Dominic Calvert-Lewin continued his stunning start to the 2020-21 campaign with his second hat-trick of the season as Everton knocked West Ham out of the Carabao Cup – but Hammers fans applauded goalkeeper Darren Randolph.
David Moyes – who watched his Hammers side take on former club Everton from home – made eight changes to the side that produced a stunning 4-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers last time out.
Having netted five goals in three Premier League games, including a hat-trick over West Brom, Calvert-Lewin was handed a start for the Toffees as Carlo Ancelotti fielded a strong side in a bid to progress.
It paid off. Calvert-Lewin took his tally to eight goals for the campaign in just five league and cup appearances – despite Robert Snodgrass cancelling out the uncapped England striker’s opener for Everton.
Richarlison also got his name on the score sheet after Snodgrass had leveled the tie, but a much-changed West Ham were no match for a very strong Everton. Had it not been for Randolph, the score could have been a lot worse.
The 33-year-old produced a number of saves but could do nothing about the four goals – with Richarlison’s effort deflected and Calvert-Lewin’s second a tap-in after the ball hit the post. West Ham fans praised the £4million (BBC) signing.
MOTM Darren Randolph
— Jamie (@JamieWHU__) September 30, 2020
Randolph was good.
— Frank Noble🇬🇧🏴 #FreeHaller (@franknoble_) September 30, 2020
Anderson, lanzini & Yarma all had a chance to push their claim for the a place in the league and blew it. Seems strange to say that Randolph had a good game as 4 goals went past him but it could have been more of it weren’t for him
— mark speller (@supersonic_mark) September 30, 2020
Not Johnson also thought Randolph had a good game minus the score
— Harry Peters (@HarryPeters_WHU) September 30, 2020
Snodgrass and Randolph our best players today.
— Örnbjörn (@voronin8) September 30, 2020
— canadahammer (@canadahammer) September 30, 2020
Brilliant save from Randolph!
Balbuena needs to be a lot better there…#WHUFC
— West Ham News & Views ⚒️ #GSBOUT #MoyesOut (@WHUFC_News_6) September 30, 2020