MX23RW : Monday, January 21 04:15:25
Aug 18, 2018 at 3pm UK at ​Goodison Park
Attendance: 38,601
Everton
2-1
Southampton
Walcott (15'), Richarlison (31')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Ings (54')

Marco Silva: 'Manner of Everton win was important'

Marco Silva: 'Manner of win was important'
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Marco Silva claims that Everton were good value for their 2-1 victory against Southampton, and was pleased with the manner of his first win in charge of the club.

Everton manager Marco Silva has admitted that he is aiming to keep supporters entertained as well as winning games this season

The Portuguese picked up his first three-point haul since being appointed as Sam Allardyce's successor at Goodison Park in the summer, as the Toffees edged out Southampton 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.

A well-worked free kick saw Theo Walcott open the scoring for the hosts against his former club, before Richarlison made it three goals in two games with a near-post header shortly after the half-hour mark.

Silva was disappointed that his side allowed Southampton to pull one back through full debutant Danny Ings, but the ex-Watford boss believes that Everton were good value for the points.

"It's an important three points for us, it's important that it was enjoyable for our fans as well," he told Sky Sports News. "In the first half we did very well, we tried to do things differently in the second half and manage the game.

"But things were a bit slow, and conceding the goal gave Southampton some belief. After 25-30 minutes of the second half, though, we had enough to score the third goal and we would have deserved it.

"You can manage games in different ways. The only thing I'm not happy with really is conceding the goal from a set piece, we needed to be stronger at that moment, but they didn't have a big chance to score with our organisation."

Everton are unbeaten in their past 14 home league games against Southampton since a 2-0 defeat in November 1997.


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