Everton's abject display against Arsenal on Sunday afternoon ensured the wait for three points this season goes on for Sean Dyche's side.
The visitors thought they had taken the lead during the 20th minute through Gabriel Martinelli, a strike that was ruled out for an offside in the build-up, though Mikel Arteta's side found a way through in the end and had Leandro Trossard to thank after the Belgian curled a brilliant effort past Jordan Pickford.
Everton could hardly consider themselves unfortunate to find themselves on the losing side after struggling to create any chances throughout the game, leaving Dyche with plenty to think about having watched his team lose a fourth match of the campaign.
Sharing their assessment of the events that unfolded at Goodison Park were the national media, along with the ECHO's own Joe Thomas, whose thoughts on proceedings can be found below.
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'So unambitious and frankly awful'
Jason Burt of the Telegraph wrote:
"Prior to kick-off Mikel Arteta talked about “rotations” as he justified his decision to drop goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale and give a first start to new signing David Raya.
"The Arsenal manager may well have played himself in goal – so unambitious and frankly awful were Everton – but it is the strength in depth he has steadily accumulated in his impressive squad that ultimately proved to the difference and may be of even greater significance during the course of this season.
"In truth, Trossard’s wonderful goal lit up the dullest of encounters and this was as abject as it gets from Everton under Sean Dyche with his woefullyRead on liverpoolecho.co.uk