Ancelotti praises Everton's 'top striker' Calvert-Lewin

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti praised striker Calvert-Lewin after his lone goal helped the side beat West Ham on Sunday.

Calvert-Lewin latched onto a through ball from Ben Godfrey before slotting past goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski as Everton dented West Ham's hopes of a top-four finish on Sunday.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti heaped praise on Dominic Calvert-Lewin after the England striker's goal gave his side a 1-0 Premier League win at West Ham United on Sunday, keeping it in the hunt for European football next season.

Calvert-Lewin latched onto a through ball from Ben Godfrey before slotting past goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski as Everton dented West Ham's hopes of a top-four finish and stayed eighth on 55 points with four games left to play.

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It was his 16th league goal of the season and 21st in all competitions.

"The goal he scored today is one of a top striker," said Ancelotti.

"It's a goal where the striker prepares his movement and moves at the right time with a lot of speed and then he was cold in front of the goalkeeper."

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Ancelotti said Calvert-Lewin usually relied on his instincts to score but Sunday's strike was a bit different.

"He hasn't scored a lot of goals like this. He's scored most of his goals from crosses or with one touch in the box." he added. "It was a fantastic goal in this sense."

Everton, who is three points behind fifth-placed West Ham, travels to Aston Villa on Thursday.

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