It marks a continuation of poor type for Ralph Hasenhuttl, who shall be beginning to fear about his job safety. His Saints workforce now sit in fifteenth, with each workforce beneath them holding a recreation in hand.
Regardless of taking the lead by Joe Aribo, a double salvo from the Toffees surprised the house facet, and regardless of late stress, they may not get previous the staunch defending from the guests.
One man who actually hindered their attacking play was Sekou Mara, who began in one of many 4 fluid attacking roles.
The Frenchman was a passenger, and at occasions it felt like they had been a person down. He had simply 15 touches – significantly fewer than goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu’s 40 – earlier than understandably being dragged off after 60 minutes.
Ought to Southampton have received right now?
Regardless of his lack of time on the ball, when he did get it, he appeared to smash most assaults too. He didn’t handle a single shot on the right track and had a depressing go accuracy of 71%. This was solely from his seven tried passes too.
Hasenhuttl is usually a supervisor who likes his entire facet to work exhausting, and while Mara was removed from potent up entrance, had he contributed defensively his poor day on the workplace might have been excused.
This depressing show culminated in his early withdrawal and a SofaScore ranking of 6.8. Nevertheless, his statistics and all-around show all through the sport counsel that may even have been type to the 20-year-old.
Maybe Hasenhuttl must rethink his choice sooner or later, with specific give attention to Mara following his disasterclass.
After taking the lead, they stood an actual probability at taking all three factors. However an absence of any actual innovative and some minutes of insanity led them to yet one more defeat.