Jagielka scores early goal to give Everton 1-0 win over Southampton in Premier League

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LIVERPOOL, England — Everton captain Phil Jagielka scored his fifth goal of the season to give his side a 1-0 victory against Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.

The England defender reacted sharpest at Goodison Park to sweep home Gareth Barry's cross from close-range at a 16th-minute corner. It was Everton's third successive league win.

James Ward-Prowse was unlucky not to find the net on two occasions for the visitors. He left Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard frozen on the spot with a free kick which whistled just wide and then saw the United States international throw up a hand while diving the wrong way to deny Ward-Prowse's long-range drive.

Everton provisionally moved 11th while Southampton wasted its chance to overtake fifth-place Liverpool.

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