LIVERPOOL. Southampton manages to find the solution against Everton to win 2-1. J. Ward-Prowse was the key to score 2 goals. It was Everton to strike first with a goal of Amadou Onana at the 39′. Then it was a goal in the 46′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, James Ward-Prowse gave the win to Southampton in the 78′ minute with a goal scoring a double.
The match was played at the Goodison Park stadium in Liverpool on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was John Brooks with the help of Adam Nunn and James Mainwaring. The 4th official was Graham Scott. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 5.9 degrees Celsius or 42.69 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 80%.
There wasn’t much of a difference in ball possession. Everton was in possession of the ball for 54% of the time vs. Southampton that controlled the ball for 46% of the time.
Everton was more aggressive with 42 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 3 were on target. Nonetheless, Southampton was able to find the solution to win this encounter.
Everton shot 9 times, 3 on target, 6 off target. Talking about the opposition, Southampton shot 12 times, 4 on target, 8 off target.
No yellow cards were issued to Everton. Talking about the opposition, Southampton received 3 yellow cards (R. Lavia, I. Diallo and Lyanco).
After playing this encounter, Everton will stay with 15 points like West Ham United to stay in the 18th place. Regarding the opposition, Southampton will have 12 points to stay in the 20th place.
Southampton will host Aston Villa on the 21st of January with a 8-4 head to head record in favor of Southampton (3 draws).
Everton: Formation and Lineups
Everton started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
The manager Frank Lampard chose to play with the following team: Jordan Pickford , Ben Godfrey , Conor Coady , James Tarkowski , Séamus Coleman , Alex Iwobi , Amadou Onana , Idrissa Gueye , Vitaliy Mykolenko , Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Demarai Gray .
Everton made 2 changes: S. Coleman for A. Gordon (69′) and Idrissa Gueye for Ellis Simms (82′).
Top player: Amadou Onana
Probably the most impressive player in Everton was Amadou Onana.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 38 passes (92% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 11 duels out of 14. He performed 1 cross.
Southampton: Formation and Lineups
Southampton started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
On the other side, Nathan Jones played with: Gavin Bazunu , Lyanco , Duje Ćaleta-Car , Mohammed Salisu , Mohamed Elyounoussi , Roméo Lavia , Ibrahima Diallo , Kyle Walker-Peters , James Ward-Prowse , Che Adams and Samuel Edozie .
Southampton made 5 changes: R. Lavia for Carlos Alcaraz (61′), S. Edozie for Adam Armstrong (61′), I. Diallo for A. Maitland-Niles (85′), Ché Adams for S. Mara (85′) and Mohamed Elyounoussi for Romain Perraud (88′).
Top player: James Ward-Prowse
The player who no doubt impressed Southampton the most was James Ward-Prowse.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 32 passes (78% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 5. He performed 5 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.
Results of the day
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