SOU vs EVE
Audio description highlights: Saints 1-2 Everton
Highlights from the Premier League match at St Mary's, with audio description.
Extended Highlights: Saints 1-2 Everton
The key moments from St Mary's Stadium.
Video: Aribo on mad five minutes
Goalscorer reflects on a frustrating afternoon at St Mary's.
Aribo laments instant Everton response
Goalscorer frustrated to see Saints' lead wiped out so quickly.
Hasenhüttl: Not clinical enough
The boss reflects on a tough day at St Mary's.
Quick-fire double defeats Saints
Everton score twice in two minutes to win from behind at St Mary's.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl on Everton
Part two of the boss' press conference
Matchday Information: Saints vs Everton
Essential information for tomorrow's Premier League clash at St Mary’s
Match Pack: Saints vs Everton
All of the stats and facts ahead of Saturday's showdown.
Hasenhüttl on positive improvements over break
The latest team news from the boss.
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Everton visit
Hear from the boss ahead of Saturday's return to St Mary's
Tactical Watch: Walker-Peters's dribbling can be key weapon
Sam Tighe highlights the full-back's attacking threat.
SAINTS: Bella-Kotchap discusses meteoric rise
Programme features extended interview with Saints' latest international debutant.
Match Rewind: Super-sub Long sees off Everton
Shane Long's final goal for Saints helped clinch victory at St Mary's last season.
Gallery: Saints step up for Premier League return
Preparations for Everton continue at Staplewood.
Classic Match: Yoshida scores in Everton rout
Saints strolled past the Merseysiders at St Mary's in 2014.
SOU vs EVE As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Everton come from behind to take all three points
- Game burst to life with three goals in five minutes
- Joe Aribo opens the scoring soon after the restart
- Toffees hit back with two goals in quick succession from Coady and McNeil
FULL TIME: Saints 1-2 Everton
It ends in defeat for the hosts, after a frantic start to the second half which saw three goals in five minutes. Joe Aribo gave the hosts the lead on 49 minutes, but the elation was short-lived as Conor Coady and Dwight McNeil struck instant replies to give the Toffees a sweet taste from their trip to the south coast.16.54
Ćaleta-Car volleys over! 😩
Ward-Prowse's delivery finds the defender at the back post, but his volley is onto the roof of the net!
Everton substitution: Abdoulaye Doucouré replaces Demarai Gray
A final swap for Everton.
SIX minutes added on!
Into additional time we go. Come on Saints!
Southampton substitution: Mohamed Elyounoussi replaces Stuart Armstrong
A late change for the hosts, as Elyounoussi is introduced.
Everton substitution: Salomón Rondón replaces Neal Maupay
A third change for the Toffees.
Yellow Card for Stuart Armstrong (Southampton)
It's a yellow for Armstrong, who catches Iwobi.
Coleman heads clear
Ward-Prowse's free-kick looked to be on target, with Coleman dropping back to head clear from his own six yard box.
Yellow Card for Idrissa Gueye (Everton)
Gueye is booked for a challenge on Aribo, 25 yards out.
Pickford almost caught out...
Ward-Prowse's corner is whipped right under the crossbar, which Pickford first pushes up into the air before tipping over the bar.
Piling on the pressure 👊
It's all one way at the moment, as Saints search for an equaliser.
Everton substitution: Tom Davies replaces Amadou Onana
And a change in midfield for Frank Lampard's side.
Everton substitution: Anthony Gordon replaces Dwight McNeil
A switch for the visitors, as goal scorer McNeil is replaced.
So close! 😱
It looks destined to be a goal as Adams finds Adam Armstrong with acres of space in the box, but after taking a touch his shot is pushed around the post by Pickford and Everton survive.
A chance for Arma!
Walker-Peters tees the ball up for Armstrong on the penalty spot, but the striker doesn't connect properly and his shot cannons into the floor and bounces over the bar.
Brilliant, Gav 👏
McNeil plays Gray through on goal, but the Saints stopper is quick off of his line to drop down low and block the winger's shot.
Southampton substitution: Samuel Edozie replaces Ainsley Maitland-Niles
Here he is. Maitland-Niles's home debut comes to a close.
Edozie on the way...
The teenager is ready and waiting on the touchline, as Ralph Hasenhüttl prepares to make his third change.
Keep pushing 👊
It's a frantic second half at St Mary's, with Saints pushing for a leveller after three goals in five minutes.
Adams volleys wide 😩
It sits up perfectly on the edge of the box for the striker to hit on the volley, but it's a few yards wide as Saints look to respond.
Ćaleta-Car heads at goal
A recycled corner sees Stuart Armstrong swing a ball into the middle, but Ćaleta-Car's glancing header is an easy one for Pickford.
Southampton substitution: Adam Armstrong replaces Sékou Mara
A double change is completed with Armstrong replacing Mara up front.
Southampton substitution: Romain Perraud replaces Juan Larios
Larios's full Premier League debut comes to an end, as Perraud is introduced.
Onana heads wide
Close to a third for the visitors, as Coleman's cross is headed wide by Onana who arrived late in the box.
McNeil turns it around
Moments after Saints went close to re-taking the lead, Everton pounce at the other end. Iwobi's ball from the right comes all the way through to McNeil, who lashes a strike into the roof of the net from an acute angle.
Dwight McNeil (53’) | 1 – 2
Coady converts an instant leveller
Everton hit back immediately. Gray's free-kick from wide out on the left is headed back across goal by Onana, with Coady perfectly placed to smash home from a yard out.
Conor Coady (51’) | 1 – 1
GET IN THERE JOE! 💥
It's emphatic from Saints' number seven! Adams squares the ball to the Nigerian on the edge of the box, who takes a touch and drills an effort into the bottom corner. GET IN THERE!
Joe Aribo (48’) | 1 – 0
Into the second half 👊
Play resumes in SO14. It's all still to play for...
HALF TIME: Saints 0-0 Everton
It's goalless at the break, a scoreline that the hosts will likely be the happier with given proceedings. Frank Lampard's side have seen plenty of the ball at St Mary's, but were unable to truly test Gavin Bazunu, with Damarai Gray's free-kick that flew just wide the closest that either side has come to scoring.
Bazunu fumbles 😬
Bazunu comes to claim McNeil's corner but drops the ball upon impact with the ground, but Everton can't capitalise and Maupay eventually miscues for a goal-kick.
It's a chance for Stu, who controls Walker-Peters's cross before seeing his strike deflect off of Coady and into the arms of Pickford.
Stu poses a threat
Our Flying Scotsman almost picks out Mara at the near post, but is afforded a second chance to cross moments later, with Tarkowski getting a touch that takes it into the arms of Pickford.
Maupay gets a head on target
Gray's corner finds Maupay at the back post, but off balance, the striker's header is straight into the arms of Bazunu.
KWP on the cover
Coleman hangs up a cross towards the back post, but Walker-Peters is on hand to bravely head over his own crossbar.
Saints spring to life
A turnover in possession sees Larios afforded time to cross, but Walker-Peters's attempted cutback at the back post is hacked clear by Tarkowski.
Digging in 💪
It's a good spell for Frank Lampard's side, with Saints having to dig in at St Mary's.
Toffees test Saints again
It's all coming down the left for Everton. Once again, Gray drives to the byline and looks for Maupay in the middle, but Walker-Peters blocks the cross before Ćaleta-Car clears.
Bazunu called into action
Once again, Gray looks liveliest for the visitors. The winger drifts inside from the left, dribbling past Bella-Kotchap, before firing an effort straight at Bazunu from the edge of the box.
Bella-Kotchap blasts wide
Intercepting an Everton pass midway into the Toffees half, the German international decides to have a go from long range, but his attempt is comfortably wide.
Bazunu does enough
Gray's dipping cross to the near post is aimed at Coady, but Bazunu dives in front of the Everton defender to get a touch to the ball and avert the danger.
Gray looks to turn provider
A passage of play ends with Gray swinging in a dangerous cross from the left, but Bella-Kotchap gets a head to it to only concede a corner.
Gray has Bazunu scrambling
Gray's free-kick from 25 yards is mightily close to Bazunu's top corner, but the ball flies inches wide with the Saints stopper sprawling.
Yellow Card for Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Southampton)
It's an early booking for Maitland-Niles on his home debut, as the midfielder goes in late on Gueye 25 yards out.
Side-netting for Saints!
It's a fluid attack from the home side. Armstrong's ball is collected on the edge of the box by Mara, who slides in strike partner Adams, whose shot is into the side-netting with Pickford doing well to narrow the angle.
A first Toffees attack
Everton are first onto the front foot, as Iwobi's cross from the left is tamely headed into the arms of Bazunu by Onana, with Larios doing enough to disrupt the midfielder's attempt.
We're under way at St Mary's. COME ON YOU REDS!
Hoping for a repeat performance...
Saints were worthy winners on Everton's last visit to St Mary's... more of the same today please, lads!14.39
Back on home soil 🏟
Remember the last home game? It feels like a long time ago now - probably because it was - but Ralph Hasenhüttl described this as one of his most enjoyable nights in the Saints hot seat...14.20
A debut for Duje! 🇭🇷
1️⃣ debut ✅
Everton team confirmed 🍬
Starting XI: Pickford, Coleman, Coady, Tarkowski, Mykolenko, Onana, Gueye, Iwobi, McNeil, Maupay, Gray.
Subs: Begović, Keane, Vinagre, John, Doucouré, Davies, Garner, Gordon, Rondón.14.06
Southampton team confirmed 😇
Starting XI: Bazunu, Walker-Peters, Bella-Kotchap, Ćaleta-Car, Larios, Maitland-Niles, Ward-Prowse, S. Armstrong, Aribo, Mara, Adams.
One hour until team news...
Who makes your Saints starting line-up today? We'll have full team news at 2pm BST...13.00
Goal-getter extraordinaire ⚽️
One of Southampton's finest goalscorers of the Premier League era, James Beattie talked us through the highs and lows of his seven-year Saints career when he met The Wall in a must-watch feature video.12.49
Blast from the past 🎞
What a day this was! A crucial brace from Marian Pahars against Everton secured the victory Saints needed to complete the great escape from relegation in 1999...12.15
from the long-term injuries, we still need to wait for them to come back. roméo will take a few more weeks, and tino not this year, maybe next year, but they are both on the pitch. there is a big difference between running in straight lines and playing football.ralph hasenhüttlon roméo lavia and tino livramento
Hear from the boss 🎙
Ralph Hasenhüttl answered questions from the media at Friday's press conference on topics including team news, bedding in the new arrivals and the threat posed by Frank Lampard's Everton.11.48
It's been 32 days since Southampton were last in action at St Mary's, but today is the day! This afternoon Saints host Everton in the Premier League, with both sides refreshed after the international break ready for an intense six-week period leading up to the World Cup. Stay with us for all the build-up, team news, match updates and live commentary!11.42
SOU vs EVE Line Ups
Gavin Bazunu (GK)
Juan LariosRomain Perraud (60′)
Stuart ArmstrongMohamed Elyounoussi (89′)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Ainsley Maitland-NilesSamuel Edozie (67′)
Sékou MaraAdam Armstrong (60′)
Jordan Pickford (GK)
Séamus Coleman (C)
Amadou OnanaTom Davies (74′)
Dwight McNeilAnthony Gordon (74′)
Neal MaupaySalomón Rondón (89′)
Demarai GrayAbdoulaye Doucouré (91′)
SOU vs EVE Match Stats
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