Everton win through Romelo Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas, who score in the second and 66th minutes of the game, respectively. Albion try to respond through a Saido Berahino’s effort, but the ball is deflected off goal course. Irvine:
We’re all frustrated, we all wanted a really good result. You talk about two international players and they don’t normally make those mistakes. They are devastated and will be hurting for next few days.
It’s important we get good results while building a team. They are working extremely hard to try to get that.
Ben Forster, Dusan Tadic, Graziano Pelle, and Ryan Bertrand make full home debuts as Southampton Claim their first home point this season under Ronald Koeman. James Ward comes close for the saints with a 25 yard free kick that flicks the outside of the post. Keeper Fraser Forster denies the Magpies a win when he saves Brown Ideye’s shot. Both sides have new managers and are rebuilding their sides after transition. Koeman:
We didn’t have the quality to create a lot. I was disappointed by the level we had today in an offensive way
I think both teams had their spells when they controlled things. We perhaps didn’t create enough when we did have the ball