West Ham United’s Angelo Ogbonna headed a second-half winner to present David Moyes’ facet a hard-fought Premier League victory at Everton.
In a recreation of few clear-cut possibilities, defender Ogbonna netted the one objective within the 74th minute, rising contained in the six-yard field to flick house Jarrod Bowen’s nook.
The Hammers dominated the primary half however lacked incisiveness within the last third and referred to as Jordan Pickford into motion simply as soon as.
The England keeper palmed out Bowen’s stinging shot and whereas Tomas Soucek thought he had discovered the breakthrough along with his follow-up from shut vary, it was dominated out for offside.
Alex Iwobi missed an excellent alternative for Everton when he didn’t make any contact with the ball from six yards out then within the second half the Nigeria ahead’s spin and strike was blocked.
The Toffees couldn’t discover an equaliser as their profitable run within the league below Rafael Benitez at Goodison Park ended.
West Ham’s victory takes them as much as sixth within the desk as they leapfrog Everton, who drop to seventh.
Candy victory for Moyes over Benitez
Benitez and Moyes have been acquainted foes on Merseyside through the 2000s when the Spaniard was with Liverpool and the Scotsman at Everton.
Sunday’s victory will style candy for Moyes on his return to the membership he managed for 11 years – particularly as Benitez received the higher of him on most events throughout that interval.
Benitez has made a formidable begin to his time with the blue half of town and this was simply his facet’s second league defeat of the marketing campaign.
Summer season signings Demarai Grey and Andros Townsend have proved to be glorious discount buys and the vast majority of Everton’s attacking play got here through the English duo on both flank.
However with out the presence of the injured Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison up entrance, the hosts struggled to check visiting keeper Lukasz Fabianski, who had a cushty afternoon.
Stand-in striker Salomon Rondon is but to get off the mark and got here agonisingly near breaking his duck when he flicked Townsend’s harmful supply extensive of the far submit.
But it surely was West Ham who took all three factors as Ogbonna escaped Ben Godfrey to deflect Bowen’s glorious nook previous Pickford and make sure the Londoners picked up simply the second victory of their final six video games.
Everton gamers disputed the awarding of the nook from which the objective was scored, when Michail Antonio jumped to problem for a excessive ball with Pickford – however replays instructed the final contact got here from the goalkeeper’s hand.
A clear sheet was welcome too, because it was simply their third shut-out within the final 19 top-flight matches, with former Everton loanee Kurt Zouma enjoying his half by making an important block from Grey’s shot late on.
The guests may have had a second proper on the finish however Bowen’s curled effort was beautifully tipped away by Pickford.
Moyes’ facet are again in motion on Thursday within the Europa League in opposition to Genk, realizing a 3rd victory within the group will take them to the cusp of the knockout levels.
West Ham United
- 17IwobiSubstituted forGordonat 79′minutes
- 28SoucekSubstituted forDawsonat 79′minutes
- 20BowenSubstituted forYarmolenkoat 90+4′minutes
- 22BenrahmaSubstituted forLanziniat 87′minutes
- 8FornalsBooked at 31mins
- 9AntonioBooked at 10mins
- Stuart Attwell
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Match ends, Everton 0, West Ham United 1.
Second Half ends, Everton 0, West Ham United 1.
Try missed. Ben Godfrey (Everton) header from the centre of the field is simply too excessive. Assisted by Demarai Grey with a cross following a nook.
Nook, Everton. Conceded by Kurt Zouma.
Try blocked. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) proper footed shot from the left facet of the field is blocked. Assisted by Declan Rice.
Substitution, West Ham United. Andriy Yarmolenko replaces Jarrod Bowen.
Offside, West Ham United. Pablo Fornals tries a via ball, however Michail Antonio is caught offside.
Try blocked. Demarai Grey (Everton) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is blocked.
Try missed. Salomón Rondón (Everton) header from the centre of the field misses to the fitting. Assisted by Lucas Digne with a cross.
Nook, West Ham United. Conceded by Jordan Pickford.
Try saved. Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United) left footed shot from the fitting facet of the field is saved within the high centre of the objective. Assisted by Michail Antonio.
Substitution, West Ham United. Manuel Lanzini replaces Saïd Benrahma.
Try missed. Declan Rice (West Ham United) proper footed shot from exterior the field is excessive and extensive to the fitting following a nook.
Nook, West Ham United. Conceded by Allan.
Try blocked. Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham United) left footed shot from the centre of the field is blocked.
Nook, West Ham United. Conceded by Lucas Digne.
Try missed. Ben Godfrey (Everton) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is simply too excessive. Assisted by Demarai Grey with a cross following a nook.
Nook, Everton. Conceded by Angelo Ogbonna.
Substitution, Everton. Anthony Gordon replaces Alex Iwobi.
Substitution, West Ham United. Craig Dawson replaces Tomas Soucek due to an damage.