Richarlison’s early finish made it nine Premier League games without a win for Southampton on Monday night, as Everton piled the misery on Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team and ended a barren home run.
The hosts had the lead within ten minutes when the Brazilian continued his impressive recent form. He ran onto Gylfi Sigurdsson’s clever pass, before taking the ball round Fraser Forster to score.
Richarlison was on his game early on and felt he should have doubled his team’s lead when a Sigurdsson free-kick flashed into his path, but he couldn’t get enough on the ball to direct it goalwards.
The less said about the second half the better as Everton efficiently saw things out, but for all Southampton‘s lack of intensity, they should have equalised late on. Moussa Djenepo spurned one chance, before Jan Vestergaard was denied by a great stop from Jordan Pickford at close range.
It was far from a classic with just one shot on target apiece, but here are your player ratings.
1. Goalkeeper & defenders
Alex Iwobi (Gomes, 87) – N/A