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Saints slip to Everton defeat

premier-league St Mary's Stadium | Sat 09 Nov 3PM | Attendance: 29,754
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Saints vs EVE
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Saints vs EVE As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Southampton remain winless at St Mary's
  • Richarlison's second-half strike sealed three points
  • Danny Ings drew Saints level in the 49th minute
  • Tom Davies broke the deadlock in the fourth minute

Saints slip to Everton defeat

In a tightly contested battle at St Mary’s, Southampton were unable to twice come from behind as Everton ran out winners in Saturday's Premier League meeting. Our report. 

17.03

FULL-TIME: Saints 1-2 Everton

The visitors come out on top as Richarlison's second-half strike seals all three points. Saints threw plenty at it, but are ultimately left empty handed.

+3’

Prowsey free-kick

Met by the head of Romeu, but Saints can't benefit. Davies is the latest Everton player to go down - running the clock down.

90’

4 minutes added...

Saints have for minutes of stoppage time for find an equaliser.

90’

Southampton substitution: Michael Obafemi replaces Stuart Armstrong

Final throw of the dice for Ralph Hasenhüttl.

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88’

Everton substitution: Michael Keane replaces Richarlison de Andrade

Final change for the visitors.

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87’

Yellow Card for Sofiane Boufal (Southampton)

For pulling back Iwobi.

86’

Richarlison down

Initially the game carried on, but has been pulled back by the referee, with Saints in possession. The Brazilian is now back on his feet, but this episode has taken a while!

83’

DCL shot

Well blocked by Vestergaard on the lunge. Saints weathering a bit of pressure as things stand. 

80’

Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Nathan Redmond

Second change for Saints. He's got 10 minutes to make an impact!

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Everton re-take lead

Sidibé crosses and the forward is unmarked at the back post. He connects well with the delivery and fires it beyond McCarthy in one fell swoop.

74’

GOAL

Richarlison de Andrade (74’) | 1 2

73’

Everton substitution: Alex Iwobi replaces Theo Walcott

Double change.

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72’

Everton substitution: Dominic Calvert-Lewin replaces Cenk Tosun

First change for the visitors.

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📸

More of this, please! 🤞

Causing problems 👀

The winger looking sharp on his return to the Saints XI today!

66’

Yellow Card for Djibril Sidibé (Everton)

For a foul on Djenepo.

65’

Good position

Free-kick Saints, in an ominous position. Won by Djenepo, as he beat Sidibé and the Everton man puts his arm across the face. Prowsey on the resulting free-kick from wide left - beats the wall, well saved by Pickford. 

63’

Djenepo barged over

The winger goes down under intense pressure from Mina in the box. Looks to be a foul, referee uninterested. Seemingly so, VAR.

58’

Tosun drags wide

Walcott finds the striker on the edge of the Saints box, takes the shot on early, first time. Drags it wide of the mark.

56’

McCarthy saves

Saints a little hapless there. Bednarek clears the ball as far as Sigurdsson, who tests McCarthy. The goalkeeper palms over the bar, with relative ease, but concedes a corner. Danger cleared. 

54’

Atmosphere changes! 📣

It's suddenly got a little louder inside St Mary's. The crowd have lifted the noise levels and Saints are responding. Both Djenepo and Boufal enjoying plenty of the ball. 

GOALSCORER 9 Danny Ings

WE'RE LEVEL!

Sofiane Boufal's introduction has made a huge difference! He beats two blue shirts down the right, fizzes the ball towards Ings who pokes home. Parity restored, and a great start to the second half from Saints!

49’

GOOOAL!!!

Danny Ings (49’) | 1 1

47’

Boufal's first involvement

Ward-Prowse works the ball to the substitute on the edge of the area, who takes a touch to steady, before bending an effort towards goal. Plenty of sting, but wasn't enough to beat an alert Pickford.

HT

Southampton substitution: Sofiane Boufal replaces Cédric

Offensive change at the break. Defender off, forward on.

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HALF-TIME: Saints 0-1 Everton

Tom Davies's goal is the difference at the break.

Cédric spots an opening

The full-back had snuck down the left, and was nearly found by Ings, who stretched to work the ball into this path. Tom Davies was on the cover, and got to the ball marginally ahead of Cédric, who otherwise would have been in.

Work rate: 💯

Not quite fallen for him, yet. But Danny Ings is working extremely hard up top, closing down and sniffing out opportunities. 

35’

Promising attack

Ings and Djenepo go alone. They were surrounded by blue shirts, but mounted a promising attack nonetheless. Eventually Ings is crowded out, but it feels like these two are the key to a Saints goal.

Djenepo in action

Hasn't seen too much of the ball yet, only in short spells. When Saints regain possession, he's a good outlet. 

32’

Digne curls wide

Walcott carries the ball over half way, lays it off. Eventually finds Digne in an advanced position, who cuts inside, before bending an effort way off target. No trouble there. 

29’

Davies cross-cum-shot

It looked like an overhit cross, but required intervention from McCarthy, who tipped over the crossbar. Resulting corner taken by captain Digne, but cleared by Armstrong. 

27’

McCarthy called into action

Theo Walcott escapes down the right, forces his way past Jack Stephens, but Vestergaard is covering. The winger pokes a shot at Alex McCarthy's goal, which he fields by punching. Danger cleared.

22’

Sigurdsson free-kick

Out-swinging, it narrowly evades Yerry Mina before bouncing awkwardly in front of Tom Davies, who again had nipped around the back. The midfielder connects, but it arrives too quickly to get any direction. Saints need to sharpen up at the back.

18’

Tosun heads over

He really should have done better! He plays a one-two with Theo Walcott, and then connects with the returning pass. Under pressure from Bednarek, the striker heads over from close range.

16’

Fine defensive work from Stephens

The defender took a risk, sliding in on Cenk Tosun with the striker on the attack inside the box. But he timed the tackle to perfection and wins the ball cleanly. Alex McCarthy clears up the scraps. 

14’

Djenepo wins the foul

Eventually, the referee rules the way of the Malian. He's being crowded out every time he receives the ball - Everton clearly marking him as a danger. It potentially leaves space elsewhere...

12’

Cédric cross wayward

Nice build up from the hosts. A deft chip finds the feet of Cédric, but his cross misfires. Djenepo beginning to get on the ball, with some effect, but he's fouled. Or so it seemed.

11’

Everton corner

Delivered by Lucas Digne, but cleared well up field by Oriol Romeu. Danny Ings gives chase and Saints are on the attack. Redmond fired it towards Djenepo, but the ball is intercepted. This is better.

9’

Saints settle

A frantic opening. But Saints have settled on the ball now and are starting to find some rhythm. Nathan Redmond nearly finds an opening, but Mason Holgate recovers well to clear.

Davies at the pack post

The corner is whipped in, and not cleared effectively. It breaks, rather fortuitously, to the midfielder who was lurking at the back post, and he heads beyond Alex McCarthy.

4’

GOAL

Tom Davies (4’) | 0 1

4’

Prowsey delivers...

Djenepo offers the decoy run, but the midfielder whips the ball centrally. Saints are then caught on the counter, which Theo Walcott quick in the transition. Sigurdsson's eventual shot goes out for a corner...

2’

Armstrong at wing-back...

In the absence of Højbjerg, Stuart Armstrong has stepped into the right wing-back position, while Cédric swaps over to the left. Moussa Djenepo, Nathan Redmond and Danny Ings are the options up top.

0’

We're off...

James Ward-Prowse gets us under way at St Mary's. It's a big day, for both sides, so let's do this Saints! COYR 😇

15.01

pierre had concussion in the week after hitting his head against another player. he is out today, but moussa is back.

Ralph Hasenhüttl
on the absence of pierre-emile højbjerg
14.57

Players are out...

Greeted by a sea of red and white scarves, the Southampton players take to the pitch alongside today's challengers, Everton.

14.55

Tactical Watch: Everton

Want more of an insight into today's opposition? Bleacher Report's Sam Tighe provides it. Read in full here!

14.20

Lest We Forget! 

The poppy will adorn the shirts of the Southampton players today.

14.18

Captain Prowsey! ©️

In the absence of Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (who suffered concussion in training midweek), James Ward-Prowse steps into the captain's role for today's clash with Everton.

14.05

Everton XI

Starting: Pickford (GK), Holgate, Digne (c), Mina, Sidibé, Davies, Schneiderlin, Sigurdsson, Walcott, Tosun, Richarlison.

Subs: Lössl, Baines, Keane, Iwobi, Coleman, Gordon, Calvert-Lewin. 

14.02

Saints team revealed! 😇

Starting XI: McCarthy (GK), Cédric, Vestergaard, Stephens, Bednarek, Romeu, Ward-Prowse (c), Armstrong, Djenepo, Redmond, Ings.

Subs: Gunn (GK), Valery, Danso, Yoshida, Boufal, Adams, Obafemi. 

14.00
VOTE NOW
Which Saints player was the last to score against Everton?

Which Saints player was the last to score against Everton?

The results so far:

  • James Ward-Prowse
    51%
  • Shane Long
    23%
  • Danny Ings
    8%
  • Oriol Romeu
    5%
  • Nathan Redmond
    13%

👀

Anyone for a sneak peak? We had a glance inside the home dressing room earlier today, and here's what we uncovered. Question is, who makes your starting XI today? 

13.30

📍 Checking in!

Afternoon, lads! Welcome to a wet and windy St Mary's Stadium! 😬☔️

13.28

Get clued up! 🤓

Everything you need to know ahead of kick-off at St Mary's today! Click here for a full pre-match rundown, in association with eToro!

13.23

Arrivals! 👋

Saints are in the building nice and early! Watch as the players entered St Mary's this morning! 

13.01
Southampton FC

Gameday! Let’s do this 💫👊 Shout if you’re with us, #SaintsFC fans!

12.29

Down to work at Staplewood! 💪

Take a look through a selection of this week's training shots from Staplewood Campus, as Saints sharpened up for the visit of Everton. 

12.20

The manager has his say! 🗣

Watch what boss Ralph Hasenhüttl had to say ahead of kick-off at St Mary's today. (Suffice to say, he knows it's a BIG one!) 👊

12.18

Franny Benali revealed as Club Ambassador! 😇

FOREVER a Saint! This week, Southampton legend Franny Benali was confirmed in an official Club Ambassador role, alongside Matt Le Tissier. Watch what he had to say here!

11.48

we know we must deliver results now, and this is a big opportunity for us to win. 

Ralph hasenhüttl
southampton manager
11.44

#WeMarchOn scarves 🧣

Each seat is adorned with an official Southampton FC scarf inside St Mary's today. Wear them loud and proud, Saints fans. Let's get behind the team! 😇

11.41

Gameday at St Mary's! 🏠

We're back home for another Premier League clash! This time out, it's a showdown with struggling Everton, with three points separating the sides ahead of kick-off today. For Saints, it's a chance to show the home crowd that they've shaken off the disappointment of Leicester City a fortnight ago, and are ready to make positive strides up the table. Marco Silva's side are in equal need of a confidence boosting win, so expect some tension in the air around the ground today! Let's do this! COYR 😇

11.40

Saints vs EVE Line Ups

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
4
Jannik Vestergaard
35
Jan Bednarek
5
Jack Stephens
2
Cédric Soares
replace Sofiane Boufal (45′) yellow card
16
James Ward-Prowse (C)
17
Stuart Armstrong
replace Michael Obafemi (91′)
14
Oriol Romeu
9
Danny Ings goal
22
Nathan Redmond
replace Che Adams (81′)
12
Moussa Djenepo
10
Che Adams
38
Kevin Danso
43
Yan Valery
3
Maya Yoshida
19
Sofiane Boufal
28
Angus Gunn
20
Michael Obafemi

Everton

1
Jordan Pickford (GK)
12
Lucas Digne
13
Yerry Mina
19
Djibril Sidibé yellow card
2
Mason Holgate
7
Richarlison goal
replace Michael Keane (89′)
10
Gylfi Sigurdsson (C)
18
Morgan Schneiderlin
11
Theo Walcott
replace Alex Iwobi (74′)
26
Tom Davies goal
14
Cenk Tosun
replace Dominic Calvert-Lewin (74′)
23
Séamus Coleman
17
Alex Iwobi
49
Jonas Lössl
5
Michael Keane
3
Leighton Baines
9
Dominic Calvert-Lewin
42
Anthony Gordon

Saints vs EVE Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Everton
  • Possession (%)
    47
    comparison angle
    53
  • Shots
    4
    comparison angle
    24
  • Shots on target
    3
    comparison angle
    5
  • Corners
    5
    comparison angle
    9
  • Passes Complete
    244
    comparison angle
    271

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Danny Ings
Danny Ings
shots on target
Shots On Target
1
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
chances created
Chances Created
2
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
passes completed
Passes Completed
42
Jack Stephens
Jack Stephens
tackles
Tackles
3
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
clearances
Clearances
8
Jannik Vestergaard
Jannik Vestergaard
saves
Saves
3
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy