First-half goals from James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams were enough to secure all three points for the hosts on an afternoon when the Blues finished with 10 men thanks to a red card for Lucas Digne.
Everton suffered their first defeat of the season on Sunday when Southampton secured a 2-0 win at St. Mary’s.
Everton was defeated for the first time this weekend in the 2020/21 season. Southampton secured a 2-0 win over the Blues, but there are some moments you may have missed out on from the game
We looked at five moments that could have been missed…
This weekend’s game was broadcast live on Sky Sports, and the fans still couldn’t be there, but there might have been a few things that got under the table for some.
However, Carlo Ancelotti’s team remained at the top of the Premier League after the result due to the goal difference and will have to travel to Newcastle United in the next game to get back on track.
While the latter was sent off in the middle of the second half after landing with his cleats on Kyle Walker-Peters’ ankle and trying to run back, the former was tested defensively on several occasions.
Ben Godfrey and Digne both had difficult afternoons at St. Mary’s for different reasons.
While the South Coast team took part in a normal quick pass exercise to warm up, Godfrey closed Digne in a moment while the French international was on the ball.
However, the interesting points for the pair started before the game had even started.
But when the 22-year-old came running towards his teammate, he lost the ground under his feet and clattered into him, leaving both players a little bit on the ground.
Both stood up from the incident and it did not seem to affect their performances.
The meticulous research that goes into the history and recent statistics of each player is far more extensive than many fans could realize on any given match day.
Fair play for the commentators, they have to memorize a MANY amount of information before each match.
Instead, Dominic Calvert-Lewin was called “Daniel” at one point before the game, while Gylfi Sigurdsson was also called “Gylford” at one point.
However, as the game progressed, all names seemed to be correct, so we are simply choosy.
However, if you make a mistake, it will be pulled up – especially when it comes to something as simple as the names of well-known players…