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Everton boss Ancelotti delighted beating West Brom: James makes it look easy

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti was delighted with his attackers after their 5-2 romp over West Brom.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin struck a hat-trick, while James Rodriguez also scored on his home debut.

Ancelotti enthused: "The result doesn't reflect what happened on the pitch because honestly they were better at the start. We had a good reaction after the goal we conceded."

On the performance of Calvert-Lewin, he continued: "He started really well. Today was the top scorer but there was also Richarlison who did well. The combination up front was good and they had support from James who is doing really well in this period. Satisfying in front, we have to be better at the back.

"We have seen more ambition, more motivation more focussed. For the moment it is good but we have to pay attention because the games can be difficult.

"We were without balance in the beginning in defence. After two games it is normal everything is not perfect."

Ancelotti also said, “At some points we have to be focused more and do better.

“The players have come back with more ambition and motivation. The new signings have helped us be more motivated. Good momentum for us.

“I'm really pleased for James Rodriguez. A new country, a new league – it was not so easy. But he made it easy because he has a lot of quality. A fantastic player.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has developed really well. He's working really well, more confidence. A striker has to score with one touch. I told him if you use more than one touch it's difficult to score. He understood really well. He has speed, he jumps really high, he has power. Where he has improved more is in the box – he's more focused."

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