Marco Silva got off to an eye-catching start at Everton as his players hit 22 goals without reply in a freak pre-season friendly.

The Toffees led 6-0 against Austrian side ATV Irdning after just 17 minutes and 10-0 at half-time, with 12 further goals coming after the break despite a raft of changes.

Kevin Mirallas – who came on at the interval – scored five, while Oumar Niasse and Cenk Tosun notched four and Ademola Lookman grabbed a hat-trick.

Further goals in a game Everton modestly described as “emphatic” came from Leighton Baines, Mason Holgate, Michael Keane and Nikola Vlasic (2), with a bizarre 25-yard own goal adding to the haul.

Everton’s biggest-ever recorded win was 14-0 – against New Ferry in the Liverpool Senior Cup in 1885 and against Notts Rangers in a friendly in 1890 – but this time the club’s Twitter feed had to reassure followers they had not made an error.

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