Marco Silva wore the satisfied smile of a manager whose team had clicked. Two superb finishes from Richarlison plus Seamus Coleman’s first goal since breaking his leg 20 months ago brought Everton a convincing and impressive win over Brighton. The in-form visitors were brushed aside by Goodison Park’s finest spectacle under their Portuguese manager.
Brighton arrived here with the confidence of three consecutive top-flight wins for the first time since 1981 but were on the back foot throughout as Everton played with adventure, speed and style. Coleman celebrated his goal angrily, his first since returning from that horrific double leg fracture was a moment to savour.