The whistle blows. Game over. A rare clean sheet for Everton. A rare home defeat for Southampton.
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Some Southampton fans departing. They've not seen their team lose at St Mary's since February, when Liverpool were the victors. The sun peeking out from the clouds but not on Ronald Koeman. Jay Rodriguez take aim, but fires wide.
Four minutes will be added to the 90 but there's nothing much to report other than that.
Everton have coped admirably with Southampton's crosses and corners - of which there have been nine in the match. More variety is perhaps needed from Ronald Koeman's men. Something to chew over when the final whistle blows.Copyright: PA
Romelu Lukaku leaves the pitch to a chorus from the visiting fans, the striker making way for Gerard Deulofeu who has rejoined from Barcelona. Two minutes remaining. The result a foregone conclusion now.
Steven Naismith... Steven Naismith... it can't be a fourth, surely? No.
Beautiful from Ross Barkley. He's set free by Seamus Coleman and the midfielder cuts in from the left to curl into the top corner from 15 yards, leaving Maarten Stekelenburg with no chance.Copyright: Reuters
Brendan Galloway finds Ross Barkley... the midfielder picks out the onrushing Seamus Coleman, but the Irishman's improvised overhead goes in the opposite direction of the goal. Promising position for Everton, though... Romelu Lukaku bullying the Southampton defenders... another battle won by the Belgian.
Victor Wanyama with a shot from distance, but the Kenyan fails to hit the target. Time running out for the Saints. Ten minutes remaining. Steven Naismith on the field for Everton.
Matt Ingram: Our biggest problem - still no plan B, it always crosses for Pelle
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BBC Radio 5 liveQuote Message: It was more or less straight at Tim Howard. It was a nice height for him.
The majority of play taking place in the middle of the pitch, which isn't where Southampton need to be in these closing stages. The Saints bombarding the Everton box... Sadio Mane with a thunderclap of a drive from outside the box and Tim Howard's firm right hand steers it away. Close.Copyright: Getty Images
James McCarthy receives a yellow for bringing down Graziano Pelle in the middle of the pitch. A promising attack is brought to a halt and the Saints must start all over again. Sadio Mane with a whipping cross which finds Jay Rodriguez in the box... but Seamus Coleman is first to the ball.
Final 15 minutes approaching and it's a bit scrappy at the moment. Southampton continuing to dominate possession and territory, but unable to cause any real damage in the final third. Everton still a menace on the counter-attack...Copyright: Getty Images
Cedric Soares running freely down the right... Southampton on the attack once again. Everton clear the cross but Southampton continue to keep possession...
A substitution - Jay Rodriguez for Shane Long for his first appearance at St Mary's since March 2014 after about 14 months out with a knee injury.
Romelu Lukaku conducts the Everton crowd as he walks towards the box to prepare for a corner. It comes to nothing, but it's a rare foray in the Southampton half. And a series of corners ensue.
Lovely from Graziano Pelle - a backheel cuter than a litter of puppies finds Sadio Mane. The pair are Southampton's most dangerous players. Moments later the Italian rises above the Everton defence, but his header keeps on rising when it should have troubled Tim Howard.
Southampton setting up camp in opposition territory, Everton retreating - but the two-goal lead gives them a healthy cushion. Plus, they know they can cause damage on the counter-attack which is what Arouna Kone attempts to do as he goes in search of Romelu Lukaku after nicking the ball only this time they fail to link up.Copyright: Reuters
BBC Radio 5 liveQuote Message: Just at the moment Southampton are building up a head of steam. Is it because Everton are sitting a little on the two-goal cushion?
Craig White: Am I the only one who likes the #Everton kit?
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Gareth Barry's elbow makes contact with Cedric Soares, but the midfielder does not get a yellow card. The medical team are whispering something into the Southampton man's ear, or just looking for excess wax. I can't tell, but his head is eventually bandaged and it's a rather fetching look Cedric now sports.Copyright: Reuters
Graziano Pelle the outlet for Southampton and, once again, he attempts to shoot on the turn but his fails to hit it true and John Stones is standing close by to ensure he doesn't get a second bite.
Brendan Galloway walking gingerly off the pitch to receive treatment, but the knock doesn't look like something which could prematurely bring his match to an end.
Phil Bayley: I hope Wayne Rooney is watching Lukaku.
Matt Ingram: Everton giving #saintsfc a masterclass in the counter attack.Copyright: Getty Images
Everton's players passing to each other, comfortable in possession. But a hopeful hoof towards Romelu Lukaku fails to find the Belgian and the visitors must shuffle back in line as Southampton grab possession and spray it around midfield.
A delicious ball from Sadio Mane towards the box and Seamus Coleman can only control with his chest...the ball bounces towards Graziano Pelle... a shuffle of the hips, the Italian turns on the half-volley but directly aims at Tim Howard.Copyright: Getty Images
Victor Wanyama bullies Brendan Galloway off the ball, sprints down the right, but is stopped in his tracks by Ross Barkley. Nothing is quite going to plan for the Saints, but they're huffing and puffing. Three corners in the first six minutes of the second half. The latest of which is headed away from Arouna Kone.
A booking for Oriol Romeu for a late tackle on James McCarthy. A deserved booking, rashly lunging at the Everton man's feet, even though the home crowd are hissing.
Steven Davies' header finds Jose Fonte, but it's the defender's shoulder which makes contact with the ball and it bobbles out of play. Southampton on the front foot, though, as they search for a comeback.
One change for Southampton at half-time as new signing Oriol Romeu makes his debut, replacing the disappointing Duscan Tadic. It means a change of formation for the hosts, with Sadio Mane switching to the left and Shane Long moving to the right. Will it make a difference?Copyright: Reuters
The players have returned to the pitch, which is a relief. The second-half will soon be under way
This is the first time Romelu Lukaku has scored a brace in the Premier League since November 2013 (against Liverpool). He has had two shots so far today and scored with both and is now the top-scoring Belgian in Premier League history with 44 goals (two ahead of Christian Benteke).
(Below is an illustration of where he scored from.)Copyright: BBC Sport
BBC Radio 5 liveQuote Message: This is a crucial, psychological blow. The goalkeeper might have done better. I just wonder if Southampton manager Ronald Koeman will now stiffen his midfield.Copyright: Reuters
BBC Radio 5 liveQuote Message: Everton are a more enterprising side. The midfield of Southampton are slightly second best to that of Everton's with Tom Cleverley, Gareth Barry and Ross Barkley.
Tim Howard commands his area, punching the ball away. And that is that for the first half.
Southampton earn a free-kick on the edge of the box. Ross Barkley, who receives a yellow card, the culprit for a slider on Sadio Mane. Will this half ever end?
Two minutes of added time...
Punchy, ruthless stuff from Everton. A few passes and - goal - they double their advantage.Copyright: Opta
Southampton lose the ball on the half-way line. Another brilliant Everton counter-attack - Ross Barkley with a cute pass to Romelu Lukaku and the striker is ruthless, thumping the ball beyond Maarten StekelenburgCopyright: Reuters
Duscan Tadic with Graziano Pelle and the onrushing Shane Long to aim at inside the box, but his cross from the right sails out of bounds. A disappointing effort from a promising position.
Southampton a shadow of the team we've become accustomed to seeing at St Mary's. Slow in possession, their tempo somewhat ponderous. Everton easily dealing with whatever comes their way.Copyright: Reuters
And that is why Chelsea are chasing John Stones. The centre-back expertly deals with Sadio Mane by the by-line, calmly taking the ball from the Southampton man. The home crowd call for a penalty, but it was simply an impressive bit of defending.
Referee Michael Oliver writes Graziano Pelle's name in his book. A yellow card for the Italian for a tackle on Seamus Coleman, an illustration of Southampton's frustrations.
John Stones falls awkwardly while defending a high ball and the young Englishman needs treatment. Thankfully for Everton fans, the Chelsea target rises to his feet and takes up his place once again in the back four.
Seamus Coleman brilliantly reads the play to nick the ball of Matt Targett, but although he has acres of ground to run into he somehow stumbles over the ball. It nearly got exciting. But not quite.Copyright: Reuters
Seamus Coleman beats Matt Targett once again down the right. He whips a right-footed cross across goal, but there's no-one there to capitalise on his efforts.
At the other end, Gareth Barry heads away a Southampton free-kick for a corner which is headed over by Victor Wanyama.
Shane Long with a hopeful ball, which is easily headed away by John Stones. Where the Saints were penetrative in the opening stages, they're now stuttering, hoping for the best..Copyright: PA
Daniel Woodley: That is an outstanding goal by #EFC and @RomeluLukaku9. One of the best counter attacking goals you will see this season
Phil Bayley: Compare Man United's attacking play with that Everton goal: pace, desire and quality is lacking for LvG.
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BBC Radio 5 liveQuote Message: Everton may regret that miss. They are sharper than Southampton at the moment.
With Barkley shooting and Cleverley failing on the follow up, how impressed will England boss Roy Hodgson be that they didn't convert?
Hodgson is in the crowd for today's game.Copyright: PA
Oh my word. Romelu Lukaku creates space for Ross Barkley, but the scorer of last week's stunner - unmarked 12 yards in the middle of the box - steers the ball directly at Maarten Stekelenburg. He should have done better. Either side of the Saints stopper and that would have been Everton's second.
A chance for Tom Cleverly with the follow-up... and he biffs it.
Everton galvanized by Romelu Lukaku's superb effort. Seamus Coleman weaving beyond defenders inside the box, but it all comes to nothing. The visitor's midfield now in the ascendancy.
BBC Radio 5 liveQuote Message: Southampton were caught short on their left-hand side. Everton supported and overloaded in the box. It was a great ball from Kone. Lukaku rose and carefully steered the ball. It was a picture goal but one Southampton will regret.
What a surprise. Southampton looked the more likely to score, but it's Everton who go ahead. There's a graphic (below) to illustrate how that opener came about.Copyright: Goal
Clinical conter-attacking from Everton. From a Southampton corner they race upfield like greyhounds... Arouna Kone's cross finds Romelu Lukaku who firmly heads home into the top corner for his first goal of the season.Copyright: Reuters
Southampton dominating in the middle of the pitch... Graziano Pelle slips a pass to Sadio Mane who thunders a shot goalwards only for Tim Howard's legs to keep the score goalless.
BBC Radio 5 liveQuote Message: Hopefully someone will take a photo of this pitch. It used to be lines - this is a tartan-patterned pitchCopyright: Everton
Romelu Lukaku and Seamus Coleman attempt to combine down the right flank, but Matt Targett nudges Coleman off the ball. Fine defensive work from the Saints man.
Southampton turning the screw. Dusan Tadic finds Graziano Pelle with a cross from the right as sweet as candyfloss and the Italian's header is just narrowly wide. The Saints currently monopolizing possession.
Saints fans have not stopped chanting since kick-off, creating a lively atmosphere at St Mary's.
On the pitch, Seamus Coleman fails to clear the ball... it somehow ends up with Dusan Tadic, who has an opportunity to shoot, but his effort is blocked. The best chance of the match so far.
Sadio Mane is set free down the left of the goal, but the forward ever so slightly lets the ball overrun and shoots into the side netting. A warning for Everton, though.Copyright: PA
Everton's away kit is a strange one, a bogey green - or military green - depending on your perception.
Nice touch from Tom Cleverley on the edge of the box - but Southampton's defence remaining disciplined.
Ross Barkley steps up, balloons his effort into the stands, although it did get a touch from a Southampton player so the visitors can enjoy their first corner of the match.
Southampton holding firm. Arouna Kone in the box unmarked... but Cedric Soares puts his body in line of danger. Everton responding positively.Copyright: PA
First corner of the game - to Southampton. James McCarthy heads away the danger, sets Romelu Lukaku free to bulldoze his way down the left.
The Belgian is chopped down in full flight on the edge of the box and the Toffees have a free-kick in a promising position.
Southampton dominating these early stages. Everton's defence deep... Graziano Pelle has a chance, he eyes a spectacular volley... but his timing fails him. But forward Southampton rumble...
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Our friends at Opta tell us that Everton have kept just one clean sheet in their last 17 Premier League away games. That doesn't bode well for Roberto Martinez's men, neither does a menacing cross from Matt Targett which finds Graziano Pelle in the box. John Stones, though, alert and prevents the knock-on falling to Shane Long's path.
Raucous cheers for manager Ronald Koeman as he hobbles to the touchline with the help of crutches. Toot! goes the referee's whistle. We're off.
Martin Fisher, Match of the Day: "Both teams began with 2-2 draws but the reaction in the respective camps was different.
"Everton twice came from behind to snatch a draw at home to Watford,strengthening fears of another season of under achievement. Little summer transfer activity has left their squad looking light.
"In contrast, Southampton created enough chances to have won at Newcastle and left in optimistic mood.
"Morgan Schneiderlin and Nathaniel Clyne have gone but Saints reinforced brilliantly after losing their big-hitters a year ago and seem to have invested wisely again, while the return of fit-again Jay Rodriguez is a massive boost.
"St Mary's has been a miserable venue for Everton in recent years and I cannot see that changing this weekend."
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Southampton players are wearing "Thank You Markus" shirts whilst warming up today. It's 5 years since their former owner Markus Liebherr died.
Liebherr bought the club in 2009 and sadly died a year later as the club started to move upwards from League One to the Premier LeagueCopyright: Get
A banner is flown over St Mary's stadium. "Kenwright and Co time to go," it reads. Everton fans apparently chipped in to hire a plane to fly over the stadium to make their displeasure with the current hierarchy known. Controversy even before kick-off.
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Southampton manager Ronald Koeman makes one change from the side that drew 2-2 at Newcastle on Sunday – Jay Rodriguez drops to the bench, with Shane Long, who scored at St James’ Park, coming in. New signing Oriol Romeu will make a debut if comes off the bench.
Southampton XI: Stekelenburg, Cedric, Yoshida, Fonte, Targett, S. Davis, Wanyama, Tadic, Mane, Long, Pelle.Copyright: PA
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Roberto Martinez makes one change from last week's 2-2 draw at home to Watford - Arouna Kone comes in for Kevin Mirallas, who is fit enough to make the bench.
Brendan Galloway continues to deputise for injured left-back Leighton Baines, and winger Gerard Deulofeu will make his second debut for the club if he comes off the bench. Teenage defender Mason Holgate, signed from Barnsley on Thursday, is not in the squad.
Everton XI: Howard, Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Galloway, Barry, Cleverley, McCarthy, Barkley, Kone, Lukaku.