Goals from Tom Davies and Richarlison cap off a dismal 2-1 defeat for Southampton.
A second half Danny Ings’ strike briefly brought Saints level, but poor defending and atrocious all around play saw the side fail again at home.
Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men offered virtually nothing in the way of first half threat and served to make Everton look like world beaters. SFC failed to test Jordan Pickford and looked clueless as to how to affect the opposition.
The St Mary’s faithful stuck with their side for much of the match but were clearly disgruntled with the performance level.
The half time introduction of Sofiane Boufal saw a marked improvement in both creative intent and urgency. In his typical fashion the Moroccan international beat his man and found Ings via a deflection.
The Englishman fired home and looked to have given the hosts a platform with only five minutes gone.
Unfortunately, the usual poor defending proved costly.
Another dismal day at the office for the South coast side, who risked being cut adrift from safety if performances don’t improve quickly. With performances like the one against the toffees that doesn’t look likely.
Here are three takeaways from Southampton 1 Everton 2: