Everton suffered their fourth consecutive home defeat since the start of this season as Luton Town secured a 2-1 victory.
It was the Hatters' first win as a Premier League club and killed all the momentum the Blues' had built up by their 3-1 success at Brentford and 2-1 triumph at Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup.
And here Chris Beesley picks out some moments you might have missed from what was another miserable day for Blues at Goodison Park.
Bran’s the man
On what was a pretty shambolic defensive display from Everton with a couple of major first-half lapses costing them dearly, it was actually the youngest and least-experienced of the hosts’ back four who came out of this contest with the greatest credit.
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Despite playing in a struggling side, Jarrad Branthwaite, who only turned 21 on June 27, has shown great promise since coming into the side after the 4-0 thrashing at Aston Villa in the Blues’ first away game. There was one particular moment that caught the eye here as Luton’s Marvelous Nakama – no slouch himself – burst clear toward Jordan Pickford’s goal but despite the Zimbabwe midfielder having a head start on him, the Everton centre-back caught him up to make a strong recovery tackle that had many of the home fans cheering and on their feet.
Soon afterwards, one highly-experienced member of the Merseyside press pack told a colleague that he believes Branthwaite is going to be a really top defender and given his assured displays at such tender years, there’s a feel of John Stones about him. Going further back, the way theRead on liverpoolecho.co.uk