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Toffees owed it to fans to get back on winning track: Calvert-Lewin

Everton 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 0

Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Dominic Calvert-Lewin

By Carl Markham

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin admits it was important for the players to start building bridges with disgruntled fans in the wake of their derby humiliation.

A dismal defeat to Liverpool's second-string in the FA Cup at Anfield last week prompted some supporters to turn up at the club's training ground ready to remonstrate with the squad.

Saturday's 1-0 win over Brighton, courtesy of a Richarlison strike, restored some of the damage but there is still plenty of work to be done, evidenced by the booing of Fabian Delph when he came on after his online spat with a fan earlier in the week.

"It has been a tough week, not only for us but I can only imagine how the fans must feel. We have all felt it as players," said Calvert-Lewin (left).

"Personally I can understand the fans' frustrations and they (the ones who turned up at Finch Farm) wanted to voice their opinion.

"I can only let them know from myself that I know how much it means, we don't intentionally mean to lose games.

"We have our personal conversations in the dressing room and it is important that we get our heads together ourselves."

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