The Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Cameron Dawson has admitted that the former Sheffield United striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin had ‘a field day’ against him as Everton beat the Owls on Tuesday.
Both Dawson and Calvert-Lewin were born in Sheffield and progressed through the academies of Wednesday and United, respectively, at similar times.
But while the former has remained on his boyhood club’s books, Calvert-Lewin was lured away from Sheffield United by Everton three years ago.
Sheffield Wednesday’s League Cup visit of Everton saw the pair reunited, however, and, according to Dawson, normal service resumed as Calvert-Lewin scored both of his side’s goals without reply.
“To be honest, his first goal I’ve hardly seen,” the 24-year-old told BBC Radio Sheffield after the game. “It was a great finish, very clinical.
“The second one he’s had laid on a plate for him.
“He’s had a field day against me. He scored against me all the way through the academy (system) as well – he must love playing against me.
“Fortunately, I managed to save one at 2-0 down, which was nice.”
Calvert-Lewin grew up, in his own words, just five minutes away from Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough Stadium.
Special night for me playing 5 minutes away from where I grew up! But most importantly into the next round 💪🏽💫 https://t.co/5qEsWpp7R5
— DCL (@CalvertLewin14) September 24, 2019
But his Sheffield United allegiance was evident as the 22-year-old cupped his ears in front of the Kop after he scored his first goal.