Everton 0-2 Sheffield United
Sheffield United ended Everton’s unbeaten home run in the Premier League with a 2-0 victory at Goodison Park.
Marco Silva made two changes from the 3-1 defeat to Bournemouth as Moise Kean and Bernard replaced Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Alex Iwobi.
Chris Wilder made just the one change from the Sheffield United side that lost 1-0 at home to Southampton as Callum Robinson returned in place of David McGoldrick.
Everton had won their opening two home games so far this season and they made an energetic start to proceedings against the Blades.
It took until the 17th minute to test visiting keeper Dean Henderson when some good build-up play created an opening for Lucas Digne who stung the palms of the on-loan Manchester United man.
Gylfi Sigurdsson teed one up for Richarlison who sent an acrobatic volley just wide and Moise Kean the ballooned a shot over the bar from 25 yards on 32 minutes.
The Blades seemed content to nullify the Toffees, who struggled to create anything in the final third of the pitch as the half progressed.
The visitors then scored a goal out of nothing from a 40th-minute corner which was swung in by Oliver Norwood and deflected into the net off the shoulder of Everton defender Yerry Mina.
Everton came out after the break with more intensity and, after having a hopeful penalty shout rebuffed when Bernard went to ground under a challenge from Chris Basham, Henderson came off his line to thwart Kean with his feet on 57 minutes.
Former Everton defender Phil Jagielka came off the bench and helped the visitors keep the hosts at bay.
The Toffees did get a sniff of a chance to equalise on 76 minutes but Cenk Tosun’s on-target effort was brilliantly blocked by John Egan.
However, it was game-over 11 minutes from time when the Blades broke forward to snatch a second goal when John Lundstram played in Lys Mousset who slotted his first goal for the club past Jordan Pickford.
Sheffield United’s first Premier League away win since 2006 moves them above Everton into eighth position on eight points, while the Toffees drop to 14th a point behind.