Dominic Calvert-Lewin threw his hat in the ring for Premier League miss of the season with a ‘one-yard’ blunder that could cost Everton in their relegation battle.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin was left with his head in his hands after a miss from inside the six-yard box that has to be seen to be believed.
The 26-year-old England international gave Everton the lead away at Leicester from the spot and had the chance to level after goals from Caglar Soyuncu and Jamie Vardy.
However, Calvert-Lewin badly misjudged a Dwight McNeil cross to direct his shot directly at Daniel Iversen to leave Everton fans, as well as manager Sean Dyche, perplexed.
One fan said: “Seriously DCL that’s an absolute disgrace that. It’s harder to miss from there than score.”
A second added: “The biggest bunch of idiots we have ever watched in blue shirts. Can’t believe that Calvert Lewin miss it’s embarrassing.”
A third posted: “It’s the miss by Calvert Lewin that’s most shocking. I still can’t figure it out.”
A fourth posted: “Honestly really lucky to be be down 2-1 but how did Calvert-Lewin miss that.”
A fifth agreed: “What was Calvert Lewin doing with that sitter he missed? Exactly how did he miss it? Should have put us level.”
A rival fan said: “Calvert-Lewin with the worst miss of all time to send Everton down, legend.”
Another agreed: “Calvert-Lewin with the entire goal at his mercy. Shot hits the keeper. Miss of the century.”
Co-commentator Alan Smith even said: “He’s virtually one yard out.”
Everton went into the game sitting second bottom and a point behind Leicester on 28, with Nottingham Forest on 30 points occupying the last safe spot.
The visitors were level at 2-2 through Alex Iwobi after Seamus Coleman was stretched off.
The King Power fixture was seen as a vital one for both sides in the bid to avoid the drop, with only four games remaining in the race for survival.