Everton fans have been left delighted by the performance of Dominic Calvert-Lewin against Sheffield Wednesday this evening after he scored a brace in a 2-0 League Cup victory.
It was a massive night for the forward given his Sheffield United allegiances and he didn't disappoint, netting both of his goals within ten minutes to ensure that match would not be a difficult one for the travelling side.
The evening was also a big one for under pressure Marco Silva, whose management has been called into question after poor form in the English Premier League.
Progression into the fourth round won't see that erased, but he's at least escaped the drama of a high profile cup exit against lower league opposition.
Everton will be hoping they can use this result as springboard towards bigger and better things.
However, their upcoming task, hosting Manchester City on Saturday, is sure to prove a much bigger test than tonight's.
For Calvert-Lewin it's three goals in two matches and he'll be dying to string together a pattern of regular scoring to cement his place in Silva's starting eleven.
Supporters were at least impressed with his contribution tonight, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts...
DCL always work hard for that shirt. If every player played as hard as he did every game, for the shirt, we’d be a different team— Matt Lawrenson (@lawrenson9) September 24, 2019
I said it before and I'll say it again— Matt Smyth (@smythy2) September 24, 2019
Calvert lewin is up there with the best
What a man
Calvert-Lewin is real quality— john (@whartoefc) September 24, 2019
Calvert -Lewin is comfortably the best bet to lead the line at the moment— Richard Lloyd (@Richlloyd1984) September 24, 2019
Calvert Lewin’s going on a rampage— Callum (@callumtaitt) September 24, 2019
Made up for DCL getting a couple, will be great for his confidence. I honestly think a loan to the Championship this season would have been absolutely perfect, like Chelsea did with Abraham, get him games, tough league and leading the line. #COYB #UTFT— LJB (@LJB1878) September 24, 2019
Dominic Calvert Lewin— michael devereau (@mickdev2000) September 24, 2019
The hero we all need
Dominic Calvert-Lewin oozing confidence tonight!! Sheffield Wednesday 0-2 Everton— RoyalBlueAngel (@TashEFC) September 24, 2019
Told you all along DCL is the steel city Pele. Get behind him.— Simon Grant (@simondavid76) September 24, 2019
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