Everton 2 Watford 2: Ross Barkley star player, promising signs for Quique Sanchez Flores

ANALYSIS: Lukaku looks off the pace at Goodison Park

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STAR PLAYER

Ross Barkley: Even when Everton laboured in the first half, Barkley looked at least like he was trying to make something happen for them, and his subsequent goal was a thunderbolt.

MOMENT OF THE MATCH

Late drama: Late in the day, Kone's equaliser secured Everton a point they just about deserved, deflating a Watford side who were still on a high from their second goal.

VIEW FROM THE BENCH

Quique Sanchez Flores will be delighted with what he has seen his diverse group of players deliver in their first assignment of the new season. Everton boss Roberto Martinez, meanwhile, will be more concerned. This had appeared an easier fixture among a tough opening 10 games for them this term, but the Toffees struggled to get going for long periods. He has said he wants to make three more signings before the end of the transfer window, and this was an indication of why.

MOAN OF THE MATCH

A new season, but some familiar problems for Everton - suspect moments in defence and Lukaku looking off the pace.

WHO'S UP NEXT

Southampton v Everton (Premier League, Saturday August 15)

Watford v West Brom (Premier League, Saturday August 15)

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