Everton boss Marco Silva has urged his players to move on from the perceived injustice of their dramatic defeat at Brighton and focus on securing Carabao Cup progression against Watford.

Silva admitted his players were left dejected in the immediate aftermath of Saturday's 3-2 loss on the south coast after controversially becoming the first Premier League club to concede a penalty awarded by VAR.

The Portuguese coach has been given little time to lift his team and will be keen for a swift response when his former club visit Goodison Park for the fourth-round tie on Tuesday evening.

"The next game is a different competition and if we have a goal, an ambition to go until the end, to the final, we have to win," said Silva, speaking after being beaten at the Amex Stadium.

"It is our obligation (to lift the players), we have to. Of course, the mood is really low. It is difficult for a football team when we felt we did a big effort, we did everything that we should do.

"For them (the players), it is really difficult to understand why it happened against us but you have to respect the decision, you have to keep going."