West Ham United boosted their hopes of ending within the top-four with a deserved 2-1 win over 10-man Everton on the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Everton went into the match hoping to construct on their slim will over Newcastle final outing, however David Moyes’ group, chasing a European spot, had different concepts.
The hosts seemed harmful from the primary whistle, knocking on Everton’s door on numerous events within the opening 10 minutes.
It was no shock when the primary clear probability fell to the hosts within the thirteenth minute as Pablo FOrnals pressured an excellent save from Jordan Pickford after he unleashed a fast low drive to the underside left nook.
The Hammers nonetheless needed to wait till after the half-hour mark to get their first objective, and it was well worth the wait.
Everton conceded a freekick from the sting of the field, and Aaron Cresswell stepped as much as take the duties and managed to curve in a lovely objective into the highest proper nook.
Richarlison had an enormous alternative to equliase earlier than the break when he discovered some area for a shot contained in the penalty field after gathering a lofted move however despatched the ball narrowly over the crossbar.
5 minutes into the second half, Dominic Calvert-Lewin nearly gave Everton the equaliser after he was put via with an important move, however inexplicably hit the crossbar after efficiently sidestepping the goalkeeper.
It didn’t take lengthy although for them to discover a manner again as Mason Holgate tried his luck from the sting of the field and his shot took a deflection and went previous the stranded Lukasz Fabianski.
Simply earlier than the hour mark, West Ham restored their two-goal lead when Jarrod Bowen discovered himself in the fitting place on the proper time to get to a rebound contained in the field and gleefully rifled the ball low inside the fitting put up.
Any hopes of taking a degree off West Ham had been dashed within the sixty fifth minute as Michael Keane was proven a second yellow card, leaving his aspect with a mountain to climb.
In the long run, David Moyes’ aspect picked most factors, taking their tally for the season to 51.