James Rodriguez dazzles and Dominic Calvert-Lewin nets hat-trick in crazy seven-goal thriller with two red cards at Everton

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James Rodriguez dazzles and Dominic Calvert-Lewin nets hat-trick in crazy seven-goal thriller with two red cards at Everton

If only fans could’ve been there for Everton’s 5-2 victory over West Brom: it really was something quite special.

James Rodriguez showed his class and Dominic Calvert-Lewin netted a hat-trick for the hosts, while West Brom scored two screamers and received two red cards, including one for Slaven Bilic.

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Calvert-Lewin has started the season in stunning form

James showed his class

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James showed his class

Grady Diangana’s opener for West Brom was brilliant, but it wasn’t even the best goal of a crazy game.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin equalised with a bit of help from VAR before James, influential throughout, did what he does best.

The Colombian, famous for that stunning left-footed volley at the 2014 World Cup, showed why his left peg is worth the transfer fee alone.

He shifted the ball onto his left foot and accurately drilled one through a narrow gap and into the side netting to put the Toffees in front.

It was a dramatic few minutes for James, who was then shoved in the face by Kieran Gibbs, who saw red, before Baggies boss Bilic was also sent off for his protests over the incident.

But despite having ten men and no manager on the touchline, Matheus Pereira found an equaliser for the visitors with the third stunning left-footed strike of the match – and it was the pick of the bunch.

The Brazilian, who was involved in 24 goals last season, curled an incredible free-kick into the top corner from 30 yards.

At half-time, Joe Cole said James has ‘the most feared left foot in Europe’. Maybe Pereira gives him a run for his money.

Everton quickly restored their lead thanks to Michael Keane, and then the Toffees turned on the style.

James played a delicious pass to Richarlison, who squared for Calvert-Lewin to get his second, and the England youth international grabbed his third from a James corner.

talkSPORT will bring you live commentary of Man United vs Crystal Palace and Arsenal vs West Ham later today – and if they’re anything like this game then we’re in for a treat.

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