Everton 3-1 Brighton & Hove Albion: Richarlison seals victory for Toffees

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

Marco Silva still searching for answers on Everton's best attacking options

Brighton beat Newcastle 1-0 in their last away game but they've only scored three away goals all season. "We did well, we deserved the three points", Silva said.

Gylfi Sigurdsson made a disgusting hash of his shot on the end of Coleman's 11th-minute cutback.

"The only thing I didn't like was the corner [for Brighton's goal]".

Everton manager Marco Silva was even afforded the luxury of giving £27.1million summer signing Yerry Mina a late debut with the Colombia global now free from injury. They've now won four of their past five league games, with the creative talents of Sigurdsson and Bernard beginning to gel irresistibly and Andre Gomes bringing a steadying hand in midfield.

This defeat means the Seagulls' three-game winning run has come to an end.

Having failed to capitalise on their dominance early in the first half, Everton did not make the same mistake after the interval with Idrissa Gana Gueye's low drive rebounding off a post to Bernard whose cross was volleyed wide by Theo Walcott. It should have been a moment of unbridled joy but Coleman, who has struggled for form and fitness this term, decided it was time to make a point as he tore off furiously towards the Gwladys Street End, cupping his ears. I think it is really important for me that - not just the new players - but all the others' environment is good.

"I'm used to scoring goals, I was a little bit disappointed with my last performance and any time I score I go a little bit mad".

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.

Silva has the option to start Tosun and move his flexible attacking options around, but he appears likely to stick with a formula that won three Premier League games in a row before facing United.

Brighton were top of the list for games with under 2.5 goals last season, and even more emphatically so on the road, but they may be overridden by Everton's figures under Silva.

"You kick on by accepting you are Brighton playing a second season in the Premier League".

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