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January 21, 2013 3:00 PM EST
St. Mary's Stadium — Southampton, Hampshire
Referee:‬ N. Swarbrick‎
Attendance:‬ 28359‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Southampton 0-0 Everton

Both Tim Howard and Artur Boruc made a number of good stops to ensure their sides shared the points at St Mary's, although Nikica Jelavic will rue missing a gilt-edged opportunity

By Tom J Doyle

  • Artur Boruc
    18
    0
    3.50

    Artur Boruc

    The Polish keeper superbly denied Anichebe in the second half with a strong right hand. He also got out well to deny Naismith and made a good block from a close-range Fellaini volley. A great display after the Saints have struggled for a regular No.1 this season.

  • Nathaniel Clyne
    0
    0
    3.00

    Nathaniel Clyne

    The right-back coped well with Pienaar but did not get tight enough to Baines at times. Provided an option in attack on the flank.

  • Maya Yoshida
    0
    4
    2.50

    Maya Yoshida

    Struggled to deal with Fellaini's aerial ability and did not track Jelavic well enough but was let off by poor finishing from the striker.

  • Jos Hooiveld
    1
    1
    3.00

    Jos Hooiveld

    The Dutch defender lost concentration with the ball in the air on occasion but forced a decent stop from Howard with good control and a volley.

  • Luke Shaw
    4
    0
    3.50

    Luke Shaw

    The 17-year-old made enterprising runs down the left and showed great strength both with and without the ball. With displays like this, he has the makings of a future star.

  • Morgan Schneiderlin
    1
    0
    3.00

    Morgan Schneiderlin

    Composed presence in the centre of the park and kept Everton's creative players quiet. He won the ball well and moved it on to more dynamic players.

  • G. Ramírez
    4
    0
    3.50

    G. Ramírez

    Strong in the tackle and and clever in possession, he almost set up Do Prado and drew a fine save from Howard after a strong run. Replaced by Davis.

  • Jack Cork
    1
    2
    3.00

    Jack Cork

    The youngster combined well with Schneiderlin in the centre to stifle Everton's midfield; he could be an important presence for the Saints in avoiding relegation.

  • Guilherme Do Prado
    1
    0
    3.00

    Guilherme Do Prado

    The midfielder was lucky to escape a caution for a reckless early lunge but got forward well with energy to provide Lambert with support. Replaced by Rodriguez.

  • Jason Puncheon
    1
    0
    3.00

    Jason Puncheon

    Good early movement and drive from the forward and he almost opened the scoring a couple of times. Provided a constant threat but was replaced by De Ridder late on.

  • Rickie Lambert
    3
    1
    3.50

    Rickie Lambert

    A great all-action display with a superb free kick that forced a last-gasp save, hit from over 30 yards out, and a host of other chances but lacked the finishing touch.

Substitutions

  • Steven Davis
    1
    0
    2.50

    Steven Davis

    Came on for the final 20 minutes and combined well with Shaw.

  • Steve de Ridder
    0
    0

    Steve de Ridder

    Came on for the last five minutes - not enough time to make an impact.

  • Jay Rodriguez
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jay Rodriguez

    Given 30 minutes to find the Saints a breakthrough and looked confident trying to open up the Toffees. Also willing to work hard for the side.

  • Tim Howard
    4
    2
    3.50

    Tim Howard Top of the Match

    The American made great stops in the first half from Lambert, Ramirez and Hooiveld to keep his side in the game - he was the main reason why the Toffees left with a point.

  • Leighton Baines
    1
    1
    2.50

    Leighton Baines

    The left-back found space down the flank and was unafraid to shoot from range but his delivery was not up to its usual high standards. Cleared a header off the line to keep the scores level, though.

  • Phil Jagielka
    1
    0
    3.50

    Phil Jagielka

    His vital early clearance denied Puncheon an easy finish and the England defender stopped the forward with another block. A solid presence for David Moyes' side.

  • Sylvain Distin
    0
    0
    2.50

    Sylvain Distin

    Bailed out by Jagielka on a couple of occasions, the centre-back looked off the pace. He took a chance by pushing Yoshida needlessly in the box and could not handle Lambert.

  • Phil Neville
    0
    1
    2.50

    Phil Neville

    Typically composed in the centre and rarely bypassed but offered little in the way of creativity to break the Saints down. Moved to right-back after Coleman's withdrawal.

  • Leon Osman
    0
    1
    2.50

    Leon Osman

    The midfielder pressed forward with intensity but struggled to impose himself on the game. Booked for a lazy lunge on Shaw and went off for Anichebe.

  • Steven Pienaar
    0
    1
    2.50

    Steven Pienaar

    The South African showed a range of nice flicks and good dribbling, but little penetration. A combative presence but it wasn't his night.

  • Seamus Coleman
    0
    1
    2.50

    Seamus Coleman

    The young full-back looked to push on down the right and put in dangerous crosses early on but was forced off with an injury early in the second half.

  • Marouane Fellaini
    4
    2
    3.00

    Marouane Fellaini

    Showed strong hold-up play and had the beating of the hosts' back line in the air. Tested Boruc with a snap volley early in the second half.

  • Nikica Jelavic
    2
    6
    1.50

    Nikica Jelavic Flop of the Match

    The striker had another poor night in front of goal, wasting a glorious chance on the hour looking unimaginative in possession. Was replaced by Mirallas.

  • Steven Naismith
    0
    1
    2.50

    Steven Naismith

    The clever Scot was always looking to link in passing triangles and had a 10-yard drive at Boruc on 20 minutes but struggled to dominate play.

Substitutions

  • Kevin Mirallas
    2
    0
    2.50

    Kevin Mirallas

    Had 25 minutes after replacing Jelavic but shanked a great chance wide from 10 yards. Still finding his way back to full fitness.

  • Victor Anichebe
    2
    1
    3.50

    Victor Anichebe

    The forward replaced Coleman early in the second half and immediately looked a threat. He played in Jelavic but the striker somehow squandered the chance, and produced a superb stop from Boruc.

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