Watch match highlights of Southampton 4-1 Everton
Last Updated: 27/11/17 12:06am
Managerless Everton suffered further misery as Charlie Austin's brace for Southampton condemned them to a 4-1 defeat at St Mary's.
Saints manager Mauricio Pellegrino finally handed Austin a chance from the start and he repaid the new-found faith shown in him by converting two second-half headers, with a late Steven Davis effort completing the scoring.
Dusan Tadic had put the hosts ahead only for David Unsworth's Everton, showing eight changes to the side humbled 5-1 by Atalanta in the Europa League on Thursday, to level in spectacular style through Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Austin had not scored a league goal in open play in almost a year, but Pellegrino picked him ahead of Manolo Gabbiadini as Southampton finally found their form in front of goal, having hit just nine goals in their previous 12 league games heading into this game.
Everton were as bad as their form and league position of 16th suggests, Sigurdsson's strike a standalone moment of class on another afternoon of anguish for caretaker boss Unsworth.
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