Andre Gomes respect, Jose Mourinho puts boot in and other moments missed
Everton got their season off to a fantastic start with a 1-0 win over Spursby Adam Jones
Andre Gomes respect, Jose Mourinho puts boot in and moments missed from Everton win at Spurs
Everton got their season off to a perfect start with a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin's second half header was enough to seal all three points for the Blues in a match which saw new signings Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure and James Rodriguez all make fantastic debuts.
Carlo Ancelotti's side dominated the tempo of the game throughout to secure their first win away to a top six side since Bryan Oviedo scored the decisive goal at Old Trafford in 2013.
The match was shown live on Sky Sports for delighted Evertonians to tune in to, but did you catch everything that happened?
We've picked out a few moments you might have missed from the clash.
It wasn't the best day for Jose Mourinho and his side on Sunday afternoon.
The manager was left lamenting his team's defending for the set piece which led to Calvert-Lewin's winning header, but also about the placement of the free kick itself.
The boss claimed Everton had moved the ball forwards, changing the angle of the cross which would eventually hand them all three points on the day.
Frustrations were evident from Mourinho on the touchline far before he faced the media, however.
The Spurs boss was visibly incensed at the placement of the free kick at the time, although it certainly didn't change the outcome for his side.
Calvert-Lewin's leap and header deserve much more credit, anyway.
We're all aware of the unfortunate connection that Andre Gomes has with Spurs.
The Portugal international picked up his serious injury against the club at Goodison Park back in November following a challenge that saw Heung-Min Son sent off.
The long road back for the midfielder ended with his return to action in February after an almost miraculous recovery, and he was in the starting line up to face Tottenham again on Sunday.
And Gomes put in a very good performance alongside new signings Allan and Doucoure, taking the game to Spurs until he was substituted in the second half for Gylfi Sigurdsson.
But, after the game, the midfielder showed his class.
He went over to Son as a sign of respect and had a brief discussion with the Tottenham man following their defeat.
The first half saw Everton dominate possession for large periods despite only creating a handful of clear cut chances.
But it was clear to see the Blues were the better team. They were comfortable in possession, pressing Spurs in dangerous areas and were dictating the tempo of play.
A big part of that was down to the work of the players on both wings, Rodriguez and Richarlison.
The former was playing from the right but often found himself drifting inside into pockets of space in which the Spurs defenders just couldn't track him.
The Brazilian, on the other hand, was giving Matt Doherty no rest as he kept bursting forward into the box, and perhaps should have got himself on the scoresheet on a number of occasions.
But one moment in the first half hinted at some sort of fluidity between the pair.
Following defending a corner, Rodriguez burst down the left flank and Richarlison went to the opposite wing for a brief period before switching back.
It might not have been much, but these two stars are certainly versatile enough to pull that off for longer spells in the future if they want to.
Calvert-Lewin's header was a fantastic one.
The ball in from Lucas Digne was exquisite and was asking for someone to nod it into the back of the net, and the Everton striker duly obliged.
He rose a good metre above everyone else inside the box to meet the cross perfectly and plant a bullet header into the top corner of Hugo Lloris' goal.
It was of course met with much joy on the Blues touchline, but by one man in particular.
How much did that goal remind you of a classic Duncan Ferguson header? Well perhaps the assistant boss thought so as well.
The former Blues striker was visibly delighted to see Calvert-Lewin's effort crash into the back of the net - it was a goal he would have been proud of himself!