Richarlison strikes again as Silva's Everton sink Saints

Reuters , Saturday 18 Aug 2018

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Soccer Football - Premier League - Everton v Southampton - Goodison Park, Liverpool, Britain - August 18, 2018 Everton's Richarlison celebrates scoring their second goal with Seamus Coleman REUTERS

Brazilian winger Richarlison continued his sparkling start to the season with his third goal in two games as Everton beat Southampton 2-1 in new manager Marco Silva's first home game in charge at Goodison Park.

It was the performance as much as the scoreline that will have impressed Everton's supporters who were granted the best possible start when former Saint Theo Walcott dinked the ball over the keeper after a clever free-kick link-up between Leighton Baines and Morgan Schneiderlin.

Although the Frenchman soon went off injured, Everton added a second when Richarlison headed home Walcott's whipped cross.

Southampton responded well after the interval with Danny Ings, who had earlier been denied by an excellent Jordan Pickford save, tapping home from four yards for his first goal for the club on his first start.

At the other end, Walcott had a goal ruled out for offside and spurned a late chance when he was free on the keeper.

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