Everton 4-1 West Ham United
West Ham United crashed out of the Carabao Cup at the fourth round stage as Dominic Calvert-Lewin grabbed a hat-trick as Everton recorded a 4-1 success at Goodison Park.
Robert Snodgrass had cancelled out Calvert-Lewin’s early opener. However, after Richarlison had restored the Toffees lead there was no way back for the East Londoners – Everton’s Sheffield-born striker claiming the match ball with further strikes in the final twelve minutes.
Assistant manager, Alan Irvine, was left frustrated but turned the focus immediately towards Sunday’s clash at Leicester City: “Our job now is to pick everybody back up, and we played an eleven today which could be a team that plays in the Premier League,” the Scotsman told www.whufc.com.
“The players we picked were all players who have Premier League experience.
“It wasn’t as if we weren’t going into this game in a serious manner, we wanted to come here and get into the quarter-finals. There’s no question about that, and had we done a couple of our defensive jobs better we could have been doing that.”
Everton: Pickford, Kenny (Coleman 42), Keane, Digne, Nkounkou, Allan (Doucoure 70), Delph, Sigurdsson, James, Richarlison (Iwobi 61), Calvert-Lewin Subs not used: Lossl (GK), Coleman, Mina, Davies, Bernard
West Ham United: Randolph, Johnson, Rice, Balbuena, Cresswell, Noble, Snodgrass, Yarmolenko, Lanzini, Felipe Anderson, Haller Subs not used: Trott (GK), Ashby, Masuaku, Ogbonna, Soucek, Fornals, Bowen
Referee: Darren England
Assistants: Gary Beswick and James Mainwaring
Fourth Official: Michael Oliver