West Ham up to fifth with win over Everton

Aaron Cresswell
Aaron Cresswell’s goal for West Ham was his first since he scored in their opening match of the season – a 4-2 win at Newcastle

West Ham moved up to fifth in the Premier League with a win over 10-man Everton, a result that keeps the Toffees in relegation trouble.

Aaron Cresswell scored a wonderful free-kick to open the scoring for the hosts when he curled the ball past England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford at London Stadium.

But Everton, without an away league win since 28 August, started the second half brightly as Dominic Calvert-Lewin struck the angle of post and crossbar before Mason Holgate’s well-controlled half-volley made it 1-1.

However, they were only level for five minutes. Michail Antonio burst clear of the Everton defense and his shot from him was blocked by Pickford but the rebound fell to Jarrod Bowen, back in the side after recovering from a fractured foot, and he steered the ball into the unguarded net.

Things then got worse for the visitors when Captain Michael Keane was sent off midway through the half for his second bookable offence#, following his second late challenge on Antonio. There was no way back for the visitors after that.

Everton are 17th in the Premier League, three points clear of 18th-placed Watford. On Wednesday they face a vital game at Burnley, who are 19th.

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West Ham United

  1. squad number1player nameFabianski

  2. squad number24player namefredericks

  3. squad numberfifteenplayer nameDawson

  4. squad number4player nameZouma

  5. squad number3player nameCresswell

  6. squad number28player nameSoucek

  7. squad number41player nameRice

  8. squad numbertwentyplayer namebowen

  9. squad number22player nameBenrahma

  10. squad number8player nameFormals

  11. squad number9player nameAnthony

  1. squad number7player nameYarmolenko

  2. squad number16player nameNoble


  1. squad number1player namePickford

  2. squad numbertwoplayer nameKenny

  3. squad number5player nameKeane

  4. squad number22player nameGodfrey

  5. squad number19player nameMykolenko

  6. squad number16player nameDoucoure

  7. squad number4player nameHolgate

  8. squad number17player nameIwobi

  9. squad numberelevenplayer nameGray

  10. squad number9player nameCalvert-Lewin

  11. squad number7player nameRicharlison

  1. squad number24player nameGordon


West Ham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Fabianski
  • 24fredericks
  • fifteenDawson
  • 4Zouma
  • 3CresswellBooked at 90mins
  • 28Soucek
  • 41Rice
  • twentybowenSubstituted forNobleat 70′minutes
  • 22BenrahmaSubstituted forYarmolenkoat 82′minutes
  • 8Formals
  • 9Anthony


  • 5Coufal
  • 7Yarmolenko
  • elevenVlasic
  • 13Areola
  • 16Noble
  • 23diop
  • 26Masuaku
  • 33kral
  • 42Alese


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Pickford
  • twoKenny
  • 5KeaneBooked at 65mins
  • 22Godfrey
  • 19Mykolenko
  • 16Doucoure
  • 4HolgateBooked at 84mins
  • 17Iwobi
  • elevenGray
  • 9Calvert-LewinSubstituted forGordonat 78′minutes
  • 7Richarlison


  • fifteenBegovic
  • 24Gordon
  • 31Lonergan
  • 32Branthwaite
  • 33Rondon
  • 3. 4El Ghazi
  • 36There
  • 60Price
  • 61dobbin


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