Five images that sum up Everton v West Ham
Everton beat West Ham 2-0 this afternoon in a very watchable game of football.
Before the first whistle, much of the talk concerned the two team’s contrasting recent form with the Hammers actually in the ascendancy.
Of course, the visitors have had the worse start to the season compared to the hosts but with three wins from three in all competitions from their last games going into this one, they had reason to be confident against Everton who had not won since September.
The Hammers confidence was evident at the start of the game, too, when really they should have taken the lead and that failure to do so gradually let Everton into the match.
0-0 it was at half-time but that soon changed as Romelu Lukaku nodded home to break the deadlock. Ross Barkley would then make it two with a controlled far-post finish as the Toffees eventually outlasted their opposition and that is how it would stay to full-time.
Three welcome points for the blue half of Merseyside, then, and here are five pictures to help sum it all up…