Football - Blues duo banned

Tim Howard and Gareth Barry will both sit out Everton's Barclays Premier League clash with Southampton at Goodison Park on Sunday due to suspension.

Howard's ban comes after the goalkeeper was shown a straight red card in the 1-0 home loss to Sunderland on Boxing Day while for on-loan Manchester City midfielder Barry, the supension is the result of him picking up his fifth booking of the season in that game.

Forward Kevin Mirallas was substituted at half-time during the contest having felt unwell and it remains to be seen whether or not he or Toffees full-back Leighton Baines, who has been sidelined by a broken toe but is nearing readiness for a comeback, will feature.