Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton – Football Match Report – August 28, 2021
New signing Demarai Gray scored his second goal in as many Premier League games for Everton and Dominic Calvert-Lewin netted a penalty as the Toffees continued their strong start with a 2-0 victory at Brighton on Saturday.
Gray, who joined the Merseyside club from German side Bayer Leverkusen in July, gave the visitors a 41st-minute lead by beating goalkeeper Robert Sanchez with a low, sharp shot into the most corner. moved away after running.
Everton dominated and Sanchez kept up weak training from Andros Townsend midway through the first half while his counterpart Jordan Pickford parried a Pascal Gross free kick after Gray silenced home fans.
Halftime substitute Joel Veltman awarded an awkward penalty when he collided with Seamus Coleman and Calvert-Lewin pierced the kick on the spot in the 58th minute, but not before a scuffle with teammate Richarlison.
The Brazilian striker caught the ball and refused to let penalty kick taker Calvert-Lewin continue before he was restrained and taken away by several Everton players.
Sanchez spared Brighton, who had won their first two matches, a bigger defeat when he pushed Abdoulaye Doucoure off at close range, but Everton were well worth their victory which put them to seven points in three games.