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J. Pickford
Yellow Card
62'
Richarlison
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Y. Bissouma
Yellow Card
58'
D. Calvert-Lewin
Penalty Goal
0 - 2
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D. Gray
Allan
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Possession
65% 34%
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4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 5
Total Passes 612 315
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Commentary

That's all from the Amex Stadium today, so thanks for joining us and goodbye!
A positive result leads Everton nicely into the international break, with their subsequent fixture coming at home to Burnley on September 13; Brighton next face promoted Brentford.
Everton end Brighton's unbeaten start to the 2021-22 campaign with an impressive 2-0 away win, which featured the best of their midfield endeavour and incision on the counter - new signing Gray and star man Richarlison are a handful for any defence to manage at the moment. Following such a bright beginning to the new season, Potter's side will be deflated to have failed to make a major impression in the final third, so cannot complain about the result.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION 0-2 EVERTON
90' + 4' Allan makes yet another interception, which takes the sting out of Brighton's final attack of the match. Everton stand firm to secure the points!
90' + 2' With just a couple of minutes worth of stoppage time to go, Everton are confidently stroking the ball about in the Brighton half - to the obvious vocal delight of their travelling fans.
90' Gomes works a little space on the left side - a productive route for Everton today - but his shot is deflected wide of Sanchez's left-hand post for a corner. 
88' Everton over-elaborate when playing keep-ball in the final third, but Brighton's break ends up with the ball curling into Pickford's waiting hands. It seems as though the away side will see this game out.
86' Richarlison claims a pull-back in the penalty area, which is checked by the VAR. A short inspection of the evidence results in his appeal being rejected though.
J. Pickford
Yellow Card
84' Pickford collects a booking from referee Jonathan Moss for time-wasting.
83' Iwobi has looked sharp since his arrival, and he finds space on the left, only to fire his shot straight at the well-positioned Duffy's legs. Still, the resulting corner keeps the ball at the Brighton end and edges Everton closer to the final whistle.
André Gomes
D. Gray
81' Having made a significant impact on the game, Gray is now replaced by Gomes in the Everton midfield.
79' Veltman tees up Trossard for a second time, but his attempt is thumped straight at Pickford in the centre of the goal.
77' GREAT SAVE! Sanchez reacts brilliantly to deny Everton again, with Doucoure's hard, low shot requiring him to get down quickly to save.
75' CHANCE MISSED! Iwobi and Richarlison combine on the break, streaking through an exposed Brighton midfield, but the Brazilian forward fires just wide of the right-hand upright. Almost a decisive third goal for the Toffees!
T. Richards
J. Moder
73' Moder is now withdrawn and young Richards is on in his place.
73' Rafa Benitez is gesticulating animatedly on the sideline, as he urges on his side to see out the final 20 minutes and seal the three points. Brighton are starting to run out of time.
71' A superb interception in the area by Dunk prevents Gray getting a great chance to steal a third, as he stretches out a long leg to block the ball and keep Brighton in the contest.
A. Iwobi
D. Calvert-Lewin
69' That's the end of Calvert-Lewin's participation, as Iwobi comes on to replace him - supporting Richarlison up front.
68' Perhaps as much to break up the game as to receive treatment, Calvert-Lewin goes down to the turf. He walks off unaided - much to the annoyance of Bissouma - but looks set to be replaced.
66' Always a danger on the break, Gray gets clear again, but his shot from the edge of the area is charged down well by a stretching Duffy. 
64' Keane concedes a free-kick by handling the ball around 30 yards from goal, but Trossard's attempt is deflected wide for a corner.
Richarlison
Yellow Card
62' Richarlison is the second man into the referee's book in short order. With his temper running hot at the moment, the Brazilian appears to be something of a ticking timebomb!
Y. Bissouma
Yellow Card
61' After a few close calls today, Bissouma is finally booked for a reckless foul.
60' Maupay lays the ball on for Trossard, but his effort is stopped well by Pickford in the centre of the goal.
D. Welbeck
A. Lallana
59' Potter immediately responds to his side's growing deficit; hauling off Lallana and throwing on Welbeck in his place.
D. Calvert-Lewin
Penalty Goal
58' GOAL! Calvert-Lewin ignores the claims of Richarlison, who clearly wanted the penalty for himself, to fire his spot-kick low and hard past Sanchez into the left side of the net. Everton are now 2-0 ahead!
55' PENALTY! Everton are awarded a penalty after a clash of bodies in the area - an excellent chance to extend their lead. Richarlison has to be talked out of seizing the ball from Calvert-Lewin though, amid confusion in the visitors' ranks.
53' Brighton are building some pressure now, but Veltman blasts an ambitious effort off target from outside the box.
51' Doucoure brings down Lallana, with Brighton awarded a free-kick in a good position just outside the area. Pickford gets down well to deny a low Gross effort from the set-piece - a sharp stop.
50' Brighton are moving the ball much quicker, and Veltman pops up on the left side of the area to cut back for Trossard. The Belgian has to stretch though, so cannot make clean contact and Everton eventually clear for a corner.
48' Richarlison and Bissouma have another clash in midfield, with hands - and tempers - raised. A brief chat with the referee brings their disagreement to a swift end, but they are sure to encounter each other again soon!
46' We are now under way in the second period, with Brighton having made a half-time change to their lineup.
J. Veltman
A. Mac Allister
46' Mac Allister has struggled to make an impact and is the victim of Potter's reshuffle, as Veltman comes on to replace him.
The home side has never lost in eight Premier League meetings between Brighton and Everton, so at least recent history is on the side of Graham Potter's men as they seek to mount a second-half comeback today. The players are now filing out onto the field.
A half of two halves at the Amex Stadium, as Brighton's early supremacy amounted to little in the final third, before Everton struck on a clinical counter to take the lead - just when their direct approach was starting to bear fruit. The pace and industry of Gray and Townsend has offered the Toffees an escape route when they have been starved of the ball, with the hosts' back three struggling to keep pace at times. In all, a typically entertaining and open Premier League affair.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION 0-1 EVERTON
45' + 1' Sanchez bravely claims the ball above several giant frames, as a spot of head tennis in the Brighton area threatens to break to an Everton player. The hosts will be glad to hear the whistle.
44' CLOSE! Calvert-Lewin just drags an effort wide from the right side of the area, with Sanchez left stranded. Brighton are unexpectedly on the ropes approaching the interval!
D. Gray
Goal
41' EVERTON GO IN FRONT! This time, there is no denying Gray, who sprints clear on the left and takes advantage of Webster's failure to close him down - shooting hard an low beneath Sanchez in the Brighton goal. Hardly a deserved advantage for the visitors just before half-time, but their threat had certainly been growing. EVERTON LEAD 1-0!
Allan
Assist
41' Allan laid the ball on for Gray to charge clear of a retreating Brighton defence, going on to give Everton the lead.
39' Everton strike with a rapid counter, but Gray just cannot get a clean shot off under tight marking from Webster, who showed a good turn of pace to recover his position.
37' Neal Maupay has scored in both of Brighton’s Premier League games this season, having scored in just two of his previous 18 league appearances, but has had few opportunities to add to that tally today.
35' Sanchez confidently claims a high ball over the head of Richarlison, as Everton favour the direct route. Will that pay dividends against a towering Brighton defence today?
33' Now Richarlison skies his effort way over the Brighton bar, as he gets underneath a left-footed strike from just outside the area. At least Everton are exerting some pressure, but their shot accuracy must improve.
31' Doucoure skews his shot from the edge of the box wildly over, after Sanchez is closed down and gifts the ball to Everton with a misplaced pass. A little too close to calamity for the Brighton number one! 
29' Sanchez is alert to dive low to his left and tip away a speculative Townsend shot for a corner, which the Spanish stopper takes care of with ease.
27' Trossard is brought down for a third time in the opening half-hour, as Doucoure clatters the diminutive winger to the turf. Only a free-kick, no booking is forthcoming.
25' Bissouma goes down and receives treatment from the Brighton medics. As the Malian midfielder then walks off, it appears he is in a little discomfort but should be able to continue.
23' Brighton have increased their share of possession to 58 per cent, as they press for the opening goal of a high-tempo game.
21' Coleman's cross is chested away by Bissouma for a corner, amid claims that the Brighton midfielder handled the ball. The officials disagree, and the resulting corner soars straight into the waiting hands of Sanchez.
19' Bissouma brings a counter-attack to a swift end by bringing Richarlison down in the centre circle. 
17' Duffy rises to head well wide from a Gross corner. The home side are taking control here.
15' Trossard and Maupay combine neatly at the end of Brighton's counter-attack, with the latter laying off for Mac Allister to fire into the massed ranks of Everton bodies.
14' Gray picks up a great position on the left of the area, but his cut-back is missed by Richarlison and Brighton have the chance to break.
12' JUST OVER! Maupay breaks clear and fires a long-range shot just over Pickford's bar from outside the Everton area. An ambitious attempt, but one to keep the England goalkeeper on his toes.
10' Trossard earns the first corner of the game, as Keane blocks his cross from the right touchline on the stretch. Under some pressure from the distinct aerial presence of Duffy, Everton clear the ball.
8' Lallana hits the deck after a clash of studs with Doucoure, but only a free-kick accrues, as neither man had his foot too high.
6' Neither side can hold possession for long, as the ball rattles about in typical Premier League style. Brighton are trying to exert some midfield control through Bissouma and Lallana, but Everton are harrying them well.
4' Brighton build the first meaningful attack of the game, but a Gross cross from the right wing is charged down by the visiting defence.
2' Trossard is felled early on, but slowly gets back to his feet after a minute or so on the pristine Amex Stadium turf.
1' We are under way on the South Coast. Everton are wearing an all-black kit, with Brighton donning their traditional blue and white stripes.
The players are on the way out at the Amex Stadium. Kick-off is just moments away!
Brighton were held to a goalless draw with Everton in the corresponding match last season, but have lost the other two of their three most recent matches against the Merseyside club. However, the visitors are winless in their last four away games against Brighton in all competitions, so will be eager to put that right today!
SUBS: Asmir Begovic, Andy Lonergan, Jonjoe Kenny, Alex Iwobi, Niels Nkounkou, Andre Gomes, Anthony Gordon, Jarrad Branthwaite.
EVERTON (4-2-3-1): Jordan Pickford; Seamus Coleman, Mason Holgate, Michael Keane, Lucas Digne; Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure; Demarai Gray, Richarlison, Andros Townsend; Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
SUBS: Aaron Connolly, Danny Welbeck, Andi Zeqiri, Jason Steele, Joel Veltman, Haydon Roberts, Steven Alzate, Enock Mwepu, Taylor Richards.
BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION (3-4-1-1): Robert Sanchez; Adam Webster, Shane Duffy, Lewis Dunk; Pascal Gross, Jakub Moder, Adam Lallana, Yves Bissouma, Alexis Mac Allister; Leandro Trossard; Neal Maupay.
The hosts still have Joel Veltman, Tariq Lamptey, Dan Burn and summer signing Kjell Scherpen unavailable for selection, but line up with top scorer Neal Maupay being supported by Leandro Trossard in attack. Everton, meanwhile, are without the services of Italian striker Moise Kean, who was sent off against Huddersfield and now looks set to re-join his former side Juventus. James Rodriguez is also not involved amid ongoing speculation surrounding his future, which apparently lies away from Goodison Park, so the Toffees' forward line remains unchanged from the draw with Leeds.
Graham Potter's men have a perfect record so far this term, as they were also 2-0 winners over Cardiff City in the second round of the EFL Cup on Tuesday. So far, Everton have registered a 3-1 victory over Southampton and a 2-2 draw with Leeds United last weekend. In the cup, they progressed to the next round in midweek, with a 2-1 win over Championship side Huddersfield Town.
Brighton are seeking to make it three wins from three at the start of the 2021-22 Premier League season, as they welcome unbeaten Everton to the South Coast. Precedent is against them, though, as the Seagulls have won their first trio of league games in just three of their previous 94 seasons in the Football League: 1951-52, 1953-54 and 2011-12.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of Brighton and Hove Albion's Premier League encounter with Everton at the Amex Stadium!