Southampton picked up their first Premier League draw of 2020 with a 1-1 stalemate at Goodison Park.

The visitors almost took the lead inside 10 minutes but Stuart Armstrong had a goal correctly disallowed for offside.

Saints’ superiority didn’t ease after that though and they were zipping the ball around fluently and effortlessly in dangerous areas.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side had a glorious chance to break the deadlock from the penalty spot, but James Ward-Prowse saw his effort strike the bar.

Southampton did eventually take the lead when am Armstrong scuffed shot turned into the perfect pass for Danny Ings who just timed his run, cutback on Jordan Pickford and slotted into the empty net.

Against the run of play, Everton equalised shortly before half-time courtesy of Richarlison who was well picked out between two Saints defenders before lobbing the ball over Alex McCarthy.

The Saints didn’t return for the second half in the same vigour and that, coupled with Everton’s change in shape and attitude, saw the game peter out with the spoils shared.

This point leaves Southampton in 12th place in the Premier League on 44 points, just five off the top half.

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