Mat Ryan produced an impressive penalty stop but it wasn’t enough as his Brighton outfit suffered defeat in the English Premier League overnight.
The Caltex Socceroos shot-stopper denied England legend Wayne Rooney from the spot late in the second half as the Seagulls were beaten 2-0 at Goodison Park.
Earlier, an own goal from Gaetan Bong gifted Everton the lead on the hour mark with a ricochet off the defender leaving Ryan with no chance.
And the hosts sealed the win with Cenk Tosun netting a powerful strike from close range with just under 15 minutes remaining.
The defeat ended Brighton’s five-game unbeaten streak in the Premier League.
Despite the loss, the Seagulls remain in 11th spot on the ladder and seven points clear of the relegation zone.
Brighton are next in action against Manchester United in the FA Cup Quarter-Finals on Sunday.
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