Carragher, Lineker and more: Twitter reacts as Everton beat Saints
Jamie Carragher and Gary Lineker take to Twitter after Everton seal a 3-0 victory over Southampton at St Mary's
Romelu Lukaku scored twice in the first half as Everton were comfortable 3-0 winners against Southampton at St Mary’s.
The Belgium international broke the deadlock with a powerful header before the 22-year-old striker tucked a finish past Maarten Stekelenburg just before half-time.
Southampton pressed for a goal after the interval as Jay Rodriguez made his first start at St Mary’s since a serious knee injury, but Ross Barkley wrapped up three points for the Toffees.
Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to Everton’s emphatic win against the south coast club.
Manchester City legend Rodney Marsh is more inclined to give Barkley man-of-the-match despite Lukaku’s goal-scoring heroics:
Lukaku will probably get MOTM but Barkley has been terrific today ….back to his best
— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) August 15, 2015
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher is attempting to take some credit for Everton’s victory:
Delighted for Ross Barkley on his start to the season, and glad Roberto Martinez took my advice on MNF!!
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) August 15, 2015
Meanwhile, former Toffee Gary Lineker is a fan of Everton’s away kit:
Fabulous result and performance by Everton in their new green kit. Could be here to stay. #evergreen
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 15, 2015
Finally, Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier is relieved he was on Soccer Saturday duty and not at St Mary’s:
Well that wasnt the home start we were looking for! Well played @Everton
— Matt Le Tissier (@mattletiss7) August 15, 2015