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Frank Lampard shuts down old Sean Dyche Everton claim after Southampton defeat

Everton manager Frank Lampard dismissed suggestions that his side had forgotten how to win after they threw away a 1-0 lead to lose 2-1 at home to the Premier League’s bottom club Southampton on Saturday.

Amadou Onana’s first goal for the club gave Everton a half-time lead but a brace of strikes from James Ward-Prowse earned basement boys Southampton a win that moved them level on points with their opponents, who have a better goal difference.

Toward the end of the Blues’ successful battle to beat relegation last season, then Burnley manager Sean Dyche suggested Lampard’s team had forgotten how to win a match after his side came out on top in a crucial encounter at Turf Moor.

And following a run of 10 defeats in 13 games, during which time Everton have won just once, Lampard was asked if that was the case now, too. He said: “I think that’s just football rather than forgetting to win. Sean Dyche went and said that about us last year and then we went and beat Manchester United and beat Chelsea in games that helped us stay up.

“Sometimes if you aren’t winning games, it can become contagious in terms of confidence and the feeling of winning games and we know we’re in that spot. So when you go 1-0 it’s crucial that you dig in and don’t make a mistake to give away a goal in the second half and all these things.

“Both their goals could have been stopped from our point of view. It feels like a casual statement, forge…

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