Frank Lampard said Everton’s 1-0 win over West Ham to secure their first Premier League win of the season was a “big deal”.
Neal Maupay opened his Everton account with a half-volley from inside the area in front of Gwladys Street End (53) to the delight of the home crowd, who suffered from a monotonous first half.
There was fear for Everton when substitute Said Benrahma hit West Ham in the second half, but they kept a clean sheet in the league for the first time in more than a year.
“At the moment, it’s difficult for us to win,” Lampard said. “Hopefully we can get better but today’s win was a big deal for us.”
West Ham produced another disappointing performance as they struggled to keep up with Everton’s energy after Thursday night’s 3-2 win over Denmark’s Silkeborg in the European Conference League and remaining 18th in the table.
“We weren’t very good,” Moyes said. Sky Sports. “Today we discovered little parts [about the new signings], but it was mainly the players I knew – the ones who let me down for poor play in general. “
Everton: Begovic (6), Patterson (7), Tarkovsky (7), Coady (6), Mikulenko (6), Goi (7), Onana (6), Gordon (6), Iwobi (8), Gray (8), Mobay (7).
Subs: McNeill (6), Duquery (6), Rondon (unknown).
West Ham: Fabianxi (6), Koval (5), Zuma (6), Kehrer (7), Creswell (6), Suchek (5), Rice (6), Bowen (5), Paquita (5), Fornals (6), Anthony (5).
Subs: Skamka (5), Cornet (5), Benrahma (5), Emerson (unknown).
man of the match: Demari Gray.
How Mubay ignited the Everton season
Both teams entered this match knowing that defeat would spend the next two weeks in the relegation zone during the international break, but despite their best efforts, the first half was marked by a clear lack of quality in the final third.
West Ham produced the best opener as Jarrod Bowen’s defense seemed certain to put Michael Antonio in just six yards for Conor Coady to make a save in what was the visitors’ only real threat moment before the break. , while the hosts failed to hit the target.
- Asmir Begovic replaced Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford as he was knocked out due to a thigh injury
- Idrissa Gaye made his first game for Everton since returning from Paris Saint-Germain
- West Ham coach David Moyes rotated on the side that beat Silkeborg on Thursday and made six changes
The match required a goal to give a much-needed boost to the actions, and Mubaye delivered decisively as he received Alex Iwobi’s pass on the edge of the penalty area and produced a quick lap and rebound to leave West Ham goalkeeper Fabianski helpless.
Jarrod Bowen’s low shot, from inside the box, was well saved by Everton’s James Tarkowski, who also got a vital touch from Ben Rahma’s long-range effort to drive the ball to the post with just over 15 minutes left.
FPL stats: Everton vs West Ham
|Bonus points||Maupay (3), Tarkowski (2), Begovic (2)|
Bowen got another chance but fired from around the penalty spot after a pass by Pablo Fornals, while Tomas Suczyk headed in from a long corner kick as West Ham failed to make the most of 14 attempts.
Substitute Maxwell Cornet had the best chance of equalizing in the last minutes after a run led by West Ham captain Declan Rice, only for the touch that let him down when he came face to face with Everton goalkeeper Asmir Beogvic, ensuring the Hammers make it three league games without a win and stay with four points.
Moyes: The players I know have let me down
West Ham chairman David Moyes speaking to Sky Sports:
“We weren’t very good. We went a little further after they scored. I think the first half was a really bad game in all respects, the number of times the two teams turned the ball.
“We had a game on Thursday night and you have to take that into account as well. We’re also putting in new players and trying to find out more about them. Today we found out a few more details, but it was the players I know who are basically around – the ones who let me down for poor play in general.
“We’re showing signs we’re going to come back to it, we didn’t do that today. We couldn’t put three passes together and when we got anything in the final third it was always the wrong decision.
“In the last 20 minutes we had some chances at worst to get an equalizer, so if you really analyze the end of it, we missed some big chances.”
Lampard: Everton are starting to reflect the fans
Everton manager Frank Lampard:
“It’s really important because – an obvious fact but – when you play well and you don’t get what you think you deserve, it leaves the table not looking great.
“The group’s confidence in the vision of the work they do and the spirit in which they are in can yield some results in terms of payoffs.
“We’re starting to fix some things, it’s hard to beat, we don’t concede too much. It’s great for the group, especially in the break, because it gives confidence to the group and the club alike.
“It’s a win we feel we deserve at home.
“There is no doubt about it because of the way we played and the feeling in the group. The feeling I have is the spirit is growing and the collective application is great but you need a result.
“The truth is we don’t concede too much and haven’t lost in four games in the next league, but we all know we want to win. We are now 13th and there is real hope that we can move in an upward direction.
“There is a lot of work to be done on this front. At the moment it is difficult for us to win. I hope we can improve but to win today was a big deal for us.”
Maupay: You need this goal
Everton striker Neil Maupay speaking to Sky Sports:
“I needed that goal because I haven’t played much in the last months; in the end at Brighton I wasn’t playing and then I came here very late.
“It was only my second game this season, I needed this. I know everyone at the club wants me to do well and score goals.
“I’m here to help and I trust my teammates will put me in the positions to score. Today I got the rewards.”
Iwobi and Gray lead the way for Everton
Neil Maupai made headlines with his match-winning goal on Sunday, but after the match his comments highlighted the importance of those around him.
“We have good midfield and wing players and I’m sure they will make the difference,” the striker said. Sky Sports.
It was Alex Iwobi who gave the precise pass to Mubaye to score, quickly opening his body before punching him at my Frenchman’s feet without hesitation.
Iwobi rediscovered his confidence under Frank Lampard and became a regular at Everton as the number 10 or full-back. He carried the ball well in the central areas on Sunday and was great at distributing it as shown by the assist.
No player from Everton had the same number of touches, entering the final third or assists in the final third on Sunday. Iwobi also had two big chances for the team.
The only man to equal that number was Demarie Grey, who could have gotten a help or two by himself.
Gray presented a different kind of threat on a large scale. The former Leicester winger was always asking questions about Vladimir Koval with his leadership and one of the few players to have injected some life into the game.
The 26-year-old crossed more than anyone else on the pitch (11) and it was unfortunate that his teammates did not gamble at the back post on several occasions.
His courage is contagious and lifts the rest of the team. Everton will count on him for that spark as they go through this transitional period, with more frustrations expected in the afternoon.
Worrying times for West Ham
West Ham are out of ideas after seven Premier League games. Five defeats, one win and a draw mean they enter the international break in the bottom three.
Few would have expected that after last season, especially after a summer which saw £179m spent on new signings. Only Chelsea and Manchester United spent more in the Premier League.
Sunday’s defeat to Everton was another performance of the Hammers below the level we are used to under David Moyes. They had chances to equalize in the end, although there was no real feeling that they were convinced to score
Moyes called up the players who brought him all this success last season after the defeat against his former club. “Today we discovered little parts [about the new signings]but it was mainly the players I knew – the ones who let me down for poor play in general,” he said Sky Sports.
Only two out of six new signings have made the first team since the start of Sunday. Moyes was holding them back as he gives the newcomers time to meet up with their new teammates. But maybe it’s time to roll the dice?
Watching England’s World Cup Team
There was a chance to Jarrod Bowen To pay back the faith Gareth Southgate placed in him by sticking with him in his latest England squad despite an unconvincing start to the season.
But Bowen had another disappointment this afternoon with West Ham at Everton. He’s only managed two passes this season – both coming up in the European Conference League.
Bowen kept calm with the brilliant pair of Everton central defenders Conor Cody And the James Tarkowskiwhich has given Frank Lampard’s team a solid base to build from this season.
They could be the ones to watch for Southgate’s World Cup squad, but they will likely only be a backup if they are selected.
Captain West Ham Declan rice He kept things going for his team on Sunday and put in a particularly strong performance. It sure would be a start for Southgate.
The deadline for Gareth Southgate to name his team is October 19. The World Cup begins on November 20, with England’s first match against Iran on November 21.
After the international stop, Everton travel to Southampton (3pm), while West Ham host Wolverhampton Wanderers live. Sky Sports Premier League (5:30 p.m.), with both games taking place on Saturday, October 1.