Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored for a third successive Premier League game as Everton maintained their perfect start to the season with a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace.
The striker picked up where he left off after his hat-trick against West Brom last weekend, slotting home Seamus Coleman’s cross inside 10 minutes.
But like Everton, Crystal Palace had also won their opening two Premier League games and hit back when Cheikhou Kouyate (26) powered a header home from a corner.
Joel Ward the subject of two VAR handball checks and on the second occasion, he was judged to have handled Lucas Digne’s header inside the area, with Richarlison scoring the resulting penalty (40).
The victory sees Everton maintain their winning start to the season and sends them to the top of the Premier League. They have started a league campaign with three straight wins for the first time since 1993.
It will be disappointing for Crystal Palace after they dominated the second half, and they remain in fifth with six points.