Everton 4 West Ham United 1
Wednesday 30 September 2020
Everton are on fire at the moment and they looked way better than West Ham as they ended the Hammers' Carabao Cup dreams for this season.
Calvert-Lewin scores another
Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored his second hat-trick of the season, putting Everton ahead with a well-taken 11th-minute effort after Michael Keane had picked him out with an excellent chipped pass over the Hammers' defence.
The newly-called up England forward sealed victory with two goals in six minutes near the end, taking his tally in what is turning into a superb season to eight.
His second was a typical poacher's effort, the 23-year-old tucking home the rebound after Alex Iwobi's shot had bounced back off a post. Calvert-Lewin then got beyond the West Ham defence to finish off Gylfi Sigurdsson's through ball to complete another fantastic treble.
Richarlison had earlier put Everton back in front with a deflected effort after Robert Snodgrass had briefly pulled the visitors level just after half-time with a well-taken shot.
It was the second game David Moyes had to control from home, where he is isolating following his positive coronavirus test.
Andriy Yarmolenko and Felipe Anderson were both guilty of conceding possession needlessly with their side in positions of promise.
Rice showed his versatility by playing in central defence and is evidently someone West Ham want to keep but Moyes' continuing search for defenders underlines where the Scot views his side's weakness to be.
As it turned out, this really was not the England man's night. Although he was controlled in possession, it was his back that Richarlison's shot struck, diverting it into the net past Darren Randolph.