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Premier League
St. Mary's Stadium
Attendance 31,132


    • KICK OFF
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      That's the half-time whistle!
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      That's the full-time whistle!
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      Southampton see off the late pressure from Everton to clinch a 1-0 victory here at St Mary's after a goal from Charlie Austin after just one minute. The Toffees were well off the pace for large periods of the game but came close late on, however the Saints defence stood firm and clinched all three p
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      The teams are back out and the second half is almost ready to get underway.
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      The Saints are ahead thanks to Austin's ninth goal of the season in the opening minute of the game, and the hosts have look comfortable since then, causing the Everton defence plenty of problems. The Toffees have been second best in the first half, but they had a great chance to equalise through Gue
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      The teams are out at St Marys and kick-off is almost upon us here, stay tuned for all of the match action.
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      Everton won 3-0 on their last league visit to St. Mary's, however the Saints have only lost one of their last 11 Premier League games at home (W6 D4 L1).
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      TEAM NEWS: Southampton hand a first ever start to 19-year-old Josh Sims today, and Austin and Redmond return to the starting line up after The Toffees make just one change, Gareth Barry returns to the side after a ban, he replaces James McCarthy.
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      SUBS: Joel, Deulofeu, Mirallas, Cleverley, Valencia, Funes Mori, Holgate.
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      EVERTON (4-2-3-1): Stekelenburg; Baines, Jagielka (c), Williams, Coleman; Barry, Gueye; Bolasie, Barkley, Lennon; Lukaku.
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      SUBS: Yoshida, Clasie, Long, Rodriguez, Reed, Taylor, McQueen.
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      SOUTHAMPTON (4-3-3): Forster; Cedric, Fonte (c), van Dijk, Bertrand; Hojbjerg, Romeu, Ward-Prowse; Redmond, Austin, Sims.
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      Meanwhile Southampton sit 12th in the Premier League table and Claude Puel's side suffered a disappointing 1-0 loss to Sparta Prague in the Europa League in midweek. The Saints attention must now turn back to the league, where they have scored just 12 goals this season, with only four teams scoring
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      Now at Everton, the Dutchman has guided the Toffees to seventh in the Premier League table, however they have only won one of their last seven matches. They narrowly avoided defeat last weekend against Swansea, when they drew 1-1 thanks to a late goal from Seamus Coleman.
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      Everton boss Ronald Koeman returns to his former club Southampton for the first time today since leaving the club in the summer. Koeman was in charge of the Saints for two years, taking the club into the Europa League and under him they finished a record high position in the Premier League.
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      Hello and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of the Premier League clash between Southampton and Everton at St Mary's.
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      G C. Austin Assist J. Sims
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      WHAT A START! The Saints won the ball back from Everton straight away and immediately went on the attack here. It's Charlie Austin who heads the ball into the back of net from close range after excellent play by the debutant Josh Sims to pull the ball back for the striker, who nets his ninth goal of
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      A great piece of play by the debutant Josh Sims, he was involved in the nice passage of play leading up to the goal, before pulling the ball back to Austin who just couldn't miss.
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      Here we go! Everton get the game underway.
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      The Saints couldn't of wished for a better start to this game, they look in control at the moment and the home supporters are voices their pleasure at this terrific start.
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      Everton still look stunned at conceding that early goal, not the start that Ronald Koeman wouldn't wanted on his return to St Mary's.
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      This is better from the Toffees they've settled down and are starting to keep possession of the ball in the middle of the park, but Southampton are pressing well and aren't allowing them any time or space in their own half.
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      STAT: Before today's game Southampton had failed to score against Everton on 13 occasions in the Premier League, however Austin's header in the opening minute has made sure we won't see a repeat of that today.
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      Gareth Barry and Ross Barkley are linking up well in midfield for Everton, they're currently dominating the possession but are still not causing the Saints defence any problems, with Jose Fonte and Virgil van Dijk easily clearing any danger that comes their way at the moment.
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      Despite Everton seeing more of the ball, Southampton look very comfortable here right now and look far more dangerous going forward, through the pace of Sims and Redmond on the wings.
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      Saints free-kick in a good position down the left-hand side after a foul by Phil Jagielka. James Ward-Prowse whips the ball into the box, however Stekelenburg does well to punch the ball clear of the box, but the ball the falls nicely to Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg on the edge of the area but his fierce s
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      CHANCE SAINTS! Sims with a great chance to double the hosts lead! Redmond had plenty of space down the left and puts a great ball into the box, which is met by Sims who was in acres of space, but he can't get enough power behind his header to beat Stekelenburg who gathers to his right.
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      Southampton look like they could score every time that they go forward at the moment, Everton don't look very confident at the back and are struggling to keep a handle on Austin, Redmond and Sims.
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      A lot of Southampton's attacking threat is coming down the left-hand side through Redmond and Ryan Bertrand, the pair are linking up well and causing Seamus Coleman and Aaron Lennon plenty of problems with their pace and trickery.
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      Romelu Lukaku are barely touched the ball so far for the Toffees, which is just an idea of how dominant the Saints have been in the opening period of this game.
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      Redmond tries his luck from long-range but he was put under pressure from Coleman and Jagielka, and he sliced his shot well wide of the Everton net.
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      CHANCE EVERTON! The first real opportunity to score for the visitors. It was great link-up play between Barry and Coleman, with the latter pulling the ball back to Idrissa Gueye on the penalty spot in plenty of space, but he fires his shot high over the bar. Not the man that Everton would've wanted
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      Southampton are straight back on the attack after that scare by Everton just moments ago, they are playing the ball around the Toffees half with ease with both full-backs getting involved down the flanks.
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      STAT: Lukaku is the man that Southampton need to watch, he has scored three and assisted one in four Premier League appearances at St. Mary's, including a brace for the Everton in this fixture last season.
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      Yannick Bolasie has won a free-kick down the left for the Toffees in a decent position after a foul by Romeu. Leighton Baines whips the ball deep in the Saints penalty area and it is met by Barry at the far post but he header goes over the bar, without troubling Fraser Forster.
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      Saints do well to win a corner after Bertrand and Redmond once again link-up well down the left flank. The ball in bounces off several players in the penalty area, before Everton eventually clear the danger.
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      Not long to go until the half-time whistle now. Southampton still look the more likely to score again and look the more comfortable team with the ball.
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      Decent opportunity for Southampton! Cedric puts deep ball into the box towards Hojbjerg but their is slightly too much on it and he can't direct his header towards goal.
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      Austin is causing the Everton defenders a lot of problems up top with his strength, and he has just tussled with Ashley Williams on the half-way line after attempting to hold the ball up, the referee awarded the Toffees a free-kick and calms both players down.
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      Everton have a corner right at the end of the first half, it was good play by Lukaku who linked up well with Bolasie who tried to take on Bertrand but the Saints full-back stays strong and puts the ball out for a corner, which comes to nothing.
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      There will be one minute of added time to be played at St Mary's.
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      We're back underway! No changes for either side at the break.
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      If this result stays the same then Southampton will move up to tenth in the Premier League, just two points behind the Toffees in the table.
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      Everton haven't made a great start to the second-half, giving the ball away twice within a minute, prompting plenty groans from the away supporters who have made the long journey down to Hampshire.
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      OFF THE POST! Saints almost double their lead immediately. Hojbjerg smashes a shot against the post from close range after a deep corner fell to him at the far post, he easily beat Bolaise who dived into the tackle and then perhaps should've crossed the ball to the waiting Austin but instead took th
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      Not the best start to the second half for Everton who really need to improve if they're to get back into this game. Perhaps a couple of changes are needed as Southampton look comfortable.
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      Everton free-kick in a great position after Romeu clumsily brought down Gueye just outside the box. However Lukaku fires it well over the crossbar, it doesn't come close to troubling Forster.
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      CHANCE EVERTON! Lennon finds Bolasie, who shows the defender a clean pair of heels, but his fierce drive goes narrowly wide of Forster's post. Everton are getting closer.
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      CHANCE SAINTS! It's end to end stuff here now at St Mary's. Austin comes incredibly close to doubling his tally for today and Saints lead. Cedric whips a excellent cross into the box from the right and Austin rises above Jagielka and fires a header towards the bottom corner but it is superbly saved
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      Sims has been outstanding for Southampton today, a great full first-team debut for the 19-year-old, constantly causing Baines problems down the left flank and linking well with Austin.
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      CHANCE EVERTON! Forster pulls off a brilliant save to deny an acrobatic attempt by Bolasie, that would've been a great finish but the linesman has his flag up for offside so it wouldn't have counted anyway.
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      SI Deulofeu SO J. Sims
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      Everton make their first substitution of the game with Lennon coming off to be replaced by Gerard Deulofeu.
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      Southampton will all the possession at the moment, they are camped inside the Everton half trying to work an opening to goal.
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      Sims does very well to beat three Everton players through his terrific pace down the right but he then appeared to be caught in two minds, he tries to play a ball across to Austin but it is intercepted. Perhaps he would've been better trying his luck with a shot a goal.
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      SI K. Mirallas SO J. Sims
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      Another change by Everton as Barkley is replaced by Kevin Mirallas.
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      Redmond tries his luck with a cheeky chip from the edge of the box after the pull back from Bertrand, but he gets it all wrong and it flies high and wide over the Everton net.
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      Everton are certainly pushing more players forward now in an attempt to grab an equalising goal. It is now the visitors who are controlling possession and are threatening the Saints goal as we enter the final 15 minutes of the game.
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      CLOSE! Everton are knocking on the door now! Baines swings a dangerous free-kick deep into the box which is almost met by Williams, but Saints just about clear the ball for a corner. The corner into the box is superbly headed away. Danger cleared.
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      Now it is Southampton's turn to attack! Once again it is Sims who breaks down the right, he beats Baines and shoots at goal but it is blocked and Austin can't reach the rebound. Just seconds later Austin finds Ward-Prowse in a good position on the six-yard box after capitalising on a spill by the Ev
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      Yellow card Romelu Lukaku Menama
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      SI J. Clasie SO J. Sims
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      Saints make their first substitution of the game with Redmond coming off and Jordy Clasie replaces him.
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      ANOTHER SAINTS CHANCE! Steklenburg pulls off a great save to deny Ward-Prowse from close range after another ball into the box by Cedric, and then Jagielka needs to clear the rebound off the line to prevent a second Southampton goal. The Everton is just about keeping his side in the game.
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      SI E. Valencia SO J. Sims
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      Third and final Toffees substitution as Baines sprints off to be replaced by Enner Valencia.
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      SI S. McQueen SO J. Sims
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      Yellow card Ashley Williams
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      The 19-year-old receives a standing ovation as his comes off to be replaced by another Saints youngster Sam McQueen.
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      Everton are really piling on the pressure now, throwing everything at Southampton but the hosts are standing firm.
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      Everton are certainly still in this game, but Southampton are doing everything to deny them an equalising goal and Everton need to be wary of a Saints counter-attack.
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      Mirallas has done well since coming on for Everton, he is adding a different dimension to this Everton side as they pile on the pressure. Still, the Saints defence clear any danger that comes their way.
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      SI S. Long SO J. Sims
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      Final substitution of the game as the Saints goalscorer comes off to be replaced by Shane Long.
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      There will be a minimum of three minutes added on here at St Mary's.

    Line Up

    Cédric Soares
    Oriol Romeu



    Ralph Hasenhüttl
    Marco Silva



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 11 15
    Yellow Cards 0 1
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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