EFL Cup - Third Round
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Everton 3-0 Sunderland

Dominic Calvert-Lewin scores
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has now scored three goals this season

Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored twice as Everton beat Sunderland to claim their first win in seven games and reach the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

Calvert-Lewin's first goal was a neat finish from inside the box and ended almost seven and a half hours of goalless football from the Toffees.

His second was a fierce, rising drive after he was sent clear by Sandro.

The 20-year-old also struck the post with a header before Oumar Niasse's superb finish killed the game.

It was the Senegal forward's first goal for Everton, coming just 18 minutes after he had come off the bench for his first Toffees appearance since May 2016.

"In a difficult time, the best medicine is scoring goals and winning games," said Everton boss Ronald Koeman. "Everybody worked hard and the final result was good."

Their reward for the win is a fourth-round tie at Premier League champions Chelsea, against whom they have played eight cup ties in 15 seasons, winning two.

Carabao Cup fourth-round draw
Ties to be played week commencing 23 October
Tottenham v West Ham
Bristol City v Crystal Palace
Swansea v Manchester United
Arsenal v Norwich
Chelsea v Everton
Manchester City v Wolves
Leicester v Leeds
Bournemouth v Middlesbrough

Everton's winless run ends but Sunderland's is now extended to five games, dating back to their 2-1 win at Carlisle in the second round of this competition.

They had few chances at Goodison Park, the best of them were headed just wide by ex-Everton striker James Vaughan.

It was not a fluent display from the home side, which is perhaps unsurprising considering their recent form and the eight changes to field a relatively inexperienced starting XI.

The Sunderland side that began the match, containing former Everton players Jack Rodwell, Darron Gibson and Vaughan, had made more Toffees appearances than the home side - 238 to 233.

However, in one of those changes, Calvert-Lewin, they have a lively and brave attacking player who is likely to have secured himself a starting berth in the Premier League this weekend.

Line-ups

Everton

Formation 4-3-3

  • 22Stekelenburg
  • 43Kenny
  • 4Keane
  • 5Williams
  • 30Holgate
  • 21Besic
  • 20Klaassen
  • 26Davies
  • 27VlasicSubstituted forLennonat 82'minutes
  • 29Calvert-LewinSubstituted forNiasseat 66'minutes
  • 9RamírezSubstituted forLookmanat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Lennon
  • 15Martina
  • 17Gueye
  • 18G Sigurdsson
  • 19Niasse
  • 31Lookman
  • 33Robles

Sunderland

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Steele
  • 22Love
  • 23Koné
  • 2Jones
  • 21Matthews
  • 24GibsonBooked at 51mins
  • 17Ndong
  • 26HoneymanSubstituted forWilliamsat 63'minutes
  • 8RodwellSubstituted forMcManamanat 55'minutes
  • 27Gooch
  • 9VaughanSubstituted forRobsonat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Oviedo
  • 6Cattermole
  • 7Williams
  • 13McManaman
  • 25Ruiter
  • 28Robson
  • 29Asoro
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
23,000

Match Stats

Home TeamEvertonAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Everton 3, Sunderland 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Everton 3, Sunderland 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Darron Gibson (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Williams (Everton).

  5. Post update

    Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Williams (Everton).

  7. Post update

    Lynden Gooch (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Muhamed Besic (Everton).

  9. Post update

    Jonathan Williams (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Tom Davies (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Callum McManaman (Sunderland).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Sunderland. Ethan Robson replaces James Vaughan.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Everton 3, Sunderland 0. Oumar Niasse (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Tom Davies.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Everton. Aaron Lennon replaces Nikola Vlasic.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Michael Keane (Everton).

  16. Post update

    James Vaughan (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Sunderland) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Callum McManaman with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Keane (Everton) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ademola Lookman with a cross following a corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Everton. Conceded by Jason Steele.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ademola Lookman (Everton) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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