That should be the three points! Cenk Tosun doubled Everton’s advantage against visitors Brighton & Hove Albion with just over fifteen minutes to play. Patient build-up play again, ended up with a Wayne Rooney - Gylfi Sigurdsson - Leighton Baines sequence of passes and the left back squared for Tosun, and he hammered his shot top corner and in off the underside of the bar. It was hit very well and the goalie had no chance at all.
2-0 Everton, and that should be that.
These two teams last met back in October in one of Ronald Koeman’s final games in charge. They drew 1-1, but only because of a 90th minute penalty kick from Wayne Rooney. It was an even match in which Everton probably deserved the point that they got, but it was disappointing display.
Starting XI: Pickford; Baines, Jagielka, Keane, Coleman; Davies, Rooney; Bolasie, Sigurdsson, Walcott; Tosun
Subs: Robles, Martina, Niasse, Klaassen, Baningime, Calvert-Lewin, Niasse
Brighton & Hove Albion
Starting XI: Ryan, Schelotto, Duffy, Dunk, Bong, Knockaert, Kayal, Propper, Izquierdo, Gross, Murray
Subs: Krul, Bruno, Goldson, Suttner, March, Ulloa, Locadia