The Saints come out as 2-0 winners following a fantastic attacking display in the first half thanks to goals from James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams. This result seems them climb to fifth in the league, just three points off top of the table. Everton however, remain top of the table despite losing their first game of the season, they’ll be disappointed though as they seemed to always be stuck in second gear and Digne’s dismissal in the second half just added to their problems as they failed to get back into the game.
LINE-UPS from St. Mary’s
Southampton: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond, Adams, Ings
Substitutes: Stephens, Long, Tella, Diallo, Vokins, N’Lundulu, Forster
Everton: Pickford, Godfrey, Mina, Keane, Digne, Doucoure, Allan, Sigurdsson, Rodriguez, Calvert-Lewin, Iwobi
Substitutes: Delph, Nkounkou, Bernard, Andre Gomes, Gordon, Davies, Olsen
James Rodriguez is in the starting line-up after being a doubt throughout the week and Ben Godfrey makes his full debut for the away side following an injury to captain Seamus Coleman
On loan Theo Walcott is unavailable for Southampton due to being unavailable to play against his parent club
Southhampton win the game 2-0 after a fantastic display in the first half.
Everton lose their first game of the season after they never really looked to get going.
Calvert-Lewin is booked after a coming together with Vestegaard.
This result will see Southampton climb into fifth place in the Premier League. whereas, Everton will remind top on goal difference.
5 minutes of added time
N’lundulu comes on to make his first team debut as he replaces goalscorer Che Adams.
Danny Ings took an ambitious effort from outside the box in an attempt to try and get on the score sheet himself this afternoon following two assists in the first half.
Stuart Armstrong comes off for Diallo to makes his home debut for the club.
Southhampton just keeping the ball from Everton and draining them of energy to give them no chance of coming back in this game.
Into the last 10 minutes now as Southampton look to given Everton their first defeat of the season in any competition.
The Saints have looked dangerous every time they’ve gone forwards. A real complete performance from them.