foot on it to convert it in.

15:10a month ago

10' Quiet opening period

Very little action these opening ten minutes.

Both teams looking to break down the flanks and create an opening but nothing is breaking.

Everton had a corner but it came to nothing.

15:06a month ago

2' Southampton corner

James Ward-Prowse sends a free-kick into the box but Keane managed to clear it away for the first corner of the game. It comes to nothing as a foul is given against the visitors
15:01a month ago

1' Kick off underway

The game gets underway and the teams are playing in the sunlight on the South Coast.
14:56a month ago

The teams are coming out

Kick-off is imminent at St Mary's stadium as both the teams come out onto the pitch.

Southampton are lead out by captain James Ward-Prowse in their home red strip, whilst Everton come out in their away green kit.

14:51a month ago

Seven points from nine for the hosts

Southampton go into this fixture in good form having won seven points from their last nine available. 

A dramatic last-minute winner against Chelsea last weekend salvaged a point in a rampant 3-3 draw.

Prior to that result the Saints had clean victories against West Brom and Burnley and will be hopeful to gain more points today.

14:46a month ago

A chance to go three clear at the top

Everton have the chance to go three points clear at the top of the Premier League table this afternoon if they can beat Southampton.

Yesterday evening Liverpool came back from behind to win against Sheffield United and putting them level on points with their Merseyside rivals, but Everton have the game in hand.

Everton are also the only side left in the Premier League not to have lost a game yet, they'll be keen to keep that record in good form.

14:41a month ago

One year ago today...

Southampton fans are probably fed up of hearing this by now, but one year ago today marks the famous 9-0 loss Leicester inflicted on the Saints at St Mary's Stadium.

It stands as the biggest Premier League away win in history, but the squad claims to have gone from strength to strength since.

I'm anticipating a much closer game today between two in-form sides.

14:36a month ago

Theo Walcott ineligible to play

Theo Walcott is the only change from the Southampton starting XI as he drops out of the side with Stuart Armstrong taking his place.

Due to the winger being on loan from Everton, it is against the rules that players can play against their parent club.

14:31a month ago

James Rodriguez starts!

James Rodriguez was a doubt 24 hours before the match with Carlo Ancelotti leading the press to believe that the in-form Columbian would miss the match this afternoon.

Ben Godfrey also makes his full debut for Everton replacing the injured Seamus Coleman.

Gylfi Sigurdsson also returns to the side alongside Alex Iwobi who both replace Andre Gomes and suspended Richarlison.

14:26a month ago

Starting XI for Everton

14:21a month ago

Starting XI for Southampton

 

14:16a month ago

Where to watch

The game is available to watch on Sky Sports with kick-off being at 2pm.
14:11a month ago

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