Everton 1-3 West Ham: Hammers end losing start to season

Published on: 16 September 2018

Yarmolenko was making his first West Ham start

West Ham halted their disastrous start to the season with a first Premier League win under Manuel Pellegrini as they outplayed Everton in a lively contest at Goodison Park.

Andriy Yarmolenko's first Hammers goal opened the scoring, the Ukrainian finishing off a slick counter that went from the halfway line to the net in three passes, Marko Arnautovic with the assist.

Yarmolenko got his second in the 31st minute with a fine curled effort from just inside the box after a Jordan Pickford error gave possession to Mark Noble.

Just before the break, Gylfi Sigurdsson powered in a header from Jonjoe Kenny's cross, converting after Cenk Tosun missed two good chances.

West Ham were coming in on the back of four consecutive defeats - a fifth straight loss would have constituted their worst ever opening of a league campaign.

But Arnautovic ensured that run came to an end when he struck clinically after a one-two with Pedro Obiang, the Hammers again profiting on the break despite Everton's spirited start to the second half.

The Toffees were unbeaten under new manager Marco Silva before Sunday's match, but had only won once, and they will regret the handful of individual errors and missed chances that was ultimately the difference between the two sides.

Even in the game's latter stages they were pouring forward but could still not find the net, substitute Oumar Niasse rattling the crossbar from close range after Lucas Digne's cross.

Victory lifts the Hammers up to 16th, with Burnley taking their place at the bottom of the table after losing 1-0 at Wolves earlier in the day. Everton are now 10th, with six points from their first five games.

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From boos to good news

West Ham were booed off after their previous game, a 1-0 home defeat by Wolves. Ex-England captain Alan Shearer described that showing as "embarrassing, hopeless and pathetic".

This was a performance much closer to what fans will have been expecting since a summer spend of £100m and the arrival of ex-Real Madrid manager Pellegrini, title winner with Manchester City in 2014.

They were far better organised at the back, more confident in possession, and played with real energy against a full-blooded Everton side who were just determined to attack.

Lukas Fabianksi's goal withstood seven first-half attempts before Sigurdsson's unstoppable bullet header, and on the break Felipe Anderson was exceptional in his link-up play with Yarmolenko and Arnautovic, who was forced off in the second half.

Pellegrini said before this fixture he "trusts now more than ever" his ability to achieve at the highest level. His players backed him up with an impressive counter-attacking performance. Games against Chelsea and Manchester United are up next.

More to follow.

    Line-ups Match Stats Live Text

Line-ups

Everton

    1Pickford

    43Kenny

    2Holgate

    5Zouma

    12Digne

    17Gueye

    18SchneiderlinSubstituted forBernardat 44'minutesBooked at 90mins

    11WalcottSubstituted forLookmanat 77'minutes

    10G Sigurdsson

    29Calvert-LewinBooked at 18mins

    14TosunSubstituted forNiasseat 69'minutes

Substitutes

    3Baines

    19Niasse

    20Bernard

    22Stekelenburg

    26Davies

    28Dowell

    31Lookman

West Ham

    1Fabianski

    5ZabaletaBooked at 53mins

    4Balbuena

    23Diop

    26MasuakuBooked at 40mins

    41RiceBooked at 75mins

    20YarmolenkoBooked at 51minsSubstituted forSnodgrassat 82'minutesBooked at 90mins

    16NobleSubstituted forC Sánchezat 71'minutes

    14Obiang

    8Felipe Anderson

    7ArnautovicSubstituted forAntonioat 64'minutes

Substitutes

    3Cresswell

    11Snodgrass

    13Adrián

    15C Sánchez

    21Ogbonna

    27Pérez

    30Antonio

Referee:

Martin Atkinson

Attendance:

39,161

Match Stats

Home TeamEvertonAway TeamWest Ham

Possession

Home56%

Away44%

Shots

Home16

Away9

Shots on Target

Home4

Away4

Corners

Home4

Away2

Fouls

Home15

Away12

Live Text

Posted at

Match ends, Everton 1, West Ham United 3.

Full TimePosted at 90'+6'

Second Half ends, Everton 1, West Ham United 3.

Posted at 90'+5'

Foul by Jonjoe Kenny (Everton).

Posted at 90'+5'

Michail Antonio (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

BookingPosted at 90'+4'

Bernard (Everton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Posted at 90'+4'

Foul by Bernard (Everton).

Posted at 90'+4'

Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 90'+3'

Bernard (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at 90'+3'

Foul by Carlos Sánchez (West Ham United).

Posted at 90'+3'

Foul by Lucas Digne (Everton).

Posted at 90'+3'

Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 90'+2'

Attempt missed. Oumar Niasse (Everton) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Lucas Digne with a cross following a set piece situation.

BookingPosted at 90'+1'

Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Posted at 90'+1'

Bernard (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Posted at 90'+1'

Foul by Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United).

Posted at 89'

Attempt blocked. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Felipe Anderson.

Posted at 89'

Lucas Digne (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 89'

Foul by Michail Antonio (West Ham United).

Posted at 88'

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Lucas Digne.

Posted at 87'

Foul by Idrissa Gueye (Everton).

Posted at 87'

Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 84'

Oumar Niasse (Everton) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Lucas Digne with a cross.

SubstitutionPosted at 82'

Substitution, West Ham United. Robert Snodgrass replaces Andriy Yarmolenko.

Posted at 82'

Foul by Lucas Digne (Everton).

Posted at 82'

Andriy Yarmolenko (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 81'

Offside, Everton. Jonjoe Kenny tries a through ball, but Oumar Niasse is caught offside.

Posted at 79'

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Jonjoe Kenny.

Posted at 79'

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Carlos Sánchez.

Posted at 78'

Attempt blocked. Carlos Sánchez (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Posted at 78'

Attempt blocked. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Arthur Masuaku.

SubstitutionPosted at 77'

Substitution, Everton. Ademola Lookman replaces Theo Walcott.

Posted at 77'

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Posted at 76'

Delay in match Andriy Yarmolenko (West Ham United) because of an injury.

Posted at 76'

Attempt blocked. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

BookingPosted at 75'

Declan Rice (West Ham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Posted at 75'

Theo Walcott (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at 75'

Foul by Declan Rice (West Ham United).

Posted at 73'

Attempt missed. Felipe Anderson (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Arthur Masuaku.

SubstitutionPosted at 71'

Substitution, West Ham United. Carlos Sánchez replaces Mark Noble.

SubstitutionPosted at 69'

Substitution, Everton. Oumar Niasse replaces Cenk Tosun.

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Source: bbc.com

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