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

Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson

Gylfi Sigurdsson is a key player in Everton's impressive attack

The Iceland midfielder more than made up for that error by driving the hosts forward on the break from a Brighton corner, exchanging passes with Bernard and slipping a deft pass behind the visiting defence for Richarlison to gleefully smash home.

It was only five minutes but enough for Yerry Mina to take advantage of the opportunity his coach Marcos Silva gave him after replacing Sigurdsson in the 90th minute of the 3-1 win over Brighton.

Everton remained in the ascendancy, with Alireza Jahanbakhsh fortunate not to be penalised for a clumsy challenge on Lucas Digne in the box, but they levelled when Dunk climbed above Kurt Zouma to power past Jordan Pickford.

- francis millea (@francis_millea) November 3, 2018That's a great win for Everton against a tough Brighton side.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: Everton player Idrissa Gana Gueye in action during the Premier League match between Everton FC and West Ham United at Goodison Park on September 16, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. But it is not just him.

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One option for Silva is to play three at the back, which may well suit his full-backs more than the current formation they have been employing.

"We were constant, played with quality. You have to be perhaps at your best to get something away from home against the likes of these and we weren't". Really deserved to win!

Silva's side have scored at least two goals in six of their eight games against teams outside the big six and after stumbling in some of their early matches, they have won their last three in that category.

"That will be important, because we are Brighton in our second season in the Premier League playing against a team that will be pushing top six this season". There will be ups and downs. Grogan now works in the USA as a coach and he'll be looking back on his playing days and he coped with the reality that he had to call it a day.

"You always have to look as a whole". I can't give a midfield workhorse much higher praise than that really. "We have to accept that and be better next time".

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