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The referee blows the whistle to end the game.
Ross Barkley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dejan Lovren.
Luke Shaw takes the free kick.
Foul by Steven Naismith on Luke Shaw, free kick awarded.
Corner taken by Kevin Mirallas.
Romelu Lukaku takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Kelvin Davis parries the effort to safety.
Nathaniel Clyne joins the action as a substitute, replacing Calum Chambers.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leighton Baines by Sam Gallagher.
Adam Lallana crosses the ball.
Free kick crossed by Gaston Ramirez.
Romelu Lukaku challenges Jose Fonte unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Clearance made by James McCarthy.
Steven Pienaar fouled by Gaston Ramirez, the ref awards a free kick.
Sam Gallagher is brought on as a substitute for James Ward-Prowse.
Shot by Luke Shaw went wide of the right-hand upright.
Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Seamus Coleman gets a block in.
Free kick taken by Joel Robles.
Jay Rodriguez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Barkley.
Romelu Lukaku takes a shot and cleared the goal.
Antolin Alcaraz makes a clearance.
Gaston Ramirez takes a shot. Jose Fonte takes a shot. James McCarthy gets a block in.
Unfair challenge on Gaston Ramirez by Steven Pienaar results in a free kick.
Unfair challenge on Jay Rodriguez by James McCarthy results in a free kick.
Clearance by Sylvain Distin.
The official flags Tony Hibbert offside.
Romelu Lukaku scores with their left foot. Everton 2-1 Southampton.The assist for the goal came from Kevin Mirallas.
Gaston Ramirez sends in a cross.
Leon Osman goes off and Kevin Mirallas comes on.
Gaston Ramirez receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
Gaston Ramirez scores with a left foot finish. Everton 1-1 Southampton.Assist on the goal came from Adam Lallana.
Luke Shaw sends in a cross.
Shot by Luke Shaw. Antolin Alcaraz gets a block in.
Jack Cork leaves the field to be replaced by Gaston Ramirez.
Clearance made by Sylvain Distin.
Leon Osman challenges Rickie Lambert unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Seamus Coleman takes a shot. Blocked by Luke Shaw.
James McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Ward-Prowse on Ross Barkley.
Clearance by Dejan Lovren.
Leighton Baines crosses the ball in from the free kick.
James Ward-Prowse concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Barkley.
Steven Pienaar is brought on as a substitute for Bryan Oviedo.
James Ward-Prowse challenges James McCarthy unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Luke Shaw delivers the ball.
Corner taken by James Ward-Prowse.
Bryan Oviedo delivers the ball.
Joel Robles restarts play with the free kick.
Seamus Coleman fouled by Jose Fonte, the ref awards a free kick.
Bryan Oviedo receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Bryan Oviedo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Calum Chambers.
The referee gets the second half underway.
It is the end of the first-half.
Adam Lallana is penalised for a handball.
Clearance by Antolin Alcaraz.
The ball is delivered by Luke Shaw.
Unfair challenge on Sylvain Distin by Adam Lallana results in a free kick.
Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James McCarthy on Jay Rodriguez.
Calum Chambers challenges Bryan Oviedo unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Dejan Lovren makes a clearance.
Shot by Adam Lallana went wide of the right-hand post.
Ross Barkley is ruled offside.
Jay Rodriguez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Seamus Coleman.
Jose Fonte manages to make a clearance.
Sylvain Distin makes a clearance.
Free kick taken by Steven Davis.
The official flags Ross Barkley offside.
Centre by Calum Chambers.
Jack Cork gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Barkley.
Leighton Baines restarts play with the free kick.
Bryan Oviedo fouled by Calum Chambers, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance made by Leighton Baines.
Luke Shaw takes a shot and went wide right of the target.
A cross is delivered by Romelu Lukaku.
Antolin Alcaraz restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Rickie Lambert on Antolin Alcaraz.
Clearance by Jose Fonte.
Unfair challenge on Sylvain Distin by Rickie Lambert results in a free kick.
Foul by James McCarthy on Adam Lallana, free kick awarded.
James Ward-Prowse makes a clearance.
Leon Osman manages to make a clearance.
Sylvain Distin manages to make a clearance.
Leighton Baines delivers the ball.
The referee blows for offside against Adam Lallana.
Free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz.
Seamus Coleman slots the ball right footed into the goal. Everton 1-0 Southampton.The assist for the goal came from Leon Osman.
Shot by Ross Barkley. Kelvin Davis blocks the ball.
Seamus Coleman produces a cross.
Antolin Alcaraz manages to make a clearance.
The referee starts the match.
Martinez confident of bouncing back
Everton manager Roberto Martinez believes his team head into this weekend's clash against Southampton stronger for their shock loss to Sunderland.
The high-flying Merseysiders, who were just two points off the top of the Barclays Premier League at Christmas, slipped to a surprise 1-0 home defeat to the bottom side on Boxing Day.
Yet it was a game that hinged on one critical moment as goalkeeper Tim Howard conceded a penalty and was sent off in the 25th minute. Ki Sung-yeung struck from the spot and Everton, despite creating numerous chances, could not force an equaliser.
Martinez was pleased with the response of his players and feels they learnt more in such circumstances than they would have done in a comfortable win.
The Spaniard said: "In football you don't want to lose games but we can take a lot from the way we faced adversity.
"We lost a man early on and we had to play over 60 minutes with 10 men and I thought the way we did that was magnificent. I couldn't be happier with the performance.
"If you are going to lose a game the only thing you can do is learn from the situation and make sure we are stronger for the next game.
"That is the way we are approaching it and I truly believe we are a stronger side now than we were before the game started.
"You can get many positives from a defeat, in the same way you can get many negatives in a victory."
The Sunderland result denied Everton the chance to complete the calendar year 2013 without losing a home league game.
But Sunday's visit of Southampton marks the halfway point of the season and there is plenty of reason for optimism looking ahead.
Martinez said: "This is always a significant moment to assess where you are and make sure we use the January window well.
"It is a very important moment of the season but we can only be encouraged and excited with the first half of the season.
"The players have shown their potential and we can't wait to carry on developing that until the end of the season.
"We are fortunate with the fans we have, recognising and applauding the efforts of the players. That's what gives you extra points over the course of the season and it couldn't give me more excitement looking forward to the second half of the season."
Goalkeeper Joel Robles, who won the FA Cup under Martinez at Wigan last season and then followed him to Everton, will feature with Howard now suspended.
Midfielder Gareth Barry, who has proved hugely influential since arriving on a season-long loan from Manchester City, also misses the game after accumulating five bookings.
Martinez said: "Tim Howard has been sensational the whole campaign and has set high standards on a daily basis.
"Joel is a young man who has been very professional waiting to help the team, and now he is going to have an opportunity to do that.
"The whole squad, since day one, has been working with the same mentality of being ready and supportive of each other.
"We couldn't be happier with the goalkeepers at the club.
"In the same way we are missing Gareth Barry, another experienced footballer who has set high standards, but it becomes an opportunity for someone else.
"We'll never use an excuse not to perform. It is an opportunity for the players who haven't been playing to show how well they have been working behind the scenes."
England left-back Leighton Baines is in contention to return after more than a month out with a broken toe.
Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez hopes to continue his recent form against Everton and keep himself firmly in England's World Cup plans.
The 24-year-old, along with Saints colleagues Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert, was included in Roy Hodgson's squad for the November friendlies against Chile and Germany, winning his first cap against the South Americans at Wembley.
Since his Three Lions appearance, Rodriguez has scored five goals in his last six Premier League outings, including a brace in the 3-0 Boxing Day win over Cardiff.
And the former Burnley forward hopes his club performances can keep him on Hodgson's radar.
"Obviously it is an honour to play your country and a confidence boost when you do get selected," he said.
"It was a nice taste and you obviously want more of it so hopefully I just can just carry on improving and maybe you never know.
"All you can do is keep your head down at your club. You work as hard as you can to try and improve as a player and hopefully then it pays off.
"I have said to myself I want to improve on last year and hopefully I can carry on improving. I want to score as many as I can in each game, so hopefully I can."
And Rodriguez admits the freedom he, Lambert and Lallana are given is bringing out the best in the trio.
"It is nice, the way we play suits me at times, we can try and get in behind the defence and hopefully be around the box to put the goals in so it is nice at the moment," he said.
Southampton's win at Cardiff was their first in seven games, and Rodriguez hopes the three points and the return of several players from injury can spark an improved run.
"We felt we needed that result," he said.
"We have kept the belief in what we want to do and the confidence and team spirit has always been there so it's nice to get the three points that we deserved.
"Of course you have injuries in the camp, that's always disruptive.
"But I think the lads that have come in have done extremely well. We have got a great squad that has shown by the results and hopefully we can continue to pick up points."
The Saints head to Everton with the Toffees having lost for the first time at home this calendar year against Sunderland on Boxing Day.
"Maybe it is a bad result for us or it isn't," said Rodriguez.
"But we know Everton are a great side and are doing extremely well so it will be a tough game, but we like to keep the way we play and hopefully take it to them and get the three points up there."
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