Everton 1-2 Southampton: Saints win at the bottom of the table to put more pressure on Frank Lampard

James Ward-Browse scores for Southampton
James Ward-Prowse’s two goals came in the second half

James Ward-Prowse scored a stunning free kick as Southampton came from behind to win and put the pressure on Frank Lampard and Everton.

A season of frustration saw the Toffees again struggle at the wrong end of the table, and discontent among the crowd was evident at Goodison Park with banners displayed in protest at the club’s owners.

In fact, there was enough concern in the club for the safety of its board members He said to get off the ground.

However, it was clear that the fans were behind their players, welcoming them to the ground with a dazzling spectacle of blue flares and passionate cheering.

That support was rewarded just before half time when Everton took the lead, after a low quality half on either side, when Amadou Onana headed home a fine cross from Demarai Gray.

But Southampton, who shocked Manchester City in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, turned things around in the second half thanks to Ward-Prowse.

He scored the equalizer after a great work inside the penalty area, and after Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin had hit the crossbar, Ward-Prowse got a huge three points for the Saints with a late free-kick that left Jordan Pickford hanging.

Southampton remains at the bottom of the standings, but it is equal to Everton and West Ham with 15 points, and it is only one point away from the safety zone.

Fans show their displeasure, but what now for Lampard?

Just nine months ago, there was a festive atmosphere at Goodison Park as they celebrated Premier League survival with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Crystal Palace.

On that day, Lampard was the hero after guiding the club to safety but the fast forward so far and pressure is mounting on the Everton boss after a poor performance.

Earlier this week, Everton owner Farhad Moshiri said he had confidence in Lampard and the club’s directors amid unrest among some fans.

Everton fans hold a banner protesting against the club's owners
Everton majority owner Farhad Moshiri has owned a significant stake in the club since 2016

The team has only one win in their last 13 matches in all competitions. A win would have greatly relieved that pressure as they could have jumped to 14th, but since they remain in trouble near the bottom of the table.

The players clearly cared and showed fight and determination, especially in the first half, and had chances to get a second themselves, notably through Alex Iwobi and Calvert-Lewin.

But while the game was swaying despondency and lack of quality occur. After a full-time sit-in, a number of supporters staged a protest demonstration as they once again showed their frustration at the boardroom.

saints on the rise

A week ago, Southampton looked worse than Everton. They fell to the bottom of the table and faced no new manager bouncing back under Nathan Jones.

But these have been a very short few days for the club as they built on their win over Manchester City to secure a win that gives them real hope of breaking out of the relegation zone.

Brazilian defender Lianko was a key player in the win over City and was again solid in this game to thwart Everton, and while they haven’t shown much quality themselves, Ward-Prowse is a killer finisher capable of winning any game. , as proven at Goodison Park.

match player

ArmstrongAdam Armstrong

everton

  1. band number8player namedrunk

  2. band number11player nameashen

  3. band number1player namePickford

  4. band number30player namemy quad

  5. band number23player nameColeman

  6. band number22player nameGodfrey

  7. band number19player nameMikolenko

  8. band number17player nameIwobi

  9. band number27player nameJay

  10. band number9player nameCalvert Lewin

  11. band number2player nameTarkovsky

  12. band number50player namesims

  13. band number10player nameGordon

Southampton

  1. band number9player nameArmstrong

  2. band number26player nameAlcaraz

  3. band number18player nameMara

  4. band number15player namePerod

  5. band number2player nameWalker Peters

  6. band number3player nameMaitland Niles

  7. band number10player nameAdams

  8. band number6player nameKalita Carr

  9. band number22player nameSaliso

  10. band number31player namePazono

  11. band number45player nameSt

  12. band number23player nameCorrect

  13. band number4player nameLinko

  14. band number27player nameDiallo

  15. band number24player nameElyounoussi

  16. band number8player nameWard Bruce

line up

everton

formation – formation 3-5-2

  • 1Pickford
  • 22Godfrey
  • 30my quad
  • 2Tarkovsky
  • 23Colemanreplaced withGordonin 69 ‘Session minutes
  • 17Iwobi
  • 8drunk
  • 27Jayreplaced withsimsin 82 ‘Session minutes
  • 19Mikolenko
  • 9Calvert Lewin
  • 11ashen

alternatives

  • 4Holgate
  • 7McNeil
  • 10Gordon
  • 13Meena
  • 15Begovic
  • 16docor
  • 20Maupay
  • 26Davies
  • 50sims

Southampton

formation – formation 3-4-1-2

  • 31Pazono
  • 4LinkoBooked in 90 minutes
  • 6Kalita Carr
  • 22Saliso
  • 24Elyounoussireplaced withPerodin 85 ‘Session minutes
  • 45StBooked at 14 minutesreplaced withAlcarazin 61 ‘Session minutes
  • 27DialloBooked at 69 minutesreplaced withMaitland Nilesin 85 ‘Session minutes
  • 2Walker Peters
  • 8Ward Bruce
  • 10Adamsreplaced withMarain 85 ‘Session minutes
  • 23Correctreplaced withArmstrongin 61 ‘Session minutes

alternatives

  • 3Maitland Niles
  • 7They are
  • 9Armstrong
  • 11Orsik
  • 13Caballero
  • 15Perod
  • 18Mara
  • 19day after day
  • 26Alcaraz

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