Everton took their factors in the beginning of the brand new Premier League season to seven from a potential 9 and beat a Brighton facet that by no means actually began at Amex Stadium.
Seagulls had lots of possession within the opening levels however didn’t create a lot in the best way of probabilities to attain. Toffees, in the meantime, was a transparent menace with the velocity of Demarai Grays and Andros Townsend on every wing.
It was Gray who made the breakthrough for the company, scored his second purpose of the season with a run into the penalty space and completed over the purpose.
Everton made it two to 2 within the second when Seamus Coleman made a mistake within the penalty space and Dominic Calvert-Lewin calmly transformed from the spot. It was an apparent ambition of Richarlison to make use of their capability at attacking on the flanks.
Leandro Trossard regarded just like the almost certainly participant in a Brighton shirt to make something occur, though ultimately it appeared that Everton have been extra seemingly to make a 3rd than let the hosts get again into the recreation. Alex Iwobi impressed from the bench in that regard.
Here’s a more in-depth take a look at how each gamers fared …
Robert Sanchez was powerless to avoid wasting Brighton / Steve Bardens / Getty Images
Robert Sanchez (GK) 6/10: Took a small likelihood with the Everton targets however made different good saves that at the very least saved Brighton within the recreation.
Adam Webster (CB) 5/10: Could not deal with the Gray tempo when the primary purpose was scored.
Shane Duffy (CB) 6/10: Held Calvert-Lewin underneath cowl for big chunks of the primary half.
Lewis Dunk (CB) 6/10: Thought it was harder on threats coming from the native space.
Yves Bissouma performed properly / GLYN KIRK / Getty Images
Pascal Gross (RM) 6/10: Forced a superb save from Pickford however struggled to be as inventive in open play.
Yves Bissouma (CM) 7/10: Dropped arduous in midfield and underlined why he’s so extremely rated.
Adam Lallana (CM) 5/10: Looked good within the early levels when the seagulls dominated the possession however lacked any actually sharp edge.
Jakub Moder (LM) 5/10: The polar bear didn’t make his mark within the recreation.
Neal Maupay didn’t ask the suitable inquiries to Everton / Steve Bardens / Getty Images
Leandro Trossard (RW) 7/10: Looks like he was making an attempt to get one thing to occur and got here closest to any Brighton participant to make the breakthrough.
Neal Maupay (ST) 6/10: Movement was okay however didn’t benefit from the handful of half-chances that got here.
Alexis Mac Allister (LW) 5/10: Did not do sufficient in the primary half and was sacrificed with the interval for a stronger defensive construction.
Danny Welbeck tried to provide Brighton one thing else / GLYN CHURCH / Getty Images
Joel Veltman (LM) 5/10: Called to make Brighton extra sturdy defensively, however it was he who gave away the penalty that put the hosts additional behind.
Danny Welbeck (ST) 6/10: Gave a contact level for the Brighton assault that had been lacking earlier than he was on the pitch.
Taylor Richards (CM) 6/10: Positive efficiency when he made his Premier League debut.
Seamus Coleman performed a vital function for Everton / Steve Bardens / Getty Images
Jordan Pickford (GK) 6/10: Maintained Everton’s lead with a vital cease early within the second half. The dealing with was typically not good.
Seamus Coleman (RB) 7/10: Pulled the foul from Veltman to earn his group on the penalty that successfully sealed the outcome.
Mason Holgate (CB) 7/10: Strong efficiency in central protection to repel Brighton assaults with large headers and clearances.
Michael Keane (CB) 6/10: Kept Brighton in verify, which is an enchancment over current performances.
Lucas Digne (LB) 6/10: Moved up and down the left flank properly, as is generally anticipated of him.
Demarai Gray seems to be a smart summer season buy / Steve Bardens / Getty Images
Andros Townsend (RM) 7/10: Looked sharp in the primary half. He additionally spreads the scenario when Richarlison argued about who ought to take the punishment.
Allan (CM) 7/10: Gave Everton’s again 4 lots of safety and restricted Brighton’s capability to create probabilities.
Abdoulaye Doucoure (CM) 7/10: Covered loads of floor in midfield and impressed.
Demarai Gray (LM) 7/10: Full of direct runs and properly well worth the purpose of giving Everton the lead.
Calvert-Lewin scored from the penalty spot / GLYN KIRK / Getty Images
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (ST) 7/10: Coolt transformed what turned a pressured penalty as a result of the scenario. Seemed withdrawn as a precaution.
Richarlison (ST) 5/10: Disappointed to see him strive to take the ball for himself when Everton received their penalty, ignored the common hierarchy and reacted badly when teammates intervened.
Alex Iwobi gave Everton one other dimension when he got here on / George Wood / Getty Images
Alex Iwobi (ST) 7/10: Hit the attacking line-up rather well when Calvert-Lewin got here off and posed a menace on the counterattack.
Andre Gomes (CM) 6/10: The first Premier League look of the season from the bench.
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