Calvert-Lewin Scores Twice In Everton Win

By Daily sports on November 23, 2020

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin continued his excellent scoring form with two goals as Everton returned to winning ways in an absorbing encounter with Fulham.

Richarlison made an immediate impact on his return from a three-match suspension by providing the cross for Calvert-Lewin to bundle in after just 42 seconds.

In a dramatic game, Bobby Decordova-Reid equalised for the hosts with a clean right-foot finish before England forward Calvert-Lewin went top of the Premier League scoring charts with his 10th of the season from Lucas Digne's cross.

France defender Digne provided another assist before half-time, this time for Abdoulaye Doucoure to head home unchallenged for Everton's third - and his first since joining from Watford.

Fulham missed their third penalty of the season, awarded for Ben Godfrey's foul on Ruben Loftus-Cheek, when Ivan Cavaleiro slipped, hit the ball against his wrong foot and sent it over the bar.

Substitute Loftus-Cheek’s deflected finish from Ademola Lookman’s pass set up a grandstand finish but it was not enough to prevent Fulham from sinking to a seventh defeat in nine games.

This was much harder than it should have been for Everton – so much so that their players greeted the final whistle with evident relief.

After coasting into a 3-1 lead, they were left hanging on as they allowed Fulham a lifeline before finally securing a first win for seven weeks to reignite their campaign.

After a tough run of results, there were many positives for Carlo Ancelotti to take back to Merseyside.

Alex Iwobi has struggled to nail down a regular slot in the side but was dynamic in south-west London.

With Brazil forward Richarlison eager to make up for lost time in his first club game since 17 October and Digne providing a couple of quality assists, Everton dominated Fulham for long periods.

In addition, Calvert-Lewin continues to impress and now has 15 goals in 16 appearances for club and country this season.

“He is doing really well, honestly I didn’t expect him to have the consistency he has in this period,” said Ancelotti, who was asked about Calvert-Lewin’s chances of winning the Golden Boot.

“To win the Golden Boot, it would mean he is scoring lots of goals and good also for the club, but I don’t know.

“The target is not this for him – the target is to score goals to help the team be at the top of the table.”

Ancelotti will be annoyed at his side’s failure to keep a first clean sheet in the league since the opening weekend, Tom Cairney’s pass splitting the defence for Decordova-Reid to score before Loftus-Cheek netted moments after Fulham’s latest penalty mishap.

With a tough December looming, which includes games against Chelsea, Leicester, Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United, Everton’s season is at least back on the right track. (BBC)

•PHOTO: Everton players 

 

Source Daily sports

Posted November 23, 2020


 

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