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This stat proves just how woeful Everton were against Southampton today

Every outfield Southampton starter had a shot against Everton during the 4-1 win

Everton were bad during the 4-1 loss against Southampton today.

How bad?

Well, for a start they were playing rugby instead of football for parts of the game.

Eddie Jones would be proud

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Eddie Jones would be proud

Then the Everton defence allowed Charlie Austin to score the exact same goal on two different occasions.

Nothing like learning from your mistakes.

Even Gylfi Sigurdsson’s first Premier League goal for Everton, via three deflections off the woodwork, couldn’t cheer up their fans.

It’s only down from here

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It’s only down from here

But there was one stat that highlighted the levels of Everton’s mediocrity better than anything else.

Every single outfield starter for Southampton had a shot on Everton’s goal during the game.

Yep, from Ryan Bertrand through to Charlie Austin all 11 starters had chances to score against Everton.

Crack on lads

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Crack on lads

Only substitute centre-back Maya Yoshida and midfielder Mario Lemina, who played 12 minutes, didn’t have a shot on Jordan Pickford’s goal.

You know you’re in trouble when the opposition’s centre-backs have both come off the pitch with more shots on goal than your starting striker.

Conceding seventeen shots in one game? Somewhere in the world Tony Pulis’ peaked adidas hat has just popped up to save the day.

Time to get on the blower.

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