Everton 4-2 Brighton: The Toffees fine run of form continues; Newcastle defeats Burnley

Everton enjoyed their best-ever start to a Premier League season with a 4-2 win over Brighton & Hove Albion, inspired by James Rodriguez.

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin continued his impressive goal-scoring form to put Everton ahead on 16 minutes, heading in Gylfi Sigurdsson’s cross at the far post. He becomes the first Toffees player to score in their four opening Premier League matches.

Brighton, however, equalised four minutes before half-time through Neal Maupay after another howler from Jordan Pickford. But Yerry Mina scored Everton’s second to restore the lead before the break, heading in Rodriguez’s free-kick.

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Rodriguez then came from the dugout a new beast, converting twice at the far post from a left-wing cross to put the match beyond Brighton.

Brighton, however, got a late consolation courtesy of a wonder volley from Yves Bissouma.

Everton remains top of the Premier League Standings after claiming four wins from their opening four Premier League matches for the first time.

Stats and facts from the match (Backed by Opta)

  • Everton have won each of their opening four games to a top-flight season for the first time since 1969-70, when they went on to win the title.
  • Brighton remain winless away at Everton in all competitions, drawing two and losing seven of their nine visits.
  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the first player to score in each of Everton’s first four Premier League games of a season
  • Since the start of last season, Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored seven headed goals in the Premier League, more than any other player.
  • James Rodriguez has been directly involved in six goals in his five games for Everton in all competitions this season (3 goals, 3 assists), double his return from his 14 appearances for Real Madrid last season (1 goal, 2 assists).

Newcastle 3-1 Burnley: Sloppy Clarets pay dearly at St. James Park

Allan Saint-Maximin led Newcastle to their second win of the season with a sublime attacking masterclass as they beat Burnley 3-1 at St. James Park.

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The French winger was in quite a mood and opened the Magpies account in the 14th minute with a fine individual effort before setting up Callum Wilson for the first of his two goals after Ashley Westwood had levelled for Burnley.

Burnley’s goalkeeper Nick Pope made an uncharacteristic error which allowed Ryan Fraser to win a spot-kick allowing Wilson to score his second goal in the match to wrap up the points for Newcastle United.

Steve Bruce’s side are now in the top six, while Sean Dyche’s men have started a season with three straight defeats for the first time in the top flight since 1927.

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Stats and facts from the match (Backed by Opta)

  • Burnley have lost back-to-back away Premier League games after losing just one of their eight on the road before that (W5 D2).
  • Wilson is the first player to score as many as four goals in his first four Premier League appearances for Newcastle since Les Ferdinand in 1995-96.
  • Saint-Maximin both scored and assisted in the same Premier League game for the first time.
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4 thoughts on “Everton 4-2 Brighton: The Toffees fine run of form continues; Newcastle defeats Burnley”

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  2. What a fine form Everton are this season. If they continue like this, they’re gonna win the league; and I don’t mind them winning it.


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