Superb Saints thrash Everton

St Mary's Stadium | Sun 26 Nov 1.30PM | Attendance: 30,461
Match Report Highlights

Saints v EVE Match Centre

Saints v EVE As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Steven Davis scores Saints' fourth
  • Charlie Austin with two headed goals!
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson equalises on stroke of half-time
  • Dušan Tadić gives Saints an early lead!

Saints thank fans!

Southampton's players thank a packed out St Mary's crowd, after securing three vital Premier League points!

16.04

FULL-TIME: Saints 4-1 Everton

A brace from Charlie Austin and goals for Dušan Tadić and captain Steven Davis seal the points at St Mary's! 

😍

Deserved three points and a joint three goals from this pairing!

Four goals at St Mary's

Saints score four for the first time this term in the Premier League! A superb team performance from the boys in red and white 😇

GOALSCORER 8 Steven Davis

That's the game in the bag!

Steven Davis nets Saints' fourth of the afternoon and wraps up the points for the home side. Finding the net from the edge of the area 😇💥

87’

GOOOAL!!!

Steven Davis (87’) | Southampton 4 1 Everton

86’

Southampton substitution: Sofiane Boufal replaces Maya Yoshida

Another round of applause for Boufal, who has worked tirelessly all afternoon. Very neat in possession and a threat going forward. Well played, Sofiane! 👏

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85’

Sigurdsson once more...

Everton's most likely threat is the Icelandic forward. He fires another shot goalward, but is was always rising. Forster happy to watch it sail over the upright. 

83’

Long effort well saved...

Substitute Shane Long tries to bend an effort around Pickford, but the England international tips it around his post. What an introduction that would have been...

82’

Sigurdsson shot

Fraser Forster equal to the effort, but Everton are pressing with a bit more intent now. We're in to the final ten minutes!

80’

Southampton substitution: Charlie Austin replaces Shane Long

A standing ovation for the striker, and rightly so! Shane Long is introduced in his place, a straight swap.

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78’

Southampton substitution: Dušan Tadić replaces Mario Lemina

Midfielder Mario Lemina is reintroduced after his five week lay-off with an ankle injury. One of his finer performances of the season for the departing Tadić.

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74’

Everton substitution: Nikola Vlasic replaces Michael Keane

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📸😁

Smiles all round as Austin nets his second of the afternoon. Saints still lead 3-1!

70’

Interchange...

Good build up play from Saints, while the visitors look dejected. Boufal and Bertrand linking well down the left. Højbjerg also looking comfortable in midfield, on his first Premier League start of the season.

66’

Ward-Prowse corner

Out-swinging delivery, attacked by Wesley Hoedt at the front post. Volleyed wide. Another chance for Saints!

63’

Everton substitution: Kevin Mirallas replaces Ademola Lookman

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Roaming Tadić

The forward is causing problems in every attack. Having netted the first, the Serbian international creates Saints' third goal.

GOALSCORER 10 Charlie Austin

He's at it again 💥

Austin with his second of the afternoon, another header. Tadić with a peach of a cross and the striker powers his effort home! Saints in ascendancy here...

58’

GOOOAL!!!

Charlie Austin (58’) | Southampton 3 1 Everton

Saints fans making the noise!

Great atmosphere inside St Mary's today...

Yes, Chaz 😎

Charlie Austin gives Saints the lead for a second time, squeezing his header past Jordan Pickford from a tight angle. The striker's second Premier League goal of the campaign!

GOALSCORER 10 Charlie Austin

What a finish!

Near post run by Charlie Austin and he heads Saints back in front! Wonderfully created by Ryan Bertrand down the left 👏

52’

GOOOAL!!!

Charlie Austin (52’) | Southampton 2 1 Everton

51’

Bertrand in behind...

Good link up with Tadić, substitute Ashley Williams across on the cover. Lovely interchange...

49’

Boufal wins a free-kick in a promising position

Ward-Prowse to take, Austin connects at the near post. Ball is inadvertently cleared, but falls to Ward-Prowse once more. The shot is charged down by Jagielka.

HT

We're back under way...

Everton get us back under way here at St Mary's. Evenly poised!

HT

HALF-TIME: Saints 1-1 Everton

Dušan Tadić and Gylfi Sigurdsson with the goals. We'll bring you all the live coverage from St Mary's next!

📸

A selection of images from the first half, as we gear up for a big second 45! Come on, lads! 

+3’

Half-time

Saints very unlucky to have their early goal cancelled out by a Gylfi Sigurdsson wonder strike. The home side dominated possession, and the balance of chances. All square at the break.

Sigurdsson equalises

Completely against the run of play, Everton find themselves level. Sigurdsson scores his first Premier League goal since the summer move to Goodison.

45’

GOAL

Gylfi Sigurdsson (45’) | Southampton 1 1 Everton

43’

Boufal oozing confidence...

The forward is bright in possession, constantly looking to create openings. Cédric involved again. Ward-Prowse arriving late at the back post but can't connect with the cross. 

41’

Austin heads wide

Set-piece specialist James Ward-Prowse on corner duty, wonderful delivery. Austin heads wide, before van Dijk sends a glancing header just off target.

38’

Approaching half-time...

Saints look comfortable in possession, keeping the ball well in Everton's defensive half. No chances of note, but the home side in control as we approach the interval.

35’

Ward-Prowse with a chance

James Ward-Prowse attempts to meet Boufal's cross from the left, gets under the flight of the ball. Another chance for Saints as they attempt to gain a bigger advantage.

32’

Everton corner...

Gylfi Sigurdsson delivers. Forster makes a routine catch and Saints remain in charge. 

Tadić celebrates the opener 👏

Saints maintain their narrow lead as we approach the half hour mark.

27’

Everton substitution: Ashley Williams replaces Leighton Baines

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26’

Boufal heads wide...

Cedrić again down the right hand side, hangs a ball up at the back post. Boufal gets up well and beats his man to the ball, but can't direct the header on target.

23’

Dušan Tadić is in behind once more...

Saints shirts flowing forward, Charlie Austin and Sofiane Boufal awaiting the cross. The goalscorer pulls the ball back to the edge of the area, evading all in red and white. Saints on top, though! 👊

GOALSCORER 11 Dušan Tadić

Saints take the lead!

Tadić squeezes the ball past Pickford, and Saints make good on their early dominance! 😇

17’

GOOOAL!!!

Dušan Tadić (17’) | Southampton 1 0 Everton

17’

Kevin Mirallas in behind...

Fraser Forster is out quickly to thwart the Everton forward. But Mirallas had a momentary sight of goal there.

Early chances...

Charlie Austin with two early chances to edge Saints in front. Neither taken, but a positive start from the home side!

12’

Off the woodwork!

Charlie Austin hits the post! That's his second effort of the afternoon and Saints could be ahead. Cédric is a constant out ball and Austin looks lively up top. Good start 👊

11’

Kevin Mirallas shot...

Everton with their first effort on goal. Mirallas collects the ball on the edge of the Saints area, rather lashes at the shot. Fraser Forster watches it comfortably wide.

9’

Tadić and Bertrand link well...

Saints with all the possession around the Everton box. Tadić's return ball is narrowly missed, before Ward-Prowse is found in space. His low cross was just collected by Pickford.

7’

Saints pressing for an early opener...

Sofiane Boufal sweeps the ball out wide, Cédric attacks the box and wins a corner. Ward-Prowse delivers, van Dijk wins the header. Charlie Austin blazes the ball over from close range.

4’

Davis wins a foul 

Steven Davis wins a foul in the attacking third. Free-kick taken by James Ward-Prowse, missed by red and white shirts. Rebounded off an Everton defender and Jordan Pickford claims.

Cagey start...

Both sides trying to feel their way in to the game. Steven Davis with plenty of early possession...

13.33

We're under way...

Dušan Tadić gets Saints up and running...

13.30

Let's go Saints 👊

We're minutes away from kick-off here at St Mary's. The stage is set!

13.25

Warm-ups complete!

We're match ready here at St Mary's. 10 minutes until kick-off...

13.20

Warm-ups under way! 💪

The Saints players are out on the St Mary's turf, preparing for today's Everton clash.

13.11

Captain's armband

Today's Saints captain Steven Davis will be wearing a multi-coloured armband in support of Stonewall's 'football for everyone' campaign!

12.46

Saints supporting Rainbow Laces!

Today, Southampton FC are supporting the Rainbow Laces' inclusivity and equality campaign at St Mary's!

12.43

Three changes for Saints

James Ward-Prowse and Charlie Austin are among the changes for the home side, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg also comes in for the suspended Oriol Romeu. Mario Lemina is available from the bench.

12.36

Everton side confirmed...

Starting XI: Pickford (GK), Schneiderlin, Baines, Keane, Jagielka (C), Mirallas, Lennon, Gueye, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin, Kenny.

Subs: Robles (GK), Williams, Ramírez, Rooney, Vlasic, Lookman, Baningime.

12.33

Southampton line-up confirmed 😇

Starting XI: Forster (GK), Cédric, van Dijk, Hoedt, Bertrand, Davis (c), Højbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Tadić, Boufal, Austin.

Subs: McCarthy (GK), McQueen, Yoshida, Lemina, Gabbiadini, Redmond, Long.

12.30

Team news is on its way!

Not long until we find out who is in the Southampton line-up today! We'll have some exclusive team news for you here at 12:30pm GMT...

12.21

📸👊

Our photographer was on hand to catch the players making their way to the dressing room, as Saints gear up for today's Premier League action!

12.19

Mario Lemina is today's cover star

Mario Lemina is our feature interview in today's matchday programme. It's a great read, and you can order a copy yourself at saintsmagazines.co.uk.

12.15

We respect the people and I think the people have to receive the messages from the players on the pitch. We have to show our character from the beginning and our spirit as a team, and this for me is the most important thing.

Mauricio Pellegrino
southampton manager
11.28

Saints players arrive! 😇

The hosts have made their way into St Mary's, ahead of today's Everton clash, and our cameras captured the moment they arrived...

11.09

Southampton are a good team that passes the ball well. We have to show courage to go out and perform and deliver a result for the supporters.

David unsworth
everton interim manager
11.02

Pellegrino previews Everton

We caught up with the boss, Mauricio Pellegrino on Friday morning to get his thoughts on this afternoon's game. Hear what he had to say in the above video...

10.39

Saints 1-0 Everton (Nov 2016)

Relive last season's home victory over Everton, as Charlie Austin netted the winner in the opening minute.

10.32

It's matchday 😇

A big welcome from St Mary's for today's Premier League match against Everton! Thanks for joining us on Matchday Live. We'll be here with you throughout the afternoon, bringing you all the build-up, team news and live match updates, as well as free audio commentary from the game! Come on you Saints 👊

10.23

Saints v EVE Line Ups

Southampton

44
Fraser Forster (GK)
17
Virgil van Dijk
6
Wesley Hoedt
21
Ryan Bertrand
2
Cédric Soares
11
Dusan Tadic
Mario Lemina (78′)
16
James Ward-Prowse
19
Sofiane Boufal
Maya Yoshida (86′)
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
8
Steven Davis (C)
10
Charlie Austin
Shane Long (80′)
3
Maya Yoshida
22
Nathan Redmond
18
Mario Lemina
38
Sam McQueen
7
Shane Long
13
Alex McCarthy
20
Manolo Gabbiadini

Everton

1
Jordan Pickford (GK)
4
Michael Keane
Nikola Vlasic (75′)
43
Jonjoe Kenny
6
Phil Jagielka (C)
3
Leighton Baines
Ashley Williams (27′)
18
Gylfi Sigurdsson
17
Idrissa Gueye
12
Aaron Lennon
2
Morgan Schneiderlin
29
Dominic Calvert-Lewin
11
Kevin Mirallas
Ademola Lookman (64′)
33
Joel Robles
9
Sandro Ramírez
27
Nikola Vlasic
54
Beni Baningime
31
Ademola Lookman
10
Wayne Rooney
5
Ashley Williams

Saints v EVE Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Everton
  • Possession (%)
    67
    33
  • Shots
    17
    5
  • Shots on target
    5
    2
  • Corners
    7
    2
  • Passes Complete
    564
    232

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
2
Charlie Austin
Charlie Austin
Shots On Target
2
Charlie Austin
Charlie Austin
Chances Created
5
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
Passes Completed
88
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Tackles
5
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Clearances
10
Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil Van Dijk
Saves
1
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster