Everton win friendly 22-0 (that's twenty-two, nil) in Austria
Everton romped to a farcically emphatic 22-0 victory in their opening pre-season friendly under Marco Silva, as four players hit hat-tricks against ATV Irdning.
The Toffees only managed 16 goals away from home last season in the Premier League but stormed past that number in a single fixture against their improbably over-matched hosts in Austria.
Kevin Mirallas led the way with five goals, all after half-time. It was already 10-0 by the interval, with Turkey forward Cenk Tosun hitting four.
FULL-TIME: ATV Irdning 0-22 Everton. No, that's not a typo. Marco Silva's side enjoy an emphatic win in Austria. @CenkTosun_ (4), Keane, Baines, Lookman (3), Mirallas (5), Niasse (4), Vlasic (2), Holgate and an own goal. #EFCLivepic.twitter.com/M7LnJrvqUF-- Everton (@Everton) July 14, 2018
Oumar Niasse matched Tosun's tally with goals 21 and 22 - number 19 having arrived via a hilarious lob over the Irdning goalkeeper from 25 yards by one of his team-mates.
Ademola Lookman had a treble of his own by that stage, Nikola Vlasic hit a brace and defenders Michael Keane, Leighton Baines and Mason Holgate were also among the scorers.
It is safe to say tougher tasks lie in wait for Silva.