Everton’s match-winning duo Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun say that they are happy to be on the scoresheet and involved in the competition for places in the Everton side.
Both were second half substitutes for the Blues as visitors Crystal Palace made it difficult to make the breakthrough, but both were able to repay their manager’s faith with goals.
The visitors had seen Jordan Pickford save a penalty earlier in the half and were well drilled defensively, but as they looked to try and steal a goal it was the Blues who took all three points.
Calvert-Lewin headed home a wonderful cross from fellow substitute Ademola Lookman before Tosun finished things off with a great run in behind the defence.
Calvert-Lewin says it is a good feeling to have the whole squad fit again too.
“In the first half we were chipping away and didn’t quite get the goal, but you could see the pressure we were putting on in the second half,” said Calvert-Lewin, speaking to the official site.
“And us [Calvert-Lewin and Tosun] coming off the bench, that’s what we’re here to do, so it was nice me and Cenk could have an impact on the game.
“Everyone is fit and ready to go and I think the competition for places is bringing the standard even higher. I think the past three performances have been up there with our best. We’ll take confidence into next week and go from there.”
Fresh from his new father duties, Tosun was also on hand to complete the victory late in the game as he stayed cool after running behind the Palace defence to slot past the keeper.
“The manager brought on three players and Ademola got the assist and me and Dominic got the two goals, so they were good substitutions,” said Tosun.
“I want to congratulate my teammates also because we played a really good second half – and from the past three games we’ve got nine points, so we can go with confidence to Old Trafford.”
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