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theguardian - 2 month ago

Richarlison strike sinks Southampton and maintains Everton’s momentum

Ralph Hasenhüttl filled Goodison Park with a one-word swearword when Moussa Djenepo squandered a glorious chance to level late on for Southampton at Everton. It was a perfectly understandable response from the Southampton manager given both the quality of the opportunity and the seriousness of the predicament confronting his team.Another defeat, this time courtesy of Richarlison’s early strike for Carlo Ancelotti’s team, made it eight defeats in nine league games for Hasenhüttl’s side. The seven-point gap between themselves and the relegation zone offers only limited comfort on a run such as this. Djenepo sidefooted wide with only Jordan Pickford to beat when Stuart Armstrong released the winger inside the Everton area with six minutes remaining. In stoppage time Jannik Vestergaard had another fine chance to level following a spot of pin-ball inside the home box. Pickford denied the defender at close range and Southampton’s hopes of taking only a second point from the last 27 available were over. Continue reading...


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