Norwich City who returns to the premier league after being relegated before are yet to secure a point after six games. They have played six and lost six. They are seating at the bottom of the PL table.
Manager Rafael Benitez says Everton “will get better” after they beat the Premier League’s bottom club Norwich to return to winning ways.
It also means the Toffees, who are on 13 points from six games, have won their first three home games of a top-flight season for the first time since 1989-90.
Andros Townsend gave Benitez’s men the lead with a 29th-minute penalty, awarded with the help of the video assistant referee after a clumsy foul by Ozan Kabak on Allan.
Abdoulaye Doucoure then struck late in the second half to secure the Toffees’ fourth win from six league games since Benitez took charge this summer.
Asked whether he expected this start, Benitez said: “Watching them in training, I expected that we could do well, but in the Premier League you never know. I’m a bit surprised but I’m quite happy and I think that we will get better.”
And there were more murmurs around Goodison Park as Norwich pressed for an equaliser in the second half.
But Doucoure’s strike keeps the Canaries waiting for their first point since they secured an immediate return to the Premier League.
Only Portsmouth (2009-10) and Crystal Palace (2017-18), with seven, have had a longer losing streak from the beginning of a Premier League campaign.
And in a sequence that includes the last 10 games of the 2019-20 season, manager Daniel Farke has now suffered 16 consecutive top-flight defeats.