Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has praised Jordan Pickford for his clean sheet after their 1-0 win against Southampton.

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has praised Jordan Pickford for his clean sheet after their 1-0 win against Southampton.

A succession of corners were repelled by a combination of strong defending and sound goalkeeping from Jordan Pickford.

And Pickford made a critical intervention when he saved with his body after Jannik Vestergaard squeezed Southampton’s first shot on target in the final minute.


“When you are 1-0 up, the last minutes are always the same,” said Ancelotti.

“The opposing team puts a lot of power… we controlled it well.

“Pickford was good and really secure.

“It is a very good week and very good performance.

“We were focused defensively and and had a good combination in front.”

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