Everton overcame a stubborn Southampton side to secure their first away victory of the premier league season which they have dedicated to injured teammate Andres Gomes.
The players paid tribute to the Portuguese player on the club’s twitter handle after today’s match.
“Important win today very good job lads and for our man @aftgomes🤪💪🏼💙 #keepgoing #victory #win #efc, ” read the post
Goals from Tom Davies and Richarlison gave Everton their first away win of the season at Southampton.
The victory took some pressure off Toffees manager Marco Silva but put more of it on his opposite number Ralph Hasenhuttl.
The visitors took the lead in the fourth minute when the unmarked Davies headed in a corner kick for his first goal since May 2018, which also came against the Saints.
Everton created the most chances in the first half, while the home side failed to muster a single shot on goal, leading to boos and jeers at the halftime whistle.
The Saints were quick off the blocks in the second half.
And the pressure paid off when halftime substitute Sofiane Boufal beat his marker on the right and squared the ball for Danny Ings to tap in from close range.
But with 15 minutes to go, Djibril Sidibe sent in a pin-point cross to the far post where Richarlison made it 2-1 with a left-footed first-time finish for his first goal in eight league matches.
Everton move up to 13th in the table on 14 points while Southampton remain in the drop zone, in 19th place on eight points. (Reuters/NAN)