Arteta nets late Toffees winner
Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta scored the only goal - a controversial injury-time penalty - as Blackburn were made to pay for missing two second-half spot-kicks of their own in a 1-0 defeat.
The loss left Steve Kean's side pointless as they somehow threw away victory. Junior Hoilett saw his penalty saved by Tim Howard before Mauro Formica fired Rovers' second spot-kick against the post.
Arteta then delivered the killer blow after Christopher Samba was harshly adjudged to have climbed on the back of Marouane Fellaini.
Despite both sides still looking for their first point of the season, there was no sign of early caution as David Dunn latched onto Hoilett's pull-back in the area and after losing his marker hit a low shot that rebounded back off the post.
Jason Roberts was then sent sprawling in the area by Howard, but referee Lee Mason was not interested. At the other end, Leon Osman headed over but the game started to become scrappy.
Injury forced Kean into a double substitution after 34 minutes, with Morten Gamst Pedersen and Dunn going off.
Blackburn won their first penalty a minute after half-time when Ross Barkley brought down Formica. Barkley lost possession and, in trying to make up for it, left a leg out that the substitute fell over, but Howard saved Hoilett's spot-kick.
Despite the miss, Blackburn stepped up the pressure and Howard had to save again from a Samba header. Martin Olsson fizzed a free-kick over before Formica wasted a good chance. The visitors then began to get back into the game with Leighton Baines and Fellaini going close.
Blackburn's second penalty miss arrived on 83 minutes after Formica had been fouled by Phil Jagielka. Formica stepped up to take the spot-kick but fired it against the upright.
Rovers were then made to pay for their profligacy as Everton were awarded a spot-kick of their own in injury time when Samba climbed over Fellaini and Arteta made no mistake.