Everton ended their preseason schedule with a hard-fought 2-2 draw at home against Sevilla on Sunday. Including the two Europa League qualifying round games, the Blues played in six games, winning four and drawing two.
Despite being dominated for long periods by their Spanish visitors, Everton hung around and were able to capitalize in the latter stages of the game with both sides giving substitutes a chance.
With Everton playing in a classic throwback kit to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Goodison Park, the hosts got off to a flying start with Sandro Ramirez opening his Toffees scoring account with a well-taken goal after less than a minute played.
It was all Sevilla from that point on though, with the visitors peaking at 68% possession at times as they had the Blues penned in for most of the half. Everton found it hard to get the ball with their lineup and when they did they lost it all too easily.
An Ever Banega double salvo via a well-taken shot and then a penalty put the vistors up deservedly in the second half, but as the Blues finally came into the game, Kevin Mirallas earned a penalty late when he was bundled over. He stepped up and was fortunate to score with the ball sneaking in under the goalie.
Both sides had their chances to win it all late, but it remained tied.