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Everton's Calvert-Lewin scores 50th EPL goal in win at West Ham

Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin - The Canadian Press

LONDON (AP) — Dominic Calvert-Lewin's second-half strike secured a 1-0 win for Everton at West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday.

The striker scored six minutes after halftime at the London Stadium as Everton won for only the third time in the league this season.

Calvert-Lewin, who has had to contend with a slew of injuries, scored his 50th league goal for the club and he joined Romelu Lukaku, Duncan Ferguson and Tim Cahill in reaching the half-century.

Receiving the ball in the box, he turned smartly and steered a shot low into the corner.

Abdoulaye Doucoure could have doubled the visitors' lead, but his shot was saved by Alphonse Areola.

The win was Everton's third in six games in all competitions as Sean Dyche's team looks to recover from a troubled start to the season that saw it fail to win any of its opening five league fixtures.

West Ham substitute Said Benrahma had the chance to even the score late on with a volley, but was denied by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

It was Everton's first game since the death of club chairman Bill Kenwright.

His passing was commemorated at the start of the game, along with England great Bobby Charlton, who died earlier this month. Pictures of both were projected on giant screens inside the stadium before kick off, while wreaths were laid by West Ham manager David Moyes, who was formerly in charge at Everton, and Dyche.

They were joined by England great Geoff Hurst.

A wreath was also seen in the directors' box.

Once the game started Everton's players did their part by securing the much-needed win for the team that looks likely to be involved in another relegation battle this season.


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