With his forwards faltering Marco Silva was in urgent need of goals from elsewhere to give Everton their second Premier League win of the season. Gylfi Sigurdsson chose an ideal time to take the responsibility. The club’s £45m record signing struck twice as Fulham were punished for a profligate performance at Goodison Park.
It took the second-half introduction of Cenk Tosun for Dominic Calvert-Lewin to improve Everton’s potency and their performance level also increased following an ineffective first half. The Turkey international also scored as Everton recorded their biggest win under Silva and the first clean sheet of the manager’s short reign. For Slavisa Jokanovic, this was another reminder of the fine margins in the Premier League. His team should have departed at half-time with the lead. They exited at full-time with a heavy beating.