Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction

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Follow live coverage as Brighton host Everton in the Premier League today.

For Brighton, this is another opportunity to stake a claim for the European spots. The Seagulls are currently seven points behind fifth placed Liverpool but have three games in hand on the Reds. A win over Everton would put them in sixth place where they’ll be well set ahead of difficult fixtures against Arsenal and Newcastle.

Meanwhile, Everton travel south knowing that a victory would take them out of the relegation zone. Sean Dyche’s men have gone seven league games without a victory and will be targeting all three points in this match ahead of their fixture versus Manchester City next time out.

We will bring you all the action and updates from today’s game in the live blog below:

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton LIVE: Premier League updates

  • 90+6 GOAL! - McNeil makes it five (BHA 1-5 EVE)

  • 79’ GOAL! - Mac Allister pulls one back (BHA 1-4 EVE)

  • 76’ GOAL! - McNeil adds a fourth for the Toffees (BHA 0-4 EVE)

  • 35’ GOAL! - McNeil forces an own goal from Steele (BHA 0-3 EVE)

  • 29’ GOAL! - Everton double their lead with a counter-attack (BHA 0-2 EVE)

  • 1’ GOAL! - Doucoure sends Everton ahead inside the first minute (BHA 0-1 EVE)

Brighton & Hove Albion FC 1 - 5 Everton FC

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

19:38

Everton move out of the relegation zone after a counter-attacking masterclass saw them dismantle Brighton on their way to a 5-1 away victory. Dyche's side had only one victory on the road all campaign but found themselves ahead after just 34 seconds when Doucoure swept home Calvert-Lewin's cross. The midfielder added another before Steele's own goal left Brighton 3-0 down at half-time. Brighton continued to press forward after the break but McNeil would add a fourth on the break with a superb solo effort. Mac Allister scored as Brighton finally breached Everton's net after several superb saves from Pickford but the away side weren't done as McNeil added a fifth with a superb left-footed strike in the final minute of added time.

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19:32

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

19:33

FULL-TIME: BRIGHTON 1-5 EVERTON

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19:31

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19:30

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19:29

Goal Dwight James Matthew McNeil

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19:29

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

19:29

The home fans head for an early exit with this game all but done. A hugely disappointing night for them especially with the results that occurred earlier in the weekend.

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19:27

Colwill nor Mitoma can control the cross from another Brighton corner and the Everton fans cheers as it heads out for a goal kick.

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19:25

Caicedo blazes over from the edge of the box as we enter the first of six added minutes in this second half.

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19:23

SAVE!! This game could have been an awful lot closer had Pickford not pulled off numerous wonderful saves and he's at it again with a great stop down low to deny Ferguson on the spin.

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19:22

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19:20

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

19:20

Substitution Dominic Nathaniel Calvert-Lewin Neal Maupay

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19:20

Substitution Idrissa Gana Gueye Amadou Ba Zeund Georges Mvom Onana

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19:18

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

19:17

CLOSE! The cross comes in and it's a beautifully- struck volley from Mitoma. It's heading towards the goal but it strikes Colwill who can do nothing to turn it on target and it flies off the centre-back and out for a goal kick.

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19:17

Caicedo effort from the edge of the box deflects wide and Brighton have another corner.

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19:15

Yellow Card Amadou Ba Zeund Georges Mvom Onana

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19:14

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19:13

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

19:12

Goal Alexis Mac Allister

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19:11

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

19:11

Substitution Solomon Benjamin March Billy Clifford Gilmour

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

19:11

SAVE!! Brighton are creating plenty of chances but Pickford pulls off another superb save to keep them at bay. Mac Allister connects with the cross but Pickford makes an acrobatic save once more to deny his header.

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19:09

Assist Alexander Chuka Iwobi

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19:09

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

19:09

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

19:08

Goal Dwight James Matthew McNeil

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19:08

A rare foray into the Brighton half for Everton results in a free-kick. Tarkowski rises well to get a header on target but it doesn't have the power to trouble Steele who makes a comfortable save.

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19:06

Gross cuts a frustrated figure as he is unable to get onto March's reverse ball into the Everton box. The away side defending well as things stand.

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19:05

With 25 minutes gone in this second half, Everton are yet to have a shot on goal.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

19:02

Gross stands up a ball into the box with a cute cross but Mina rises highest to head away the danger.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

19:02

OFF THE BAR!! Brighton come so close to their opener as they hit the woodwork twice within the space of seconds! Ferguson dances through the Everton defence before Pickford tips his effort onto the bar. From the corner, it is Mac Allister with the flick from the near post but that also cannons off the upright and Everton can clear.

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18:59

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

18:59

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

18:58

March has been lively since his introduction after the break but it's more dogged defending - this time from Mina - to block his shot as he cuts in and takes aim from the right.

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18:57

Calvert-Lewin is the only Everton player with an average position inside the Brighton half as the away side remain camped in their half defending this three-goal lead.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

18:56

Brighton attack with another two corners but the Everton defence holds firm once again to clear them both away.

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18:53

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

18:54

Gross is the man who delivers the resulting corner as well which Everton deal with initially. The play is recycled and Pickford has to be at his best with a superb dive low down to his right to palm away Ferguson's header. The offside flag goes up straight away so it may not have counted anyway.

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18:52

Brighton win a free-kick by the right corner flag. Gross delivers and Mykolenko deflects it bending for a corner.

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18:49

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

18:49

Yellow Card Abdoulaye Doucouré

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

18:49

Brighton continue to press and probe but they fall short again. Encison tries to slip in Ferguson but the young Irish forward fouls Mykolenko as he looks to get on the ball inside the box. Well-defended by the Everton full-back.

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18:46

McNeil turns behind Gross' cross but the home side waste their corner effort having taken it quickly

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18:44

Everton have had just 29% possession in these first five minutes as they look to fight off this Brighton response in the second half.

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18:43

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

18:43

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18:42

SAVE!! The home crowd roars on their side as March stings the palms of Pickford with a left-footed shot as the ball breaks his way after Ferguson's shot is initially blocked.

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18:40

With those changes made, we are underway in the second half.

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18:40

March is immediately into the action as he gets the better of Mykolenko before his cross is caught by Pickford.

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18:40

Buonanotte also comes off with March coming on in his place out on the right wing.

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18:40

Enciso is introduced with Undav making way in the forward line.

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18:39

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18:40

Welbeck also comes off with Ferguson replacing him.

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18:38

Substitution Adam Harry Webster Levi Lemar Samuels Colwill

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18:37

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18:35

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18:32

Everton are the lowest scorers in the league but you wouldn't know it after watching that first half. Dyche set his side up perfectly and they have been ruthless on the break against an out-of-sorts Brighton side. De Zerbi will no doubt ring the changes at half-time after that abject first 45 minutes from his side who will need a miracle if they are to get something from this game now.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

18:27

A clinical first-half display means Everton take a surprise 3-0 lead into the break at Brighton. The Toffees took just 34 seconds to open the scoring as Doucoure turned home Calvert-Lewin's cross and the Everton midfielder would double his side's tally in the 29th minute with a superb first-time volley after a lung-busting run from McNeil. McNeil would be involved again just six minutes later as his low cross was turned into the net by Steele to give Everton their third in front of a shell-shocked home crowd.

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18:24

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

18:24

HALF-TIME: BRIGHTON 0-3 EVERTON

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

18:23

SAVE!! Everton should have a fourth on the stroke of half-time. It's again down the left where Everton create the opening. McNeil's cross is met by Garner but a combination of Dunk and Steele are able to block his strike from inside the box.

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18:22

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

18:21

Yellow Card Dominic Nathaniel Calvert-Lewin

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18:21

Brighton fans continue to urge on their players as we enter the second of three first-half added minutes.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

18:21

Everton clear away yet another low ball into their box before Doucoure wins a foul as Caicedo hauls down the Everton goalscorer as he looks to break once again.

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18:18

Patterson has struggled up against Mitoma so far this half but the Scottish full-back does well this time to intercept a pass looking for the winger. Everton defend the corner and play resumes after a brief VAR check looking for a foul in the box.

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18:17

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

18:16

Brighton finding it hard to get past this stern Everton defence as they look to maintain their lead before the break.

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18:14

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18:12

Another driving run from McNeil and he's inches away from finding Calvert-Lewin in all kinds of space. Brighton are being cut open at will so far this half.

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18:12

Everton have won one away game all season prior to his game. They now have three after 35 minutes away at the seventh-best side in the League.

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18:11

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18:09

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

18:09

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

18:08

Own goal Jason Sean Steele

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

18:08

Tarkowski is the man in the right place again as he makes the vital interception to prevent Welbeck from getting on the end of Mitoma's cross.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

18:07

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

18:07

Brighton continue to come forward but another corner is cleared away, this time by Tarkowski.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

18:03

Assist Dwight James Matthew McNeil

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

18:03

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

18:03

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

18:02

Everton are winless in their last 18 Premier League away games against sides in the top half of the table (D7 L11), though their last such victory was at fourth-placed Brighton in August 2021 (2-0).

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

18:02

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

18:01

BLOCK!! Everton threaten again as they come forward. Iwobi does well to keep hold of the ball down the right and they work it well to the byline through Garner. Doucoure cuts it back to McNeil but Webster gets the vital block as the Everton winger looks to strike on goal with his left.

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17:58

Everton win the ball back again and this time McNeil drives into the box before his shot is deflected behind by Webster

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

17:58

Yellow Card Idrissa Gana Gueye

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

17:57

Brighton are still without a shot on target in this game as we reach the halfway point in this first half.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

17:56

Calvert-Lewin has won his battle against Dunk so far this game and the Brighton centre-back is now in the book after he brings down the Everton striker.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

17:56

Gross and Estpuninan combine from a free-kick but the eventual cross from the full-back is misdirected and sails out for a goal kick.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

17:54

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

17:52

Brighton make a real hash out of playing out of the back and Everton win the ball back high up the pitch. The loose ball ends up at the feet of Calvert-Lewin who jinks back onto his left before dragging a low effort wide of the post.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

17:52

Yellow Card Yerry Fernando Mina González

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

17:49

Mitoma gets the better of Patterson down the left and pulls it back to Mac Allister but his right-footed effort is blocked inside the box. Up the other end, a rare Everton attack ends when Mykolenko's low cross is gathered by Steele with Doucoure looking to pounce again.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

17:49

Gross fires a low cross into the box from the right looking for Undav at the far post but Everton have enough men back and can clear it away.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

17:47

Mina gets a telling-off after the Colombian centre-back fouls Undav.

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17:43

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Everton

17:44

Brighton have had 90% possession in these opening nine minutes. Everton with the all-important goal, though.

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