Everton dispatched Southampton 3-0 at Goodison Park on Monday to kick off 2017 with three points in the Premier League.
Ronald Koeman’s men could only manage a 2-2 draw away at relegation-threatened Hull in their final match of 2016, but started the New Year off in clinical fashion as goals from Enner Valencia, Leighton Baines, and Romelu Lukaku sealed a comfortable win over Koeman’s former employers.
It means that the Toffees sit seventh in the Premier League table having won eight of their 20 matches, but their recent run of form, which has seen them win three of their last five games, will give the Goodison Park faithful hope that they can bridge the gap between themselves and the European places.
Koeman’s men are currently nine points behind sixth place Manchester United, and may need to strengthen in the January transfer window to challenge the top six sides.
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