Southampton must learn to put teams at the bottom of the Premier League to bed if they are to secure European football

Metro

Southampton lost at Everton (Picture: Reuters)

We’ve been here before. Saturday’s defeat to Everton was not the first time I have said Southampton were the better side but didn’t take their chances and I’m sure it won’t be the last.

Tim Howard’s heroics denying Graziano Pelle and James Ward-Prowse aside, Saints didn’t create enough clear cut chances or trouble the American enough in relation to their dominance and that is an issue for Ronald Koeman to deal with as we head into an important run-in.

To stutter now and not get European football would be a sad end to a fantastic season for Saints, and they must find their goalscoring touch again to make it happen.

It is sod’s law of course that Everton scored with their only real opportunity, and that it would coincide with a rare piece of poor defending from their opponents, but this is the Premier League and…

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