Gary Lineker raves about Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored his first Premier League hattrick as Everton secure back to back wins in the league.

Summer signing James Rodriguez also produced a spectacular performance at Goodison Park as the Toffees won 5-2.


However, it was the performance of Calvert-Lewin that has caught the attention of many football pundits and fans on social networking site Twitter.

At 23 years and 187 days, Lewin has become the youngest Englishman to score a top-flight hat-trick for Everton since Tony Cottee achieved the feat against Newcastle in August 1988. 

Former Everton and England striker, Gary Lineker has taken to Twitter to express his reaction to Calvert-Lewin’s performance. He has described Lewin as ‘ever improving’.

West Brom took the early lead inside 10 minutes through Grady Diangana who joined from the Hammers on a permanent deal this summer.

Everton restored parity through Calvert-Lewin just after the half an hour mark.

Rodriguez then produced a moment of real quality to put the Toffees upfront. He took a touch or two from a brilliant ball by Richarlison and drilled it low from outside the box and into the bottom corner.

Despite going a man down (Kieran Gibbs red carded), Matheus Pereira gave hope for the visitors with a superb free-kick to make it 2-2.

But Calvert-Lewin scored twice, and Michael Keane added another to seal all three points for the Toffees.

Everton enjoyed 72% of possession and attempted 17 shots of which they managed to keep seven on target, according to BBC Sport.