A PREMIER League football striker has admitted speeding in Cheshire.

Everton player Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 24, of Bowdon, Altrincham, had initially denied speeding in his Lamborghini on the A533 Halton Lodge in Runcorn, in the direction of Beechwood, on August 18, 2021.

But, on the day his trial was due to take place in Chester Magistrates Court on Tuesday, March 15, Calvert-Lewin's defence representative Barry Warburton told the court there would be a change of plea to guilty.

Calvert-Lewin was not present for the hearing.

Prosecuting, Michael O'Kane said it was at 1.08pm when Calvert-Lewin was clocked doing 58mph in a 50mph zone.

Calvert-Lewin had one previous speeding matter on his record from February 28, 2020, when he received three penalty points.

The court heard this was not a 'totting up' case, so the footballer was not at risk of a driving ban.

A second charge of failing to provide the identification of a driver was dropped by the prosecution.

Mr Warburton explained to the court the maximum fine that could be imposed for any driver in a case such as this was £1,000 on a non-motorway road.

The change of plea before the trial also meant Calvert-Lewin was entitled to a reduction in his sentence.

Magistrates fined Calvert-Lewin £900, plus £620 court costs and a £90 victim surcharge.

Three penalty points were added to his licence.