Everton left it late to finish off Ruzemberok in the second leg of their Europa League qualifying third round tie, thanks to a fine goal from substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

The 20-year-old seized on a through ball from Davy Klaassen and drilled home the winner in the 80th minute to settle the Toffees’ nerves.

Up until that point, it had been an uncomfortable night for Ronald Koeman’s side.

Now they can look forward to the final stage of the qualifying competition, with a two-legged play-off later this month.

As a seeded team, they will be favourites against whichever club they are drawn against, but for now, Everton fans have been hailing the impact Calvert-Lewin made in Slovakia on Twitter.

He arrived at Goodison Park last summer when the Toffees paid Sheffield United £1.5 million for his services.

The England Under-20 international scored once in 11 appearances for the club last season and has already matched that tally – needing just two games and less than two hours of playing time to do so.

Koeman has already demanded more from him this season, and he looks as if he has taken the manager’s encouragement on board.

However, ahead of the game, and even when he came on as a substitute, some fans were questioning why he was still involved with the first-team squad.


Scoring just 11 minutes after replacing Sandro Ramirez left Everton fans happy, and the mood on Twitter quickly changed.

Some also saw the funny side, but others made more serious points, urging Koeman to use Calvert-Lewin as an out-and-out striker.

Here is our pick of the tweets.


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