STAT PACK: Southampton vs Everton

By SFC Media time Fri 19 Dec Men's First team takes a look at some of the facts and figures ahead of Southampton's Barclays Premier League game against Everton at St Mary's on Saturday afternoon.

• Saints won the fixture against Everton last season at St Mary’s 2-0, thanks to two own goals.

• Southampton have won two and lost none of the last five meetings with Everton in the Premier League at St Mary’s.

• If games ended at half-time this season, Everton would be third in the table with 28 points.

• If only second-half matches counted, the Toffees would be 14th with just 17 points.

• Dušan Tadić has created more goalscoring opportunities from open play than any other Premier League player this season (42).

• Steven Naismith has scored five goals from eight shots on target for Everton this season in the Premier League.

• Ronald Koeman has made just 38 out of 48 substitutions available to him in the Premier League this season; no club has used as few.

• Southampton have had six players start every Premier League game this season, more than any other side.

• Everton have made eight errors leading to opposition goals this season, whereas Saints have made just two.

• Roberto Martinez’s side have made on average 552.94 passes per game this season, while Saints have made 504.19 on average so far.

Saints wins: 26

Draws: 20

Everton wins: 44

• The first five meetings between the two sides were in the FA Cup between 1900 and 1908.

• Saints won 3-0 in the first meeting between the two, before Everton won the next two FA Cup ties. The fourth ended in a draw, meaning a replay, which Saints won 3-2.

• The first league meeting between the two sides was in December 1930. Everton won the game 2-1 at home.

• Saints’ first league win came later on that season, as they won 2-1 at home in April 1931.

• Everton proved to be impossible for Saints to beat between September 1984 and April 1992, a total of 16 games without a win.

• Saints’ first Premier League win against Everton came in October 1994, as they won 2-0 at The Dell.

• In November 1996, Everton beat Saints 7-1 at Goodison Park in a Premier League game.

• Before last season’s win, Saints’ previous victory against Everton came in September 2002 at home, thanks to a Marian Pahars penalty.

• The two sides will meet at Goodison Park on Saturday 4th April, kick-off 3pm.

Apr 2014: Southampton 2-0 Everton (Barclays Premier League)

Dec 2013: Everton 2-1 Southampton (Barclays Premier League)

Jan 2013: Southampton 0-0 Everton (Barclays Premier League)

Sept 2012: Everton 3-1 Southampton (Barclays Premier League)

Feb 2005: Southampton 2-2 Everton (Barclays Premier League)

Southampton 2-0 Everton

Barclays Premier League

26th April 2014

Southampton helped themselves to all three points against Roberto Martinez’s Everton at St Mary’s in April last season, winning 2-0.

They had a helping hand from the visitors for both goals, with Antolin Alcaraz turning Rickie Lambert’s cross into his own net in just the first minute of the game.

The second was another own goal as Seamus Coleman turned the ball past Tim Howard at the near post from Nathaniel Clyne’s cross to seal a 2-0 win for Saints.

Saints: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Lallana (Reed), Wanyama, S. Davis (Do Prado), Cork, Gallagher (Ward-Prowse), Lambert. Unused substitutes: Chambers, Gazzaniga, Hooiveld, Targett.

Everton: Howard, Baines (Garbutt), Stones, Alcaraz, Coleman, McCarthy, Barry, Barkley (Osman), Deulofeu (McGeady), Naismith, Lukaku. Unused substitutes: Robles, Hibbert, Browning, Ledson.

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