Date: 20th August 2018 at 8:00am
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It was a disappointing trip to Goodison Park for Southampton at the weekend as we lost out 2-1 to Everton.

A bright start from the hosts saw them take a 2-0 advantage into the halftime break but Southampton did make more of a game of it in the second half as on-loan Danny Ings scored in the 54th minute of the tie, but although the effort was there, the quality wasn’t really.

Whilst manager Mark Hughes had plenty of complaints about the officiating on the day, James Ward-Prowse’s contribution was highlighted by Whoscored and despite the overall performance, he took the plaudits for being our best player from a statistics angle.

With a rating of 7.43 with five key passes, one shot on target and a pass accuracy rate of 72.7%, Ward-Prowse was only joined by Charlie Austin as gaining a 7+ rating on the day and he also ticked his defensive ratings as well with three interceptions standing out.

On their format of ratings Hughes actually substituted our best rating players, but stats don’t always tell the full picture do they.

 

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