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
- 3CresswellBooked at 90mins
- twentybowenSubstituted forNobleat 70′minutes
- 22BenrahmaSubstituted forYarmolenkoat 82′minutes
- 5KeaneBooked at 65mins
- 4HolgateBooked at 84mins
- 9Calvert-LewinSubstituted forGordonat 78′minutes
- 3. 4El Ghazi
Match ends, West Ham United 2, Everton 1.
Second Half ends, West Ham United 2, Everton 1.
Attempt missed. Mason Holgate (Everton) header from the center of the box is too high. Assisted by Demarai Gray with a cross following a set piece situation.
Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Pablo Fornals (West Ham United).
Richarlison (Everton) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Kurt Zouma (West Ham United).
Anthony Gordon (Everton) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Vitalii Mykolenko (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Alexander Iwobi.
Foul by Craig Dawson (West Ham United).
Richarlison (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Mason Holgate (Everton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Pablo Fornals (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mason Holgate (Everton).
Substitution, West Ham United. Andriy Yarmolenko replaces Said Benrahma.
Attempt missed. Pablo Fornals (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Michael Antonio.
Corner, West Ham United. Awarded by Vitalii Mykolenko.
Substitution, Everton. Anthony Gordon replaces Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Attempt missed. Saïd Benrahma (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Michael Antonio.
Handball by Jonjoe Kenny (Everton).
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