Southampton ended Everton’s unbeaten run in the campaign after goals from Che Adams and James Ward-Prowse gave Southampton a shock win.
Saints were the better team for the majority of the game and got rewarded in the 27th minute when Ward-Prowse played a neat one-two with Danny Ings, who provided the through ball for his fellow Englishman to fire a shot past Jordan Pickford.
Ings turned provider again eight minutes later when he crossed from the left wing to find Che Adams at the far post and the striker who was unmarked, picked his spot to beat Pickford with a strike that deflected off Gylfi Sigurdsson.
With about 20 minutes to go, Everton were reduced to 10 men when defender Lucas Digne was sent off for a straight red card after he fouled Kyle Walker-Peters. Ancelotti was not able to bring a defender because he had already made three subs.
Everton hardly tested Alex McCarthy in Saints’ goal, with striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin drawing his first blank of the season.
After the game, Ward-Prowse told Sky Sports, “We knew it was a good challenge for us, they came here unbeaten and we didn’t like that feeling. Our confidence was high.”
“We were aggressive, we believe in what we are doing and we have the quality to go and score goals. This gives us a lot of confidence, we weren’t really troubled.”
“It was a tough win against a strong side but we had good game management… It was one of our best performances at home,” Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuettl said.
“We played through the lines, the second goal was beautiful and we really calmed the game down. I didn’t see a lot of chances for Everton today.”