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Calvert-Lewin ends Toffees' losing streak

Sheffield Wednesday 0-2 Everton

Dominic Calvert-Lewin fired a first-half double as Everton won 2-0 at Sheffield Wednesday in the Carabao Cup to ease the pressure on boss Marco Silva.

Calvert-Lewin, who progressed through Sheffield United's academy, sank Wednesday with two clinical finishes inside the opening 10 minutes to effectively kill the tie.

Silva's side had slumped to back-to-back Premier League defeats at the weekend, losing 2-0 at home to Wednesday's city rivals United, and there were murmurings of discontent at Goodison Park.

The Portuguese made five changes, recalling Calvert-Lewin to the starting line-up and the Sheffield-born striker responded in style in front of the Hillsborough Kop end.

It could have been very different though had Wednesday's Sam Winnall not spurned a one-on-one in the second-minute.

Wednesday were soon made to pay as France international Djibril Sidibe clipped a lovely ball to the far post and Calvert-Lewin took one touch before lashing home an emphatic finish.

Everton quickly followed that up with another clinical counter. Bernard's neat pass set Alex Iwobi free down the right and his pin-point cross was tapped home by the unmarked Calvert-Lewin.

Everton showed less urgency in the second half, while the home side plugged away but were unable to find the net.

Belfast Telegraph