Dominic Calvert-Lewin on target as Everton thrash Sheffield Wednesday, James Maddison boosts England credentials as Leicester defeat Brentford, Burnley ease past Fulham

Former Blade Dominic Calvert-Lewin was quickly back into the goalscoring groove after making his mark in Everton’s 3-0 FA Cup fourth-round win over Sheffield Wednesday. The ex-Sheffield United trainee, who made a dozen appearances for the first team before moving to Goodison Park in 2016, scored his first goal in 50 days after returning from […]

Dominic Calvert-Lewin on target as Everton thrash Sheffield Wednesday, James Maddison boosts England credentials as Leicester defeat Brentford, Burnley ease past Fulham

Former Blade Dominic Calvert-Lewin was quickly back into the goalscoring groove after making his mark in Everton’s 3-0 FA Cup fourth-round win over Sheffield Wednesday.

The ex-Sheffield United trainee, who made a dozen appearances for the first team before moving to Goodison Park in 2016, scored his first goal in 50 days after returning from injury to help set up a fifth-round tie at home to either Wycombe or Tottenham.

Calvert-Lewin scored as Everton thumped Sheffield Wednesday
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Their performance was comfortable but not convincing against the Championship’s second-bottom team until two set-piece goals inside four second-half minutes from Richarlison and Yerry Mina.

However, there was never any real threat of an upset as Everton, in their 26th year without a trophy, edged closer to ending their long wait for silverware.

Meanwhile, James Maddison scored for the fourth successive match as Leicester came from behind to beat Brentford 3-1.

The Bees took a sixth-minute lead through Mads Bech Sorensen as he poked home from close-range.

Maddison is doing his Euro 2020 chances with England no harm
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Leicester came out firing in the second-half, though, and found themselves leading the tie just six minutes after the restart.

Cengiz Under emphatically beat Luke Daniels after excellent work from Maddison, before the Foxes were awarded a penalty when Tariqe Fosu fouled Youri Tielemans.

The Belgium international, who was captaining Leicester, stepped up to confidently convert the spot-kick.

Maddison killed the contest in the 71st minute when he turned in the rebound from Harvey Barnes’ saved shot.

Tielemans, who was captain for the day, put Leicester in front
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The red-hot midfielder boosted his England credentials with a man-of-the-match display in west London.

Elsewhere, Burnley eased past Premier League relegation rivals Fulham with a 3-0 victory at Craven Cottage.

Jay Rodriguez headed in Jack Cork’s cross to give Sean Dyche’s men the lead on 31 minutes.

The 31-year-old forward doubled Burnley’s lead from the penalty spot as Michael Hector fouled Matej Vydra inside the box with 19 minutes to play.

Rodriguez was too hot to handle for Fulham
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Rodriguez then turned provider when he set up Kevin Long in the 81st minute.

Burnley will host Bournemouth or Crawley in the fifth round of the FA Cup, while Leicester entertain Brighton.