Date: 16th September 2018 at 6:45pm
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At last, a win for the Hammers.

It may have taken Manuel Pellegrini’s side five games to get that first win on the board, but the feeling is one of deep satisfaction.

The three points gained, against an Everton side who might feel they should have taken something from the game but for some woeful finishing, not only lifts the Hammers off the bottom of the table but also out of the relegation places.

The Hammers opened the scoring when, courtesy of a swift counter-attack and a lovely ball over the top of the Everton defence, Marko Arnautovic unselfishly played a square ball to Andriy Yarmolenko who, on his first start for the Hammers, finished with aplomb.

But, things were to get better for the Hammers when, Yarmolenko doubled the lead, cutting inside and curling a shot past Pickford and into the Everton net.

2-0 to the good the away support were in fine voice, but Everton were to reduce the arrears before half-time when Sigurdsson rose superbly to power a header past Fabianski in the Hammers goal.

Everton, buoyed by the goal rallied but some woeful finishing by Tosun kept the Hammers in the lead.

In what was turning into a very open game, the Hammers wrapped up the points just past the hour mark when Arnautovic was on hand to slide the ball past Jordan Pickford, in the Everton goal, after a one-two with Pedro Obiang.

Next up for the Hammers is a home clash with Chelsea next Sunday lunch-time, bring it on!

 

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