Everton scored his third win in four Premier League games under new boss Carlo Ancelotti with a 1-0 win over Brighton at Goodison Park on Saturday.
The Blues returned from the sad defeat of the Merseyside derby last weekend thanks to Richarlison’s first half attack, but had to remain defensively strong as visitors gathered in the final stages.
The victory brought Everton to 11th place in the Premier League standings, just six points behind Manchester United and up to Arsenal.
But, as always, there have been some accidents that may have slipped under the radar – even for those who have traveled to Goodison Park.
We have collected four of the moments you may have missed since Everton’s victory over Brighton.
The atmosphere for Saturday’s game was set to be an important talking point.
The defeat against Liverpool left Everton fans leaving Anfield embarrassed on their side and kicked off an eventful week for the club which included Marcel Brands targeting Finch Farm and Fabian Delph fans who was involved in a dispute over social media.
For this reason, Goodison’s mood has been decidedly attenuated to say the least apart from some particular moments.
One of those involved Theo Walcott, who was replaced in the second half and replaced by Seamus Coleman while Ancelotti tried to protect his team’s advantage as much as possible.
Due to the latest Premier League rules, the winger left the field on the opposite side and walked past the Park End to reach the bench.
And along the way, sections of supporters applauded the former British international for his excellent efforts during his time on the pitch as he applauded them for their support.
A nice gesture between a player and the crowd to complete a decidedly difficult week for the club.
Mina the photographer
Goodison’s tunnel is getting better and better after a win, and this was no different.
This time there was no music from the locker room, nor big celebrations from players who knew they owed at least one result to their support at home on Saturday.
But there was still an interesting and comic moment.
In front of a large Everton ridge just outside the locker room area, Yerry Mina turned from footballer to photographer while taking pictures of friends and family with Moise Kean and Djibril Sidibe.
The trio was accompanied by a large group who all wanted a film, leaving the Colombian international saying “next” again and again to overcome everyone.
But of course he captured every image with a bright smile on his face – well aware of the assortment of club staff and journalists around him who were well amused by the situation.
Maybe a new career path for the defender after football has ended?
Frustration of Ancelotti
Despite the victory, it was clear that there were still big improvements that Everton had to make.
One was evident at the beginning of the first half and produced a sign of true frustration on the part of Ancelotti in the early stages of the game.
The Italian seems very fond of the blues that he performs from behind, building patiently from the defense until the creation of possibilities in the third final.
So when Michael Keane tried to pass a pass to Djibril Sidibe in the first 10 minutes or so of the game, this was undoubtedly at the forefront of the central defender’s mind.
However, he put too much power on the ball and beat it a few meters above his teammate’s head and out for a Brighton throw-in.
To say that Ancelotti was not happy with his defender afterwards would have been an understatement since the blues boss was waving his arms dramatically and screaming against the English international.
Everton will have to be better in the future.
Perhaps another area that Everton needs to improve on is that of filming.
Well, if Sidibe’s effort in the first half is something to do.
Of course, scoring goals is not the main goal of the right back when he is on the pitch – and the loan had another strong performance in Saturday’s win.
But he probably won’t want to remember his shot early in the game.
By cutting inside with his left foot, the Frenchman made a long-range effort despite being on the weaker side.
The shot had a lot of power to be honest with him, but not the direction as it eventually flew out for a pitch right in front of the support that was traveling away.