Everton ended its worst dwelling run since 1958 by beating Southampton 1-0 within the English Premier League and retaining its Champions League dream on observe.
Richarlison scored for the third consecutive match inside the primary 10 minutes on Monday, and Everton held on to transfer inside two factors of fourth-placed West Ham with a match in hand.
But the ache for Saints continued with one draw and eight defeats of their final 9 league matches, leaving them seven factors above the underside three and questioning the place their subsequent win will come from.
Saints would have thought they’d an opportunity towards Everton contemplating their host’s poor dwelling kind three successive defeats however their solely actual alternative fell to Moussa Djenepo within the last 10 minutes, and he blazed vast when nicely positioned. It was an escape for Everton, which light after having a second aim dominated out for offside halfway by means of the primary half.
Richarlison’s angled end within the ninth minute was solely his fifth within the league however, because the begin of final season, Joao Pedro (30) and Paris St Germain’s Neymar (19) are the one Brazilians to rating extra objectives within the top 5 European leagues than him.
Playing in a two up entrance with Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who has 13 league objectives, Richarlison took his probability brilliantly.
Gylfi Sigurdsson, within the facet for James Rodriguez who was not noted as a precaution with a minor damage, capitalized on the house given to him by Mohammed Salisu taking place in an aerial problem with Calvert-Lewin and teammate James Ward-Prowse.
The Iceland ahead slid by means of a move for Richarlison, who was making the identical centre-to-right diagonal run which noticed him rating at Anfield final day out, to spherical Fraser Forster.
It was the primary time since since December 2019 he has scored in three successive league matches.
Michael Keane had a header dominated out by VAR for offside as Southampton’s intention on holding a perilously excessive line at free kicks induced it quite a lot of issues however, surprisingly, slightly than be emboldened, the hosts grew to become extra reticent and it might have value them.