July 9, 2020 / 7:04 PM / 25 days ago

Soccer-Everton held at home by improving Southampton

LIVERPOOL, England, July 9 (Reuters) - Everton’s Brazilian forward Richarlison cancelled out Danny Ings’s opener for Southampton as the teams drew 1-1 at Goodison Park in the Premier League on Thursday.

After an impressive start, in which Stuart Armstrong had an effort ruled out, Southampton took the lead in the 31st minute when a scuffed Armstrong shot fell to Ings and the forward did well to collect and round Jordan Pickford before sliding home.

The hosts drew level in the mid-table clash two minutes before the interval when Richarlison brought down a long diagonal ball from Lucas Digne and confidently finished.

Southampton ended the game strongest but Everton’s defence, well-marshalled by Michael Keane, kept the visitors at bay to leave Carlo Ancelotti’s side in 11th spot with 45 points and the Saints a place and a point below them. (Reporting by Simon Evans, editing by Ed Osmond)

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