Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored his 11th Premier League goal of the season on Saturday to rescue a point for Everton in a 1-1 draw against struggling Burnley.
Everton were the surprise early season pacesetters in the English top-flight but have lost their way in recent weeks, defeated in four of their previous five league games.
Carlo Ancelotti's team trailed early at Turf Moor after a fine strike by midfielder Robbie Brady but England forward Calvert-Lewin levelled on the stroke of half-time. But neither side could find a winner. Everton edged up to seventh in the table while Burnley remained in the bottom three.
James Rodriguez went close to putting the visitors in front early in the second half but was denied by Burnley's Nick Pope while fellow England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford saved from Chris Wood late on.
"We are not sastisifed with the result but the performance was quite good," said Ancelotti. "The start was terrible and Burnley are able to defend. We created some good chances.
"We have to accept the performance and the result. We suffered mentally but we were in the game and until the end. We had to adapt, Ben Godfrey went to left-back and did really well."
Burnley had scored just four times in their opening nine matches but they went ahead in the third minute thanks to Brady's low 25-yard strike.
A loose pass on the edge of the area from Everton midfielder Allan was intercepted by Ashley Westwood and he squared to Brady, whose right-foot strike went across Pickford and nestled in the bottom corner.
Left wing-back Fabian Delph, in only his second start of the season, pulled a hamstring in the first half-an-hour and was replaced by Andre Gomes and Everton benefited from the enforced change.
The formation – with three at the back – was not working and they reverted to a flat back four with Godfrey switching from centre-half to left-back and Gomes coming into midfield.
The impact was instant and the visitors came close to levelling when Alex Iwobi's cross was met by Calvert-Lewin, but Pope made a fine reaction save with his knees.
But Everton were level moments before the break. Burnley's appeals for a foul on Westwood by Allan fell on deaf ears and the Brazilian found Richarlison, whose first-time cross was turned in by Calvert-Lewin.
Everton were threatening at the start of the second half and only a superb athletic save from an outstretched Pope kept things level.
A well-worked move led to Doucoure playing the ball back to James, whose strike from the edge of the box looked destined for the top corner but Pope was able to get his fingertips to the ball.
Pickford also caught the eye with a late save from Wood before Pope was again called into action to keep out a close-range shot from Gylfi Sigurdrsson.
"We started the game brightly with good energy," said Burnley manager Sean Dyche. "Everton have a top manager and have put a lot of investment into the team.
"I'm aggrieved with the foul that wasn't given in the build up for their goal, we've had too many of those go against us.
"I don't want that to be a foul but they are given every week. I am always scratching my head in the modern game and it will be a non contact sport soon."