Stephens: It's a good point

By SFC Media time Thu 09 Jul Everton v Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Jack Stephens

Jack Stephens reflected on Southampton’s 1-1 draw at Everton as a point gained, rather than two dropped on Merseyside.

Saints were the better side, dominating the first half at Goodison Park, but Danny Ings saw a header tipped on to the crossbar by Jordan Pickford before James Ward-Prowse crashed a penalty against the bar.

Ings did then break the deadlock in the 31st minute, but Richarlison levelled the scores before the interval and that’s the way it stayed.

“I think we were the better team on the whole, but it’s a tough place to come and in the end we’ll probably look back and think it’s a good point,” Stephens said.

“Anyone watching the game could see we were the more dominant team and the more likely to score. The lads were fresh, so there was no tiredness.

“We had plenty of chances to put the game to bed, especially in the first half, so it is disappointing, but we’ll take the point and move on.

“With their change of shape after half time, I think it took us a bit of time to get used to it and adjust, but once we did that, we did took control of the game again and were on the front foot.

“We’re on a good run and we want to take that forward, keep picking up results and hopefully we can finish in the top half of the table.”

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