Everton 1-2 Southampton: Bottom-of-the-table Saints win to increase pressure on Frank Lampard


James Ward-Prowse scores for Southampton
Both of James Ward-Prowse’s goals came in the second half

James Ward-Prowse scored a stunning free-kick as Southampton came from behind to win and increase the pressure on Frank Lampard and Everton.

A season of frustration has seen the Toffees once again struggling at the wrong end of the table, and the discontent among the fans was clear at Goodison Park with banners displayed in protest at the club’s owners.

Indeed, there was enough concern at the club for the safety of their board members that they were told to stay away from the ground.

The fans, though, were clearly behind their players, welcoming them to the ground with an incredible scene of blue flares and passionate chanting.

That support was rewarded just before half-time when, after a half low on quality from both sides, Everton took the lead when Amadou Onana headed home Demarai Gray’s superb cross.

But Southampton, who shocked Manchester City in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, turned it around in the second half thanks to Ward-Prowse.

He slotted in the equaliser after great footwork inside the box and, after Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin hit the crossbar, Ward-Prowse secured a huge three points for the Saints with a free-kick late on that left Jordan Pickford stranded.

The result means Southampton stay bottom of the table but are level with Everton on 15 points and are just one point from safety.

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Everton

  1. Squad number1Player namePickford

  2. Squad number22Player nameGodfrey

  3. Squad number30Player nameCoady

  4. Squad number2Player nameTarkowski

  5. Squad number23Player nameColeman

  6. Squad number17Player nameIwobi

  7. Squad number8Player nameOnana

  8. Squad number27Player nameGueye

  9. Squad number19Player nameMykolenko

  10. Squad number9Player nameCalvert-Lewin

  11. Squad number11Player nameGray

  1. Squad number10Player nameGordon

  2. Squad number50Player nameSimms

Southampton

  1. Squad number31Player nameBazunu

  2. Squad number4Player nameLyanco

  3. Squad number6Player nameCaleta-Car

  4. Squad number22Player nameSalisu

  5. Squad number24Player nameElyounoussi

  6. Squad number45Player nameLavia

  7. Squad number27Player nameDiallo

  8. Squad number2Player nameWalker-Peters

  9. Squad number8Player nameWard-Prowse

  10. Squad number10Player nameAdams

  11. Squad number23Player nameEdozie

  1. Squad number3Player nameMaitland-Niles

  2. Squad number9Player nameA Armstrong

  3. Squad number15Player namePerraud

  4. Squad number18Player nameMara

  5. Squad number26Player nameAlcaraz

Line-ups

Everton

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Pickford
  • 22Godfrey
  • 30Coady
  • 2Tarkowski
  • 23ColemanSubstituted forGordonat 69′minutes
  • 17Iwobi
  • 8Onana
  • 27GueyeSubstituted forSimmsat 82′minutes
  • 19Mykolenko
  • 9Calvert-Lewin
  • 11Gray

Substitutes

  • 4Holgate
  • 7McNeil
  • 10Gordon
  • 13Mina
  • 15Begovic
  • 16Doucouré
  • 20Maupay
  • 26Davies
  • 50Simms

Southampton

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 31Bazunu
  • 4LyancoBooked at 90mins
  • 6Caleta-Car
  • 22Salisu
  • 24ElyounoussiSubstituted forPerraudat 85′minutes
  • 45LaviaBooked at 14minsSubstituted forAlcarazat 61′minutes
  • 27DialloBooked at 69minsSubstituted forMaitland-Nilesat 85′minutes
  • 2Walker-Peters
  • 8Ward-Prowse
  • 10AdamsSubstituted forMaraat 85′minutes
  • 23EdozieSubstituted forA Armstrongat 61′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Maitland-Niles
  • 7Aribo
  • 9A Armstrong
  • 11Orsic
  • 13Caballero
  • 15Perraud
  • 18Mara
  • 19Djenepo
  • 26Alcaraz

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