Premier League: Everton put five past Baggies in seven goals thriller
Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored his first Premier League hat-trick for Everton while James Rodriguez also scoring his goal in Engish football
Everton started the second week of the 2020/21 Premier League season with an astounding victory over Slaven Bilic’s West Bromwich Albion scoring five goals past the newly promoted team.
A game that saw striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring his first hat-trick in the top flight of English football and a goal each from defender Michael Keane and new signing James Rodriguez, who also registered his first goal for his new club.
West Brom took the lead in the 10th minute of the game via a counter-attack when the home team lost possession and Periera found Diangana who ran from the halfway line and beat the Everton goalkeeper from outside the box with his left-footed strike.
Everton equalized through Calvert-Lewin’s backheel finish in the 31st minute when the ball bounced off from West Brom’s defender and fell in front of the striker. Initially, the goal was ruled out for offside, however, the VAR intervened and the goal stood to make the scoreline one all.
James Rodriguez, who joined Everton this summer from Real Madrid gave home team the lead in the 45th minute of the game after scoring from 22 yards with a superb sweep in the right hand before taking two touches to control after receiving a pass from Richarlison.
West Brom defender Kieran Gibbs was shown a straight red just before the half time when he raised his hand in Rodriguez’s face. Baggies day went from bad to worse when their manager Slaven Bilic also received a red from referee Mike Dean for criticizing him at the break for the earlier incident.
Matheus Periera equalized for the away team two minutes into the second half from an incredible freekick from the 25 yards.
In the 54th minute, defender Michael Keane put Everton in front again from a rebound after Johnstone pushed Richarlison’s header from Lucas Digne’s free-kick.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored his second of the day and the team’s fouth when his glide in from Richarlison’s goal-bound volley and the striker completed his hat-trick in the 66th minute of the game from Digne’s corner with an unusual finish from his shoulder while trying to score a header to put the game out of West Brom’s reach.
Everton face Fleetwood Town in their EFL Cup third round fixture on Wednesday.