Everton’s troubles under caretaker manager David Unsworth continued as they slumped to a heavy Premier League defeat at Southampton.
Saints striker Charlie Austin scored two second-half headers on his first league start of the season as the Toffees capitulated after half-time.
They have now won only once in seven games under Unsworth.
Dusan Tadic gave the hosts an early lead but Everton’s record signing Gylfi Sigurdsson levelled just before the break.
After Austin’s double, Steven Davis beat Jordan Pickford from the edge of the box to wrap up victory for the Saints, who had scored only six league goals at home this season before the game.
Mauricio Pellegrino’s men produced a vibrant attacking display that should lift the pressure on the Argentine after his side failed to muster a shot on target in the 3-0 defeat by Liverpool.
With Ryan Bertrand and Cedric Soares offering a constant threat down the flanks, and Austin intent on making his mark, the Saints could have scored more.
Austin hit the post after 11 minutes following tenacious work out wide from Soares, and defender Virgil van Dijk headed wide on 40 minutes from James Ward-Prowse’s corner.