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Everton: Maupay failed Lampard vs Saints

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Everton are actually unbeaten of their final six Premier League video games after taking one other victory after they travelled to the south coast to play Southampton this weekend.

Frank Lampard will probably be delighted with how far his group have come because the troublesome relegation scrap on the backside of the desk earlier this yr and the eight new signings have actually contributed to the new-found consistency within the group.

Regardless of having much less possession (46%) and fewer photographs on aim, Everton displayed their resilience and high quality within the moments when it was wanted essentially the most towards Ralph Hasenhuttl’s aspect on Saturday afternoon.

It was a quiet first half within the recreation at St Mary’s with neither aspect discovering the aim wanted to interrupt the stalemate. Nonetheless, within the second half each groups got here to life with the Toffees delivering a comeback that has led them to eleventh within the Premier League desk.

Joe Aribo discovered the primary aim to provide the house group the lead within the early phases of the second half, but it surely wasn’t lengthy earlier than Conor Coady discovered the equaliser within the 52nd minute rapidly adopted up by a winner from Dwight McNeil simply two minutes later.

There was one participant although who proved to the Everton supervisor that Dominic Calvert-Lewin can’t come again quickly sufficient, as Neal Maupay discovered life troublesome all through the conflict with Southampton.

Over his 89 minute look, the previous Brighton and Hove Albion striker misplaced the ball each 2.8 touches, made simply 15 passes and failed to finish a single dribble try, proving that he didn’t supply sufficient when in possession of the ball.

The Frenchman has had a tough begin to life at Goodison Park, scoring simply as soon as to this point within the win over West Ham earlier than the worldwide break. Within the two matches both aspect of that, nonetheless, he has been disappointing, successful simply 37.5% of his bodily duels, a horrible tally for somebody often such a bullish buyer up prime.

Certainly, one Saints author summed up his efforts on Saturday fairly aptly, taking to Twitter in the course of the recreation to say: “Maupay for Everton works onerous however doesn’t supply a lot else at ahead.”

Everton's Richarlison celebrates scoring their first goal

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Everton will tackle some troublesome fixtures over the month forward, going through each Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur subsequent, so Lampard will probably be hoping that his group can proceed their momentum and assured run within the league by inflicting upsets in each.

With that being mentioned, Calvert-Lewin’s return couldn’t come at a greater time for Lampard, particularly as Maupay appears to be missing menace in entrance of aim. That mentioned, it stays to be seen if the Englishman will probably be match and out there for choice as he didn’t seem on the bench yesterday.

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