Everton secured their first Premier League victory of the season in impressive fashion as Dominic Calvert-Lewin completed a fine 3-1 win over Brentford on Saturday Night Football.
Abdoulaye Doucoure's sixth-minute opener gave Sean Dyche's side an early platform before Mathias Jensen levelled against the run of play (28).
But the visitors would not be denied a first win since the final day of the last campaign as James Tarkowski, on his return to Brentford, headed in Dwight McNeil's corner before Calvert-Lewin latched onto James Garner's pass to seal the victory.
Everton rise out of the relegation zone into 15th in the table while Brentford drop to 12th.
Dyche took his under-fire team to West London having failed to win any of their opening five Premier League games, with just one point on the board so far. The Blues boss urged his team to "play with a smile" despite the tough start to their campaign - and they made the perfect start.
From Garner's measured corner, Tarkowski headed the ball into the path of Doucoure who sliced across the ball to drill beyond the wrong-footed Mark Flekken for his second goal of the season.
The recent negative press surrounding the club appeared alleviated as the visitors came close to a second inside the opening 15 minutes when Beto's cushioned header was latched onto by McNeil but his shot across goal was just wide of the far post.
Brentford, winless in their last three, were then thankful to the woodwork as Doucoure bullied Mads Roerslev off the ball from McNeil's centre but was denied by the crossbar with his rising effort.
Just 89 seconds later, Jensen was celebrating scoring Brentford's equaliser.
Yoane Wissa was deemed fractionally onside in the build-up as Vitaly Janelt found Jensen for aRead on m.allfootballapp.com