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DOMINIC CALVERT-LEWIN joked he had custard creams in his socks during England's 5-0 win over San Marino last night
The Everton striker grabbed his fir
DOMINIC CALVERT-LEWIN joked he had custard creams in his socks during England's 5-0 win over San Marino last night.
The Everton striker grabbed his first England double as the Three Lions romped past the minnows – but his goals weren't the only talking point.
Calvert-Lewin also got people's attention online due to his bizarre shin pads.
While all footballers are obliged to wear shin guards, some stretch the rules to the very limit.
Jack Grealish famously wears small children's pads.
But Calvert-Lewin has taken it to a new level.
Undeterred by the prospect of facing tackles from semi-pro cloggers, DCL turned out for England with two tiny specs covering his shins.
And it didn't go unnoticed by fans.
One joked: "It is in the rule book that players must wear shinpads in professional games, but Dominic Calvert-Lewin has stuffed a pair of Nokia 3210's down his socks and that ladies and gentlemen is why he will never be injured."
While another wrote: "Calvert-Lewin ain’t wearing shinpads, that’s 20 B&H blue in each sock."
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A third added: "Calvert-Lewin uses a Nokia flip phone as shinpads."
And a fourth jibed: "Calvert-Lewin wears custard creams for shin pads, pass it on."
The Toffees star actually has form for this, after eagle-eyed fans spotted him wearing tiny shin pads against Burnley in December.
A fan at the time quipped: "Calvert Lewin has calculators for shin pads."
Whatever he's doing this season appears to be working, however, having catapulted himself into the England line-up.
Calvert-Lewin has scored 14 goals in 25 Premier League appearances for Carlo Ancelotti's side.
And he has bagged four goals in his first six England caps, having made his debut against Wales in October.
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England strolled to a 5-0 victory over European minnows San Marino on Thursday evening
Gareth Southgate's side got their 2022 World Cup qualifying
England strolled to a 5-0 victory over European minnows San Marino on Thursday evening.
Gareth Southgate’s side got their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign off to the perfect start, with goals from James Ward-Prowse, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (x2), Raheem Sterling and debutant Ollie Watkins.
While it was a routine victory for the Three Lions, those who netted the goals were evidently happy to get on the scoresheet for their country.
After the game, Calvert-Lewin highlighted that fact with a touching post on his official Twitter account.
The Everton man also posted a photo of his goal celebration and eagle-eyed fans noticed something rather hilarious about the image of Calvert-Lewin.
As you can see below, the shin pads he wears are absolutely tiny, so much so that they make Jack Grealish’s look decidedly large.
“Wow those shin pads are small,” one fan replied to Calvert-Lewin’s Twitter post.
Another added: “Had me in stitches when I saw them shinnies.”
The reaction didn’t stop there, with more fans on the social media platform having a good ol’ laugh at Calvert-Lewin’s minuscule shin pads.
One fan joked: “It is in the rule book that players must wear shin pads in professional games, but Dominic Calvert-Lewin has stuffed a pair of Nokia 3210’s down his socks and that ladies and gentlemen is why he will never be injured.”
A second wrote: “Calvert-Lewin ain’t wearing shin pads, that’s 20 B&H blue in each sock.”
Another quipped: “Calvert-Lewin uses a Nokia flip phone as shin pads.”
A fourth supporter added: “Calvert-Lewin wears custard creams for shin pads, pass it on.”
How on earth do those shin pads protect Calvert-Lewin?!
They seem to be serving him well, though, as the Everton man is currently enjoying the best goalscoring season of his young career.
With the Toffees in the Premier League in 2020/21, the 24-year-old has netted 14 times in 25 appearances.
Maybe more strikers should ditch their normal sized shin pads in favour of a smaller set…
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