Southampton 1-2 Everton: Toffees continue upward swing of form

Southampton vs Everton
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Everton beat Southampton with a 2-1 victory on Saturday at St. Mary’s Stadium. Soton were looking to get back to winning ways after losing 1-0 to Aston Villa in their previous fixture. Everton were coming off the back of a 1-0 win against West Ham United. Soton and Everton sit 15th, (7 points) and 11th, (10 points), in the table respectively, after 9 matches.

After an uneventful first half, whatever was said in the dressing room at half time, seemed to have a positive effect on The Saints who started the second half strongly, with an early goal from Joe Aribo in the 49th minute. However, the good fortune didn’t last for long. An equalizer from Conor Coady in the 52nd minute brought Everton level. However they weren’t finished yet and Dwight McNeil made it 2-1, at 54 minutes to make it 2-1.

Substitutions for Soton included Adam Armstrong, Romain Perraud, Samuel Edozie and Mohamed Elyounoussi for Sekou Mara, Juan Lopez, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Stuart Armstrong, respectively. Everton brought on Anthony Gordon, Tom Davies, Salomon Rondon and Abdoulaye Doucoure, to replace Dwight McNeil, Amadou Mvom Onana, Neal Maupay and Demarai Gray.

There were bookings for Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Stuart Armstrong from Soton, and Idrissa Gueye, for Everton.

Soton will next play Manchester City away, with Everton facing Manchester United at home.

Technical card:
Southampton:Gavin Bazunu, Kyle Walker-Peters, Duje Caleta-Car, Armel Bella-Kotchap, Juan Lopez (Romain Perraud, min.60), Sekou Mara (Adam Armstrong, min.60), Joe Aribo, Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Samuel Edozie, min.67), James Ward Prowse, Stuart Armstrong (Mohamed Elyounoussi, min.89) and Che Adams
Everton:Jordan Pickford, Seamus Coleman, James Tarkowski, Conor Coady, Vitaliy Mykolenko, Idrissa Gueye, Amadou Mvom Onana (Tom Davies, min.74), Alex Iwobi, Demarai Gray (Abdoulaye Doucoure, min.90), Dwight McNeil (Anthony Gordon, min.74) and Neal Maupay (Salomon Rondon, min.88)
Stadium:St. Mary’s Stadium
Goals:Joe Aribo (1-0, min. 49), Conor Coady (1-1, min. 52) and Dwight McNeil (1-2, min. 54)