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  • Everton boss Ronald Koeman has no doubt forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin is taking "big steps" at the moment.Having been brought into the starting XI for Wednesday's Carabao Cup clash with Sunderland, the 20-year-old shone brightly in a 3-0 victory for the Toffees, scoring twice as well as hitting a post.Calvert-Lewin, who has four Everton goals in total, made headlines over the summer as he notched the winner for England in the Under-20s World Cup final.And this week he was nominated, alongside the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele, for the 2017 Golden Boy award, given to the player aged under 21 deemed the most impressive in Europe during the calendar year.Koeman feels the man signed in August 2016 from Sheffield United needs to improve "in most aspects" but rates him as "really a big talent".Asked ahead of Saturday's Premier League home clash with Bournemouth how good he felt Calvert-Lewin could be, the Dutchman said: "That's all about the future."I think ..

    Dominic Calvert-Lewin is making great strides, says Everton boss Ronald Koeman

    Everton boss Ronald Koeman has no doubt forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin is taking "big steps" at the moment.Having been brought into the starting XI for Wednesday's Carabao Cup clash with Sunderland, the 20-year-old shone brightly in a 3-0 victory for the Toffees, scoring twice as well as hitting a post.Calvert-Lewin, who has four Everton goals in total, made headlines over the summer as he notched the winner for England in the Under-20s World Cup final.And this week he was nominated, alongside the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele, for the 2017 Golden Boy award, given to the player aged under 21 deemed the most impressive in Europe during the calendar year.Koeman feels the man signed in August 2016 from Sheffield United needs to improve "in most aspects" but rates him as "really a big talent".Asked ahead of Saturday's Premier League home clash with Bournemouth how good he felt Calvert-Lewin could be, the Dutchman said: "That's all about the future."I think ..
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  • Everton striker Wayne Rooney's club fine after being found guilty of drink-driving will be used to benefit the local community.Press Association Sport understands the former England captain's punishment of two weeks' wages (about £300,000) has been donated to the Toffees' own charity Everton in the Community.Rooney was banned from driving for two years and ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid community work after appearing at Stockport Magistrates' Court on Monday.The Liverpool-born 31-year-old subsequently faced a formal disciplinary at the club at which it is understood the striker was apologetic and completely accepted the consequences of his actions.Both the player and the club agreed on the financial penalty being channelled into a range of programmes provided by Everton in the Community (EITC), including in the areas of health and well-being, mental health, youth engagement and employment and education.EITC is one of the UK's top sporting charitie..

    Wayne Rooney’s Everton fine to benefit local community

    Everton striker Wayne Rooney's club fine after being found guilty of drink-driving will be used to benefit the local community.Press Association Sport understands the former England captain's punishment of two weeks' wages (about £300,000) has been donated to the Toffees' own charity Everton in the Community.Rooney was banned from driving for two years and ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid community work after appearing at Stockport Magistrates' Court on Monday.The Liverpool-born 31-year-old subsequently faced a formal disciplinary at the club at which it is understood the striker was apologetic and completely accepted the consequences of his actions.Both the player and the club agreed on the financial penalty being channelled into a range of programmes provided by Everton in the Community (EITC), including in the areas of health and well-being, mental health, youth engagement and employment and education.EITC is one of the UK's top sporting charitie..
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  • Everton manager Ronald Koeman hopes familiar surroundings will help his side halt a four-match losing run starting with Wednesday night's Carabao Cup tie with Sunderland. The Toffees have played five of the last six matches away from home - including fixtures at both table-topping Manchester clubs and defending champions Chelsea - and have not won since August 17.However, they now face a run of four successive matches at Goodison Park and Koeman admits they need to take advantage to quieten talks of a crisis with the club 18th in the Premier League.The Black Cats, 21st in the Sky Bet Championship and with just one win in seven games themselves - which came in the previous round of the Carabao Cup against League Two side Carlisle - present the ideal opportunity after Sunday's 4-0 defeat at Old Trafford."We need to analyse the game but it is important to take the positives from Sunday and prepare ourselves for Wednesday," said Koeman."We now play four times in a row at hom..

    Ronald Koeman confident Everton can bounce back against Sunderland

    Everton manager Ronald Koeman hopes familiar surroundings will help his side halt a four-match losing run starting with Wednesday night's Carabao Cup tie with Sunderland. The Toffees have played five of the last six matches away from home - including fixtures at both table-topping Manchester clubs and defending champions Chelsea - and have not won since August 17.However, they now face a run of four successive matches at Goodison Park and Koeman admits they need to take advantage to quieten talks of a crisis with the club 18th in the Premier League.The Black Cats, 21st in the Sky Bet Championship and with just one win in seven games themselves - which came in the previous round of the Carabao Cup against League Two side Carlisle - present the ideal opportunity after Sunday's 4-0 defeat at Old Trafford."We need to analyse the game but it is important to take the positives from Sunday and prepare ourselves for Wednesday," said Koeman."We now play four times in a row at hom..
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  • Ronald Koeman looks to halt losing streak against SunderlandEverton manager Ronald Koeman will make changes for the Carabao Cup visit of Sunderland but needs to strike a balance as he seeks to end a four-match losing streak.Maarten Stekelenburg could replace former Black Cats goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, with the likes of defenders Jonjoe Kenny and Mason Holgate and midfielders Mohamed Besic and Davy Klaassen also potentially returning.Youngsters Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ademola Lookman are pushing for involvement up front, with former outcast Oumar Niasse set for a place on the bench.Sunderland's on-loan Everton duo Tyias Browning and Brendan Galloway have not been granted permission to play against their parent club.Black Cats boss Simon Grayson is likely to make several changes to face the Premier League opponents.Forward Lewis Grabban is out with a hamstring injury and the game is likely to come too soon for Duncan Watmore (knee ligaments) and Josh Maja (knee), but Aiden..

    Everton V Sunderland at Goodison Park : Match Preview

    Ronald Koeman looks to halt losing streak against SunderlandEverton manager Ronald Koeman will make changes for the Carabao Cup visit of Sunderland but needs to strike a balance as he seeks to end a four-match losing streak.Maarten Stekelenburg could replace former Black Cats goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, with the likes of defenders Jonjoe Kenny and Mason Holgate and midfielders Mohamed Besic and Davy Klaassen also potentially returning.Youngsters Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ademola Lookman are pushing for involvement up front, with former outcast Oumar Niasse set for a place on the bench.Sunderland's on-loan Everton duo Tyias Browning and Brendan Galloway have not been granted permission to play against their parent club.Black Cats boss Simon Grayson is likely to make several changes to face the Premier League opponents.Forward Lewis Grabban is out with a hamstring injury and the game is likely to come too soon for Duncan Watmore (knee ligaments) and Josh Maja (knee), but Aiden..
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  • Sunderland and Everton players will wear the logo of the Bradley Lowery Foundation on their shirts for Wednesday night's Carabao Cup third-round clash between the clubs. The shirts will be signed and auctioned after the game at Goodison Park to raise funds for the Foundation, which has been formed by parents Gemma and Carl Lowery in memory of their six-year-old son Bradley, who died in July after suffering from terminal cancer.Its aim is to offer support, advice and encouragement to families undertaking their own fundraising campaigns to fund children's medical treatment and equipment, and also to provide grants and work closely with families in need of guidance and support.Gemma said: "We are absolutely thrilled to see the Foundation logo on the front of the shirts. The game has a very special meaning to myself and Carl and we are overwhelmed by the support we have received from Sunderland and Everton."Bradley will be watching over everyone and I'm sure he would be ..

    Sunderland and Everton shirts to support Bradley Lowery Foundation

    Sunderland and Everton players will wear the logo of the Bradley Lowery Foundation on their shirts for Wednesday night's Carabao Cup third-round clash between the clubs. The shirts will be signed and auctioned after the game at Goodison Park to raise funds for the Foundation, which has been formed by parents Gemma and Carl Lowery in memory of their six-year-old son Bradley, who died in July after suffering from terminal cancer.Its aim is to offer support, advice and encouragement to families undertaking their own fundraising campaigns to fund children's medical treatment and equipment, and also to provide grants and work closely with families in need of guidance and support.Gemma said: "We are absolutely thrilled to see the Foundation logo on the front of the shirts. The game has a very special meaning to myself and Carl and we are overwhelmed by the support we have received from Sunderland and Everton."Bradley will be watching over everyone and I'm sure he would be ..
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  • Michael Keane is in a hurry to banish Everton's worst performance of the season with a midweek trip to Italy.The Toffees were unbeaten in their first six games in domestic and European competition but have now followed defeat at Chelsea with a 3-0 hammering at home by Tottenham.Saturday's performance was by some distance their least cohesive so far, losing their shape and purpose after falling behind to a fluke Harry Kane cross-shot.Christian Eriksen's close-range finish and a second from Kane saw them sunk just a minute into the second half and they were probably fortunate not to concede more.Focus must quickly shift to the Europa League, though, and Keane wants to use the group stage opener against Atalanta to right some wrongs. "Yes, thankfully we have Europe. We need to get this game behind us and the best way to do it is to play another one," said the England centre-back. "I can't wait to play Thursday personally and get another chance to put things righ..

    Keane keen to right wrongs of Everton display

    Michael Keane is in a hurry to banish Everton's worst performance of the season with a midweek trip to Italy.The Toffees were unbeaten in their first six games in domestic and European competition but have now followed defeat at Chelsea with a 3-0 hammering at home by Tottenham.Saturday's performance was by some distance their least cohesive so far, losing their shape and purpose after falling behind to a fluke Harry Kane cross-shot.Christian Eriksen's close-range finish and a second from Kane saw them sunk just a minute into the second half and they were probably fortunate not to concede more.Focus must quickly shift to the Europa League, though, and Keane wants to use the group stage opener against Atalanta to right some wrongs. "Yes, thankfully we have Europe. We need to get this game behind us and the best way to do it is to play another one," said the England centre-back. "I can't wait to play Thursday personally and get another chance to put things righ..
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