Everton 1-3 West Ham REPORT: Andriy Yamolenko and Marko Arnautovic inspire Hammers to first points of season
West Ham United beat Everton 3-1 at Goodison Park on Sunday to secure their first Premier League points of the season as Marco Silva tasted defeat for the first time as Everton manager.
A much-changed West Ham side took the lead after 11 minutes following a swift counter-attack through Andriy Yarmolenko and the Ukrainian forward curled a stunning shot into the net 20 minutes later to make it two.
Gylfi Sigurdsson headed Everton back into the match on the stroke of halftime, but Marko Arnautovic’s goal just after the hour mark ensured West Ham climbed off the bottom of the table and up to 16th.
Everton did not manage a single shot on target in the second half as they slipped to only their third defeat by West Ham in their last 21 Premier League meetings.
Subs: Adrian, Cresswell, Ogbonna, Sanchez, Snodgrass, Antonio, Lucas
That concludes our coverage of the Premier League fixture between Everton and West Ham! We hope you enjoyed it and see you all again soon!
Next up for Everton is a trip to the Emirates Stadium where they visit Arsenal. West Ham are back at home in a week’s time when they host Chelsea.
West Ham climb out of the relegation zone with this win – and buys Manuel Pellegrini a little bit more time. Yarmolenko’s first-half double was added to by Arnautovic 15 minutes after the restart but the striker went off shortly after with an injury – a rather dark mark on an otherwise great day for the Hammers. It remains to be seen whether or not the damage will keep the striker out long-term, but for now, his side can be happy with their fully deserved victory.
It was a much more enjoyable second half of play, with both sides opening themselves up and looking to score. Everton showed a bit more endeavour but were ultimately lacking the quality necessary in front of goal to dig themselves out of a two-goal deficit. Sigurdsson looked a lot brighter and the introduction of Bernard before the half certainly helped the home side, but it goes down as a rather flat performance – and three points dropped.
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FULL-TIME: EVERTON 1-3 WEST HAM.
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Bernard is shown a yellow card for a rash and petulant challenge.
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Digne plays the set-piece into the box for Niasse who sends his chance over the crossbar.
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Robert Snodgrass is shown a yellow card for a crunching tackle on Bernard which gives Everton a free-kick in a great position to cross.
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The referee indicates an additional five minutes at the end of the match!
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West Ham have a corner which they are using to drain every possible second from the match. Expectedly, the set-piece is taken short and immediately put out off an Everton player for a throw.
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Manuel Pellegrini is the first West Ham manager to lose his first four Premier League games in charge since Avram Grant. No West Ham manager has ever lost his first five at the helm in the Premier League.
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NIASSE STRIKES THE BAR! Digne puts a rushed cross in from the left which somehow manages to find Niasse all alone. The striker takes his chance with a first-time volley, but it smashes off the underside of the crossbar and bounces out – away from the line.
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Two-goal hero Andriy Yarmolenko makes way with nine minutes remaining – with Robert Snodgrass coming in to replace him.
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Kenny puts a fantastic cross in from the right which forces Fabianski to come a long way out of his goal to intervene. The play is blown dead regardless as Lookman is unable to keep onside before the delivery.
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West Ham have won just one of their last 11 Premier League trips to Goodison Park (W1 D3 L7), winning 3-2 back in March 2016.
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Everton’s final substitution sees the removal of Theo Walcott who was one of Everton’s brighter outlets. Ademola Lookman comes on to replace him.
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Sigurdsson takes it but it cannons off the well-placed wall, much to the dismay of Yarmolenko who seems to have taken the brunt of the strike’s force in his face.
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It’s a yellow card for Declan Rice who takes Walcott down just outside the penalty area in a central position. It’s poised for Sigurdsson who stands over it…
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Holgate looks to play the ball down the right for Walcott, but it’s a lazy, weak and misguided pass which is intercepted easily by the West Ham midfield who take the ball straight down the other way and win a throw-in close to Pickford’s goal.
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Carlos Sanchez is introduced to add some solidity to the midfield. Mark Noble makes way for him.
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Cenk Tosun is done for the day, with Marco Silva looking to influence the game by introducing Oumar Niasse.
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Calvert-Lewin gets inside the West Ham penalty area but he is unable to work some space in which to fashion a shot. He is dispossessed by one of the many surrounding defenders, but the ball falls to Tosun who turns and fires well-wide of the goal.
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Manuel Pellegrini’s worst fears are realised as he is forced to remove Marko Arnautovic from the action – choosing Michail Antonio has his replacement.
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Play is stopped as Arnautovic is down receiving treatment on his right leg only moments after putting his side up 3-1. Pellegrini can’t afford to lose his most influential player – regardless of the score.
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ARNAUTOVIC RESTORES WEST HAM’S TWO-GOAL LEAD! Marko Arnautovic plays a pass to Obiang at the top of the penalty area and the midfielder puts a wonderful return through the heart of the defence where Arnautovic latches on and slips it past Pickford! 3-1 West Ham!
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Pedro Obiang has been lovely in his interchanges all match – and he gets a second of the day for his efforts.