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Everton - Southampton
Premier League - 2 January 2017
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FT: 3-0. It took a long time to get going, but Everton positively ran riot once going ahead as Southampton collapsed. A good start to 2017 for them, and a good Christmas period as a whole, but that's three defeats on the bounce for Saints.
Boufal goes on a long run from inside his own half to the Everton penalty area before passing to Rodriguez who chips wide.
- GoalRomelu LukakuEverton
GOAL! 3-0. What's happening? Davies intercepts a Fonte pass and tees up Lukaku who smashes home from 12 yards.
Great clearance from Williams under his own crossbar with Fonte lurking in the background.
- OffRoss BarkleyEverton
- OnGareth BarryEverton
Barkley off, Barry on.
Rodriguez is played in but Joel comes out to smother the shot.
- Goal by penaltyLeighton BainesEverton
GOAL! 2-0. Baines goes to his left, Forster dives to his left. Everton double their undeserved lead.
PENALTY! Everton given a spot kick after Yoshida goes through the back of Valencia and doesn't win the ball.
Fonte gives the ball away in his own half and Mirallas passes to Lukaku, who looks to curl one into the top corner but without much success as it flies wide.
A disgruntled Puel sends on Long in place of Clasie.
Fonte slices a cross behind for an Everton corner over his own goal.
- GoalEnner ValenciaEverton
GOAL! 1-0 to Everton! Coleman's cross is met by Lukaku and Forster makes a great save but the rebound, having come off Lukaku, falls to Valencia who stabs home.
Coleman makes progress down Everton's right but his cross is far too close to Forster, who hardly has to move to claim.
Bets chance of the game so far! Rodriguez sets up Redmond with a nice flick into the box but, having steadied himself, Redmond fires first time straight at Joel.
- OffDusan TadicSouthampton
- OnSofiane BoufalSouthampton
Boufal comes on for Tadic. Southampton have really missed his spark today.
Lukaku spins away from Fonte and dribbles up to the edge of the box before scuffing a shot wide.
First Valencia, in space down the right, cuts the ball back behind Mirallas and then Yoshida makes a great block from a Coleman cross.
- OffAaron LennonEverton
- OnEnner ValenciaEverton
Lennon, who like most has been quiet, is replaced by Valencia.
You would imagine both managers will be turning to their benches soon. We're yet to see a shot in this second half.
McQueen is caught out by Lennon who races in behind him but Yoshida comes round to mop up the danger.
Boos from the home fans as Davies passes back to his goalkeeper from halfway.
An in-swinging Ward-Prowse corner goes through the six yard box without anyone getting a touch.
Joel is called into action after one of his defenders underhits a backpass but he's off his line quickly to clear.
Lukaku, who has had a frustrating afternoon, has something to smile about as he's given a free-kick on halfway after Yoshida had pulled his shirt.
- 2nd Half
The second half has begun.
- End of 1st Half
HT: 0-0. A thoroughly uneventful 45 minutes comes to an end. The two early substitutions have been the only real things to take note of, other than a couple of half-chances for Rodriguez.
McQueen's cross finds Redmond, who's unmarked in the middle of the penalty area, but he doesn't get enough on his header and the ball bounces wide.
There will be three minutes of stoppage time, with Southampton looking the most likely to break the deadlock.
Southampton find themselves in a promising position but Tadic can't find Ward-Prowse, who was in lots of space on the left, allowing Everton to break. The ball gets worked to Mirallas who dribbles forward down their left before shooting over.
- Yellow cardJames Ward-ProwseSouthampton
Davies, who wears his socks very low a la Grealish, is caught by Ward-Prowse after getting to a 50-50 first and the Southampton man goes into the book.
Quick feet from Rodriguez take him past two defenders and into the box from where he smashes over.
Redmond comes deep and then slips in Rodriguez who gets between Everton's centre-halves. Williams forces him wide and takes the pace off his shot, which Joel saves.
Everton's fifth corner of the game is taken by Mirallas and claimed by Forster.
Both teams are lacking creativity so far. Lots of stale possession without any penetration.
One of many to come off that particular production line, although he was signed at age 16 from Plymouth.
Lennon cuts the ball back for Davies to shoot from 12 yards but he takes too long to set himself and when the shot does come it's blocked.
Southampton have the ball in the back of the net but it won't count. Ward-Prowse crossed for an offside Roriguez who put the ball into the net with his hand, admittedly by accident, after Joel diverted the cross.
Coleman and Baines put dangerous balls into the box in quick succession but nobody in a blue shirt can get a touch on either.
Here's a strange stat; only seven times in Premier League history have both teams made a substitution in the opening 15 minutes, and three of those games have involved Everton.
Southampton look to spring a counter-attack this time which culminates in Redmond cutting in from the left and shooting straight at Joel.
Everton break and the ball is worked to Lukaku but Stephens forces him wide and when he does shoot Forster saves with his legs.
It's a full house at Goodison, but much like the game the atmosphere's very subdued so far.
A low Baines cross takes a deflection off Stephens but Forster dives at the feet of Barkley to claim the ball before he can prod home.
Clasie crosses from the right and via Williams it comes to Redmond at the back post who heads over.
- OffDominic Calvert-LewinEverton
- OnKevin MirallasEverton
Calvert-Lewin looks distraught as he's unable to continue and will be replaced by Mirallas.
Stephens, by the way, is a England under-21 international who's had loan spells at Middlesbrough and Swindon and can play in a number of positions including right-back, where he's slotted in.
Calvert-Lewin is now down hurt. His left ankle appears to be the problem.
- OnJack StephensSouthampton
Cedric, who has a head injury, has to be replaced by Stephens who's on for his Premier League debut.
Forster gets down low to save a Barkley shot from just inside the area.
Everton get the game underway.
Kevin Friend is the referee today.
Two of three Scousers in the Everton line-up.
Following back-to-back home defeats, Puel has said it's important for his players to show that they are angry. "It's important in a difficult period to have the ability to correct this, to react, to give a good answer," he said. The Frenchman also described Everton as a "strong team" who will be benefited by having longer to recover.
With kick-off a little more than 15 minutes away, here's a reminder of the two teams. Everton: Joel, Colema, Funes-Mori, Williams, Baines, Gueye, Davies, Lennon, Berkley, Calvert-Lewin, Lukaku. Subs: Hewelt, Jagielka, Mirallas, Cleverley, Barry, Valencia, Holgate. /// Southampton: Forster, Cedric, Yoshida, Fonte, McQueen, Clasie, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Redmond, Rodiguez. Subs: Lewis, Stephens, Bertrand, Reed, Boufal, Long, Davis.
James Beattie who left Southampton for Everton, of course.
Neither set of fans seem hugely confident, but then again neither side is in particularly good form. Saints have lost two on the bounce while the home side have won only three of their last 14 league games.
At this stage last campaign, with the Dutchman in charge, Southampton had 24 points. This season they have 24 points again and an identical record in terms of wins, draws and losses.
Koeman has said that facing his former club makes this a "special" game, but warned today's opposition that today will be different to their meeting earlier this season. "We know it’s a good team but away against Southampton was one of the worst performances of the team," he said. "I think we showed, after a real disappointment against Watford, in how we played against Arsenal, how we played against Liverpool and in two away games since, that we can take a lot of positives from recent performances."
In 17 Premier Legaue visits to Goodison Park, Southampton have only won once and lost 12. Should they win today, they'll be only the second team to leave Everton with three points this season and do the double over the Toffees for only a third time.
Slightly surprisingly, Sims isn't even on the Southampton bench today.
Koeman giving kids a chance then, perhaps inspired by the meeting between these two in November when debutant Josh Sims - a player he said he was unaware of when he was the manager at Southampton - shone. Or perhaps he's making it clear to the board that he wants new signings this month.
Virgil Van Dijk missed out for Saints through suspension, making this the first time in 54 Premier League games he doesn't start. Until his red card versus West Brom two days ago, he hadn't missed a single league minute since joining.
Everton make four changes in total while Southampton, having had a day's less rest, make six. The decisions to leave Ryan Bertrand and Sofiane Boufal on the bench are probably what stand out most.
Youngsters Tom Davies and Dominic Calvert-Lewin come into the Everton team for their second and first Premier League starts respectively.
Good afternoon everyone and welcome to live coverage of another edition of festive football as Ronald Koeman welcomes former employers Southampton to Goodison Park, where they haven't won since 1997.