Everton travelled to the St. Mary’s Stadium with an unbeaten record and were looking to extend upon it. They returned home with another red card and their unbeaten record broken. Captain James Ward-Prowse and striker Che Adams struck two first half goals which gave them the lead. This eventually turned into a win. Che Adams was a constant threat to Everton and he was rewarded with a goal.
How it Happened
Ex-Liverpool forward Danny Ings, who has been in sensational form since he recovered from his injury and became a starter provided the assists. He has become Southampton’s most influential person on the field and the team’s success is dependent on him. Jurgen Klopp stated that as happy as he is to see Ings flourish, he is sad that it didn’t happen under him. Injuries ravaged his career at Liverpool and if it hadn’t been for it, he would’ve formed a threatening partnership with Mo Salah and Sadio Mane.
Later in the second half Everton’s Lucas Digne was sent off for a reckless tackle on Kyle Walker-Peters. Initially the referee sent him off for stepping on Walker-Peter’s ankle, but replays showed that it was more serious. Manager Carlo Ancelloti said that it was a joke of a decision and blamed Liverpool for the red card by suggesting their appeals to be the reason for this decision. Some Liverpool fans said this was karma as Digne had uploaded a post on his Instagram mocking Thiago Alcantara’s injury by Richarlison.
After falling behind in the second half, Everton never managed to get back into the game and lost their unbeaten record. Dominic Calvert-Lewin failed to score, so Jamie Vardy’s record for the highest goal streak is still safe.
Everton next travel to Newcastle United while Southampton travel to Villa Park to face Aston Villa.
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