In one of the surprising football scores of the weekend, Brighton lost at home 2-0 against Everton. Demarai Gray scored with a pin-point finish to give the visitors the lead on the road. Dominic Calvert-Lewin doubled their lead from the penalty spot after Richarlison was brought down in the penalty box. Everton has started strongly having picked up seven points from their opening three games. The win was their first at Brighton since April 1983 and has moved them to second in the table for the time being. Brighton has slipped down to seventh place.

Player ratings

Brighton: Sanchez (7), Webster (5), Duffy (5), Dunk (5), Moder (5), Gross (6), Lallana (5), Bissouma (6), Mac Allister (4), Trossard (6), Maupay (6).
Subs: Welbeck (5), Richards (n/a), Veltman (5).

Everton: Pickford (7), Coleman (8), Holgate (7), Keane (7), Digne (7), Townsend (7), Doucoure (7), Allan (8), Gray (8), Richarlison (6), Calvert-Lewin (7).
Subs: Iwobi (7), Andre Gomes (6).

Man of the match: Seamus Coleman

Managers Reaction

Brighton boss Graham Potter: “We played against a good opponent and have to give them credit. We weren’t at our normal level and missed Solly [March]’s balance on the left. We weren’t that bad but we weren’t that good. When your levels dip it’s hard to win points in the Premier League and Everton was too good for us today.”

Everton boss Rafa Benitez: “I would say the three signings that we did in the summer have been good. We knew what to expect from them. Gray is a young player so it was about getting more consistent. He has the quality and ability to make a difference but he has to continue to train well.”

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