Date: 27th November 2017 at 6:01am
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Following yesterday’s clash between Southampton and Everton, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Southampton hosted Everton at St Mary’s Stadium on Sunday November 26 and the hosts took a comfortable four one victory on the night.

Dusan Tadic opened the scoring for Southampton on the 18th minute and Gylfi Sigurdsson had the visitors level at one all in the 45th minute. The hosts took complete control in the second half, scoring three times without reply through a Charlie Austin brace and a late Steven Davis effort.

The result left caretaker Everton boss David Unsworth calling for a quick resolution to their manager search.



Forster, Soares, van Dijk, Hoedt, Bertrand, Hojbjerg, Davis, Ward-Prowse, Tadic (Lemina 78), Boufal (Yoshida 86), Austin (Long 80).


McCarthy, Gabbiadini, Redmond, McQueen.


Pickford, Kenny, Jagielka, Keane (Vlasic 75), Baines (Williams 27), Lennon, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Sigurdsson, Mirallas (Lookman 64), Calvert-Lewin.


Ramirez, Rooney, Robles, Baningime.

Speaking to the BBC’s cameras a short time after match day referee Kevin Friend blew the final whistle, Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino explained.

‘I was really pleased for my players because we have been working really well and I think we deserved to win. Sometimes it has been frustrating when we’ve been unable to convert good performances to victories, but today we played a really good game. Especially in the second half, after Everton equalised, the team continued the same ideas to play with tempo, with the ball on the floor and we scored four good goals.’

Everton caretaker manager David Unsworth in his comparitive interview explained.

‘It’s killing me. I take responsibility, but we all have to as well. We’re in a tough place and things have to change quickly. Confidence is as low as it has ever been. The club has to decide and the sooner that happens the better. The players need this resolving. What I see is a happy squad but I’d rather have an unhappy squad that’s winning. I want what’s best for the club and I hope the players do too.’

He added.

‘We are in a tough moment and we have a massive week ahead of us. Leighton Baines said he felt his calf. We’ll assess him but it doesn’t look good for Wednesday. Michael Keane is different but I need to find out the latest on him.’