Nov 3 (Reuters) – Richarlison continued his fine form for Everton by scoring twice to give them a 3-1 home win over Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Brazilian forward now has six league goals for Everton after joining from Watford and his brace at Goodison Park left his side ninth in the standings after their fourth win in five matches.
The home side dominated possession and after 25 minutes were in front when Gylfi Sigurdsson surged forward and exchanged passes with Bernard before laying the ball off for Richarlison who scored with an angled finish.
Less than 10 minutes later, Brighton were level when Lewis Dunk rose above Kurt Zouma to power a header past Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford following a high cross from Solly March.
Marco Silva’s side regained their advantage shortly after halftime, however, with captain Seamus Coleman firing a low finish from the edge of the area.
Richarlison made sure of all three points with 15 minutes left by taking the ball from almost the halfway line to round the keeper and score.
(Reporting by Christian Radnedge,; Editing by Ed Osmond)