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90+3'
FULL TIME: Southampton 2-0 Everton. Thanks for joining us!
90+2'
Time almost up now. Southampton passing it around, running down the clock. Will be a well deserved three points. Shot from Ward-Prowse beaten away by Howard!
90+1'
A slip from Alcaraz but recovers to force a throw.
90'
We have three added minutes here.
Everton Substitution
Southampton Substitution
89'
 
Southampton sub: Davis off for Guly. Everton sub: Baines off for Garbutt.
88'
Everton fans already heading for the exit. Lovely play from Reed but it just runs away from him for a goal kick.
87'
 
Now Baines caught offside again. Frustrating day for the visitors almost at an end.
86'
Good covering across from Fonte under pressure from Lukaku. Time running out for Everton.
Southampton Substitution
85'
 
Southampton sub: Lallana off for Reed.
84'
Great run by Shaw this time and he almost finds Lambert in acres of space and that could have been terminal for Everton.
83'
Lovely play from Lallana but Lambert can’t quite get it under control in the box and Everton clear.
82'
Lovren again tangling with McCarthy and more appeals for a penalty. Nothing given, quite rightly.
81'
Southampton knocking it around nicely now. Taking the sting out of the game.
80'
Looking increasingly like those two horror own goals are going to cost Everton. Ten minutes of normal time remaining.
79'
 
Everton force a corner. Baines whips it in but Southampton clear. Baines then caught offside.
78'
Naismith into the box but muscled out of it by Fonte. Again risky stuff in the area.
77'
SHOTS: Southampton 7-4 Everton
Southampton Substitution
76'
Good play from Cork who gets the better of Naismith before winning the free kick.
75'
 
Southampton sub: Gallagher off for Ward-Prowse.
74'
Cross from Baines almost catching Boruc out as the wind caches it. Not far away but out for a goal kick. A sheepish smile from the keeper!
73'
Ward-Prowse looking ready to come on for Southampton shortly.
72'
Michael Oliver has had a few big calls to make and has only got one badly wrong. Baines caught late by Gallagher. No card.
71'
Now Lallana claims a hand ball in the box off Stones. Again nothing given. More ball to hand.
70'
Southampton have done well to weather this storm. Lallana draws a foul. Huge 20 minutes for Everton now.
68'
All Everton at the moment. McGeady forces a corner. Wanyama clears.
67'
Head tennis in the Southampton box, Davis eventually hooks clear.
66'
Now Lambert is brought down outside the box and it looks a free kick but Oliver waves it away again. Getting feisty now.
65'
We’ve had another look at the penalty incident and it looked a stone wall spot kick.
64'
Great cross from McGeady onto the head of Lukaku and his powerful header is straight at Boruc. Close again!
63'
That was a huge call and Osman has every right to be aggrieved. Definite contact, definite penalty.
Everton Yellow card

Southampton

Everton

62'
 
Osman tumbles in the box under a challenge from Lovren and Michael Oliver gives him a yellow card for diving! Looked a clear penalty.
61'
Southampton with 75% of the possession in the last 5 minutes. Everton still in it though.
60'
Lambert takes and it cannons off the outside of the post! So close to 3-0 Southampton.
59'
Martinez rolling the dice but Everton’s energy levels have looked down today. Cork fouled and another dangerous free kick for the hosts.
Everton Substitution
58'
 
Everton sub: McGeady on for Deulofeu
57'
Every time Southampton attack they look dangerous. The Osman substitution yet to pay off.
56'
Good ball to Shaw for Lambert who let it run when he should perhaps have hit it. Everton clear. Lallana shoots over the bar.
55'
POSSESSION: Southampton 47% - 53% Everton
54'
Really poor ball by Coleman straight out for a goal kick. Not having a great match!
53'
Clyne fouls Naismith. Free kick Everton. Naismith’s shot deflects behind for a corner.
52'
Everton carelessly giving the ball away on the edge of the box but Saints can’t capitalise.
51'
Southampton still looking hungry, Shaw joining the attack at every opportunity. He is still to score bizarrely.
50'
If it stays like this, Arsenal can afford to lose one of their games and still finish fourth. Gallagher wins a corner.
49'
Osman wriggles into the box and goes down. He’s on his feet quickly, not close to a penalty.
48'
Shaw left his defensive duties behind momentarily and it almost cost Southampton.
47'
 
Lallana fouled by McCarthy, Southampton out of the blocks quickly again. Naismith ruled offside. Luke Shaw lucky as that was close!
46'
It’s a tactical substitution and an interesting change from Martinez. They need a quick response. Deulofeu has moved to the right.
Everton Substitution
45'
We’re back underway here and Everton have 45 minutes to rescue their Champions League ambitions. Osman is on for Barkley.
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HALF TIME: Southampton 2-0 Everton
45'
One added minute here and Everton will be glad for the break.
Everton Yellow card

Southampton

Everton

44'
 
Barry gets himself in a pickle, taking down Gallagher and he gets a yellow for his troubles.
43'
Nice ball from Lambert to Lallana but his cross is too deep, nobody there.
42'
Deulofeu’s deflected cross is dangerous but Shaw deals with the danger.
41'
Lukaku drifts offside before Lambert wrestles down Baines. Free kick in the Everton half.

20th - Today is the 20th occasion that a team has netted two own goals in a single @premierleague match. Help.

39'
Definitely cannoned off his arm but it wasn’t deliberate. Correct decision.
38'
Lallana claims hand ball off Stones again but Michael Oliver not interested. Ball to hand perhaps.
37'
Great cross from Deulofeu and it’s straight at Lukaku a couple of yards out but he heads over. Great chance.
36'
The corner is easily headed clear and Everton have to go all the way back. They need half time.
35'
Baines delivers and wins another corner.
34'
Confidence coursing through the Saints players. Everton can’t afford to concede another. Everton force a corner.
33'
That chant from the Saints fans is “Who needs Rodriguez, we’ve got your back four!”
32'
Everton’s hopes of a top four finish is disintegrating fast. It’s another header past Howard. Unbelievable.
31'
 
GOAL! And it’s another own goal from Everton and this time it’s Seamus Coleman from Clyne’s cross!
Southampton Goal

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30'
The replay shows Barry’s shirt being pulled in the box by Cork. The officials didn’t see it and he gets away with it.
29'
Great delivery from Baines and Barry is nearly on it but Southampton clear.
28'
Promising attack from Everton. Clyne blocks Deulofeu’s shot but then concedes a dangerous free kick.
27'
Leon Osman stripping off ready for action. Early tactical tweak from Martinez perhaps.
26'
POSSESSION: Southampton 50% - 50% Everton
25'
Great ball from Lambert to Lallana but the covering tackle results in a corner. Good clearance from Barkley.
24'
Lambert has a go from 35 yards. Easily blocked but Everton still look in a bit of disarray.
23'
Clyne fouled by Barry. Free kick to Southampton. Played into Lambert who finds Lallana but he can’t wrap his foot around the volley.
22'
The opening goal has been re-timed at 53 seconds.
21'
Really good pace to this match now with some good football. The pitch is perfect, like a bowling green. More goals in this one.
20'
Great play from Southampton. Superb run from Lambert who crosses to Davis. His shot fizzes just wide. Almost two.
19'
Great cross from Shaw but Davis has his shot blocked. Naismith back on.
18'
Naismith still having treatment. Cross from Baines too close to Boruc who claims easily.
17'
Looked like a bit of a bang on the knee. Southampton continue with Cork having a shot on goal. Howard saves.
16'
Naismith has picked up a knock after a collision with Lovren. He’s still down as play continues.
15'
Poor clearance from Gallagher and Everton beginning to up the tempo.
14'
Shot from Deulofeu but easily gathered by Boruc on the bounce.
13'
Another good tackle by Davis on Deulofeu who is starting to look up for it.
12'
POSSESSION: Southampton 51% - 49% Everton
11'
Everton just beginning to find a bit of Rhythm. They have Man City and Hull next and you feel they have to win them all.
10'
Good movement from Everton and an important block by Shaw from Naismith’s cross. Corner.
9'
Good tackle by Davis on Deulofeu. Everton still regrouping from that early shock.
8'
A poor touch from Lukaku and it’s out for a goal kick. Lallana can't keep it in. Goal kick the other way now.

6 - Antolin Alcaraz is the sixth player to net an own goal in the opening minute of a @premierleague match. Climb.

6'
Deulofeu wins Everton a corner. Southampton clear as Fonte hacks away.
5'
Appeals for hand ball from Gallagher’s cross. Nothing in it really.
4'
Coleman looking dangerous early on for Everton bombing forward down that right flank. Saints fans in understandably good voice.
3'
Now we’ll really see what Everton are made of. That’s a big dent to their Champions league aspirations so early on. Lukaku smashes over from Coleman’s cross. The goal officially timed at 58 seconds.
2'
Everton hadn’t had a touch on the ball and that’s Southampton’s first goal from open play in their last three games.
1'
 
GOAL! And Southampton have a dream start and a nightmare for Alcaraz who heads it past Howard from Lambert’s cross!
Southampton Goal

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Referee Michael Oliver blows the whistle to get us underway here at a blustery St Mary's. Everton with that lure of Champions League football a key motivating factor. Could be a cracker.
12.40
Five minutes to kick-off here. Match odds: Southampton 9-5, Everton 8-5, draw 5-2.
12.35
One of the players to look out for today will be the in-demand Luke Shaw. The Manchester United target has made more appearances (32) than any other current teenager in the Premier League this season.
12.30
Roberto Martinez’s side have kept three clean sheets in their last four Premier League games but Southampton have scored four goals in two of their last three home games. Something has to give today.
12.25
Rickie Lambert has 10 assists for Southampton this season. Only one player has provided more for the Saints in a single Premier League campaign (Le Tissier twice: 11 in 1992-93 and 15 in 1994-95).

3 - Everton have won three PL away games in a row; they haven't won four league away games in succession since December 1985. Target.

12.15
Mauricio Pochettino: "It’s going to be an amazing challenge because we’re going to be facing a team that’s trying to break into the top four. They’re a great side and they’re having a great end to the season as well, but we’re going to try and dominate the game and to win the game with a very good performance against them. I fully admire Roberto Martinez and I admire his career and everything he’s been doing especially now at Everton and it’s going to be very good on Saturday."
12.10
Despite seemingly having little to play for, there is hope for Saints fans if stats are anything to go by. They have only lost one of their last 12 home league clashes with the Toffees (W6 D5).
12.05
Roberto Martinez: You don’t get a situation where you don’t have anything to play for. You have players fighting for individual situations, contracts and futures. And as a team if they can finish above Newcastle then that is a remarkable season so you learn very quickly in this league that having nothing to play for doesn’t exist for any team. So we go to Southampton, who might have that relaxed mentality, which will help them perform well. We don’t expect anything but a strong performance."
12.00
Everton are the form horses going into today’s match as they chase fourth in the Premier League. They have won eight of their last nine Barclays Premier League games (losing once – 2-3 v Crystal Palace). They are unbeaten in eight Barclays Premier League meetings with the Saints, winning four and drawing four.
11.55
Jay Rodriguez remains sidelined for Southampton, while Morgan Schneiderlin received a heavy knock to his quadriceps on Thursday and is out of the game. Kelvin Davis, Maya Yoshida, and Gaston Ramirez are also out. Sylvain Distin misses out with a hamstring injury with fellow centre-back Phil Jagielka still a week away from returning from a similar problem. It means John Stones and Antolin Alcaraz will be central defensive partners. Forward Kevin Mirallas (groin) is out for the season.
11.50
TEAMS: Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Wanyama, Cork, S. Davis, Lallana (c), Lambert, Gallagher. SUBS: Gazzaniga (GK), Ward-Prowse, Guly, Chambers, Hooiveld, Targett, Reed /// Everton: Howard, Coleman, Baines, Stones, Alcaraz, Barry, McCarthy, Naismith, Barkley, Lukaku, Deulofeu. Subs: Robles, Hibbert, McGeady, Osman, Garbutt, Browning, Ledson.
11.45
Hello and welcome to our LIVE match coverage of Saturday’s early kick-off between Southampton and Everton from St Mary’s. The match kicks off at 12.45 BST. Team news to follow shortly.
Premier League - Matchpack: Southampton v Everton

Team news, quotes, facts and odds ahead of the Premier League clash between Southampton and Everton at St Mary's.

Starting Line-ups

Southampton
Everton
    • Boruc
    • Shaw
    • Lovren
    • 6
      Jose Fonte
    • 2
      Clyne
    • 12
      Wanyama
    • Cork
    • Lallana
    • Lambert
    • 8
      Steven Davis
    • 40
      Gallagher
Team Manager:  Ronald Koeman
    • 10
      Lukaku
    • 14
      Naismith
    • 20
      Barkley
    • Deulofeu
    • 16
      McCarthy
    • 18
      Barry
    • 23
      Coleman
    • 26
      Stones
    • 30
      Alcaraz
    • 3
      Baines
    • 24
      Howard
Team Manager:  Roberto Martinez
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. Boruc 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. Lovren 0 0 1 4 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
N. Clyne 0 0 0 9 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
Jose Fonte 0 0 0 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
L. Shaw 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
V. Wanyama 0 0 0 62 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 90
J. Cork 0 0 1 66 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 90
R. Lambert 0 0 0 48 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 90
Steven Davis 0 0 0 49 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 89
A. Lallana 0 0 1 38 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 86
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Gallagher 0 0 0 11 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 76
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
T. Howard 0 4 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Coleman 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
J. Stones 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
A. Alcaraz 0 0 0 5 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
L. Baines 0 0 0 3 2 5 0 3 0 0 0 89
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Naismith 0 0 0 36 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 90
G. Barry 0 0 0 54 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 90
J. McCarthy 0 0 0 40 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 90
G. Deulofeu 0 0 1 19 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 58
R. Barkley 0 0 0 26 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 45
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. Lukaku 0 0 1 26 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
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