Everton 3 - 1 Southampton

Match info: Premier League at Goodison Park

Date: 29/09/2012 KO: 15:00 Ref: L Probert Att: 37,922

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Leon Osman 25
Nikica Jelavic 32,38



Gaston Ramirez 6

FT (ht: 3-1)

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  • The final whistle goes and Everton have run out deserved 3-1 winners after inflicting the damage on Southampton during a 15-minute blitz in the first half. The Toffees remain very much among the leading pack in the Premier League, while Southampton appear to be facing a tough season after going down to a fifth defeat in six league games.

  • Leon Osman acknowledges the applause from the crowd as David Moyes shores things up further by bringing on Sylvain Distin.

  • Three minutes of stoppage time have been signalled, as Everton look to take the sting out of the game by passing it around in midfield.

  • Nigel Adkins gives it one last throw of the dice as Adam Lallana goes off to be replaced by Richard Chaplow for the closing stages.

  • Leon Osman hurts himself after sliding in for a challenge on James Ward-Prowse which was badly mistimed. Luckily the Southmapton player is okay, while Osman is also fine to continue.

  • Leighton Baines tries to swing in a cross but gets it all wrong and it nearly turns into a fantastic shot, but Paulo Gazzaniga stays alert to turn the ball over his bar and concede a corner.

  • A goal now would make things really interesting and Rickie Lambert comes close for Southampton as he aims a header at goal which forces Tim Howard to move to his right quickly and parry the ball away.

  • There is a growing sense of desperation about Southampton's attempts at goal as the clock ticks down, with Gaston Ramirez blazing over from 25 yards.

  • Nigel Adkins responds with a double change of his own, bringing on Emmanuel Mayuka and Ben Reeves for Nathaniel Clyne and Jay Rodriguez.

  • Kevin Mirallas has made a tremendous impact since his summer arrival and gets a deserved round of applause as he makes way for another new boy, Bryan Oviedo.

  • Marouane Fellaini can look unplayable at times and he has been in the mood ago this afternoon, showing great feet as well as his usual brawn.

  • Nikica Jelavic will not be getting his hands on the match ball this afternoon as he is replaced by Victor Anichebe for the final quarter of an hour.

  • Steven Pienaar has a chance to play in Marouane Fellaini but his pass is just too short and, although the midfielder wriggles free of his first defender, he cannot get past the second.

  • Having stemmed the tide, Southampton are now starting to press hard in an attempt to get back into this game and the crowd have gone quiet.

  • Gaston Ramirez makes a great run to latch on to Rickie Lambert's pass and dinks a delightful shot over Tim Howard from close range, only to see the ball drift narrowly wide of the far past.

  • Gaston Ramirez decides to go for goal from 25 yards and it is an ambitious effort which Tim Howards gets safely in behind and saves with ease.

  • Paulo Gazzaniga has had a busy shift this afternoon and he pulls of another smart save here, getting down to his right quickly to push away Kevin Mirallas' 20-yard strike.

  • Southampton dwell too long on the ball in an advanced area and by the time Frazer Richardson finally delivers a right-wing cross the strikers in the centre are static.

  • Gaston Ramirez tries to nod the ball on to Rickie Lambert but Tim Howard quickly rushes off his line and gets good distance on his punch.

  • Jay Rodriguez lets fly with a cross-cum-shot from wide on the right which flashes across goal.


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