Everton boss Ronald Koeman thinks two-man strike force could suit Calvert-Lewin

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Calvert-Lewin was Everton's hero yesterday, as he scored their victor in Europa League qualifying.

Ronald Koeman believes Dominic Calvert-Lewin could thrive in a two-man strike force after coolly firing Everton to a 1-0 victory at Ruzomberok.

The Dutch side were undone by their inability to score over two legs as Petar Bockaj's 25th minute goal put the Croatian club through 2-0 on aggregate.

The Blues made it to this stage after recording a 2-0 aggregate win over Slovakian side Ruzomberok and are just one step away from the Europa League group stages.

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Big-money summer signing Jordan Pickford started in goal for Everton and kept a clean sheet, though came under precious little pressure.

Overall Koeman was happy with Everton's Europa League display and wants the team to progress far in the competition, saying: "This competition has always been important for me". It's not easy to reach the group stages but we will do everything to get there.

Replace Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored the only objective on the evening after the forward slotted residence when placed tidy via on goal by Davy Klaassen with 9 minutes remaining.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, the Dutchman said: "We know we need to make decisions and it is not only about the goalkeeper. We need competition and it's good that he is providing that".