Dominic Calvert-Lewin hit a vital occupation hat-trick and James Rodriguez scored on his dwelling debut as Everton persevered their impressive birth to the Premier League season with a dominant collect towards 10-man West Brom.
The Baggies took an early lead through a wonderful solo effort by Grady Diangana, who broke from internal his comprise half of sooner than hitting a dipping effort beyond Jordan Pickford for his first high-flight goal.
Everton equalised halfway throughout the vital half of when the video assistant referee overturned an offside determination after Calvert-Lewin cleverly backheeled into the accumulate for his 2d goal in as many video games.
Rodriguez then marked his dwelling debut with a clinical attain on the stroke of half of-time, sweeping a low effort into the some distance corner from Richarlison’s cross.
A crazy tiny while at the cease of the vital half of noticed Kieran Gibbs and supervisor Slaven Bilic despatched off for the guests – Gibbs brushed off for pushing Rodriguez, and Bilic for remonstrating with the officials as they made their intention off the pitch at half of-time.
Despite that double setback West Brom pulled level straight after the restart when Matheu Pereira curled in a fair searching free-kick, but parity changed into as soon as instant-lived as Michael Keane stabbed in a unfastened ball after Sam Johnstone parried Richarlison’s header.
Calvert-Lewin then purchased his 2d when he slid in from end fluctuate after staunch work by Rodriguez and Richarlison and accomplished his hat-trick by heading in Rodriguez’s corner.
Everton maintain won their opening two league fixtures for the vital time in eight years, whereas defeat for West Brom capacity they’re quiet shopping for their first parts of the season.
Early days, but Everton – and Rodriguez – ogle thrilling
After flirting with relegation after which limping towards a mid-desk attain final season, Everton wished a mammoth summer season.
Despite the instant turnaround, Carlo Ancelotti’s work in the transfer market has been impressive and the additions of Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure already seem to maintain greatly improved their midfield right two video games into the season.
However it’s some distance the signing of Colombian forward Rodriguez that appears place to be the decide of the offers, moreover per chance the definitely little bit of enterprise accomplished this summer season in the Premier League.
Rodriguez caught the survey with his impressive footwork and vision in Everton’s opening collect towards Tottenham and built on that on this game as he changed into as soon as inquisitive about three of the dwelling aspect’s five goals.
His strike to compose it 2-1 changed into as soon as judicious one of right quality as, despite having four West Brom avid gamers in end attention, he took a contact sooner than sweeping into the some distance corner from originate air the box.
He then showed astronomical vision for Everton’s fourth, lofting the ball into the box for Richarlison, who squared for Calvert-Lewin, and changed into as soon as accessible again to give the abet for the English striker’s third.
Ancelotti clearly is a supervisor who can fetch the definitely out of Rodriguez, who has now scored in four of Europe’s high five leagues, with his first goals in La Liga, the Bundesliga and now the Premier League all coming below the Italian.
And the worn Chelsea boss looks to be having the identical impact on Calvert-Lewin. The striker had no longer scored higher than six goals in a season in his first three Premier League campaigns but purchased 13 final term – eight of these below Ancelotti – and already has four this season.
Baggies must shore up defence
When West Ham equipped Diangana to West Brom this summer season, it precipitated an unexpected and inflamed message on social media from Hammers’ captain Stamp Noble, who stated he changed into as soon as “gutted, inflamed and sad” that the membership had made up our minds to sell the newborn.
His goal towards Everton showed right why Noble rated Diangana so highly and justified West Brom’s determination to employ £18m of their budget on the England formative years worldwide.
Diangana’s raw capacity coupled with the creativity of Pereira – who with 17 assists is 2d completely to Kevin de Bruyne as high creator of goals in English soccer for the reason that open of final season – capacity the Baggies maintain attacking flair that might per chance well well relief them effectively this season.
However they’ve now conceded eight goals in right two video games and there will must be vital development in their defensive shows if they’re to avoid a straight away return to the Championship.
Man of the match – Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton)
Rodriguez made it ogle easy – what they stated
Everton supervisor Carlo Ancelotti to BBC Sport: “The game changed into as soon as no longer if truth be told easy. We had difficulties in the vital half of. West Brom were higher than us. We had a staunch reaction. With the relieve of one extra player we were extra as a lot as tear.
“The avid gamers maintain attain help with extra ambition and motivation. The novel signings maintain helped us be extra motivated. Right momentum for us.
“I am if truth be told cosy for James Rodriguez. A novel nation, a novel league – it changed into as soon as no longer if truth be told easy. However he made it easy on story of he has fairly just a few quality. A if truth be told perfect player.”
West Brom boss Slaven Bilic told BBC Sport: “We did so many mistakes we can not attain at this level.
“Why I am pissed off is the manner we were tactically in the vital half of, we were closing them down, passing the ball, the manner we pressed them, it can not be 2-1 for them.
“To sign that naivety to pass down after we’re 1-0 up and to fetch the crimson card is maddening.”
A first for Richarlison – the stats
- Everton maintain registered help-to-help victories first and vital of a Premier League campaign for the vital time since 2012-13.
- West Brom maintain conceded five goals in a Premier League game for the vital time since a 5-5 plan on the final day of the 2012-13 season towards Manchester United.
- Seamus Coleman grew to become completely the sixth player to hit the 250-open milestone for Everton in the Premier League (also Tim Howard, Leighton Baines, Phil Jagielka, Leon Osman and David Unsworth).
- Since his Everton debut in December 2016, Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored 36 goals in all competitions, seven higher than any assorted player for the Toffees.
- Calvert-Lewin is the vital Everton player to rating a high-flight hat-trick since Wayne Rooney vs West Ham in November 2017, and the youngest Englishman to achieve so for the Toffees (23 years and 187 days) since Tony Cottee (23 years and 47 days) vs Newcastle in August 1988.
- 34% of Everton playmaker James Rodríguez’s 53 goals in Europe’s high five leagues maintain been scored from originate air the box (18 of 53), including three of his previous six.
- Kieran Gibbs is the vital West Brom player to be despatched off in the Premier League since Hal Robson-Kanu towards Burnley in August 2017.
- Everton attacker Richarlison registered two assists in a Premier League game for the vital time ever (111 appearances in whole).
Everton will ogle to compose it four wins from four in all competitions after they commute to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday, 26 September (15: 00 BST), whereas West Brom host Chelsea on the identical day (17: 30 BST).
West Bromwich Albion
- 16DoucouréBooked at 16minutesSubstituted forG Sigurdssonat 65′minutes
- 21André Gomes
- 19RodríguezSubstituted forKeanat 78′minutes
- 9Calvert-LewinSubstituted forIwobiat 71′minutes
- 10G Sigurdsson
- 31Neves Virgínia
- 3GibbsBooked at 45minutes
- 12Costa PereiraSubstituted forPhillipsat 71′minutes
- 19SawyersSubstituted forFieldat 75′minutes
- 11DianganaSubstituted forEdwardsat 71′minutes
Dwell Textual protest
Match ends, Everton 5, West Bromwich Albion 2.
Second Half of ends, Everton 5, West Bromwich Albion 2.
Unhealthy by Moise Kean (Everton).
Dara O’Shea (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half of.
Try overlooked. Richarlison (Everton) header from the centre of the box misses to the lawful. Assisted by Lucas Digne with a scary.
Corner, Everton. Conceded by Dara O’Shea.
Offside, West Bromwich Albion. Sam Field tries a through ball, but Callum Robinson is caught offside.
Try overlooked. Moise Kean (Everton) left footed shot from originate air the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Michael Keane (Everton) wins a free kick on the left flit.
Unhealthy by Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion).
Substitution, Everton. Moise Kean replaces James Rodríguez.
Unhealthy by Alex Iwobi (Everton).
Darnell Furlong (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the lawful flit.
Offside, Everton. Gylfi Sigurdsson tries a through ball, but Richarlison is caught offside.
Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Sam Field replaces Romaine Sawyers.
Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Kyle Edwards replaces Grady Diangana.
Substitution, Everton. Alex Iwobi replaces Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Matt Phillips replaces Matheus Pereira.
Goal! Everton 5, West Bromwich Albion 2. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) header from the centre of the box to the discontinuance left corner. Assisted by James Rodríguez with a scary following a corner.
Corner, Everton. Conceded by Romaine Sawyers.