home team
Sigurdsson (28', 28') Calvert-Lewin (61', 61', 87', 87')
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Vaulks (86', 86')
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Sigurdsson (28', 28') Calvert-Lewin (61', 61', 87', 87')
Vaulks (86', 86')
Wednesday 29 August 2018, 19:45 Goodison Park
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  • Everton
  • Sigurdsson 28'
    Sigurdsson 28'
  • Digne 52'
    Digne 52'
  • Calvert-Lewin 61'
    Calvert-Lewin 61'
  • Walcott replaces Sigurdsson 66'
    Walcott replaces Sigurdsson 66'
  • Tosun replaces Niasse 73'
    Tosun replaces Niasse 74'
  • Schneiderlin replaces Ramirez 86'
    Schneiderlin replaces Ramirez 86'
    Calvert-Lewin 87'
    Calvert-Lewin 87'
  • Rotherham United
  • Vaulks replaces Wiles 45'
    Vaulks replaces Wiles 46'
  • Vassell replaces Ball 61'
    Vassell replaces Ball 61'
  • Taylor replaces Newell 72'
    Taylor replaces Newell 72'
  • Vaulks 86'
    Vaulks 86'
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Starting XI - Everton: Stekelenburg, Zouma, Kenny, Holgate, Digne, Sigurdsson, Dowell, Ramirez, Davies, Niasse, Calvert-Lewin Rotherham United: Price, Mattock, Raggett, Vyner, Robertson, Ball, Palmer, Forde, Wiles, Newell, Proctor, Semi Ajayi

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    Second Half ends, Everton 3, Rotherham United 1.

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    Second Half ends, Everton 3, Rotherham United 1.

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    Attempt missed. Kieran Dowell (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

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    Attempt missed. Kieran Dowell (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lucas Digne.

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    Attempt saved. Sean Raggett (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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    Offside

    Offside, Everton. Dominic Calvert-Lewin tries a through ball, but Cenk Tosun is caught offside.

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    Attempt saved. Sean Raggett (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Anthony Forde with a cross.

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    Attempt saved. Cenk Tosun (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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    Attempt saved. Cenk Tosun (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieran Dowell.

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    Attempt blocked. Kyle Vassell (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jon Taylor.

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4-2-3-1
  • Stekelenburg
  • Kenny
  • Holgate
  • Zouma
  • Digne
  • Walcott
  • Davies
  • Calvert-Lewin
  • Dowell
  • Schneiderlin
  • Tosun
4-4-2
  • Price
  • Mattock
  • Robertson
  • Raggett
  • Vyner
  • Vaulks
  • Taylor
  • Palmer
  • Forde
  • Proctor
  • Vassell
Everton Rotherham United
Stekelenburg 22 12 Price
Holgate 2 2 Vyner
Zouma 5 3 Mattock
Ramirez (Schneiderlin 86'') 9 5 Semi Ajayi
Sigurdsson (Walcott 66'') 10 7 Forde
Yellow CardDigne 12 8 Palmer
Niasse (Tosun 73'') 19 9 Proctor
Davies 26 10 Ball (Vassell 61'')
Dowell 28 15 Robertson
Calvert-Lewin 29 22 Newell (Taylor 72'')
Kenny 43 25 Wiles ( Vaulks 46'')
Substitutions
Baines 3 1 Rodák
Walcott 11 4 Vaulks
Tosun 14 6 Wood
Schneiderlin 18 11 Taylor
Coleman 23 19 Vassell
João Virgínia 33 23 Ryan Williams
Pennington 38 28 Jones

Starting XI - Everton: Stekelenburg, Zouma, Kenny, Holgate, Digne, Sigurdsson, Dowell, Ramirez, Davies, Niasse, Calvert-Lewin Rotherham United: Price, Mattock, Raggett, Vyner, Robertson, Ball, Palmer, Forde, Wiles, Newell, Proctor, Semi Ajayi


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Everton are through to round three of the Carabao Cup as Marco Silva’s unbeaten start as Everton boss continued.

This encouraging, positive sequence of results now stands at four matches following a 3-1 victory over Rotherham United.

A much-changed Blues team had too much quality for their Championship opponents, with cup progress secured thanks to Gylfi Sigurdsson's first-half opener and a brace from Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the second period.

Both attackers got on the scoresheet for the first time this campaign with close-range finishes. Sigurdsson stretched to tap-in from inside the six-yard box and his teammate, likewise, was perfectly placed later on in the game to nod home in front of the Gwladys Street.

Calvert-Lewin's second - scored after substitute Will Vaulks headed one back five minutes before the end - was arguably the goal of the game. He checked back onto his right foot before bending a precise curling shot, right into the top corner of the net.

The win was enjoyed by a bumper crowd of 31, 972 which represented the highest attendance at Goodison for a League Cup second-round tie since 1968 when neighbours Tranmere Rovers were beaten 4-0.


Tom Davies had the honour of captaining the Toffees, meaning Marco Silva had selected four different players to wear the armband in each of his opening fixtures as Everton manager.

The Blues lined up with just three players in the team who started at Bournemouth on Saturday. A mixture of injuries, suspensions and tactical changes presented Lucas Digne with the opportunity to make his full Everton debut, while Kurt Zouma was another who stepped up for his first start for the Club.

Digne - one of three players recruited from Barcelona in the summer - displayed a willingness to get forward and he over-lapped from full-back with regularity, especially when Sigurdsson drifted infield to his more natural position from the left flank where he'd been deployed.

Sigurdsson had Everton’s best chance during the opening quarter but his side-footed attempt from 12 yards out was clutched at the second attempt by Millers keeper Lewis Price, who took a whack from Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the process.

The Icelander opened the scoring with his next shot on goal just before the half-hour mark, displaying a predatory awareness to drift into the six-yard box, stick out a boot and convert when Sandro Ramirez thrashed a cross-shot into the danger area.

Three minutes after opening his account for the campaign, Sigurdsson very nearly had another. Again, Sandro was involved - this time firing in a shot from the opposite side which was spilled by Price. Everton’s Club-record signing reacted but was unable to steer his follow-up on target.

Everton steadily gained more rhythm as the first half progressed and there could be no doubting they deserved to be ahead at the break. Price in goal made two good low saves in the lead-up to the interval, diving low to deny both Davies and Calvert-Lewin from the edge of the box. Niasse also volleyed over from Jonjoe Kenny's pinpoint cut-back.

Everton v Rotherham United

Rotherham, 15th in the Championship, had been restricted to little in the opening 45 - their clearest chance falling to Sean Raggett who, totally unmarked, steered wide from a promising position at the far post.

Everton resumed with just as much intent and a volley from Digne, plus a long-range drive from Dowell, signalled the team’s intention to build - not sit - on Sigurdsson’s opener. Dowell grew more and more confident as the game went on and his chance came about from one of his stylish dribbles from deep.

Sixty-one minutes in and tie was effectively put beyond Rotherham when Calvert-Lewin doubled the Toffees’ lead with a far-post header. Digne’s recycled cross was precise and the striker couldn’t miss from only a few yards out.

Niasse flung himself forward to head over the bar as Everton didn’t back off. Silva’s desire to mould Everton into a front-foot, attack-minded unit was reaffirmed with the late introductions of Theo Walcott and Cenk Tosun.

Rotherham had competed throughout and rallied late on. Both Kyle Vassell and Jamie Proctor had sights of goal but blazed over, before the Millers did score through a glancing header from substitute Vaulks.

But no sooner had the visitors reduced the deficit, Everton restored their two-goal cushion. Calvert-Lewin picked the ball up on the left edge of the penalty area, looked up and curled a beautiful finish past Price into the right-hand corner.

The Blues now look forward to the visit of Huddersfield Town this coming weekend - as well as the draw for the Carabao Cup third round which takes place at 7pm on Thursday evening.