Premier League 2020-21: Richarlison’s strike takes Everton level with defending champions- Everton can boost their hopes for a top-four finish with the first victory at home.
Richarlison’s scored for the third straight fixture as Everton defeated Southampton 1-0 to win their first home game of 2021 and move level with Liverpool in a top-four fight.
The Brazilian scored the goal in the 9th minute gathered a through ball from Sigurdson and rounded Southampton’s goalkeeper to slot home. He had scored against Man City and Liverpool in his previous matches.
Michael Keane thought that he scored the second goal for the Toffees, but his header was overturned for offside by VAR.
Meanwhile, Dominic Calvert Lewin went close in the second half but then Everton allowed the Saints back in the match.
Jordan Pickford came up with a match-winning save in the 90th minute.
With the home win, Everton are placed seventh in the premier league. They have 43 points which is equal with Liverpool.
If they beat West Bromwich Albion in the upcoming fixture, they will move into fourth ahead of Liverpool and Chelsea but the latter will also play on the same day.
On the other hand, Southampton are now winless in their last 9 matches in Premier League. They stay 14th on 30 points, seven points ahead of the relegation battle.
Everton will play West Brom on March 4 while Southampton will face Sheffield United on March 6.
Manager Ancelotti said, “We have a great opportunity.”
“I don’t know for how long it will be, maybe for one day, or two or three, but we would like to touch the position, so we have to put all our fight into the game on Thursday. We have to try to see how we feel if we are there,” he added.
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