West Ham and Everton shared points in a 1-1 draw in the meeting held this Saturday at the London Stadium. The two teams came from running different luck in their previous meetings. The Hammers faced the game wanting to overcome their defeat in the last game against Sheffield United by 1-0. On the other hand, the Toffees won at home against Brighton also by 1-0.
The match began with the home team pressing more. The Hammers were trying to show their fans that a victory was possible, even though they were playing against a good team. With that, they were the ones who broke the deadlock as Issa Diop headed home after Robert Snodgrass’ free-kick at the 40th minute.
However, they didn’t have the time to enjoy being ahead. 4 minutes later the Toffees responded with a goal from a set-piece of their own. Dominic Calvert-Lewis scored at the back post after a corner by Lucas Digne.
West Ham could even have gotten ahead on the scoring again, before the end of the first half, but they stopped at the good keeper Jordan Pickford. 1-1 at half-time.
Throughout the second half, the best chances were from Everton. Tom Davies and Anthony Gordon both missed good opportunities to change things and give the possible victory to the visitors. However, things remained the same and both teams shared points. The draw was maybe the fairest result, but it was terrible for David Moyes’ men.
Getting just one point from this home game, West Ham is in the 16th place of the table with 23 points. That’s just one point of difference for Aston Villa, who is the first team in the relegation zone. On the other hand, Everton remained in the 11th position with 29 points at the end of the match.
For the next round of the Premier League, West Ham will face Leceister away next Wednesday. While Everton will welcome Newcastle, next Tuesday.