Experience the complete replay and highlights of the thrilling clash between Everton and Brighton. This match, part of the 2023/2024 England Premier League on Matchday 11, unfolded with excitement at Goodison Park in Liverpool. The match commenced at 15:00 GMT on Saturday, November 4, 2023, under the watchful eyes of referee Tim Robinson from England.
Everton vs Brighton & Hove Albion Full Match Reports
Everton and Brighton & Hove Albion played out an even contest at Goodison Park, resulting in a draw – the first time such an outcome occurred in a home meeting since 1982. The thrilling match unfolded with late drama as Ashley Young’s own goal canceled out Vitaliy Mykolenko’s opener.
In a tactical move, goalkeeper Bart Verbruggen made his return to the Brighton side, starting his fifth Premier League appearance after sitting on the bench for the past three matches. He was immediately put to the test, displaying his swift reactions to thwart Abdoulaye Doucouré’s near-post attempt. Moments later, Verbruggen made another impressive save to deny Mykolenko, but the Ukrainian seized the opportunity to fire home the rebound with the aid of a deflection, giving Everton the lead.
Brighton, after conceding in their 14th consecutive away league game, thought they had swiftly responded when Lewis Dunk thundered the ball in off the crossbar from Pascal Groß’s deep free-kick. Dunk celebrated what appeared to be his second goal of the campaign, but the brilliant strike was disallowed due to an offside infringement following a VAR review.
Dunk made another attempt to produce a spectacular effort after the break, forcing Jordan Pickford to tip his dipping free-kick over the crossbar. As the contest progressed into the final half-hour, Everton started to defend deeper, allowing Brighton to dictate the tempo. Brighton’s pressure created an opportunity for Groß, but he could only send his effort over the crossbar. Despite Everton spending most of the second half on the back foot, they came close to extending their lead when Dwight McNeil’s low strike missed Verbruggen’s goal.
Brighton, seemingly running out of ideas, needed a stroke of luck to pull themselves level in the 84th minute. Kaoru Mitoma’s cross from the left flank took a fortuitous deflection off Ashley Young, causing the ball to loop over Pickford and into the net. With neither side able to find a late winner, Brighton, currently in sixth place, extended their winless streak to five Premier League matches, while Everton remains in 15th place.
Man of the Match: Vitaliy Mykolenko (Everton).