Everton fell to a cruel stoppage-time defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion on a day when the 3-2 scoreline told only a fraction of the story from a chaotic encounter at the Amex Stadium.
The Blues led with 16 minutes to play after Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s smart finish. But Brighton equalised from the spot through Neal Maupay and deep into stoppage time substitute Leandro Trossard escaped down the left to send in a cross which the luckless Lucas Digne steered into his own net.
Calvert-Lewin came on as a substitute with 18 minutes remaining and two minutes later sent the 2,000+ Evertonians in Sussex into tumult with a classy finish between Mat Ryan’s legs.
Everton were on top at this stage, exerting their authority after Adam Webster’s own goal, created by Richarlison’s powerful movement and header, had cancelled out a free-kick from Pascal Gross.
Michael Keane, though, was the victim of a VAR decision which ruled the defender had tugged forward Aaron Connolly as the pair jostled under a high ball. Neal Maupay smashed his penalty down the middle to even things up with 10 minutes to play before even more late drama.
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