Everton did not manage to maintain the stress on native rivals Liverpool, permitting two points to slide within the battle for the European locations with a goalless draw match at Brighton.
The Toffees felt the absence of Dominic Calvert-Lewin on the entrance and managed just one shot on target throughout the sport, which got here within the 71st minute.
The consequence leaves Everton in eighth place, 4 points behind sixth-placed Liverpool and seventh behind West Ham in fourth.
Within the battle to keep away from the autumn, Brighton climbed above Burnley to fifteenth and at the moment are seven points away from 18th-placed Fulham.
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Though they’ve been spectacular earlier than on the street this season, with 29 points from their 14 away video games – and their earlier 10 away league video games have included seven wins and just one loss – the Toffees battling to force themselves at Amex Stadium.
Inside the first 10 minutes Brighton gained a lot of the attacking possession, with Jakub Moder getting the primary chance of the sport, dragging a shot huge from 20 yards.
The match brightened up, with Everton and Brighton having good possibilities just minutes aside across the half hour mark.
Seamus Coleman drove first down the best earlier than crossing for Tom Davies, however he made his header, sending the ball well throughout goal.
Then the hosts got here close on the different end with Leandro Trossard discovering Neal Maupay, solely to have his shot dive a bit of huge from goal by Yerry Mina.
Yves Bissouma then tried his luck within the spectacular. Backed to a goal by the penalty space, the 24-year-old player tried an overhead kick, however collapsed on the roof of Robin Olsen’s net.
With the sport seeking to be trying out for a draw, Everton did not have a lot to name on, with an inexperienced bench with solely 152 Premier League appearances between them, of which 150 belong to Alex Iwobi.
Iwobi did not have to attend lengthy to make his look, coming on within the 58th minute after one other injury, to Mina, forced Carlo Ancelotti to substitute.
Moder had one other chance, this time from a corner by Pascal Gross who descended to the Polish international on the outskirts of the world. The ball hit well and went just over the bar.
With just over 10 minutes remaining within the sport, Olsen was forced to place Lewis Dunk’s looping header over the bar, with the home team pushing for a winner.
Brighton continued to pile on the stress – Trossard had a free kick tucked behind off the wall, and Danny Welbeck almost fell to the next corner, with Everton struggling to clear.
Regardless of the dominance of the home team, Everton got here close to claiming the three points with the last move of regular time, just for Jupiter to fireplace just over the bar.