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J. Stephens
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D. Ings
M. Lemina
2 - 1
Cédric Soares
Yellow Card
T. Walcott
2 - 0
T. Walcott
M. Schneiderlin
1 - 0

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Shots On Target 7 4
Total Passes 423 299
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Everton get their first win of the Premier League campaign thanks to first-half goals from Theo Walcott and Richarlison. Marco Silva tastes victory in his first home match in charge of the Toffees as his side edged out Southampton at Goodison Park. Danny Ings made life interesting when he notched his first goal for the Saints early in the second period, but the hosts held out for the three points.
90' + 6' Redmond drives down the left flank and smacks the ball off the legs of Coleman, but there's no time for the corner.
90' + 5' Everton are closing in on the win this afternoon and their first victory of the campaign.
90' + 3' Armstrong harries Sigurdsson too much for the referee's liking and he awards another free-kick to the hosts.
90' + 2' BLOCK! Ings cuts back on to his left foot on the edge of the box after a neat turn, but he cannot force his strike through a wall of blue shirts.
90' + 1' Walcott cuts in from the left flank and he goes for goal, only to blast his effort well over the bar.
90' There will be five minutes of added time.
90' Calvert-Lewin battles Armstrong down the flank to win a free-kick for the home side. The Southampton man is not happy with the decision.
88' Everton are taking time off the clock here. It's desperation time for the Saints now.
O. Niasse
86' Niasse replaces Richarlison for the home side.
85' BLOCK! Calvert-Lewin surges down the left on this occasion and works the ball into Walcott. He tees up Sigurdsson for the strike, but Stephens makes the block in the middle.
S. Armstrong
J. Ward-Prowse
84' Armstrong replaces Ward-Prowse for the visitors.
83' SAVE! Gareth Southgate is in the stands this afternoon and he will have been impressed by the save of McCarthy to deny Gueye from distance. The midfielder connected with his effort with power towards the bottom corner. McCarthy got down well to make the stop, pushing it away from the net in the process.
82' Calvert-Lewin breaks down the right flank and he works the ball across the face of goal towards Sigurdsson. However, Cedric is well placed to make the clearance once again for the Saints.
81' Lemina pulls back Sigurdsson in the middle of the park and is fortunate to escape a second booking.
79' SAVE! Ward-Prowse curls his effort towards the near post with power, but Pickford is there to make a strong save, punching the ball to safety.
78' Bertrand is clipped on the edge of the box down the left flank by Walcott. The Saints have a free-kick in a dangerous position. Ward-Prowse stands over the ball.
77' Pickford makes the decision to come for a looping ball on the edge of the area. He connects with his boot, but catches the on-rushing Ings at the same time. A sore one for the Southampton striker.
D. Calvert-Lewin
C. Tosun
75' Tosun makes way for Calvert-Lewin.
74' Richarlison attempts to weave his way into the box, but his attempted strike from the edge is blocked by a wall of red and white shirts.
M. Gabbiadini
Oriol Romeu
72' Romeu makes way for Gabbiadini as Hughes pushes for an equaliser.
72' SAVE! The resulting corner travels to Redmond on the edge of the box. He scuffs his strike, but it travels towards Lemina at the back post. The midfielder sticks out a leg, although he cannot generate power on the ball, allowing Pickford to adjust before making the catch.
71' Cedric has space on the right to raid into and he lifts a dangerous cross into the middle. Ings is lurking, but he is denied as Holgate rises to head behind.
69' MISS! Walcott spurns a huge chance to restore his side's two-goal advantage. Everton cut through Southampton with an incisive passing move between Holgate, Sigurdsson and Walcott. The Icelandic midfielder puts the ball on a plate for the winger to finish from close range, only for Walcott to drag his shot wide of the post with only McCarthy to beat.
67' DISALLOWED GOAL! Walcott thinks that he has his second goal as he converts from Tosun's cross with a neat finish. However, the flag was up against the Everton forward before he made the cutback to his team-mate in the middle.
66' Everton need to find their grip on the game once again as their control of the contest has slipped since the restart.
64' Richarlison attempts to release Tosun through the middle, but Cedric does enough to get back to clear ahead of the forward with a covering challenge.
63' Walcott sends a hopeful ball forward, which allows the Saints to recycle possession and clear their lines.
61' Baines' free-kick on the left flank is cleared with ease by the Saints. Southampton are coping a lot better with Everton's set-pieces that were effective in the first half.
J. Stephens
Yellow Card
59' Stephens goes into the book for a foul on Tosun.
S. Long
C. Austin
58' Austin is withdrawn for Long in a like-for-like replacement.
56' Southampton have been much improved since the restart and are back in the game now. Hughes will be a pleased man on the bench.
M. Lemina
54' Lemina picks out the run of Ings, who slots his effort into the back of the net.
D. Ings
54' GOALLLLLLL!!!! INGS IS OFF THE MARK!! 2-1!! SOUTHAMPTON ARE BACK IN THE GAME! The Saints' start to the second half has been rewarded as Ings peels off his man from the resulting corner, converting his effort past Pickford. Lemina's cross into the box was a good one and the forward had the nous and finishing skill to beat the England keeper.
53' Lemina's cross causes havoc in the Everton box and it forces the Toffees into a hurried clearance behind for a corner.
51' Everton are trying to establish their rhythm at the start of the second half, but the Saints are applying more pressure on the ball.
49' OFFSIDE! Austin makes a run behind the Everton backline off the shoulder of Holgate to latch on to Cedric's offload. However, he just mistimes his movement and is caught offside.
47' Redmond releases Bertrand down the left inside channel with a fine pass. The left-back cuts the ball back towards the near post for Ings, but Keane is there to make the vital intervention.
47' Everton have lost just one of their last eight home Premier League games (W4 D3), 1-3 vs Manchester City in March.
46' We're back underway at Goodison Park.
The Saints have been exposed at the back, although they've also missed good chances in the final third. Charlie Austin missed a free header, while Danny Ings was denied by a brilliant save by Jordan Pickford, although he probably still should have scored. There's hope there for Southampton, but they cannot afford another mistake at the back.
Everton are in complete control of their Premier League clash against Southampton, taking a 2-0 lead into half-time. The Toffees took the lead through Theo Walcott from a well worked free-kick. The former Arsenal man turned provided for Richarlison for the second goal, with the Brazilian notching his third goal in just his second appearance for Marco Silva's men. The Everton manager will be delighted with his team's display.
45' + 3' WIDE! Lemina latches on to a loose ball on the edge of the box and he hammers his effort well wide of the post.
45' + 2' Everton are a step ahead of Southampton across every blade of grass thus far this afternoon.
45' There will be three minutes of added time.
Cédric Soares
Yellow Card
44' Cedric becomes the fourth Southampton player to be booked as he slides in on Richarlison.
43' Lemina searches for the run of Ings over the top. Baines rises to head back to Pickford to avert the danger.
42' Sigurdsson bends a dangerous cross into the box from the right. Austin is back for his team and diverts the cross over the bar for a corner.
41' Walcott gets the better of Bertrand down the flank. Everton are awarded yet another free-kick.
40' A loose pass from Ward-Prowse allows Sigurdsson to break. He looks for the quick option for Walcott, but his offload is poor and travels out for a Southampton goal-kick.
39' Redmond tries to find space for a burst down the left flank, but there are enough blue shirts back to contain his run.
37' Baines whips the resulting free-kick into the box from the left flank, but the rising header from Tosun bounces kindly into the arms of McCarthy.
Oriol Romeu
Yellow Card
36' Romeu wipes out Richarlison on the left flank after being frustrated by the Brazilian's skill. The referee has no choice but to book the Saints midfielder.
34' OVER! Ward-Prowse swings his cross into the middle and Ings makes a run to head the ball at goal. He has space and time to plant his effort into the net, but he can only guide his attempt over the bar. One of those days so far for Ings.
33' Ward-Prowse wins the ball in the midfield and looks for the run of Ings in the box. Keane reads the danger and clears behind for a Southampton corner.
T. Walcott
31' Walcott raids down the right and sends a good cross towards the near post for Richarlison to convert.
31' GOALLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! RICHARLISON HEADS HOME!! EVERTON 2-0!!! It's all too easy for Everton. The Toffees double their advantage as Coleman releases the run of Walcott down the right. The winger sends a cross to the near post where Richarlison makes his move, guiding a header down towards the bottom corner past McCarthy. The summer signing notches his third goal of the campaign.
29' Richarlison appears to be ok after undergoing treatment on his groin.
28' Ings slides the ball into the path of Austin in the box, who tries to carve out room for a strike. However, Keane and Pickford do enough to force the ball out for a goal-kick.
27' Richarlison falls awkwardly in the box and he looks to be in discomfort on the deck. Southampton break on the counter.
25' WHAT A MISS!! Cedric lines up a strike from distance and it swerves on its way to goal. Pickford fumbles the ball straight to Ings in the six-yard box. He has the opportunity to hammer the ball home, but his effort crashes off the bar. Pickford atones for his error as he reacts to Ings' strike, getting a hand to the ball to deflect it on to the bar. A huge chance spurned by the forward, but a brilliant save.
T. Davies
M. Schneiderlin
24' Davies replaces Schneiderlin for the home side.
23' Schneiderlin is struggling with a hamstring injury and he may have to make way here.
21' OVER! Ings gets behind the Everton defence down the right inside channel. He has Austin in support in the middle, but Ings goes for the strike and can only lift his effort over the bar. 
M. Lemina
Yellow Card
19' Lemina goes into the book now for a loose tackle on Gueye. Southampton are having issues with the pace of Everton's play.
18' SAVE! Sigurdsson curls his delivery into the box from the right flank and Tosun rises to head at goal, but McCarthy makes a comfortable save.
W. Hoedt
Yellow Card
17' Hoedt is late with a challenge on Tosun and he goes into the book. The Saints continue to be sloppy at the back.
M. Schneiderlin
15' Schneiderlin works the ball into the feet of Walcott, who provides the finish.
T. Walcott
15' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! WALCOTT OPENS THE SCORING!!!!! EVERTON 1-0!!!! The Toffees take the lead with a well worked set-piece. Baines catches out the Saints with a pass inside to Schneiderlin, who turns the ball into the path of Walcott. The forward holds his composure in front of McCarthy, sliding his strike under the keeper. A fine goal from the home side.
14' Sigurdsson bursts away from Lemina in the middle of the park before being upended by a challenge from Hoedt. Everton have a free-kick in a dangerous position on the right side of the pitch.
12' Ings sends the ball out wide for the run of Cedric, but Richarlison is there to cover the space with a fine sliding challenge. The Brazilian displaying he has more than flair on the pitch.
10' CHANCE! Ward-Prowse curls a delightful cross into the box for Austin. The striker peels off his man and has a free header at goal, but he can only guide his effort wide of the target. A huge opportunity spurned for the visitors.
9' Walcott loses possession on the edge of the Southampton box, allowing the visitors to break through Redmond. The winger makes a surging run before being brought down by Gueye.
7' BLOCK! Sigurdsson lofts the corner to the back post and Gueye makes a late run to strike on the volley. Romeu gets out of the line to make the block for his team.
7' Baines makes a good burst down the left flank and he wins a corner, firing the ball off the legs of Hoedt. The Everton man stays down for a second after the challenge with the Dutchman.
6' The Toffees win a second free-kick for a foul by Bertrand on Walcott. Sigurdsson floats a cross into the box for Tosun to attack. His header trickles into the arms of McCarthy.
5' SAVE! Sigurdsson curls his delivery to the back post for the run of Keane. The defender heads towards goal, although his effort is straight at McCarthy, who makes the save.
5' Everton win a free-kick on the counter as Sigurdsson is brought down. The midfielder will have the opportunity to send a cross into the box.
4' Southampton take the corner short and Bertrand whips a cross towards the middle, but Pickford comes off his line to make the claim.
3' Ings gets down the right and scoops a cross into the box. It gets deflected back into the path of Austin, who pulls the trigger on a right-footed strike. It deflects off Gueye and behind for a corner.
1' Cedric looks for an early ball over the top of the Everton defence, but Keane rises to clear it away from Ings.
1' We're underway at Goodison Park. 
Southampton’s 2-0 win in November 1997 is their only victory in 19 Premier League visits to Goodison Park (W1 D5 L13).
The teams are out on the pitch, so we should be underway shortly.
Everton are unbeaten in their last 13 home league games against Southampton (W9 D4), since a 0-2 defeat in November 1997.
Hughes has made two changes to his side that drew against Burnley last time out. Ward-Prowse and Ings come into the team, with the latter making his first start for the Saints. Armstrong and Vestergaard make way from the side from the opening day.
Everton make the one change from their draw against Wolves on the opening day. Jagielka serves his suspension for his dismissal at Molineux and is replaced in the heart of the defence by Holgate. Zouma comes on to the bench and could make his first appearance for the Toffees this afternoon. Tosun continues to lead the line, with Richarlison making his home debut on the left flank.
Southampton subs: Maya Yoshida, Shane Long, Stuart Armstrong, Manolo Gabbiadini, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Angus Gunn, Matt Targett.
SOUTHAMPTON (4-4-2): Alex McCarthy; Cedric Soares, Jack Stephens, Wesley Hoedt, Ryan Bertrand; James Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Mario Lemina, Nathan Redmond; Charlie Austin, Danny Ings.
Everton subs: Kurt Zouma, Oumar Niasse, Maarten Stekelenburg, Tom Davies, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Ademola Lookman, Jonjoe Kenny.
EVERTON (4-2-3-1): Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Mason Holgate, Michael Keane, Leighton Baines; Idrissa Gueye, Morgan Schneiderlin; Theo Walcott, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Richarlison; Cenk Tosun.
Let's take a look at the two sides this afternoon.
Southampton were held to a goalless draw in their opener against Burnley at St Mary's Stadium. The Saints pushed for a winner and could have had a penalty late when new signing Danny Ings was felled in the box. Mark Hughes and his team were forced to settle for a point, although they will head into this contest with confidence on their side.
The Toffees kicked off their campaign last week with a draw against Wolves at Molineux. Marco Silva's men were twice ahead as Richarlison netted a brace on his debut, despite the dismissal of Phil Jagielka. However, a late goal from Raul Jimenez denied Everton the victory. Silva will be keen to get off the mark at Goodison Park in his first match at the ground to kickstart his side's season.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Everton and Southampton at Goodison Park.