Southampton host fellow Premier strugglers Everton on Sunday in a crucial fixture for both sides as they look to kick-start their respected seasons with a win.

Saints go into the fixture with no win in their last three, looking to pick up their first points of the calendar month after defeats to Burnley and Liverpool in November thus far.

The visitors go into the fixture unbeaten in their last two in the Premier League with a win at home to Watford and a point away at Crystal Palace.

Despite their recent improved form in the league, Everton were humiliated in their final Europa League home fixture on Thursday night suffering a 5-1 defeat to Atalanta.

With both teams going into the game desperate for all three points we take a look back at the fixture between the two sides last season at St Mary’s.

Ronald Koeman’s only return to St Mary’s since leaving the Saints in the summer of 2016, was an unhappy one as his Everton side lost at the home of his former club thanks to a blistering start from the Saints, as  Charlie Austin gave the hosts the lead in just 41 seconds.

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Then Southampton manager Claude Puel gave a debut to Saints academy graduate Josh Sims. He made a blistering start to his Saints career by being heavily involved in the action as Southampton took the lead within the opening minute.

As well as this Sims was in the heat of the action every time that the Saints pushed forward having a smart header saved by former Saint Maarten Stekelenburg.

In a game which the hosts dominated from start to finish, Everton struggled to impose themselves and it took the visitors until the 93rd minute to test Fraser Forster.

A good win for Saints gave them bragging rights over their former boss until January at least.