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Everton 7-1 Southampton, Nov 96

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Everton have racked up quite a record of high-scoring wins over Southampton down the years.

But one in late 1996 was up there with the very best.

The Blues, managed by Joe Royle, a man who had once scored four against the Saints during his days as a player at Goodison Park, got off to the perfect start when Graham Stuart tapped in with only 12 minutes played.

Andrei Kanchelskis then showed neat footwork to extend the lead just 10 minutes later before the late Gary Speed blasted home on the half-hour mark to grab the first of a fine hat-trick.

Indeed, the Welshman’s second came courtesy of a diving header less than two minutes later before, incredibly, Kanchelskis made it 5-0 inside 36 minutes.

Egil Ostenstad completed a sweeping move to pull one back for the Saints before half-time but Nick Barmby slid in to restore Everton's five-goal cushion just before the hour.

And there was still time for Speed to pop up with another header to complete what remains Everton's joint-highest Premier League win 18 minutes from time.

Click ‘Watch Video’ above now to see all the goals from an unforgettable afternoon at Goodison Park.



Sean GrennanGary Speed, God rest his soul

Saturday 29th September 00:56 Report Comment

liam-james munroRemember this game well am sure this was speeds first ever senior hat-trick and the yellow and black striped away tops in the crowd memories memories!!! IMWT

Friday 28th September 14:22 Report Comment

Philip PoveyTony Grant had an absolute stormer! That didn't happen often enough,

Friday 28th September 13:12 Report Comment

patrick liddaneLets hope we bang in a few goals Saturday and keep up the impressive performances.

Friday 28th September 10:29 Report Comment
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