Brighton showed spirit to hit back nearly straight away with a clever short corner routine, with Solly March's cross headed home by Dunk for his first goal since March.
Rarely outspoken, the Everton stand-in captain's hands-to-ears celebration in front of the Gwladys Street End told you all you needed to know about his opinion of those who had questioned him.
Everton's skipper had not found the net since before a horrific leg break while playing for Republic of Ireland against Wales last March.More news: Video released of petite clubber choking out bouncer
Everton defender Seamus Coleman says he was frustrated at not having scored since January 2017, and says that his celebration was just his usual "going a little bit mad". It's not the first time that he has made one and it won't be the last.
The fitter I get the more chances I'm sure I'll get. It is time for Jahanbakhsh to relocate the form that saw him finish last season as the top scorer in the Eredivisie and persuaded Brighton to pay AZ £17 million (A$30.63 million).
Chris Hughton's side will be more confident of their capabilities on the road now and they did have back-to-back away wins around this time past year, but it looks hard for them to bottle up Everton or match them on the scoring front. It was our best performance at home this season.More news: Kanye West wants 7 kids but Kim's 'worried about US school shootings'
"We conceded poor goals, there's no doubt, particularly two of them and that is something we'll go through. We did well, we deserved the three points", Silva said. Our players performed really well from the first minute.
"He can give very good things for us as a striker as well, he can give good things as a winger".
Possibly it's taking a risk on Brighton being able to score, but Everton to win and over 2.5 goals looks a decent shout given Silva's commitment to an open game. His desire to do the dirty work allows Gomes the freedom to play the ball forward and the pair have a very good relationship developing. Grogan now works in the U.S. as a coach and he'll be looking back on his playing days and he coped with the reality that he had to call it a day. Sometimes you have to accept you are up against quality teams.More news: Man-eating tiger shot dead in India after massive hunt