Southampton providing the opposition in both the final home game under Sam Allardyce last season and the first under new manager Marco Silva on Saturday added fitting context to the result as Everton ran out 2-1 winners at Goodison Park.
Booed off after limping to a barely deserved 1-1 draw in the corresponding fixture in May, Everton were unrecognisable from that dismal display, even though the once-again impressive Richarlison was the only new addition in the starting XI.
Tottenham Hotspur maintained their winning start to the season, responding to a Fulham fight back by scoring twice in the final 16 minutes at Wembley.
Lucas Moura gave Spurs a deserved half-time advantage with a fine 20-yard, curling strike, but the North Londoners had a wobble after the break and Aleksandar Mitrovic equalised with a close-range header.
Kieran Trippier restored Tottenham's lead with a 74th-minute free kick though, and Harry Kane then put the hosts out of sight, scoring his first...