It was the stuff of nightmares for Everton on Saturday following their weekend clash with Brighton, and striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has spoken of his side’s frustrations as the Toffees fell to a 3-2 defeat right at the death.
After Pascal Gross’ free-kick opened the scoring, the Toffees managed to gain a 74th-minute lead thanks to Adam Webster’s own goal and Calvert-Lewin’s strike putting them ahead.
However, things got worse when VAR gifted Brighton a penalty for a Michael Keane foul as Neal Maupay slotted home the equaliser – before Lucas Digne deflected the ball into his own net to gift Brighton a shock 3-2 victory.
Everton players and fans were left bewildered by the result, just as they were on course to potentially make it two wins in a row.
Following the scarring 90 minutes, Calvert-Lewin opened up on the feelings behind the scenes after a weekend to forget, talking to Everton’s official website about the frustration in the dressing room.
“We’re unbelievably frustrated to go in the lead so late on and then to end up not even coming away with a draw,” explained the striker.
“It’s extremely disappointing for the lads and the club.
“I’m extremely disappointed and the mood in the dressing room is disappointed but we’ve got a massive game on Tuesday that we need to concentrate on now and get going again.”
The 22-year-old forward had put the Toffees in front after coming on as a substitute, with the Englishman scoring three goals in eight league appearances so far this campaign, as per WhoScored.
If his side have any hope of turning this form around and challenging for a top-six place, they’ll need his influence now more than ever.
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