West Ham United vs Everton

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Watch West Ham United vs Everton full match replay and highlights.
KICK-OFF at 13:00 (GMT) on 29th October 2023
The referee for this match is S. Attwell
Game played at London Stadium
This is a match in England – Premier League, Week 10, Season 2023/2024

West Ham United vs Everton Full Match Reports

In a historic encounter for Everton, the Toffees celebrated their 1200th Premier League (PL) game with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over West Ham United, further distancing themselves from the relegation zone.

In their first match following the passing of chairman Bill Kenwright, Everton found it challenging to establish a rhythm in the early stages. A potential opening emerged midway through the first half when a moment of indecision between Lucas Paquetá and Nayef Aguerd presented Jack Harrison with an opportunity to test Alphonse Areola with a shot, albeit one directed straight at the goalkeeper. Reflecting the lackluster nature of the first half was a skirmish between James Tarkowski and Mohammed Kudus, leading to a near 22-man fracas, which served as the period’s main flashpoint.

Neither team succeeded in translating their energy into meaningful attacking opportunities, causing the home fans to voice their frustrations. As halftime approached, the two goalkeepers had yet to make anything beyond routine saves. The second half promised improvement, and that promise was fulfilled as Dominic Calvert-Lewin expertly placed a shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the area, marking his 50th PL goal for the Toffees.

Calvert-Lewin swiftly turned into a provider as Everton aimed to increase their lead. His headed flick from Jordan Pickford’s hopeful long ball sent Abdoulaye Doucouré racing through on goal, but his fierce half-volley was brilliantly parried by Areola. Despite trailing, West Ham’s attacking efforts remained lackluster, and they were fortunate not to concede a second goal when Calvert-Lewin’s shot struck the underside of the crossbar.

Securing victories has been a hallmark of a Sean Dyche-managed team, and Everton’s win here extended their buffer above the relegation zone to five points, pending the outcome of Luton’s match later in the day. For West Ham, however, it was another disheartening afternoon, as they extended their winless streak to four matches and appeared to struggle in balancing the demands of European and domestic football, despite last season’s Conference League success.

Man of the Match: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton).