New signing, Alex Iwobi, was an unused substitute in Everton’s 1-0 win over Watford in a tight contest at Goodison Park.
Everton boss Marco Silva opted for Theo Walcott, Moise Kean and Mason Holgate ahead of the Nigerian.
Iwobi would hope to earn his debut at Everton when they travel to met Aston Villa at the Villa Park in their next Premier League game.
Bernard’s first Premier League goal of the season proved the difference in the swirling conditions on Merseyside, but the visitors came close when Craig Dawson’s header hit the woodwork midway through the first half.
Richarlison squandered two great chances to score for Everton. Despite Watford’s sporadic efforts to equalise, including Troy Deeney’s strike which forced a brilliant save from Jordan Pickford, the hosts held on for their first win of the season.
The result means Everton move up into fifth on four points.
Watford are rock bottom having lost their opening two matches.