Everton vs Sunderland and Southampton vs Bournemouth - Premier League LIVE - Live coverage - The Independent

Everton vs Sunderland and Southampton vs Bournemouth - Premier League LIVE

    Welcome to live coverage of the Premier League from The Independent as Everton prepare to host Sunderland before Bournemouth make the short trip to face Southampton later on.

    Roberto Martinez's side made a good start to the new campaign but defeats by Manchester United and Arsenal have dented the optimism felt at Goodison Park in recent weeks.

    Despite a moral-boosting victory against North East foes Newcastle last weekend, the Black Cats remain entrenched in danger at the bottom of the table but a win today will see them climb out of the bottom three.

    Meanwhile, in the battle of the south coast, the Saints will be looking to get back to winning ways after successive draws against Leicester City and Liverpool.

    Bournemouth, on the other hand, haven't tasted success since the defeat of Sunderland in September and go into this afternoon's meeting at St Mary's after two 5-1 reverses to Manchester City and Tottenham respectively.
    11/1/2015 12:23:45 PM

    Team news from Goodison Park

    Everton: Howard, Coleman, Oviedo, Stones, Funes Mori, McCarthy, Barry (c), Kone, Barkley, Deulofeu, Lukaku.

    Subs: Robles, Galloway, Gibson, Osman, Mirallas, Lennon, Naismith.

    Sunderland: Pantilimon, Yedlin, Jones, Brown, Coates, Cattermole (c), M'Vila, van Aanholt, Johnson, Fletcher, Defoe.

    Subs: Larsson, Rodwell, Gomez, Lens, Graham, Watmore, Mannone.
    11/1/2015 12:39:40 PM

    11/1/2015 12:50:15 PM

    Jose Mourinho will be given a month to turn around their nightmare start to the Premier League season after the 3-1 home defeat by Liverpool, according to sources within the London club.

    Philippe Coutinho, who scored twice, and Christian Benteke earned Liverpool their first Premier League win under Jürgen Klopp since taking over at Anfield, and afterwards Mourinho said he “did not think” the match would be his last at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea’s next game is at home on Wednesday in the Champions League with Dynamo Kiev the visitors. 
    11/1/2015 1:01:53 PM

    Manchester United will re-launch their bid to try and sign Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale in the summer in a deal that could cost as much as £90m, according to reports this morning, although they will not look to offset that fee with the sale of goalkeeper David de Gea.
    11/1/2015 1:05:41 PM

    Jamie Vardy continued his remarkable scoring form to score his eighth goal in as many games to fire Leicester City to third in the Premier League table with a 3-2 win against West Bromwich. 

    Claudio Ranieri treated his players to lunch at a pizzeria on Thursday.
    They might be looking forward to a different kind of continental fare if they maintain their outstanding form as their third win in four matches lifted them into the Champions League spots, three points behind leaders Manchester City. 

    11/1/2015 1:08:32 PM

    Crystal Palace do not do draws normally and the disappointment of this one – a first since February, 24 games ago – was that it should have been a victory. 

    They were far more threatening and inventive than a Manchester United side who have not scored for almost five and a half hours and were urged by their supporters to “attack, attack, attack”. The 0-0 draw yesterday, it is safe to say, will be yet another disappointment for Red Devils supporters.
    11/1/2015 1:10:40 PM

    After an astonishingly good performance by Mesut Özil which helped keep Arsenal in the title hunt, Arsène Wenger was asked about the latest events at Stamford Bridge.

    “I think it’s better I don’t talk about that,” the Arsenal manager said, although he couldn’t quite stop the hint of a smile. “Let’s focus on our quality.

    11/1/2015 1:21:38 PM

    Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce says he is determined to prove his doubters wrong by keeping the Black Cats in the Premier League.

    "I like a challenge," Allardyce, speaking to Sky Sports. "When somebody says you can't do it, I want to do it. 

    Dick [Advocaat, previous Sunderland manager] says we are not going to stay up, I'm going to show him we can.

    "I've got a steely determination when somebody says you can't have something I have to have it. I have the confidence in my ability too."

    11/1/2015 1:24:48 PM

    As the two sides emerge from the Goodison Park tunnel and prepare to honour a minute silence on behalf of the Royal British Legion, here is a quick reminder of the two sides as Everton host Sunderland in another crucial Premier League clash.

    Everton: Howard, Coleman, Oviedo, Stones, Funes Mori, McCarthy, Barry (c), Kone, Barkley, Deulofeu, Lukaku.

    Subs: Robles, Galloway, Gibson, Osman, Mirallas, Lennon, Naismith.

    Sunderland: Pantilimon, Yedlin, Jones, Brown, Coates, Cattermole (c), M'Vila, van Aanholt, Johnson, Fletcher, Defoe.

    Subs: Larsson, Rodwell, Gomez, Lens, Graham, Watmore, Mannone.
    11/1/2015 1:29:02 PM
    0 mins - Everton 0 Sunderland 0: The hosts get the action under way in Liverpool with Sunderland knowing they could climb out of the Premier League bottom three with a win. Everton, meanwhile, could turnaround a slide which has seen them lose their last two matches.
    11/1/2015 1:32:36 PM
    3 mins - Everton 0 Sunderland 0: A breakneck start by the visitors sees the Black Cats rattle the woodwork inside three minutes. Steve Fletcher ties up Patrick van Aanholt on the edge of the area. The Dutchman clatters Tim Howard, who can only watch as it bounces clear. 
    11/1/2015 1:36:36 PM
    4 mins - Everton 0 Sunderland 0: Moving scenes at Goodison Park as the Toffees supporters unite in a minutes applause to mark the life of Howard Kendall, the former Everton player and manager who passed away last week. 

    11/1/2015 1:38:19 PM
    9 mins - Everton 0 Sunderland 0: Ross Barkley is afforded far too much space in front of the Black Cats' goal by Lee Cattermole before pulling the trigger, but the England man's effort glances just wide. 
    11/1/2015 1:41:56 PM
    14 mins - Everton 0 Sunderland 0: Ross Barkley loses the ball to Patrick van Aanholt who gallops through the hosts' midfielder before finding Jermain Defoe. 

    The former England man then forces Tim Howard into a good low, point blank, save but Adam Johnson picks up the rebound on the edge of the area. His shot bounces off the far post, for the second time of the day, and Everton finally clear. Roberto Martinez's men rattled. 

    11/1/2015 1:48:02 PM

    GOOAALL!! Everton 1 Sunderland 0 - Gerard Deulofeu

    19 mins: Arouna Kone finds Gerard Deulofeu with pinpoint accuracy, behind the Sunderland backline, and it is just left to the Spaniard to slide it underneath Costel Pantilimon to put Everton into a scarcely deserved lead. 
    11/1/2015 1:50:22 PM
    21 mins - Everton 1 Sunderland 0: The hosts suddenly look much better after their opener as Seamus Coleman combines with Arouna Kone to give two Sunderland defenders the slip before forcing Costel Pantilimon into a strong save. 
    11/1/2015 1:54:10 PM
    24 mins: Everton subBryan Oviedo off, Brendan Galloway on. 

    Oviedo's day comes to an early end as he limps off - holding his hamstring - to be replaced by Galloway with just over 20 minutes of the first half to go.
    11/1/2015 1:55:39 PM
    27 mins - Everton 1 Sunderland 0: More good play by the visitors goes to waste as Jermain Defoe sets up Adam Johnson but the former Manchester City winger curls an audacious effort inches wide of the Toffee's goal.
    11/1/2015 1:59:43 PM

    GOOAALL!! Everton 2 Sunderland - Arouna Kone

    31 mins: The Toffees secure a vital two goal cushion courtesy of a neat interplay between Romelu Lukaku and Arouna Kone allows the latter to score a tremendous goal from the outskirts of Sunderland's area. The visitors have had their chances, but Everton have taken theirs. 
    11/1/2015 2:02:32 PM
    38 mins: Sunderland sub - Lee Cattermole off, Jack Rodwell on.

    More problems for Sam Allardyce as captain Cattermole is forced off through injury ten minutes before the break. Former Toffee Rodwell returns to action at Goodison Park.
    11/1/2015 2:09:55 PM

    11/1/2015 2:10:31 PM
    41 mins - Everton 2 Sunderland 0: Another great turn by Romelu Lukaku dumbfounds Wes Brown but the Belgian's effort it straight at Costel Pantilimon. Sam Allardyce will be happy to make it to half time without any further damage being done.
    11/1/2015 2:14:30 PM
    Three minutes added time.
    11/1/2015 2:17:14 PM

    GOOAALL!! Everton 2 Sunderland 1 - Jermain Defoe

    45+3 mins: What a fine goal by Sunderland's Jermain Defoe to haul the visitors back into this match on the stroke of half time. The former Tottenham and Portsmouth man picks it up 35 yards out, chips it over Ramiro Funes Mori, before half-volleying it straight past Tim Howard. Game on!
    11/1/2015 2:20:11 PM

    HT: Everton 2 Sunderland 1

    11/1/2015 2:23:09 PM
    45 mins - Everton 2 Sunderland 1: We're back under way at Goodison Park as Sam Allardyce trudges up the steps from the tunnel with a cup of tea in his hand. He will have enjoyed his team talk a little more because of Jermain Defoe's late strike in the first half but there is much still to be done. 
    11/1/2015 2:37:49 PM

    GOOAALL!! Everton 2 Sunderland 2 - Steven Fletcher 

    50 mins: Well, well, well. Patrick van Aanholt crosses for Steven Fletcher who rises above Ramiro Funes Mori to head Sunderland level - when all seemed lost before the break. This has been a sterling effort from Sam Allardyce's men. The momentum is with the Black Cats now.
    11/1/2015 2:40:48 PM
    53 mins - Everton 2 Sunderland 2: An end-to-end passage of play finally comes to end - one which saw Gerard Deulofeu appeal for a penalty when tackled by Billy Jones before Jermain Defoe had an effort blocked at the other end.
    11/1/2015 2:45:26 PM

    GOOAALL!! Everton 3 Sunderland 2 - Sebastian Coates (OG)

    55 mins: This topsy-turvy clash sees the pendulum swing once more. Sunderland shoot themselves in the foot as Sebastian Coates heads it into his own net, past Costel Pantilimon, with Romelu Lukaku breathing down his neck. 

    11/1/2015 2:46:08 PM

    Everton 4 Sunderland 2 - Romelu Lukaku 

    60 mins: That surely is that for the Black Cats. Another superb assist by Gerard Deulofeu allows Romelu Lukaku to break into a pocket of space behind Wes Brown before sidestepping Costel Pantilimon to convert easily. 
    11/1/2015 2:50:54 PM

    GOOAALL!! Everton 5 Sunderland 2 - Arouna Kone

    62 mins: Sunderland are ripped apart unceremoniously as James McCarthy plays a wonderful cut across to Arouna Kone who just fires it past Costel Pantilimon to end any hopes of a revival for Sam Allardyce. Stunning counter-attacking football by the hosts. 
    11/1/2015 2:53:02 PM
    63 mins: Sunderland sub - DeAndre Yedlin off, Sebastian Larsson on.
    11/1/2015 2:55:04 PM
    64 mins: Everton sub - Gerard Deulofeu off, Kevin Mirallas on.
    11/1/2015 2:56:05 PM

    11/1/2015 2:56:32 PM
    72 mins - Everton 5 Sunderland 2: The hosts appear willing to slow proceedings down after racing to an extraordinary lead in this second period. There will be a lot to reflect on for both managers, as this scoreline flatters to deceive, but the three points have been settled. 
    11/1/2015 3:05:49 PM

    GOOAALL!! Everton 6 Sunderland 2 - Arouna Kone

    76 mins: Romelu Lukaku crosses with the outside of his boot to find Arouna Kone to head home and complete a stunning hat-trick. A day to remember for the former Wigan Athletic man as Everton run riot.
    11/1/2015 3:06:50 PM
    78 mins: Everton sub - Romelu Lukaku off, Leon Osman on.
    11/1/2015 3:09:09 PM
    84 mins - Everton 6 Sunderland 2: Jermain Defoe refuses to give up, despite all seeming lost, but the former England man cannot single-handedly drag Sunderland back into this match. He has perhaps deserved better this afternoon. 
    11/1/2015 3:18:24 PM
    Three minutes added time.
    11/1/2015 3:22:06 PM

    FT: Everton 6 Sunderland 2

    Arouna Kone will get the headlines after a superb outing, one which underlines his often underestimated importance, helped Everton to east past lowly Sunderland.
    11/1/2015 3:24:00 PM

    Gareth Barry: "It was end to end, not the plan we had at all. In the second half, some of our attacking play was very good so we take the positives. 

    The plan was to get down the sides, we knew they would be tough to break down. 

    "We had to take out chances when they came because Sunderland sides are often tough to break down. Days like this make it that more special. Like anything, things can change quickly so I just want to enjoy it while I’m playing. I’m feeling very good and my body is good."
    11/1/2015 3:34:59 PM

    Attention now turns to St Mary's where Southampton face their south coast rivals Bournemouth for the first time in the Premier League. With just over 20 minutes to go until kick-off, here are the all importance line-ups..

    Southampton: Stekelenburg, Cédric, Fonte, Van Dijk, Bertrand, Wanyama, Clasie, S. Davis, Tadić, Mané, Pellè.

    Subs: K. Davis, Yoshida, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Juanmi, Ramírez, Caulker.

    Bournemouth: Federici, Smith, Francis, Distin, Daniels, Ritchie, Gosling, Surman, Arter, Pugh, Murray.

    Subs: Allsop, Cargill, MacDonald, Stanislas, Tomlin, Kermorgant, King.
    11/1/2015 3:39:20 PM

    11/1/2015 3:42:31 PM
    0 mins - Southampton 0 Bournemouth 0: The hosts get the ball rolling on this intriguing south coast derby between the Saints and Eddie Howe's newly-promoted outfit. 
    11/1/2015 4:00:47 PM
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