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Southampton 1-2 Everton: Marco Silva's side win away for the first time since March

Richarlison scores for Everton
Richarlison's goal secured Everton's first away win in the Premier League since March

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl says his side are "not good enough" after losing at home to Everton in the Premier League.

The Saints were hoping to gain ground over their opponents who had started the day fourth-bottom of the table. Instead, the visitors claimed their first away win of the season to climb up from 17th to 13th, a place and a point ahead of Manchester United, who host Brighton on Sunday.

"The first half was horrible. No-one wanted the ball any more. You could feel the lack of self confidence," Hasenhüttl said.

"It took us until the second half to get positive body language. The second half was OK. We went very offensive and it gave us a little more quality but you expose the defence and the goal killed us.

"It is not a nice situation. I can guarantee the players try to fight to win games. At the moment we are not good enough."

Tom Davies put the visitors in charge, heading in from close range following Gylfi Sigurdsson's corner but Marco Silva's side were also guilty of wasting several good chances.

That allowed the hosts to hit back with substitute Sofiane Boufal laying on a tap-in for Danny Ings to equalise.

But Everton, without the injured Andre Gomes, took the points, with Richarlison turning in Djibril Sidibe's right-wing cross from six yards out in the 75th minute.

"It [the win] was really important for us. All of us inside the club want to be in a different position but you have to look for a different picture," Silva said.

"In all the games it is difficult to find one team who is better than ourselves. Pressure - never. It is a privilege to be at Everton Football Club. Many things have come against us but we will keep fighting.

Southampton's sixth defeat in seven league matches leaves them in the bottom three on eight points - the same tally as at the same stage last term under former boss Mark Hughes - prompting questions over Hassenhüttl's desire to carry on.

"I have to," he added. "It is my job to be strong in that moment. It is why I am here. I will try to invest everything and try to work hard and get better. I think we can play better."

Everton's long wait is over

While Everton delivered an improved performance in their draw with Tottenham last Sunday, this felt like a pivotal day for manager Marco Silva, with this team starting the day just three points ahead of their opponents.

A failure to win at Southampton, who were thrashed 9-0 by Leicester City in their last home game, would have only added to any pressure already being felt by the Portuguese boss.

But as it was, his team largely delivered another positive display even if their errant finishing handed the hosts a way back into the game.

Sigurdsson, Davies and Schneiderlin gave the Toffees control in midfield and the pace of Theo Walcott and Richarlison saw the visitors continuously carve the hosts open down the flanks.

Cenk Tosun, Davies and Sigurdsson all pressed Saints keeper Alex McCarthy into action, the only downside being Everton did not make the most of their 24 shots on goal to record a wider margin of victory.

No home comforts for Southampton

While the boos rang out and Southampton fans threw their scarves on the pitch at full-time, Ralph Hasenhüttl's team could not be accused of displaying a lack of effort or spirit.

Confidence, though, is another matter and the Austrian boss saw his side start hesitantly at St Mary's to hand the initiative to Everton.

They were also not helped by Cedric Soares' deployment out of position on the left, which consequently allowed Walcott to repeatedly expose Jannik Vestergaard's lack of pace.

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‘We are not good enough’ - Hasenhuttl

With Everton sweeping forward, particularly down that side, the first 45 minutes bore a striking resemblance to their capitulation to Leicester.

However, Boufal's introduction in place of Soares had a transformative effect.

Instead of surrendering, the Saints drew level and were pressing for a vital second goal but their defensive vulnerability on the left again proved their undoing.

Southampton have now conceded 21 goals in their first six home Premier League games this season - that's five more than the next leakiest defence, Norwich.

Man of the Match - Mason Holgate (Everton)

Mason Holgate
Mason Holgate's distribution out of defence and calmness under pressure for Everton stood out

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  • Southampton have lost four consecutive home league games at St Mary's for the very first time.
  • Everton ended a run of four consecutive away losses in the Premier League, with this their first win on the road in nine attempts, previously earning all three points at West Ham in March.
  • Southampton are only the second Premier League side to earn one point or fewer from their opening six home league games in a season - the other was Birmingham in 2005-06, who were relegated.
  • Southampton have conceded 21 goals in their first six home Premier League games this season - the only top-flight side to concede more in their opening six are Blackpool in 1930-31 (22).
  • Each of Southampton's last six league goals have been scored by Danny Ings and James Ward-Prowse (four for Ings and two for Ward-Prowse).
  • Danny Ings has now scored 12 Premier League goals for Southampton, his most for a single club in the competition (11 for Burnley and three for Liverpool). All 26 of those goals have been scored from inside the box.
  • Tom Davies has scored his first Premier League goal for Everton in 553 days, with his previous strike also coming against Southampton in May 2018.

What's next?

Southampton travel to the Emirates to face Arsenal in their next Premier League match on Saturday, 23 November (15:00 GMT). Everton host Norwich in their next Premier League fixture also on Saturday, 23 November (15:00 GMT).

Line-ups

Southampton

  • 1McCarthy
  • 35Bednarek
  • 5Stephens
  • 4Vestergaard
  • 17ArmstrongSubstituted forObafemiat 90+1'minutes
  • 16Ward-Prowse
  • 14Romeu
  • 2Cédric SoaresSubstituted forBoufalat 45'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 22RedmondSubstituted forAdamsat 81'minutes
  • 9Ings
  • 12Djenepo

Substitutes

  • 3Yoshida
  • 10Adams
  • 19Boufal
  • 20Obafemi
  • 28Gunn
  • 38Danso
  • 43Valery

Everton

  • 1Pickford
  • 19SidibéBooked at 65mins
  • 13Mina
  • 2Holgate
  • 12Digne
  • 26Davies
  • 18Schneiderlin
  • 11WalcottSubstituted forIwobiat 74'minutes
  • 10G Sigurdsson
  • 7RicharlisonSubstituted forKeaneat 89'minutes
  • 14TosunSubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Baines
  • 5Keane
  • 9Calvert-Lewin
  • 17Iwobi
  • 23Coleman
  • 42Gordon
  • 49Lössl
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
29,754

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthamptonAway TeamEverton
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home4
Away24
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Southampton 1, Everton 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southampton 1, Everton 2.

Foul by Michael Keane (Everton).

Sofiane Boufal (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southampton. Michael Obafemi replaces Stuart Armstrong.

Tom Davies (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sofiane Boufal (Southampton).

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Michael Keane replaces Richarlison.

Booking

Sofiane Boufal (Southampton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Alex Iwobi (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sofiane Boufal (Southampton).

Attempt blocked. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Iwobi with a through ball.

Foul by Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton).

Jannik Vestergaard (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Lucas Digne (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Che Adams (Southampton).

Substitution

Substitution, Southampton. Che Adams replaces Nathan Redmond.

Attempt missed. Yerry Mina (Everton) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Morgan Schneiderlin following a corner.

Attempt missed. Morgan Schneiderlin (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Stuart Armstrong.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jack Stephens (Southampton).

Attempt saved. Alex Iwobi (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Jack Stephens.

Attempt blocked. Alex Iwobi (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Southampton 1, Everton 2. Richarlison (Everton) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Djibril Sidibé with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Alex Iwobi replaces Theo Walcott.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Dominic Calvert-Lewin replaces Cenk Tosun.

Attempt missed. Mason Holgate (Everton) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Lucas Digne.

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Danny Ings.

Attempt blocked. Richarlison (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cenk Tosun.

Attempt missed. Moussa Djenepo (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Ward-Prowse.

Djibril Sidibé (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Moussa Djenepo (Southampton).

Tom Davies (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sofiane Boufal (Southampton).

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Richarlison.

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Yerry Mina.

Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Jordan Pickford.

Attempt saved. James Ward-Prowse (Southampton) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the top left corner.

goal

As It Stood

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