Everton vs Southampton LIVE: Carlos Alcaraz update given as Toffees directors miss game

14 Jan 2023

Southampton are back in Premier League action this afternoon as they take on Everton at Goodison Park in one of the biggest games of their season.

Nathan Jones is yet to win a point since replacing Ralph Hasenhuttl as Saints boss in November, losing all four of his top-flight matches to leave his side bottom of the table heading into today's clash with the Toffees.

Solace has come from Southampton's form in the cup competitions however, with an FA Cup victory away at Crystal Palace last weekend followed by Wednesday's evening excellent 2-0 victory over Manchester City at St Mary's in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.

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Jones will be hoping those wins provide enough momentum for Saints to get a good result on Merseyside this afternoon, especially against an Everton side also under pressure and on a run of six league games without a win.

Our Southampton reporter Mark Wyatt is at Goodison Park for this clash and will be providing all the build-up and updates from the match in the live blog below. Stay tuned for more!

Key Events

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It's all over and Saints have won it!!!

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Triple change

Changes for Saints OFF: Diallo, Adams, Elyounoussi ON: Maitalnd-Niles, Mara, Perraud


GOAL (1-2 Ward-Prowse)


The Southampton skipper smashes a free-kick direct past Jordan Pickford to make it 2-1!

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Yellow card

Diallo goes into the book

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Double change

Double change for Saints as Lavia and Edozie come off to be replaced by Armstrong and Alcaraz!

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Off the line!

Could it get any closer?!

Dominic Calvert-Lewin hits a shot from the edge of the box that deflects off the Saints bar and down on the goal line before Bazunu gratefully grabs it.

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100 club for the captain


GOAL! (1-1 Ward-Prowse)

James Ward-Prowse levels moments into the second half!

Ball over the top from KWP is headed into Che's path who knocks it down for Ward-Prowse. The skipper cuts onto his left foot and smashes past Pickford in the box!

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Back underway

Here we go again

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Half-time thoughts

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That's all for now

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Off the post! So close from Ward-Prowse but he's denied by Jordan Pickford who tips his shot onto the post and out for a corner.


GOAL (1-0 Onana)

Everton have taken the lead through a Amadou Onana header from a corner.

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Diallo drive

Diallo wins the ball with a great challenge and bursts forward but his shot from outside the box is high and wide.

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Change of shape?

It looks like Saints have switched formation a little, with Mohamed Elyounoussi dropping into right wing-back when out of possession to create a back five.

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Battling away

Che Adams of Southampton is challenged by James Tarkowski of Everton (Image: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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Salisu header

Mohammed Salisu gets his head to a Southampton corner but is denied the opening goal by Jordan Pickford, who parries away from close range.

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Big chance

Demarai Gray has the biggest chance of the game so far as he gets into a shooting position from a narrow angle but fires his shot off target

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Strong start

A good first 20 minutes from Southampton defender Lyanco who has defended excellently at Goodison Park so far

Lyanco of Southampton is challenged by Demarai Gray and Idrissa Gueye of Everton (Image: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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Yellow card

Romeo Lavia into the book for a pull back on Amadou Onana

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Free-kick to Everton

Kyle Walker-Peters brings down Seamus Coleman just outside his own box out wide and concedes a free-kick

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Lyanco clearance

Good interception and clearance from Lyanco to stop the ball from reaching Alex Iwobi in the box

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Saints get us underway at Goodison Park

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Saints are getting ready on the Goodison Park turf.

Lyanco is working with Duje Caleta-Car exhanchiong passes, while Carlos Alcaraz is showing off his ball-juggling skills with Mohammed Salisu.

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Everton team news

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Saints team news

Here's your Southampton starting XI to take on Everton:

Southampton XI: Bazunu, Lyanco, Caleta-Car, Salisu, Walker-Peters, Lavia, Diallo, Ward-Prowse, Elyounoussi, Edozie, Adams.

Click here to read the full story.

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Charly is here!

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Bazunu wins award

Southampton goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu has won the Premier League Save of the Month award for November/December for his stop against Mohamed Salah at Anfield.

Click here to read the full story.

Gavin Bazunu of Southampton (Image: Isabelle Field/Getty Images)

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Everton statement

The entire board of directors for Everton will not attend this afternoon's Premier League fixture against Southampton at Goodison Park due to 'tangible threats' made against them.

Click here to read the full story.

Farhad Moshiri and Bill Kenwright have been instructed not to attend Everton vs Southampton at Goodison Park this afternoon (Image: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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