Ward-Prowse on target as Saints win again

St Mary's Stadium | Sat 19 Jan 3PM | Attendance: 29,989
Match Report Highlights

Saints vs EVE
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Saints vs EVE As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Saints make it back-to-back Premier League wins
  • James Ward-Prowse's stunner fires Saints ahead
  • Lucas Digne's own-goal made it 2-0
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson halved the deficit late on for Everton
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The results so far:

  • Jan Bednarek
    27%
  • Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
    4%
  • James Ward-Prowse
    54%
  • Nathan Redmond
    13%
  • Danny Ings
    1%
  • Other
    1%
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The results so far:

  • Win
    78%
  • Draw
    17%
  • Lose
    5%

Our report from a great afternoon at St Mary's

Click here to read our account from another crucial victory for Ralph Hasenhüttl's men.

17.57

Our best action pics from a big win! 📸

Check out some of the best images from Southampton's 2-1 victory over Everton!

17.14

That winning feeling! 🔥

What an afternoon at St Mary's!

17.07

FULL TIME: Southampton 2-1 Everton

The final scoreline doesn't do justice to how dominant Southampton were, but the most important thing is that it's another huge three points for Ralph Hasenhüttl's men! GET IN!

A nervous finish now...

Gylfi Sigurdsson side-foots home from 18 yards as we go into four minutes of added time to halve the deficit for Everton.

90’

GOAL

Gylfi Sigurdsson (90’) | 2 1

86’

Long denied by Pickford

A brilliant move by Saints sees Stuart Armstrong find James Ward-Prowse on the right, who clips the ball into the middle for the run of Shane Long. He produces an excellent, first-time shot that's heading towards the far corner from 18 yards, but Jordan Pickford springs to his right and tips the ball wide.

85’

Southampton substitution: Stuart Armstrong replaces Nathan Redmond

A huge round of applause for the tireless Nathan Redmond, as he's replaced by Stuart Armstrong.

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81’

Stephens almost makes it 3-0

Another great delivery from James Ward-Prowse, as his corner picks out Jack Stephens, whose thumping downward header flies just wide of the near post.

Smiles all round! 📸

Saints' second isn't Nathan Redmond's goal, but he's enjoyed it anyway!

74’

Everton substitution: Theo Walcott replaces Bernard Anício Caldeira Duarte

Everton also make a change, as ex-Saint Theo Walcott enters the fray.

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73’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Danny Ings

A great shift from Ings on his return to the line-up, and he's replaced by Shane Long.

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72’

Redmond can't convert

It's a chance for a third on the break for Saints, as Danny Ings launches a long pass over the top for Nathan Redmond. He gets onto it, then shifts it past the back-tracking Idrissa Gueye, but sends his subsequent shot well over the bar.

70’

Yellow Card for Idrissa Gueye (Everton)

Everton have also picked up the first booking of the afternoon.

69’

Everton substitution: Cenk Tosun replaces Richarlison de Andrade

In among all that, Everton have made their second change.

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67’

IT'S TWO!!

A bizarre goal for Saints, as Danny Ings tries to play Nathan Redmond through. It's not quite got as much on it as it should, causing Redmond to have to check. He's then tackled 25 yards out by Lucas Digne, with the ball flying forward and beating Jordan Pickford, as it finds the bottom corner. It's been credited to Redmond in the stadium, but it's going to go down as an own goal.

63’

OWN GOAL!

Lucas Digne (63’) | 2 0

61’

Bednarek back on...

The Saints centre-back has rejoined the action and looks to be ok.

60’

Bednarek receiving treatment

Jan Bednarek has hurt himself after challenging for a header from a James Ward-Prowse free-kick moments ago. He's down in the Everton area being looked at following a hefty fall.

56’

Everton substitution: Dominic Calvert-Lewin replaces André Filipe Tavares Gomes

Everton make their first change of the afternoon.

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Get in, Prowsey! 📸

It's goals in back-to-back Premier League games for the Saints midfielder, after his strike at Leicester last weekend. What a hit this was!

GOALSCORER 16 James Ward-Prowse

WHAT A STRIKE FROM PROWSEY! 🚀

We've got the lead, and what a goal it is! James Ward-Prowse pounces on a loose ball, drives infield and unleashes an unstoppable effort from 25 yards that flies into the top corner... OH YES!

49’

GOOOAL!!!

James Ward-Prowse (49’) | 1 0

48’

Sigurdsson denied by McCarthy

Nearly the opener for Everton, as Lucas Digne crosses from the left and Gylfi Sigurdsson sends a header towards the near top corner, but Alex McCarthy springs into action and tips it wide.

46’

Muted appeals for an Everton spot kick

Ademola Lookman wants a penalty, claiming he was bundled over in the area by Oriol Romeu, but it looked pretty innocuous and referee Graham Scott agreed, letting play go on.

Second half is under way...

We're off and running once again. Let's find that opener, Saints! 👊

First-half action 📸

Check out some of our photographers' shots from the opening 45 minutes at St Mary's.

HALF TIME: Southampton 0-0 Everton

We've reached the break at St Mary's. Saints have been the better of the two sides, twice hitting the post, but there hasn't been a great deal of rhythm to the game so far.

45’

Three minutes of added time

We're into stoppage time here at St Mary's, although there might be a little more added on than indicated, as Everton's Bernard is down receiving treatment.

41’

Everton hit their own post!

Danny Ings produces some brilliant footwork to beat his man and burst into the area. Just as he's about to shoot with his left foot, Andre Gomes races back in to tackle him, but sends the ball past his own keeper. Unfortunately for Saints, it hits the post and comes back out, as Everton then clear it to safety.

34’

Southampton substitution: Cédric replaces Matt Targett

Targett is unable to continue after picking up that knock, with Cédric sent on in his place.

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33’

Redmond inches away from the opener

A brilliant pass from Pierre-Emile Højbjerg sets Nathan Redmond racing away down the inside-left. As he gets into the area, he fires a left-footed shot towards the far corner, which beats Jordan Pickford, but clips the post and goes wide. So close!

Targett is back on!

After receiving treatment and leaving the pitch, Matt Targett is back on for Saints. He's moving a little gingerly right now, but he's out there again.

29’

Targett down injured...

Some concern for Southampton here, as Matt Targett drops to the ground, appearing to hold his left knee. He's getting treatment from the club's medical staff on the pitch now, with play stopped.

Ings nearly breaks the deadlock

Jan Bednarek steps up and intercepts a pass before moving over halfway, looking up and chipping a beautiful ball in behind for the run of Danny Ings. He strikes the bouncing ball first-time from 25 yards, hitting it sweetly, but Jordan Pickford manages to get hands to it, looping it up into the air before gathering it.

21’

Two superb blocks from Bednarek

We all know the danger Gylfi Sigurdsson can pose, and Everton work a nice opening for him just outside the edge of the box, but Jan Bednarek gets in the way of his first-time strike that's heading in the direction of the bottom corner. Moments late, Bednarek produces an even better block to deny Ademola Lookman, after Bernard had laid the ball to him in space inside the area. Great defending!

18’

Valery's effort blocked

Nathan Redmond gets down the left and stands up a cross that ends up falling into the path of Yan Valery at the back post, but his side-footed effort from about ten yards is well blocked by Lucas Digne. Positive stuff again from Saints, though.

15’

Saints denied by brilliant Pickford save

So close to an opener for Southampton, as James Ward-Prowse sends in a brilliant corner to the near post, with Danny Ings flicking a header towards the far corner, only for Jordan Pickford to dive brilliantly to his left and tip it away.

Højbjerg back in action! 💪

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg is back from a four-match ban and is captaining the side again. He's just gone close to sliding in Danny Ings too, with a clever pass from out on the left, but it just has a little too much pace on it, and is slightly out of the striker's reach, as a grateful Jordan Pickford collects.

7’

Ward-Prowse fashions a shooting chance

A lovely move through midfield culminates in James Ward-Prowse playing the ball to Matt Targett down the left, before continuing his run to meet the left wing-back's resulting low cross. Ward-Prowse shifts the ball nicely onto his left foot to create space, but his strike across goal deflects wide for a corner, which Everton clear.

3’

Three at the back for Saints

Ralph Hasenhüttl is going with three centre-backs again today, with Jack Stephens in the middle, Jannik Vestergaard to the left and Jan Bednarek to the right. Nathan Redmond is up alongside Danny Ings in attack, with the returning Pierre-Emile Højbjerg captaining the side and forming a central midfield three with Oriol Romeu and James Ward-Prowse.

0’

WE'RE UNDER WAY! 😇

Let's get these points, Saints!

Teams in the tunnel

We're just a few minutes away from kick-off now! Stay with us for live updates from throughout the game!

14.54

Getting set! 👊

Check out our images as the Saints players go through their warm-ups at St Mary's.

14.42

Warm-ups under way at St Mary's

The lads are out on the pitch going through their pre-match warm-ups, as we continue to edge towards kick-off.

14.32

every point we are going to fight for is very important. we are in front of our own fans and we need to get three points.

Oriol Romeu
southampton midfielder
14.31

Two changes from the game at Leicester

Saints boss Ralph Hasenhüttl makes two changes from the side that won at Leicester in the Premier League last time out, and seven changes from the team that went out of the FA Cup to Derby in midweek. The two changes from Leicester see Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and Danny Ings come back in for Stuart Armstrong and Shane Long.

14.12

Everton's line-up...

Starting XI: Pickford, Coleman (c), Zouma, Keane, Digne, Gueye, André Gomes, Lookman, Sigurdsson, Bernard, Richarlison.

Subs: Stekelenburg, Baines, Walcott, Mina, Tosun, Davies, Calvert-Lewin.

14.02

SAINTS TEAM REVEALED

Starting XI: McCarthy, Valery, Stephens, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Targett, Romeu, Højbjerg (c), Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Ings.

Subs: Gunn, Cédric, Ramsay, Slattery, Armstrong, Gallagher, Long.

13.59

Team news coming soon...

Who will make the Saints line-up today? We'll have the all-important team news for you right here from 2pm GMT!

13.39

The lads have arrived! 📸

The Southampton squad has just arrived at St Mary's!

13.36

Ralph Hasenhüttl has had a strong impact. They have had some good results also. they are fighting really hard so it's up to us to be strong.

marco silva
everton manager
13.18

Saints get set for Everton... 📸

Look through our images from training this week, as Saints built up to this afternoon's game.

13.05

The boss previews today's game...

We caught up with manager Ralph Hasenhüttl to talk about Everton, injuries, and the return of his suspended players. Check out our interview with him here.


12.38

Last time out in the league...

It was a big result for Saints last weekend, as they won 2-1 at Leicester City – a result that lifted them out of the relegation zone. James Ward-Prowse and Shane Long got the goals, and you can relive on the key moments from the game here.

12.15

DANNY'S INJURY IS GONE, SO HE CAN TRAIN TWICE THIS WEEK. HE'S A GUY WHO CAN SCORE IMPORTANT GOALS FOR US. we have a few options and we have to look in which direction it goes."

Ralph Hasenhüttl
on Danny Ings
12.03

Ings in contention after injury

As well as the suspended players returning, there was also some good news on the injury front this week, with Danny Ings back in contention, following a hamstring issue that kept him out of the past three matches.

12.01

PIERRE WAS A KEY PLAYER BEFORE HE WAS SUSPENDED. I AM VERY PLEASED HE IS COMING BACK."

Ralp Hasenhüttl
on having højbjerg back
11.58

Saints trio back from suspension

Some good news on the selection front for Ralph Hasenhüttl this week, as he has a trio of previously suspended players available again – Pierre-Emile Højbjerg's four-game ban is now over, while Charlie Austin and Yan Valery are also eligible once more.

11.57

Back to the Premier League! 💪

It's matchday, as Southampton host Everton, at St Mary's. After the disappointment of Wednesday night's FA Cup exit to Derby on penalties, Ralph Hasenhüttl's men have a chance to bounce back. Confidence should still be high, though, after last Saturday's win at Leicester which lifted the team out of the drop zone. We'll be here all day with build-up, team news, live updates and free commentary.

11.52

Saints vs EVE Line Ups

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
4
Jannik Vestergaard
5
Jack Stephens
35
Jan Bednarek
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
16
James Ward-Prowse
14
Oriol Romeu
43
Yan Valery
33
Matt Targett
Cédric Soares (35′)
9
Danny Ings
Shane Long (74′)
22
Nathan Redmond
Stuart Armstrong (86′)
7
Shane Long
66
Kayne Ramsay
55
Callum Slattery
15
Sam Gallagher
28
Angus Gunn
17
Stuart Armstrong
2
Cédric Soares

Everton

1
Jordan Pickford (GK)
5
Kurt Zouma
23
Seamus Coleman (C)
12
Lucas Digne
4
Michael Keane
31
Ademola Lookman
20
Bernard
Theo Walcott (75′)
17
Idrissa Gueye
10
Gylfi Sigurdsson
8
André Gomes
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (57′)
30
Richarlison
Cenk Tosun (65′)
14
Cenk Tosun
3
Leighton Baines
22
Maarten Stekelenburg
26
Tom Davies
13
Yerry Mina
11
Theo Walcott
29
Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Saints vs EVE Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Everton
  • Possession (%)
    39
    61
  • Shots
    11
    7
  • Shots on target
    4
    2
  • Corners
    7
    6
  • Passes Complete
    206
    348

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
Shots On Target
2
Danny Ings
Danny Ings
Chances Created
4
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
Passes Completed
29
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Tackles
5
Jannik Vestergaard
Jannik Vestergaard
Clearances
10
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
Saves
1
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy