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Southampton edge past Everton, continue resurgence (video)

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  • Saints went 2-0 up through Ward-Prowse, own goal
  • Everton pulled one back in stoppage time
  • 7 points from last 3 games for Saints

Southampton beat Everton 2-1 at St Mary’s on Saturday as Ralph Hasenhuttl‘s revolution continues to gather momentum after a dominant performance.

A beauty from James Ward-Prowse and a Lucas Digne own goal put Saints ahead, but Gylfi Sigurdsson‘s late goal set up a needlessly nervous finish. Southampton held on and Hasenhuttl punched the air in delight as his team made it back-to-back wins in the Premier League and four victories in his first eight games in charge.

With the win Saints move up to 15th place on 22 points, while Everton slip to 11th on 30 points.

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It was all Saints early on as Danny Ings flicked a shot goalwards at the near post but Jordan Pickford denied him brilliantly.

Moments later Kurt Zouma sprung into action to deny Saints as wave after wave of attack came from the home side.

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Jan Bednarek then halted Ademola Lookman after good play from Everton going forward. At the other end Ings was again denied by Pickford after being set free as Saints continued to look dangerous.

Before half time Nathan Redmond surged forward but his shot hit the post as Saints huffed and puffed but Everton held on to go in level at the break. Moments later Saints hit the post again, as Andre Gomes knocked the ball against his own woodwork after Ings caused problems.

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At the start of the second half Everton went close as Gylfi Sigurdsson’s header was saved by Alex McCarthy but then Southampton scored twice in quick succession.

First, Ward-Prowse smashed home a superb finish to put Saints 1-0 up and their lead was then doubled in bizarre fashion.

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Redmond raced clear and Digne tried to track back with him, but he poked the ball past his own goalkeeper and into his own net to sum up a miserable outing for the Toffees.

Late on Shane Long almost scored but Pickford made another great stop, and then Everton made it intriguing. Sigurdsson steered home in stoppage time to make it 2-1 and set up a tense finish, and despite a few delays due to injuries, Southampton held on for the win.

Everton tops Bournemouth at soggy Goodison (video)

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  • Toffees’ 2nd win since December
  • Zouma, Digne connect for winner
  • Calvert-Lewin adds insurance in stoppage time
  • Bournemouth one point in last four PL matches

Kurt Zouma‘s second half goal propelled Everton to a rare win during a soggy 2-0 defeat of Bournemouth on Sunday at Goodison Park.

The win is Everton’s first at home in the Premier League since a Nov. 24 defeat of Cardiff City, and pushes the Toffees into 10th with 30 points. Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored from an Ademola Lookman assist deep in stoppage time to complete the scoring.

Bournemouth is 12th with 27 points.

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A steady, heavy rain plagued the first half, as players like Gylfi Sigurdsson skidded shots wide of goal which may normally have troubled the goalkeeper.

How sloppy was it? The clubs attempted 15 shots on target, but only two were on target (Both sides hit the woodwork once).

Bournemouth’s David Brooks was very involved, hitting the post late in the half after seeing an early penalty shout rightly denied when Idrissa Gueye made a fine intervention in the box.

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Richarlison had a shot blocked and put the rebound past Asmir Begovic only to see Nathan Ake make a final goal line clearance.

Bernard then won a free kick off Jefferson Lerma, centrally-located from about 30 yards out.

Everton broke through a few touches after a corner kick, as Lucas Digne sent the ball atop the six for Zouma to turn into the goal with a fine header.

Richarlison missed with his attempt of a diving header to turn Sigurdsson’s cross on goal.

Jordan Pickford was needed twice in stoppage time as Everton held on for the win.

FA Cup 10 a.m. ET roundup: Morata leads Chelsea; Everton survives scare

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Nine more sides clinched spots in the next round of the FA Cup, while Southampton and Derby County are destined for a replay after drawing their 10 a.m. ET kickoff on Saturday.

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Everton 2-1 Lincoln City

Goals from Ademola Lookman and Bernard had the Toffees looking prepared to dominate their League Two visitors, but Michael Bostwick pulled one back with a 28th minute header and the Imps were positioned within a strike of a replay at Sincil Bank. Richarlison saved Everton from that fate not with a goal, but a headed denial of Lincoln City’s 82nd minute bid to level the score line.

Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Alvaro Morata could apparently be a dominant Championship striker. Who knew? The Spaniard struck twice in the first 14 minutes of the second half to send Maurizio Sarri‘s men through the next round after Cesc Fabregas missed a penalty in terrible fashion at Stamford Bridge.

Derby County 2-2 Southampton

A pair of goals from Nathan Redmond, the first early in the first half, the second early in the second, seemed set to help the visiting Saints sail, but Jack Marriott and Tom Lawrence struck three minutes apart for Frank Lampard‘s Rams to push the score level with just under a half-hour to play at Pride Park.

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Fleetwood Town 2-3 AFC Wimbledon
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Still to come

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Newcastle United v. Blackburn Rovers
Crystal Palace v. Grimsby Town
Bristol City v. Huddersfield Town
Blackpool v. Arsenal
Norwich City v. Portsmouth

Man City go top after beating Everton

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  • Man City go back to top of PL table
  • Gabriel Jesus scores first PL goals in 4 months
  • Calvert-Lewin replied for Everton
  • Sterling added a late goal for City

Manchester City beat Everton 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, with Gabriel Jesus on target twice.

The Brazilian striker scored in each half to put City 2-0 up and although Dominic Calvert-Lewin made it 2-1, Raheem Sterling quickly made it 3-1. Everton did threaten throughout, as Richarlison missed two glorious chances.

With the win City momentarily jumped ahead of Liverpool and back to the top of the Premier League with a two point lead, while Everton remain in seventh.

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An even start to the game saw Ederson deny Dominic Calvert-Lewin brilliantly, although the offside flag had been raised in a tight call against the Everton forward.

At the other end City struggled to fine the correct pass in the final third as Everton had the best chance of the first half.

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Lucas Digne outfoxed Kyle Walker and his cross to the back post found Richarlison completely unmarked but the Brazilian smashed over the bar and he knew he should have done better.

Fabian Delph then drilled an effort just over as City tried to wrestle back control of the game. Jordan Pickford then made a wonderful save as Ilkay Gundogan‘s cross was knocked towards his own goal by Michael Keane but England’s goalkeeper scrambled to tip the ball wide.

Yet City’s pressure soon had them ahead, as Yerry Mina gave the ball away then failed to step up as Leroy Sane played in Jesus who swept home to make it 1-0. Pickford denied Riyad Mahrez superbly before half time as City settled into their groove.

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City put the game to bed early in the second half as Sane clipped in a perfect cross for Jesus to power home a header for his and City’s second of the game.

With 25 minutes to go things got interesting, as Digne’s looped cross from the left found Calvert-Lewin who nodded past Ederson to make it 2-1. Game on.

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Sterling jumped off the bench and made an immediate impact as the English winger nodded home Fernandinho‘s pass to restore City’s two-goal advantage and end Everton’s hopes of launching a dramatic comeback.

They could have grabbed at least one goal back though, as substitute Ademola Lookman teed up Richarlison but he blazed over and Lookman then crossed for fellow sub Theo Walcott but he scuffed his effort into the ground and over.

Kevin De Bruyne also made his return from injury as he came on as a second half sub, as City secured a routine win.

Everton strike late to snatch all three points against Palace

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  • Zaha wins PK; Pickford denies Milivojevic
  • Calvert-Lewin wins it in 87′
  • Tosun adds on the insurance in 89′

Everton received — and responded to — a wake-up call on Sunday, as Marco Silva‘s side struck twice in the final minutes of their 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Goodison Park to extend their ongoing winning streak to three games.

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Neither side offered much of anything in the first half, as the best scoring chances were confined to speculative efforts from long-range free kicks and botched headers on set pieces.

Gylfi Sigurdsson entered Sunday’s game in a purple patch of goal-scoring form (four goals in his last four games), but could conjure up very little with his four first-half shots (juts one on target).

James Tomkins had Palace’s best chance of the opening period, as he rose above the crowd to get a head on Andros Townsend‘s floated ball toward an unmarked Tomkins at the back post. Unfortunately for Tomkins, his contact wasn’t solid and the ball sailed five feet wide of the post.

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Finally, in the 59th minute, a moment of real consequence, but still not a goal.

Wilfried Zaha went down in the penalty area after contact from Seamus Coleman and won a penalty kick. Luka Milivojevic stepped up with a sterling record from the spot, but the Serb hit his effort straight down the middle and Jordan Pickford was able to stretch his trailing right leg to make the kick-save and keep the score 0-0.

Minutes later, the game appeared to have opened up a bit, thus came Everton’s best chance thus far. Sigurdsson played Theo Walcott in behind for a one-on-one chance against Wayne Hennessey, but the pacy winger fired straight at the Welsh goalkeeper and came away empty-handed.

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There was still plenty of time left for some late drama — and a pair of goals — though. Following a sleepy start to the game, Everton had finally awoken and seized the three points the deserved.

First came Dominic Calvert-Lewin‘s header to send Ademola Lookman‘s cross into the back of the net in the 87th minute, followed in short order by Cenk Tosun‘s cool finish past Hennessey two minutes later.

The result sees Everton (15 points) climb from 11th to 8th in the Premier League table, while Palace (7 points) sink to 15th.