Everton 1-2 Southampton: Bottom-of-the-table Saints win to increase pressure on Frank Lampard

Both of James Ward-Prowse’s targets got here within the second half

James Ward-Prowse scored a surprising free-kick as Southampton got here from behind to win and increase the pressure on Frank Lampard and Everton.

A season of frustration has seen the Toffees as soon as once more struggling on the improper finish of the desk, and the discontent among the many followers was clear at Goodison Park with banners displayed in protest on the membership’s homeowners.

Indeed, there was sufficient concern on the membership for the protection of their board members that they have been instructed to steer clear of the bottom.

The followers, although, have been clearly behind their gamers, welcoming them to the bottom with an unimaginable scene of blue flares and passionate chanting.

That help was rewarded simply earlier than half-time when, after a half low on high quality from either side, Everton took the lead when Amadou Onana headed residence Demarai Gray’s very good cross.

But Southampton, who shocked Manchester City within the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, turned it round within the second half thanks to Ward-Prowse.

He slotted within the equalizer after nice footwork contained in the field and, after Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin hit the crossbar, Ward-Prowse secured an enormous three factors for the Saints with a free-kick late on that left Jordan Pickford stranded.

Southampton keep on the backside of the desk however are stage with Everton and West Ham on 15 factors and are only one level from security.

Fans present discontent, however what now for Lampard?

Just 9 months in the past there was a celebration ambiance at Goodison Park as they celebrated their Premier League survival with an exhilarating 3-2 win in opposition to Crystal Palace.

That day Lampard was the hero after guiding the membership to security however quick ahead to now and the pressure has been mounting on the Everton boss following a horrible run type.

Earlier this week, Everton proprietor Farhad Moshiri stated he had religion in Lampard and the membership’s administrators amid the unrest amongst some supporters.

Everton fans hold up a banner in protest against the club's owners
Everton majority proprietor Farhad Moshiri has had a big stake within the membership since 2016

The staff has managed only one win of their previous 13 video games in all competitions. A win would have considerably relieved that pressure as they may have jumped up to 14th, however as it’s they continue to be deep in hassle close to the foot of the desk.

The gamers clearly cared and confirmed struggle and dedication, significantly within the first half, and so they did have probabilities to get a second themselves, notably by way of Alex Iwobi and Calvert-Lewin.

But as the sport wore on desperation set in and the shortage of high quality instructed. After full-time a sit-in protest was held by a variety of supporters as they as soon as once more confirmed their frustration on the board.

Saints on the up

Per week in the past, Southampton’s scenario appeared extra dire than Everton’s. They had slumped to the underside of the desk and skilled no new supervisor bounce below Nathan Jones.

But this has been an enormous few days for the membership as they constructed on their victory in opposition to Manchester City to safe a win that offers them actual hope of transferring out of the relegation zone.

Brazilian defender Lyanco was a key participant within the win in opposition to City and he was stable as soon as once more on this recreation to frustrate Everton and whereas they didn’t present lots of high quality themselves, Ward-Prowse is a lethal set-piece taker able to profitable any match , because it proved at Goodison Park.

Player of the match

A ArmstrongAdam Armstrong

Everton

  1. Squad quantity8Player identifyOnana

  2. Squad quantity11Player identifyGray

  3. Squad quantity1Player identifyPickford

  4. Squad quantity30Player identifyCoady

  5. Squad quantity23Player identifyColeman

  6. Squad quantity22Player identifyGodfrey

  7. Squad quantity19Player identifyMykolenko

  8. Squad quantity17Player identifyIwobi

  9. Squad quantity27Player identifyGueye

  10. Squad quantity9Player identifyCalvert-Lewin

  11. Squad quantity2Player identifyTarkowski

  12. Squad quantity50Player identifySimms

  13. Squad quantity10Player identifyGordon

Southampton

  1. Squad quantity9Player identifyA Armstrong

  2. Squad quantity26Player identifyAlcaraz

  3. Squad quantity18Player identifyMara

  4. Squad quantity15Player identifyPerraud

  5. Squad quantity2Player identifyWalker-Peters

  6. Squad quantity3Player identifyMaitland-Niles

  7. Squad quantity10Player identifyAdams

  8. Squad quantity6Player identifyCaleta-Car

  9. Squad quantity22Player identifySalisu

  10. Squad quantity31Player identifyBazunu

  11. Squad quantity45Player identifyLavia

  12. Squad quantity23Player identifyEdozie

  13. Squad quantity4Player identifyLyanco

  14. Squad quantity27Player identifyDiallo

  15. Squad quantity24Player identifyElyounoussi

  16. Squad quantity8Player identifyWard-Prowse

Line-ups

Everton

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Pickford
  • 22Godfrey
  • 30Coady
  • 2Tarkowski
  • 23ColemanSubstituted forGordonat 69′minutes
  • 17Iwobi
  • 8Onana
  • 27GueyeSubstituted forSimmsat 82′minutes
  • 19Mykolenko
  • 9Calvert-Lewin
  • 11Gray

Substitutes

  • 4Holgate
  • 7McNeil
  • 10Gordon
  • 13Mine
  • 15Begovic
  • 16Doucouré
  • 20Maupay
  • 26Davies
  • 50Simms

Southampton

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 31Bazunu
  • 4LyancoBooked at 90mins
  • 6Caleta-Car
  • 22Salisu
  • 24ElyounoussiSubstituted forPerraudat 85′minutes
  • 45LaviaBooked at 14minsSubstituted forAlcarazat 61′minutes
  • 27DialloBooked at 69minsSubstituted forMaitland-Nilesat 85′minutes
  • 2Walker-Peters
  • 8Ward-Prowse
  • 10AdamsSubstituted forMaraat 85′minutes
  • 23EdozieSubstituted forA Armstrongat 61′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Maitland-Niles
  • 7Aribo
  • 9A Armstrong
  • 11Orsic
  • 13Caballero
  • 15Perraud
  • 18Mara
  • 19Djenepo
  • 26Alcaraz

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