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    Southampton 0-2 Everton - Half time
    8/15/2015 12:46:53 PM
    Southampton 0-2 Everton - 45 mins: And we're back under way! One half time change for Southampton. Oriol Romeu has come on for Dusan Tadic.


    8/15/2015 12:50:00 PM
    Southampton 0-2 Everton - 46 mins: Good start for the Saints. Mane earns his side a corner. Decent delivery into the book but Davis fails to generate enough power in his header and the ball bounces past the left-hand post.



    8/15/2015 12:51:34 PM
    Southampton 0-2 Everton - 48 mins: Minutes after coming on, Romeu is already in the book with a yellow for a wreckless and dangerous challenge on Stones outside of the Everton box.




    8/15/2015 12:53:45 PM
    Southampton 0-2 Everton - 51 mins: Davis with the corner for Southampton but it's cleared by Kone of all people.





    8/15/2015 12:56:04 PM
    Southampton 0-2 Everton - 52 mins: Southampton have come out strong and putting Everton under a lot of pressure. A ball in by Mane from the right isn't properly cleared by Everton and Pelle pounces on the loose ball in the middle of the box. He strikes it sweetly on the half-volley but Howard reacts quickly to stop the shot.





    8/15/2015 12:58:09 PM
    Southampton 0-2 Everton - 55 mins: If Southampton can convert this pressure into a goal then we're going to be in for a real treat of a game.






    8/15/2015 12:59:38 PM
    Southampton 0-2 Everton - 56 mins: Lukaku has yet to have touched the ball this half. That says it all.
    8/15/2015 1:00:59 PM
    Southampton 0-2 Everton - 58 mins: That's another risky challenge from Romeu on Galloway. He's avoided a second yellow card though and is still on the pitch. He needs to reign it in.
    8/15/2015 1:03:15 PM
    Southampton 0-2 Everton - 60 mins: More pressure from Southampton. Wanyama picks the ball up in his own half and drives forward before playing the ball out to Mane on the left. His low cross in fails to find Pelle though and it's booted away by the Everton defence. 
    8/15/2015 1:05:53 PM
    Southampton 0-2 Everton - 61 mins: Southampton's Cedric goes down for treatment, providing Everton with a much needed pause in play. He's up on his feet but with bandage strapped around his head.
    8/15/2015 1:08:00 PM
    TEAM NEWS IS STARTING TO COME THROUGH FOR THE 3PM MATCHES
    8/15/2015 1:10:37 PM
    Southampton 0-2 Everton - 65 mins: A deep ball from the right is played over the top to Lukaku. He plays the ball back on himself but Barkley miss-times his run and the ball falls behind him and out of reach.
    8/15/2015 1:11:07 PM
    Sunderland vs Norwich City: 






    8/15/2015 1:11:34 PM
    Swansea City vs Newcastle United: 






    8/15/2015 1:12:24 PM
    Tottenham Hotspur vs Stoke City: 






    8/15/2015 1:13:18 PM
    Southampton 0-2 Everton - 67 mins: A corner for Everton but it comes straight back out to Barkley who brings the ball down with a fantastic touch and takes it past Wanyama on the bottom right. His shot is deflected into the side-netting though for another corner.
    8/15/2015 1:13:47 PM
    Watford vs West Bromwich Albion: 




    8/15/2015 1:14:33 PM
    West Ham United vs Leicester City: 






    8/15/2015 1:15:21 PM
    Southampton 0-2 Everton - 71 mins: Jay Rodriquez comes on for Shane Long.
    8/15/2015 1:15:47 PM
    Southampton 0-2 Everton - 71 mins: Some nice link-up play by Everton down the right, culminating in a corner. The ball is driven to the back post and Jagielka scrambles to meet the ball. His header doesn't really challenge Howard and it goes out for another corner.

    8/15/2015 1:17:34 PM
    Southampton 0-2 Everton - 73 mins: Yellow for McCarthy who brings down Pelle in the centre of the pitch. 
    8/15/2015 1:19:12 PM

    Pelle will need to pull something out of the bag if Southampton stand any chance of making it back into this game


    8/15/2015 1:20:42 PM
    Southampton 0-2 Everton - 76 mins: Yellow card for Steven Davis. Things are starting to heat up for the Saints. They desperately need a goal.
    8/15/2015 1:21:23 PM
    Southampton 0-2 Everton - 78 mins: Mane picks up the ball 30-yards out and takes a shot at goal. Howard gets a hand to the out-swinging ball and parries it for a corner. Naismith comes on for Kone.
    8/15/2015 1:23:43 PM
    Southampton 0-2 Everton - 78 mins: Everton fail to properly clear the corner and the ball works its way back to the edge of the box. Wanyama finds himself in some space to shot but he scuffs it over the bar.
    8/15/2015 1:25:13 PM
    Southampton 0-3 Everton - 83 min: GOAL!! Barkley scores!
    8/15/2015 1:27:35 PM
    Southampton 0-3 Everton - 83 min: That's an excellent goal. After some great build-up play on the right hand edge of the box, the ball is played across to Barkley on the left who, with his first touch, cuts back inside and curls it around Stekelenburg to make it 3-0.
    8/15/2015 1:29:53 PM
    Southampton 0-3 Everton - 86 min: Lukaku named man of the match and deservedly so.
    8/15/2015 1:31:44 PM
    Southampton 0-3 Everton - 88 min: Tyias Browning on for Brendan Galloway and Gerard Deulofeu on for Romelu Lukaku.
    8/15/2015 1:33:26 PM
    Southampton 0-3 Everton - 90 min: Four minutes of extra time announced by the fourth official but Barkley's goal has put this game to bed.
    8/15/2015 1:35:11 PM
    Southampton 0-3 Everton - FULL TIME! And that's the whistle! 
    8/15/2015 1:38:32 PM
    Southampton 0-3 Everton - FULL TIME! That was an incredibly convincing performance from the Toffees and their first win at Southampton in 13 years. Despite sustaining a great deal of pressure from the Saints at the start of the second half, Everton managed to hold on to their 2-0 lead, thanks to a Lukaku brace, before securing the three points with a late Ross Barkley goal. That's just what the fans needed.

    As for Southampton, questions will inevitably be raised over their back four. That's five goals conceded from the first two games of the season. They wasted a number of chances and failed to match Everton's desire throughout. A well earned win for the Toffees.


    8/15/2015 1:44:40 PM
    Reminder of today's 3.00pm games:
    • Sunderland vs Norwich
    • Swansea City vs Newcastle
    • Tottenham Hotspur vs Stoke
    • Watford vs West Bromwich Albion
    • West Ham vs Leicester City
    8/15/2015 1:57:33 PM
    Take of read of our match previews...
    8/15/2015 1:58:03 PM

    West Ham vs Leicester: Can Reece Oxford continue his meteoric rise against the Foxes?

    The IndependentIt’s a big game for…Jamie Vardy: In the news for all the wrong reasons last weekend, the England international will want his football do the talking for him against the Hammers.
    8/15/2015 1:58:30 PM

    Watford vs West Brom preview: Saido Berahino needs to prove he's worth his big value

    The IndependentIt’s a big game for…SAIDO BERAHINO: Although Tony Pulis took responsibility for his side’s 3-0 loss to Manchester City on Tuesday Saido Berahino did little to justify the interest shown in his services from a number of clubs over the summer.
    8/15/2015 1:58:44 PM

    Swansea vs Newcastle: Montero hoping to give Newcastle the runaround

    The IndependentIt’s a big game for…Jonjo Shelvey: Following an impressive performance at Stamford Bridge on the opening day, Swansea manager Garry Monk has challenged his midfielder to earn an England recall.
    8/15/2015 1:58:57 PM

    Tottenham vs Stoke preview: Spurs failed to pick up a point against the Potters last season

    The IndependentIt’s a big game for…HUGO LLORIS: Having played his first 90 minutes since the end of last season for Tottenham Hotspur’s Under-21 side on Monday, Spurs’ shot-stopper has put himself in contention to face Stoke.
    8/15/2015 1:59:15 PM

    Sunderland vs Norwich preview: It's a big game for Nathan Redmond

    The IndependentIt’s a big game for…NATHAN REDMOND: The Canaries winger is out to prove that he can make an impact in the Premier League, having divided opinion regarding his ability in the past. Having come on from the bench against Crystal Palace at the weekend, the 21-year-old scored and offered his side something different going forward.  The Sunderland fixture is a chance for Redmond to prove his worth ahead of a campaign reliant on goals to survive.
    8/15/2015 1:59:24 PM
    And we're under way! Let's see what's in store for the Premier League this afternoon.
    8/15/2015 2:03:30 PM
    Swansea 1-0 Newcastle - 9 min: GOAL! Gomis puts the home side up!
    8/15/2015 2:10:14 PM

    Watford 0-0 West Brom: Match facts...

    • The last time the two sides played against other as top flight teams was in the 1985-86 season. Watford won that game 5-1. They'll be looking for a repeat of that score no doubt.
    • West Brom haven't been beaten on the last seven occasions that they've played at Watford (D3, W4)
    8/15/2015 2:16:18 PM
    Tottenham 1-0 Stoke - 19 min: GOAL! Dier puts Spurs ahead against the visitors.


    8/15/2015 2:19:33 PM
    Tottenham 1-0 Stoke: Match facts...
    • In the first time in their history, Stoke did the double over Tottenham last season.
    • The two sides share a particularly tempestuous history. In the last seven league meetings at the Britannia stadium seven red cards have been shown.
    8/15/2015 2:21:20 PM
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