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Result: Everton 3-1 Southampton
Scorers: Ramirez 6' (Sot), Osman 25', Jelavic 32', 37' (Eve)
Recap: Having fallen behind early to a Gaston Ramirez close-range header, Everton blitzed Southampton with a typically fierce display that truly justifies their current high standing in the league. Some terrific team moves led to a Leon Osman equaliser after 25 minutes, but before Nikica Jelavic scored two in quick succession to leave the Saints with too high a mountain to climb.
Key Moment: With Southampton 1-0 up, young striker Jay Rodriguez is put through on goal, but can't convert an easy chance. With David Moyes' team playing such efficient football, every opportunity is vital for opposing teams.
Marouane Fellaini is a Bully: Perhaps the player of the season so far, the one-man battering ram Marouane Fellaini continues to scare the living daylights out of his opposition with his domineering runs and powerful presence in the area. The Belgian came close to scoring yet again for the Blues Saturday as he did his best to make the game look easy.
Interesting Stat: Corner kicks: Everton, 10. Southampton, 3.
Man of the Match: Nikica Jelavic, not just for his goals, but for proving a constant thorn in Southampton's side.
Final Thought: Goodison Park rang out with the song "We're Going to Win the League" Saturday. With Everton in such good form, there was nothing ironic in the lyrics. For Nigel Adkins' side, there remains a lot of work to do, but it is still too early to write them off as guaranteed relegation fodder.