Everton 1-0 Southampton: Player ratings as Richarlison strike piles misery on Saints

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Everton 1-0 Southampton: Player ratings as Richarlison strike piles misery on Saints

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.

— Sky sports premier league (@SkySportsPL) March 1, 2021

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

Michael Keane
Keane thought he’d scored | Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Stuart Armstrong, Andre Gomes
Andre Gomes challenges Stuart Armstrong | Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

3. Forwards

Richarlison
Three goals in three games for Richarlison | Pool/Getty Images

87′ Blues go close on the counter before Carlo makes our first sub – Gomes off for Iwobi.

? 1-0 ? #EVESOU

— Everton (@Everton) March 1, 2021

Alex Iwobi (Gomes, 87) – N/A

SOUTHAMPTON

Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Mohammed Salisu
Salisu fought with Calvert-Lewin throughout | Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

6. Midfielders

Stuart Armstrong
Armstrong was a busy bee | Gareth Copley/Getty Images
Danny Ings
The only way Ings was hitting the back of the net | Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

8. Substitutes

62: An attacking change, as @NathanTella_11 is introduced. [1-0] pic.twitter.com/eX2HKJJFJG

— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) March 1, 2021

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