Everton v Southampton - the story of the match
On-loan striker Enner Valencia may have given Everton manager Ronald Koeman one less thing to think about in the January transfer window after his game-changing substitute appearance in the 3-0 victory over Southampton.
The Ecuador international came off the bench to enliven a dreary occasion, scoring the 73rd-minute opener and winning the late penalty which allowed Leighton Baines to double their lead before Romelu Lukaku gave the scoreline a flattering appearance.
That late show papered over some of the cracks which were evident in the preceding three-quarters of a game which seemed to be meandering towards a dull draw until Valencia's introduction.
TWEET OF THE MATCH: "@1TomDavies outstanding for the toffees today" - Phil Neville (@fizzer18) picks his choice for man of the match.
STAR MAN: Enner Valencia. The on-loan West Ham forward was only on the pitch for a 30 minutes but scored and won the penalty, having introduced some much-needed life into a lacklustre Everton performance.
MOAN OF THE MATCH: The general lack of quality on display, giving more weight to the argument the festive schedule does have an adverse effect.
DATA POINT: With Tom Davies named in the starting line-up it was the first time since 2004 Everton had named three Scousers in their team (Ross Barkley and Leighton Baines were the others).
Joel Robles: 6
Seamus Coleman: 5
Ashley Williams: 6
Ramiro Funes Mori: 6
Leighton Baines: 6
Idrissa Gana Gueye: 6
Tom Davies: 7
Aaron Lennon: 5
Ross Barkley: 6
Dominic Calvert-Lewin: 5
Romelu Lukaku: 6
Kevin Mirallas (on for Calvert-Lewin, 12): 6
Enner Valencia (on for Lennon, 61): 7
Gareth Barry (on for Barkley, 84): 6
Fraser Forster: 6
Cedric Soares: 5
Maya Yoshida: 6
Jose Fonte: 6
Sam McQueen: 6
Jordy Clasie: 5
Oriol Romeu: 5
James Ward-Prowse: 6
Dusan Tadic: 6
Nathan Redmond: 7
Jay Rodriguez: 7
Shane Long (on for Clasie, 78): 6
Sofiane Boufal (on for Tadic, 67): 5
Jack Stephens (on for Cedric, 5): 7
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