Dominic Calvert-Lewin became Everton’s first player to score in the opening four matches of a Premier League season as they beat Brighton & Hove Albion 4-2 on Saturday, to keep their perfect start intact.
The result left Everton top of the standings on a maximum 12 points from four games, three ahead of Leicester City and champions Liverpool, who each have a game in hand.
Calvert-Lewin took his tally to nine goals in six games when he rose at the far post, to head home a Gylfi Sigurdsson cross in the 16th minute before Neil Maupay levelled from close range.
Yerry Mina restored the home side’s lead on the stroke of half-time, heading home an inch-perfect free kick, floated in by fellow Colombian James Rodriguez.
Good work from substitute Alex Iwobi presented Rodriguez with a second-half brace, as he swept the ball home from eight metres, to make it 3-1 in the 52nd minute, before he capped another flowing move in the 70th.
Midfielder Yves Bissouma pulled one back for the visitors with a cracking shot in stoppage time, but it was too little, too late to deny high-flying Everton a fourth successive league win.
Edited By: Folorunso Poroye/ Maharazu Ahmed