home team
Lukaku (38' o.g) Pellè (65') Yoshida (82')
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Lukaku (38' o.g) Pellè (65') Yoshida (82')
Saturday 20 December 2014, 15:00
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  • Southampton
  • Lukaku 38'
  • Pellè 65'
  • José Fonte 72'
  • Targett replaces Ward-Prowse 80'
    Yoshida 82'
  • Gape replaces Long 89'
  • Everton
  • Besic 68'
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Starting XI - Southampton: Forster, José Fonte, Bertrand, Clyne, Yoshida, Davis, Long, Alderweireld, Ward-Prowse, Reed, Pellè Everton: Howard, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Coleman, Besic, Barry, Barkley, Eto'o, Naismith, Lukaku

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    Second Half ends, Southampton 3, Everton 0.

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    Attempt missed. Seamus Coleman (Everton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

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    Attempt saved. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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    Corner

    Corner, Everton. Conceded by Matt Targett.

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    Attempt missed. Steven Davis (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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    Substitution

    Substitution, Southampton. Dominic Gape replaces Shane Long.

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    Attempt missed. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Leighton Baines with a cross.

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    Jose Fonte (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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    Foul by Ross Barkley (Everton).

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    Attempt missed. Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Graziano Pellè with a headed pass.

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4-4-2
  • Forster
  • José Fonte
  • Bertrand
  • Clyne
  • Yoshida
  • Davis
  • Gape
  • Alderweireld
  • Targett
  • Reed
  • Pellè
4-2-3-1
  • Howard
  • Distin
  • Jagielka
  • Baines
  • Coleman
  • Barry
  • Besic
  • Barkley
  • Eto'o
  • Naismith
  • Lukaku
Southampton Everton
Forster 23 24 Howard
Clyne 2 3 Baines
Yoshida 3 5 Eto'o
Yellow CardJosé Fonte 6 6 Jagielka
Long (Gape 89'') 7 10 Lukaku
Davis 8 14 Naismith
Ward-Prowse (Targett 80'') 16 15 Distin
Alderweireld 17 17 BesicYellow Card
Pellè 19 18 Barry
Bertrand 21 20 Barkley
Reed 28 23 Coleman
Substitutions
Davis 1 1 Robles
Mané 10 7 McGeady
McCarthy 32 9 Kone
Targett 33 22 Pienaar
McQueen 38 26 Stones
Seager 45 29 Garbutt
Gape 46 30 Alcaraz

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Everton returned pointless from the south coast after a 3-0 defeat to Southampton.

A first-half Romelu Lukaku own goal and second half efforts from Graziano Pelle and Maya Yoshida were enough to secure the decimated Saints all three points.

The Blues had welcomed back Gareth Barry to their midfield after suspension but neither he or his teammates were able to exert control of the game, despite the home side being without key players like Victor Wanyama, Morgan Schneiderlin and Dusan Tadic.

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The first chance came in the 11th minute when Pelle wastefully nodded Nathaniel Clyne’s accurate centre over the bar.

Shortly after, Leighton Baines cleared from in front of the bulky Italian who was poised to tap home Ryan Bertrand’s low cross.

Everton responded by forcing a succession of corners but none troubled Fraser Forster in the home goal.

Ross Barkley drilled a low effort straight at Forster from 20 yards midway through the half but neither side were playing fluently enough to concoct many notable chances.

Lukaku’s miscued overhead kick 10 minutes before the break was a rare effort on goal for the Toffees. 

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Then, at the other end, Jagielka connected with Shane Long in the penalty area when trying to clear Steven Naismith’s errant flick.

The home crowd, understandably, wanted a penalty but ref Jon Moss signalled a corner.

And the Saints took the lead from that flag kick as Lukaku headed into his own net under pressure from Jose Fonte.

Pelle should have doubled the lead from another Bertrand centre moments later but his casual side foot was into the side-netting.

Samuel Eto’o headed Seamus Coleman’s pull-back way over just before half-time but it was a worry-free first 45 minutes for Forster.

Muhamed Besic was off target at the start of the second period and 12 minutes later Eto’o fluffed an attempted volley after some neat touches on the edge of the box.

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It was far from a siege on the Southampton goal however, meaning their second goal would be telling.

It arrived in the 65th minute when Pelle guided Long’s knock-down past Howard.

Howard’s excellent plunging stop denied Fonte from making it three soon after.

Barkley sent a free-kick into the wall, Besic smashed a shot over and Naismith saw an effort blocked as Everton pushed.

Forster was finally pressed into significant action with 13 minutes left when he went full length to turn Lukaku’s curling effort over the bar.

Southampton did make it three in the 82nd minute when Yoshida’s bullet header flew past Howard.

Bertrand could have made it 4-0 with five minutes left but the ex-Chelsea man sliced wide.

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