Everton bounced back from their unceremonious FA Cup exit the previous weekend as a delightful Richarlison strike secured a relatively comfortable 1-0 victory over Graham Potter’s Brighton side.

The winner came on 38 minutes when Richarlison took control of a low Lucas Digne cross and swivelled inside before hitting a low drive that curled in at the far post, putting the Brazilian in double figures for the season.

The goal gave Everton a deserved lead after they dominated the first half and were unlucky not to receive a penalty early on when Theo Walcott appeared to be pulled back when in on goal.

The Toffees’ domination continued into the second half with Dominic Calvert-Lewin failing to convert several gilt-edged opportunities and also having another goal ruled out for handball.

Brighton’s Leandro Trossard saw a shot hit the crossbar early in the second half but otherwise the Seagulls rarely threatened the Toffees goal. The win was Everton’s third of out of four in the league, a statistic that would have seemed implausible to most Evertonians a month ago.

11th January 2020 – Premier League

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