Everton vs Southampton highlights (3-1)

Everton 3 vs 1 Southampton highlights 14.8

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, speaking to BBC Match of the Day: “For the first goal, the way the corner happens was nearly an own goal. There’s no need – Alex [McCarthy] can pick the ball up and everything is easy.

"Then you can see the atmosphere coming and you feel the pressure on you. We calmed it down a little bit but then we conceded a beautiful second goal.

"Until half-time it was a very good game from our side. The game was in a perfect way but it wasn't enough to get something, which is very hard to take.

"I’m happy for Adam [Armstrong]. It’s always good for a striker to immediately get a goal in a new team. The rest of the 90 minutes were absolutely OK. It’s something to build on."

Everton manager Rafael Benitez, speaking to BBC Match of the Day: “Thanks to the fans for the support for me and for the team. It’s an important situation this year with the fans behind us – I think it’ll be important for us.

"We know it’s the beginning and we have to improve, but we’re really pleased with the reaction of the team and the support of the fans.

"At half-time we changed the position of the centre-backs and the position of Richarlison. But you always have to have a little bit of luck.

"Playing Richarlison wasn’t a gamble – he was fine. We gave him one day to rest and made sure he was OK. He scored, so everyone’s happy.

"Obviously I think the performance is the key. It means we’re together. If you do all these things and you lose, it’ll be more difficult."

Everton vs Southampton . Score: 3-1.

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