West Ham vs Everton
West Ham and Everton faced off in a Premier League clash on Sunday afternoon.
The tie came as a big one for both sides, in their respective hunts for European football.
Everton began the day down in 8th place, but boasted a game in hand on 6th-placed Liverpool, and were aware that they would move to within two points of the Reds with a win at the London Stadium.
West Ham, on the other hand, were aiming to keep their faltering Champions League hopes alive with a win against the Toffees, after kicking off five points adrift of 4th.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin matches Lukaku record vs West Ham
However, things did not get off to a great start for the Hammers.
Ben Godfrey played a searching ball through to Dominic Calvert-Lewin 24 minutes in, with the striker having gone on to calmly slot past Lukasz Fabianski, and hand the away outfit the lead:
Everton take the lead at the London Stadium
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) May 9, 2021
The goal was of course a huge one for Everton in their hunt for European football.
But it saw Calvert-Lewin match a Toffees record, too.
The strike came as DCL’s 9th away from home in the league this season, matching Romelu Lukaku’s tally for most goals netted by an Everton player on the road in a single Premier League season:
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored 9 away goals in the Premier League this season, joining Romelu Lukaku (also 9) as the only Everton player to ever do so in a single campaign.
Expert run and finish. 🎯 pic.twitter.com/KJirYcOwIR
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) May 9, 2021
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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