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Everton had to come from behind to keep their unbeaten start to the Premier League season when they spectacularly beat Burnley at Goodison Park.

The toffees were relatively poor for an hour with the clarets being the stronger side. Both teams had chances in the first half, but the latter were worth their lead when it was hit by a Ben Mee header shortly after the break.

A tactical move from Rafa Benitez was key for Everton. The boss abandoned a 3-4-3 system, which gave Burnley too much opportunity to attack in large areas, and switched to 4-3-3.

That gave Abdoulaye Doucoure more freedom to play to his strengths, although it was actually a Michael Keane header that got the hosts back on track. Andros Townsend then scored his first goal for the club with a sensational long-range drive before Doucoure slashed the Burnley defense with an inch-perfect through pass for Demarai Gray to score Everton’s third.

All three Everton goals came in just seven minutes and overwhelmed Burnley in shock.

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