Everton 2-1 Southampton Stats and Highlights
Everton moved into the Premier League’s top four after Romelu Lukaku’s first goal in six games sealed victory over Southampton.
Seamus Coleman gave Everton the lead with a fine strike into the top corner.
Saints substitute Gaston Ramirez levelled with a shot from range that Everton keeper Joel Robles misjudged.
However, just three minutes later Everton were back in front with Lukaku converting James McCarthy’s incisive pass to seal the victory.
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Venue: Goodison Park
Date: Sunday, 29 December, 2013
Kick off: 13:30 GMT
1-0 Coleman 9′ | Mobile users click here
1-1 Ramirez 71′ | Mobile users click here
2-1 Lukaku 74′ | Mobile users click here
Everton are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League meetings with Southampton (W3, D4).
The Saints have only won one of 14 Premier League trips to Goodison Park (W1, D3, L10), a 2-0 victory in November 1997.
Everton suffered their first home defeat for a year against Sunderland on Boxing Day.
They have not suffered successive league defeats since February, and last lost back-to-back home matches in October 2011.
Twelve of Everton’s last 14 Premier League goals have come in the second half.
Roberto Martinez’s side have earned 34 points so far this season, two less than his Wigan team picked up throughout the whole of 2012-13.
The Toffees have the best defensive record in the division, conceding 17 goals and keeping eight clean sheets.
Romelu Lukaku has gone five matches without a goal, his longest barren run in the last two seasons.
Their 3-0 victory at Cardiff on Boxing Day ended a run of six matches without a win and eight games without a clean sheet.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have only once beaten top-half opposition this season, winning 1-0 against Liverpool at Anfield in September.
Jay Rodriguez has scored seven goals in his last 10 Premier League games, with five of the last six coming away from home.
Rickie Lambert has scored or assisted nine goals in his last 10 league matches (four goals and five assists).