Mount: We can’t do that if we want to reach the top

In common with the rest of this crowded season, there is little time to reflect on the most immediate result before it is straight into the next fixture, with another away trip, a visit to Wolves on Tuesday, following hard on the heels of Saturday night’s 1-0 loss at Everton.

Before he and his team-mates turn their full attention to Molineux and the quest to return to winning ways, there is just time for Mason Mount to consider the weekend set-back, and he highlights the way the team began the contest as the root cause for the defeat. The deciding goal came from the penalty spot midway through the first half.

‘Everton are a tough team, they make it very hard,’ Mount said.