Saints vs EVE
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Our guests recap Sunday's impressive victory over Everton.
Highlights: Saints 2-0 Everton
All the action from a momentous afternoon at St Mary's Stadium.
90 in 90: Saints 2-0 Everton
The best of the action as Saints soared past the Premier League leaders.
Gallery: Saints 2-0 Everton
Our photographers' best shots from the Sunday's win.
Video: Adams delighted with on-song Saints
Striker speaks after second goal in two games.
Adams hails collective effort
Goalscorer points to Saints' defensive work in nullifying Everton.
Video: Hasenhüttl assesses victory over Everton
The Saints boss reflects on the 2-0 win at St Mary's.
Hasenhüttl: No coincidence we won
Manager pleased as Saints move four unbeaten.
Saints soar past league leaders
Slick Saints inflict first Premier League defeat on Everton.
Diallo enjoys first full week at Staplewood
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl on working with his new midfielder.
Match Pack: Saints vs Everton
Get set for Southampton's St Mary's return with our Match Pack.
Hasenhüttl: We need an intense game
Manager previews meeting with league leaders Everton.
Video: Hasenhüttl's Everton preview
Watch our interview with the manager ahead of Sunday's match.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl assesses Everton
Part two of the manager's pre-match press conference.
Press Conference Round-Up: Everton
The manager shares his views ahead of Everton clash.
Season Ticket refunds for Everton and Newcastle
Fans will automatically receive a refund for the upcoming home games.
Gallery: Final prep for Everton
The best of Friday's training session at Staplewood Campus.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Everton
The first part of the manager's pre-match media address.
Armstrong fit to return against Everton
Midfielder back in training after period of self-isolation.
Tactical Watch: Saints' flourishing frontline
Why Ings and Adams can pose the leaders a new problem...
Gallery: Wednesday work
Preparation for Sunday's Everton clash gears up at Staplewood.
SAINTS: New signings take centre stage
Diallo and Walcott star in matchday programme.
Saints vs EVE As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Ward-Prowse and Adams on target as Saints lead Everton 2-0 at St Mary's
- Digne shown a straight red card for ugly tackle on Walker-Peters
- Saints set to move into top five and inflict a first defeat on leaders Everton
- Armstrong back in starting XI, but Walcott, Djenepo, Smallbone and Salisu all sidelined
Read our report 😇
Relive an excellent afternoon's work with our match report from St Mary's!16.31
FULL TIME: Southampton 2-0 Everton
That's it! An impressive performance from start to finish from Saints, who deservedly take the three points and end Everton's unbeaten start to the season. First-half goals from James Ward-Prowse and Ché Adams decided it, with Lucas Digne's second-half dismissal for an ugly tackle on Kyle Walker-Peters ending the visitors' hopes of a revival. Saints move up to fifth, three points off the top...
Yellow Card for Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton)
It's a yellow card for Calvert-Lewin, who was late on Vestergaard. The striker had scored in every game this season coming into this one.
5️⃣ added minutes...
Everton's misery is almost at an end. Five more minutes for them to endure.
N'Lundulu comes on for his debut 💥
It's a first senior appearance for young striker Dan N'Lundulu, who is on for Adams for the final minutes.
Ward-Prowse's touch just lets him down
Everton can't wait for this to be all over. It's wave after wave of Saints attack, as this time Romeu lifts the ball in behind for Ward-Prowse, who makes another lung-busting run from deep but cannot bring the ball down as a big chance beckoned.
Is James injured?
Everton's Colombian talisman is walking around and looks uncomfortable. He just trotted across for a word with his manager, but the visitors have already made their three substitutions. It looks like he'll have to continue.
Allan rescues Everton
Again Saints threaten a third, as Armstrong's pass across goal is crucially intercepted by Allan with Adams poised to shoot. Ings was also available to Armstrong's left, as Saints continue to flood forward in search of more goals.
Red Card for Lucas Digne (Everton)
Digne is shown a straight red for an ugly challenge down the back of Walker-Peters's achilles. He's down receiving treatment, while Everton are down to 10 men.
Yellow Card for Bernard Anício Caldeira Duarte (Everton)
Bernard sends Romeu flying and goes into the book.
Saints come close again
Another excellent counter-attack is led by Adams, before Armstrong finds space on the left and fires the ball across goal with Ings rushing in, but it flashes beyond the reach of the onrushing striker, who is hungry to get his name on the scoresheet.
Yellow Card for Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton)
The defender goes into the book for handling Digne's cross from the left. It's a free-kick near the left corner of the penalty area, with Sigurdsson and Digne standing over it.
Redmond shoots off target
Another swift counter-attack from Saints, who looked like getting caught in their own half but Bednarek won the ball back, before Walker-Peters and Armstrong combined to find Redmond, but the winger's attempted curler is high and wide of the far corner.
Bertrand goes down in the box...
Saints have continued their energetic approach at the start of the second half. Bertrand goes down under the challenge of James in the box, and now Bednarek is down having taken a knock off the ball. Everton seemingly survive on both counts.
Second half is under way
We're back up and running at St Mary's!
HALF TIME: Southampton 2-0 Everton
A superb first half for Saints draws to a close. The hosts have outplayed the Premier League leaders and taken advantage with goals from James Ward-Prowse and Ché Adams, both assisted by Danny Ings. Everton fired a warning shot when Gylfi Sigurdsson hammered a long-range shot against the crossbar, but otherwise have been excellently contained by a buoyant home team. More of the same, please!
1️⃣ added minute...
We're into a short period of first-half stoppage time at St Mary's.
Saints denied a third!
This has been a brilliant first half from Saints, who have the ball in the net for a third time, only to be denied by the offside flag. Adams runs in behind the defence, holds the ball up, waits for support and feeds the onrushing Armstrong, who finishes in style from 20 yards, but Adams is retrospectively flagged offside after the assistant referee allowed Saints to complete the attack.
ADAMS MAKES IT TWO!!!
Saints have been well on top and deservedly double their lead thanks to more good work from Ings, who crosses to the far post where Adams and Ward-Prowse are both waiting. The striker takes charge, steadies himself and thumps a low shot into the net. Great stuff here at St Mary's!
Ché Adams (34’) | 2 – 0
Saints continue on the front foot
The goal has not stopped Saints pushing forward for more, as Redmond gets to the byeline and stands up a delicate cross to the far post, but nobody in red and white reads his intentions and Everton clear the danger.
Saints have the opener, as Ings threads the ball in behind the Everton defence for Ward-Prowse, who takes a touch across Digne and blasts the ball past Pickford! Get in!
James Ward-Prowse (26’) | 1 – 0
Ings forces another mistake
More good pressing from Saints' leading man, this time forcing Keane to concede a throw-in deep inside his own half. He just never stops, does he? 😅
Redmond tries his luck
Good pressure from Saints, who launch attacks down both flanks, before Romeu picks out Redmond on the far side of the box, but he's off balance as he shoots and blazes the ball high and wide.
So unlucky from Sigurdsson...
That's a let-off for Saints, as James spreads the play to Sigurdsson, who attacks the left corner of the penalty area and lets fly with a rocket of a shot that dips suddenly and crashes against the top of the crossbar with McCarthy rooted to the spot. That would have been some goal.
Bertrand on the attack again
The Saints left-back needs no second invitation to gallop forward, but this time his drilled cross is into the side-netting.
...It's a first save for McCarthy
James strikes it well, but it's too close to the Saints No 1, who safely takes it into his grasp.
Free-kick for Everton...
This is in shooting territory, just right of centre, after Bertrand trips Calvert-Lewin 25 yards from goal. James Rodríguez is eyeing it up...
Redmond goes close! 😨
That was a great chance for Saints, as Bertrand charged down the left and cut the ball back for Redmond, but he rather scuffed his first-time shot, dragging it wide of the far post but not wide enough for the onrushing Adams, who slid in hoping for a tap in.
First sight of goal for Calvert-Lewin
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the Premier League's joint top scorer, having scored in every match so far. Iwobi looks to pick him out with a low ball across the six-yard line, but Bednarek does enough to force it behind for a corner.
Ings hunts down Pickford
Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has been in the spotlight this week after his heavy challenge on Virgil van Dijk led to the former Saint sustaining a serious injury in the Merseyside derby. Danny Ings tries to test out the England stopper as he sprints to close him down, and forces a nervous clearance out for a throw-in.
Everton launch their first attack
Allan escapes Ward-Prowse in midfield, before Keane sees Iwobi in space down the left. He plays a difficult first-time pass to set the winger free, but it's just overhit and Everton miss the chance to create an opening.
Early pressure from Saints! 💪
Ward-Prowse swings in a typically devilish free-kick that's put behind for a corner, before his flag kick is aimed at Vestergaard, who commits a foul as he rises to meet it. Encouraging early signs...
We're up and running!
The game is under way at St Mary's. Come on you Saints!
🔟 minutes to go! ⏳
Kick-off is looming at St Mary's - stay with us for live match updates and all the key moments!13.50
First-team debut incoming? 🤔
Young striker Dan N'Lundulu is among the substitutes this afternoon! He has been on the bench previously, but never featured for the first team... could today be Dan's day?13.37
Feeling confident 😀
56% of you responded to our first poll of the day saying you fancy a Saints win today! Everton's unbeaten record has to end at some point, right?13.30
Never. Give. Up.
Remind yourselves of our last Premier League outing, as Saints showed their spirit to rescue a point at Stamford Bridge 👊13.13
Armstrong returns in only Saints change
As expected, it's just the one enforced change for Ralph Hasenhüttl, as Stuart Armstrong takes the place of Theo Walcott, who is ineligible to face his parent club. Stick with us as we countdown to kick-off! ⏳13.07
Everton team confirmed
SAINTS TEAM CONFIRMED 😇
Starting XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Armstrong, Redmond, Ings, Adams.
Subs: Forster, Stephens, Vokins, Diallo, Tella, Long, N'Lundulu.13.00
Hunting back-to-back home wins!
Remember last time at St Mary's? Three weeks ago Saints saw off West Brom with a convincing victory on home soil!12.37
ICYMI: Two more Saints games to be televised!
Saints' home matches in November against Newcastle and Manchester United will both be broadcast live on Sky Sports - click here for more info.12.32
Less than an hour until team news! ⏳
Who would be in your Saints XI this afternoon? We'll reveal both team line-ups at 1pm BST!12.11
Your COMPLETE guide to Saints vs Everton 📖
Find out everything you could ever wish to know about today's game inside our Match Pack!11.33
😇 4️⃣-1️⃣ 🍬
A classic win from 2017! Relive a comprehensive victory at St Mary's as two very different line-ups took to the field three years ago...11.19
Armstrong back in contention 💪
With information on FIVE Saints players, check out the manager's team news update here.11.14
Stat of the Week 🤓
Danny Ings loves facing Everton! He scored his first Saints goal against them and netted in both meetings last season 👏11.00
it will be an interesting game, i think, an intense game against a strong side. for us, it's another chance for us to show up and prove we can be a competitive opponent.ralph hasenhüttlsouthampton manager
Hear from the boss! 🎥
Hear the pre-match thoughts of Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl, who discusses the prospect of tackling the in-form Toffees.10.54
It's matchday at St Mary's! Saints return to the scene of the 2-0 win against West Brom three weeks ago, having come back from the international break with a valuable point on the road at Chelsea. Today's opponents, Everton, are the early season Premier League pacesetters, sitting top of the table after an unbeaten start to the new campaign. Join us for the build-up, team news and live updates!10.47
Saints vs EVE Line Ups
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Stuart ArmstrongIbrahima Diallo (86′)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Che AdamsDaniel N'Lundulu (89′)
Jordan Pickford (GK)
Gylfi Sigurdsson (C)Fabian Delph (58′)
Abdoulaye DoucouréAnthony Gordon (58′)
Alex IwobiBernard (45′)
Saints vs EVE Match Stats
Shots on target62