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Started by Bensergi, Nov 26, 2017, 05:56 PM

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Southampton vs Everton

Everton have failed to score in eight of their last visits here, including four of the last five. The Toffees' 3-0 victory at St Mary's Stadium in August 2015 is their only win away to Saints in the last 15 years.

This isn't quite the boost they need as they attempt to end a 14-match winless away streak.

Everton have lost four of six games in all competitions since Ronald Koeman was fired, conceding 16 goals. The most recent defeat came on Thursday when they were demolished 5-1 by Atalanta.

Mauricio Pellegrino's Saints are struggling for form as well, having scored just four goals from open play in 12 league games and have a tough run-in awaiting them. They face Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester United before the new year.

Southampton are without midfielder Oriol Romeu, who is suspended after accumulating five yellow cards.
Saints will therefore hope injury doubt Mario Lemina, who has missed the last three games with an ankle problem, is passed fit.

Everton striker Oumar Niasse begins a two-game ban with midfielder Tom Davies also suspended.

Phil Jagielka and Morgan Schneiderlin are both doubts for the Toffees with groin and toe injuries respectively.


Match Stats:

  • Southampton 4-1 Everton
  • Shots: 17-5
  • Possession: 67%-33%
  • Corner kicks: 7-2

Two Charlie Austin headers in the space of six second-half minutes helped Southampton claim a 4-1 victory over Everton.

Dusan Tadic put Saints ahead in the 18th minute with a smart finish from Ryan Bertrand's through-ball but Everton equalised through Gylfi Sigurdsson's first PL goal for the Toffees, in first-half stoppage time.

Austin put Saints ahead again with a header from Bertrand's cross seven minutes after the restart and soon made it 3-1 with an almost identical header, this time from Tadic's centre.

Steven Davis secured a convincing win that took his side on to 16 points, when firing in from the edge of the area with three minutes left.

Defeat leaves Everton two points above the relegation zone.

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