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Blues defense invigorates previously tepid Saints attack

Southampton v Everton - Premier League Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

After losing 5-1 at home on Thursday night to Atalanta, you can forgive Everton fans who chose to skip Sunday’s match against Southampton in favor of something more enjoyable, like a root canal.

After David Unsworth cited Thursday’s debacle as a reason for the participating players to be concerned for their futures, the legendary Toffees defender and long-term caretaker manager made eight changes to the starting eleven, with only Jon-Joe Kenny, Kevin Mirallas and Michael Keane retaining their places in the Everton side.

Facing a Southampton side that have been dreadful in the attack, this match was seen as one for Everton to possibly gain some confidence and more importantly a much-needed win.

Not that a win was EXPECTED mind you, but compared to other opponents Southampton came in equally as vulnerable as their Merseyside opponents.

As they have done all season, however, Everton were the perfect cure for what was ailing the Saints and the hosts walked right through a dreadful, disjointed, and now in injury-crisis (Baines and Keane went off injured) Toffees side in a 4-1 drubbing.

Here is the run down:

  • Southampton dominated
  • Southampton scored
  • Southampton dominated
  • Gyfli did something cool
  • Halftime
  • Southampton dominated
  • Southampton scored
  • Southampton scored
  • Southampton dominated
  • Southampton scored
  • Full-time

The Toffees play West Ham on Wednesday where they will undoubtedly inject confidence in a struggling Hammers side.