Early goals kill off Owls cup hopes

Last updated : 24 September 2019 By Chris Morris
Everton win at Hillsborough
 
Sheffield Wednesday were knocked out of the League Cup on Tuesday evening beaten 2-0 by Everton at Hillsborough.
 
The Owls made 8 changes to their starting line-up while their Premier League opponents made only 5 and the result was ultimately decided by some clinical finishing early on.
Wednesday had a great chance to strike first when Sam Winnall latched onto a loose back pass in the first couple of minutes but Pickford smothered his shot and the home side were then left shell-shocked by a quick-fire double.
 
On 6 minutes Calvert-Lewin had space and time to control inside the Wednesday penalty area and he fired into the roof of the net, beating Dawson at his near post. Just 4 minutes later the same player doubled the visitors lead when he tapped in Iwobi's cross from close range.
 
Iorfa should have halved the deficit before half-time but he headed wide from close range and it could have been 3-0 but for a fine save from Dawson to deny Calver-Lewin a first-half hat-trick.
 
The Owls stuck at it in the second half with Winnall twice going close but the damage had been done by the early goals and despite not threatening much in the closing stages, Everton were able to see the game out and book their place in the next round.
 
Wednesday's focus turns back to the Championship when they travel to Middlesbrough on Saturday.