Saints beaten by Toffees

Goodison Park | Mon 02 Jan 3.00PM
Match Report Highlights

EVE v Saints Match Centre

EVE v Saints As It Happened

moments that mattered

  • Enner Valencia's first Everton goal gave the hosts the lead
  • Leighton Baines added the second from the penalty spot after Maya Yoshida's foul
  • Romelu Lukaku adds a thunderous third for Ronald Koeman's side
  • Saints condemned to their third defeat in a row at Goodison Park

FULL TIME: Everton 3-0 Saints

Claude Puel's men are beaten by Everton after goals from Enner Valencia, Leighton Baines and Romelu Lukaku.

16.55
+3’

Rodriguez chips wide

Jay Rodriguez is played in and looks to reduce the arrears by chipping Joel Robles, but it's wide.

Lukaku makes it three

Romelu Lukaku lets Tom Davies' crisp through ball run across his body before smashing the ball past Fraser Forster.

88’

Goal

Romelu Lukaku (88’) | Everton 3 0 Southampton

86’

Dangerous corner away

Ashley Williams does brilliantly to clear James Ward-Prowse's dangerous delivery for another corner with José Fonte waiting. 

84’

Everton substitution: Gareth Barry replaces Ross Barkley

Baines scores

Leighton Baines makes no mistake from the spot, beating Fraser Forster to double the hosts' advantage.

81’

Goal

Leighton Baines (81’) | Everton 2 0 Southampton

80’

Penalty to Everton

Maya Yoshida brings down Enner Valencia in the box and the referee points to the spot...😩

79’

Lukaku fires over

Everton on top and Romelu Lukaku beats Maya Yoshida but sends a curling left-footed effort over the bar.

77’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Jordy Clasie

Valencia beats Forster

Romelu Lukaku sees his effort from close range saved superbly by Fraser Forster, but Enner Valencia is quickest to react and finishes for his first Everton goal.

73’

Goal

Enner Valencia (73’) | Everton 1 0 Southampton

Photo by Matt Watson

Romeu in midfield action

Oriol Romeu looks to bring the ball down ahead of midfielder Tom Davies.

69’

Redmond effort saved

Jay Rodriguez picks out the clever movement of Nathan Redmond, who shoots right-footed but sees his effort saved by Joel Robles.

66’

Southampton substitution: Sofiane Boufal replaces Dušan Tadić

Claude Puel makes a change as Sofiane Boufal comes on, in what will be his final appearance before heading to the African Cup of Nations with Morocco. 

64’

Lukaku drags a shot wide

Romelu Lukaku drives into space and uses Enner Valencia's run as a decoy, before dragging his right-footed shot across Fraser Forster.

61’

Everton substitution: Enner Valencia replaces Aaron Lennon

Ronald Foeman makes Everton's second change of the afternoon as Enner Valencia joins the action.

57’

Lennon almost in

Tom Davies plays a clever through ball over the top for Aaron Lennon down the right, but Maya Yoshida is across on the cover to cut it out.

54’

Redmond's cross headed out

Nathan Redmond is isolated with Tom Davies on the byline, before delivering a cross from the left but Ashley Williams heads the danger away.

52’

Everton counter-attack thwarted

The hosts turn defence into attack quickly, but Maya Yoshida slows down Kevin Mirallas and Sam McQueen intercepts his pass to Romelu Lukaku.

46’

Back underway

The visitors get us going for the second-half at Goodison Park. Come on! 😇

First-half in photos

Take a look at a selection of action images from a goalless first-half at Goodison Park.

Photo by Matt Watson

HALF TIME: Everton 0-0 Saints

Saints have edged the first period, in which both teams have lost Cédric and Dominic Calvert-Lewin to injury respectively, but its all square at Goodison Park. 

+3’

Redmond heads wide

Sam McQueen's cross from the left picks out Nathan Redmond, but he can't get the desired direction on the header to trouble Joel Robles.

42’

Mirallas fires over

Ross Barkley releases Kevin Mirallas down the left, who hits his effort over the angle of bar and post.

40’

Yellow Card for James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

The first yellow card of the afternoon goes to James Ward-Prowse after his late challenge on Tom Davies.

39’

Rodriguez goes close again

Jay Rodriguez turns Everton midfielder Tom Davies superbly, before skipping past Ashley Williams but he can't keep his shot down.

38’

Robles saves from Rodriguez

Nathan Redmond plays a beautifully weighted ball for Jay Rodriguez, who splits the centre-backs and sees his shot across goal deflect before being saved by Joel Robles.

Photo by Matt Watson

Redmond looks to move forward

It's been an interesting battle between Nathan Redmond and Seamus Coleman so far on the flank.

30’

Barkley's cross clear

Maya Yoshida's loose pass allows Ross Barkley a chance on the right, who delivers a cross that is turned away superbly by José Fonte before it reaches Romelu Lukaku.

26’

Incisive counter

Saints break after Everton's corner, and Ward-Prowse's cross is bundled in by Jay Rodriguez but he's adjudged to be offside and to have used a hand.

Photo by Matt Watson

Cédric collides with Baines

Cédric is challenged by Leighton Baines shortly before sustaining the injury that has forced him off in this first-half.

Lukaku effort saved

Ross Barkley feeds Romelu Lukaku, but the Belgian international is watched well by Jack Stephens and his low strike is saved by the feet of Fraser Forster.

15.18

Saints pressing

Dušan Tadić's shot deflects out for a corner, which is taken by James Ward-Prowse and Saints earn another but it's cleared.

15.18

Baines' cross collected

Leighton Baines pushes forward but his low cross is saved well by Fraser Forster with Kevin Mirallas waiting to pounce.

15.16

Redmond heads over

Jordy Clasie's cross isn't dealt with by Ashley Williams, who heads it up in the air and Nathan Redmond is at the back post but can't guide his header on target.

15.13

Everton substitution: Mirallas for Calvert-Lewin

Dominic Calvert-Lewin makes way with an injury for Kevin Mirallas, who scored in the win over Leicester City on Boxing Day.

15.12

Southampton substitution: Stephens for Cédric

Cédric is replaced after that head injury and is replaced by Jack Stephens.

15.07

Everton's first sign of goal

Ross Barkley takes aim from the edge of the box after good work from Dominic Calvert-Lewin, but his ferocious drive is pushed away by Fraser Forster.

15.05

Cédric receiving treatment

Cédric bursts forward and is challenged by Leighton Baines, before his momentum takes him into the hoardings.

15.04

We're underway!

Ross Barkley kicks us off and we're up and running for the first-half. Come on, Saints! 😇

15.03

Puel on his team selection

Southampton boss Claude Puel talks through his team selection ahead of kick-off at Goodison Park.

14.39

Surveying the scene

The Saints squad take a look around Goodison Park earlier this afternoon upon their arrival.

14.35

Saints arrive at Goodison

Watch as Southampton players and staff arrived at Goodison Park ahead of today's Premier League clash with Everton.

14.13

Everton team confirmed

Starting XI: Robles, Baines (c), Williams, Funes Mori, Coleman, Gueye, Davies, Lennon, Barkley, Calvert-Lewin, Lukaku

Substitutes: Hewelt, Jagielka, Mirallas, Cleverley, Barry, Valencia, Holgate.

14.12

Saints team to face Everton

Starting XI: Forster, Cédric, Yoshida, Fonte (c), McQueen, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Clasie, Redmond, Tadić, Rodriguez

Substitutes: Lewis, Bertrand, Davis, Long, Boufal, Stephens, Reed

14.02

Yoshida previews Everton clash

Watch as Maya Yoshida speaks to the media upon arrival at Goodison Park, as Southampton prepare to face Everton in the Premier League.

13.42
Photo by Matt Watson

Team news coming up soon

We'll bring you news of Claude Puel's first starting XI in 2017 at 2pm GMT! Who would be in your Southampton side today? 

13.37

it's always difficult to play against EVERton in their home, but we need to win today.

maya yoshida
defender
13.27
Photo by Matt Watson

The scene is set!

Goodison Park is ready for Southampton's first fixture of 2017, as they take on Everton in the Premier League.

12.53

Opposition View: Everton

Read what Everton boss Ronald Koeman had to say ahead of another reunion with Southampton in the Premier League.

12.15
Photo by Matt Watson

Did you know? 🤔

Southampton have exactly the same record at the halfway point of the Premier League season under Claude Puel, as they did last season under Ronald Koeman (P19 W6 D6 L6, 24 points). More stats here

12.09
Photo by Naomi Baker

Tadić: We must expect a fast start

Read the thoughts of Southampton midfielder Dušan Tadić as he previews today's clash with Everton in the Premier League.

11.54

WE KNOW IT'S A TOUGH GAME, A SPECIAL ONE AND LET'S HOPE WE SEE A GOOD PERFORMANCE AND THREE POINTS.

RONALD KOEMAN
EVERTON MANAGER
11.45

it's important in a difficult period to have the ability to correct this, to react and to give a good answer. 

claude puel
manager
11.44

Puel previews Everton test 

Watch as Southampton boss Claude Puel looks ahead to today's clash with Everton in the Premier League.

11.42

More of the same, please!

Take a look back at the highlights of Southampton's 1-0 success over Everton in November, when Charlie Austin's early effort proved the difference at St Mary's.

11.39

It's matchday! 😇

2017 kicks off with Southampton taking on Everton in the Premier League at Goodison Park (3pm GMT). Let's start in style!

11.29

EVE v Saints Line Ups

Everton

1
Joel Robles (GK)
23
Seamus Coleman
25
Ramiro Funes Mori
3
Leighton Baines (C)
5
Ashley Williams
17
Idrissa Gueye
8
Ross Barkley
Gareth Barry (85′)
26
Tom Davies
29
Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Kevin Mirallas (12′)
12
Aaron Lennon
Enner Valencia (61′)
10
Romelu Lukaku
15
Tom Cleverley
19
Enner Valencia
18
Gareth Barry
41
Mateusz Hewelt
6
Phil Jagielka
30
Mason Holgate
11
Kevin Mirallas

Southampton

1
Fraser Forster (GK)
2
Cédric Soares
Jack Stephens (6′)
3
Maya Yoshida
38
Sam McQueen
6
José Fonte (C)
14
Oriol Romeu
4
Jordy Clasie
Shane Long (78′)
16
James Ward-Prowse
11
Dusan Tadic
Sofiane Boufal (67′)
22
Nathan Redmond
9
Jay Rodriguez
24
Jack Stephens
19
Sofiane Boufal
18
Harrison Reed
8
Steven Davis
7
Shane Long
41
Harry Lewis
21
Ryan Bertrand

EVE v Saints Match Stats

Everton

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    54
    46
  • Shots
    17
    12
  • Shots on target
    6
    3
  • Corners
    10
    8
  • Passes Complete
    367
    297

Top Saints Player Stats

Shots On Target
2
Nathan Redmond
Nathan Redmond
Chances Created
3
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
Passes Completed
45
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
Tackles
8
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
Clearances
10
Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida
Saves
3
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster