Saints v EVE Match Centre
Matchday Uncovered: Everton
Go behind the scenes of Southampton's 1-0 victory over Everton with the latest episode of Matchday Uncovered.
Højbjerg backs Sims to blossom
Pierre Emile-Højbjerg on a memorable debut from winger Josh Sims
Video: Højbjerg on win over Everton
Watch as Pierre-Emile Højbjerg reflects on Southampton's 1-0 win over Everton.
Buzzing with the win last night and the performance by @simsjosh12! Fans were brilliant. #WeMarchOn
We showed our solidarity, says Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg praises collective solidarity after Everton success.
Puel: Preparation was tough
Claude Puel admitted that his planning for the Everton game was "difficult" in the lead up to kick-off on Sunday.
Hunter: Everton will be one of our toughest games
Southampton Under-23s host top-of-the-table Everton at Staplewood Campus on Monday night.
Highlights: Saints 1-0 Everton
Watch the highlights from Southampton's 1-0 win over Everton in the Premier League.
90 in 90: Saints 1-0 Everton
Watch the best of the action from Southampton's 1-0 win over Everton in 90 seconds.
Gallery: Saints 1-0 Everton
The best images from Southampton's 1-0 win over Everton at St Mary's.
Austin: It's a big win
Match winner Charlie Austin on an important win over Everton
Video: Sims delighted with debut
Watch as a delighted Josh Sims reflects on his debut for Southampton, in the 1-0 win over Everton.
Puel: Important three points
Claude Puel hailed the performance and the result as his Saints side earned a 1-0 win over Everton at St Mary’s.
Video: Puel on win over Everton
Watch as Claude Puel gives his reaction to Southampton's 1-0 win over Everton.
Puel lauds impressive Sims debut
Claude Puel praises debutant Josh Sims after Everton win.
Sims: It was a perfect debut
Josh Sims on a 'perfect debut' for Southampton against Everton
Report: Southampton 1-0 Everton
Charlie Austin scored inside the opening minute as Southampton beat the Toffees on Ronald Koeman’s return to St Mary’s with Everton.
Puel: Everton are strong
Claude Puel gives his thoughts on Everton ahead of the clash at St Mary's.
Davis assesses Everton threat
Steven Davis targets a return to winning ways against Everton.
Stat Pack: Southampton vs Everton
All the key stats ahead of the Premier League clash against Everton.
Davis: Let's make St Mary's a fortress
Steven Davis hopes Southampton can build on their strong home record.
Saints v EVE As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Charlie Austin nets the winner with a goal after just 41 seconds
- Josh Sims impresses on his Southampton debut with an assist
- Maarten Stekelenburg denied both Austin and Ward-Prowse with good saves
- Saints have still suffered just one defeat at St Mary's this season
Sims delight at Saints debut
We spoke to young winger Josh Sims after he made an impressive Southampton debut in the 1-0 victory over Everton at St Mary's.20.11
FULL TIME: Saints 1-0 Everton
It's a hard-fought victory for Southampton as Charlie Austin's strike earns all three points for boss Claude Puel. Get in there! 😇
Barry's volley saved
Everton press in search of a winner but Gareth Barry sees his volley from the edge of the area comfortably collected.
Into the final minutes
We're into three minutes added time here at St Mary's, where Saints still lead courtesy of Charlie Austin.
Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Charlie Austin
Saints sub: Sam McQueen replaces Josh Sims
Second change from Claude Puel as Sam McQueen replaces the impressive debutant Josh Sims.
Everton substitution: Enner Valencia replaces Leighton Baines
Ward-Prowse close again
James Ward-Prowse takes down Cédric's cross superbly, before seeing his shot saved at point blank range by Maarten Stekelenburg.
Southampton substitution: Jordy Clasie replaces Nathan Redmond
First change for the hosts as Jordy Clasie replaces Nathan Redmond.
Charlie Austin latches on to the loose ball after Maarten Stekelenburg spills James Ward-Prowse's shot, before teeing up the midfielder, who turns his shot wide.
Everton substitution: Kevin Mirallas replaces Ross Barkley
Second change from Ronald Koeman as Everton search for an equaliser.
Superb interplay from Saints
Virgil van Dijk makes a driving run from the back but can't quite reach the final ball after good play from Charlie Austin and James Ward-Prowse.
Everton substitution: Gerard Deulofeu replaces Aaron Lennon
Bolasie goes close
Seamus Coleman's cross is met acrobatically by Yannick Bolasie, forcing a superb save from Fraser Forster before a foul is given on Cédric.
Great save from Stekelenburg!
Charlie Austin meets a cross from the right with his head and it looks to be heading for the corner before a fine save from former Saints loanee Maarten Stekelenburg.
Driving run from Bolasie
Yannick Bolasie drives forward from midfield at pace, before unleashing a right-footed shot that drifts wide.
Lukaku free-kick well over
Romelu Lukaku steps up to take a free-kick in a promising position after Idrissa Gueye was fouled, but his left-footed strike isn't troubling Fraser Forster.
Ward-Prowse corner comes to nothing
James Ward-Prowse's corner causes panic in the Everton box, before Pierre-Emile Højbjerg fires against the side netting from an angle.
Back under way
Nathan Redmond gets us going for the second-half. Let's keep it going! 💪😇
HALF TIME: Saints 1-0 Everton
Charlie Austin's early strike remains the difference between the two sides at the break at St Mary's.
Barkley heads wide under pressure
Ross Barkley climbs highest to get his head on Yannick Bolasie's right-wing cross but it's off target.
Højbjerg heads wide
The ball is worked to Cédric on the right who sends in a deep cross which Pierre-Emile Højbjerg does well to meet, but the angle is tight and he can't test Maarten Stekelenburg with his header.
Impressive start from Sims
Josh Sims has been in the thick of the action so far after his early assist for Charlie Austin.
Barry heads over
Leighton Baines' free-kick to the far post is met by Gareth Barry, but he can't steer his header on target to trouble Saints.
Bolasie shoots wide
Yannick Bolasie picks up a pass from Idrissa Gueye on the edge of the box before firing a speculative effort well wide of Fraser Forster's goal.
Gueye fires over
Seamus Coleman finds himself in an advanced position before cutting the ball back to Idrissa Gueye, but the midfielder can't keep his effort down. Good chance.
Austin with another chance
Virgil van Dijk drives forward and finds Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, who slides the ball into Austin but his low effort is comfortable for Maarten Stekelenburg.
James Ward-Prowse plays the ball inside to Pierre-Emile Højbjerg after more good work from Josh Sims, and the Danish international midfielder fires just over from distance.
Chance for Sims
Nathan Redmond stands up a cross from the left, Josh Sims meets it with his head but Maarten Stekelenburg is equal to it.
Charlie Austin nets his ninth goal of the season to give Saints an early lead against Everton.
What a start!
Cédric's cross into the box isn't dealt with and Josh Sims tees up Charlie Austin for a header from close range. Get in!
Charlie Austin (1’) | Southampton 1 – 0 Everton
We're under way...
Everton's Ross Barkley kicks off proceedings in the first-half. Come on, Saints! 😇16.30
Saints warm-up for Everton clash
Watch as Southampton players warm-up ahead of today's Premier League clash against Everton. 💪16.24
Everton team confirmed
Starting XI: Stekelenburg, Baines, Williams, Jagielka (c), Coleman, Gueye, Barkley, Barry, Bolasie, Lennon, Lukaku.
Subs: Robles (GK), Deulofeu, Mirallas, Cleverley, Valencia, Funes Mori, Holgate15.55
Sims to make Saints debut!
Starting XI: Forster, Cédric, Fonte, van Dijk, Bertrand, Romeu, Højbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Sims, Austin.
EACH POINT IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE IS IMPORTANT. HERE WE HAVE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR THREE POINTS, AND DO A GOOD MATCH FOR OUR SUPPORTERS.CÉDRICSOUTHAMPTON DEFENDER
Watch as the first team players and staff arrive at St Mary's ahead of today's game.13.28
Højbjerg features in SAINTS
There's an extensive interview with Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Højbjerg in the matchday magazine. Order a copy from saintsmagazines.co.uk
Steven Davis turns attention to Toffees
The Southampton midfielder looks ahead to the hosting of Everton following on from Thursday's trip to Prague.12.34
Puel on Everton contest
Hear more from Claude Puel ahead of this afternoon's match.12.31
I HOPE THEY WILL RESPECT ME, WE HAD A GREAT TIME AND AFTER MY CAREER I WILL LOOK BACK ON A GREAT TIME OVER THERE.RONALD KOEMANEVERTON MANAGER ON HIS RETURN
IT'S A STRONG TEAM, A PHYSICAL TEAM, WITH STRONG AND TECHNICAL PLAYERS.CLAUDE PUELSOUTHAMPTON MANAGER ON EVERTON
Players train ahead of Everton clash
Watch the Southampton squad prepare at Staplewood Campus for this afternoon's game.12.09
Saints v EVE Line Ups
Fraser Forster (GK)
José Fonte (C)
Virgil van Dijk
Josh SimsSam McQueen (84′)
Charlie AustinShane Long (89′)
Nathan RedmondJordy Clasie (79′)
Maarten Stekelenburg (GK)
Phil Jagielka (C)
Leighton BainesEnner Valencia (83′)
Aaron LennonGerard Deulofeu (65′)
Ross BarkleyKevin Mirallas (71′)
Ramiro Funes Mori
Saints v EVE Match Stats
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