Southampton fans happy to see Austin get back to scoring ways

Goals have been hard to come by for Southampton this season since Mauricio Pellegrino took charge in the summer.

Before taking on Everton at St Mary’s, the Saints had scored just nine goals in 12 Premier League games.

Despite having Shane Long, Manolo Gabbiadini and Charlie Austin at his disposal, Pellegrino struggled to drum up an attacking force.

On Sunday, though, the team managed to hit four against a troubled Everton side, who are lingering two points above the relegation zone.

Dusan Tadic and Steven Davis got on the scoreline, but the star of the show was Austin, who netted twice and proved to be a threatening figure up front.

The former Queens Park Rangers forward had gone eight games in all competitions without finding the back of the net.

In 11 outings, Austin has a tally of just three goals, but on only two occasions has he been named in Pellegrino’s first XI.

After his performance against the Toffees, some fans are hopeful that the forward will receive more minutes in upcoming games.

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