The first thing you should know is that a great many things happened in Everton’s match today. The second thing you should know is that the spoils were shared, taking the Blues to 5 points from 3 matches on the season.
Beyond that, the details are foggy.
There was a disciplinary issue involving Richarlison and Adam Smith. There was later another disciplinary issue involving Adam Smith again. In between that, Theo Walcott scored his second goal of the season, and afterwards, Michael Keane powered home a set piece ball from Gylfi Sigurdsson. Bernard debuted. Leighton Baines conceded a penalty. Keane might have sustained a serious injury, and we certainly hope the best for him.
Everton will play 38 league games this season, and by the end of the year it would not be a surprise if the 3rd of those games - this one - was by far the most bizarre.
The match was one of such chaos that it’s hard to take anything away from it other than muttering “wow” to yourself as you sit in the fetal position underneath warm running water in your shower while cradling a bottle of whisky.
If you are interested in any conclusions, though, here’s this: Everton might be quite good. If they’re not, though, they’re at least more spirited than last season, and showed enough resolve at Bournemouth today to get a result they probably wouldn’t have last season.
More to come.