Everton v Brighton: Toffees have the attack to break defensive resistance

Everton v Brighton: Toffees have the attack to break defensive resistance

Brighton, after three successive 1-0 wins, failed to threaten in the remaining 40 minutes and - when Richarlison latched onto Dunk's loose crossfield pass to round Ryan - the Seagulls' 105-year wait for a victory at Goodison Park continued.

Everton were dominant throughout, with Idrissa Gueye hitting the post prior to Coleman's goal, while Theo Walcott and Gylfi Sigurdsson also passed up great chances, and Marco Silva believes his side are starting to click into gear having won four of their last five league games.

Overall they seemed to lack belief at crucial moments, perhaps not surprising given their poor record against United and a long winless run against the big six that now stretches to 19 matches.

Richarlison made sure of all three points with 15 minutes left by taking the ball from nearly the halfway line to round the keeper and score.

"There will be teams who have had bigger injury lists than what we have".

Richarlison looks a good fit as a central forward, with fellow Brazilian Bernard performing well on the left and Sigurdsson in a more advanced position, Everton are posing a consistent attacking threat.

"We scored three goals and could have had more".

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The Senegal star even came close to goal with a rasping drive in the first-half.

Everton manager Marco Silva has suggested that the club could make a decision on the futures of loanee duo Andre Gomes and Kurt Zouma in January. In the first matches he scored three times as a winger yes, but after, he had games as a winger and didn't score.

Brighton's recent flurry of low-scoring wins showed plenty of admirable qualities but a slight over-reliance on evergreen striker Glenn Murray.

That would make a result at Goodison Park - where Albion have never won in six visits spanning 105 years - a bit special. While Brighton have played well lately, they have not played well in their away games.

Lewis Dunk equalised for Brighton after Everton had taken the lead, but Seamus Coleman scored his first goal for 22 months soon after the restart before Richarlison sealed the win.

Seven of their 10 games under Silva have gone over 2.5 goals and all of them have had at least two goals.

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