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‘Like a prime Iniesta’: Some Everton fans blown away by £65k-a-week man’s ‘sensational’ display

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‘Like a prime Iniesta’: Some Everton fans blown away by £65k-a-week man’s ‘sensational’ display

Everton’s magnificent start to the season under Carlo Ancelotti continues as the Toffees easily reached the quarter-finals of the League Cup on Wednesday.

Goodison Park saw Everton host West Ham and it proved a straightforward day at the office as the Blues ran out 4-1 winners over the beleaguered Londoners.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin was once again the main man with a second hat-trick in as many games, with Richarlison also getting on the scoresheet for the hosts.

Everton v West ham United - Carabao Cup Fourth Round

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Though Robert Snodgrass equalised for West Ham early in the second half, it proved a mere consolation in the end as Everton were once again simply unplayable.

And it’s not just the forwards who are firing on all cylinders – the Ancelotti effect has worked its magic all across the team.

Previously-criticised players like Fabian Delph, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Michael Keane are looking revitalised and back to their best, earning plaudits along the way.

Keane, in particular, put in an especially great performance against the Hammers, once again a strong, dominating presence at the back.

The £65,000-a-week ace also provided a superb assist for Calvert-Lewin’s opener, beating his marker with a 360 turn and playing a ball over the top for his teammate to control and slot home.

Needless to say, many Everton fans were impressed with Keane and sang his praises on social media:

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