The Hammers wrapped up their 2017 / 2018 season with a comprehensive win against a Sam Allardyce managed Everton side.
With the clubs’ Premier League status confirmed with the win over Leicester City a week ago, the West Ham support in the London Stadium got the kind of performance they’ve been craving, on home soil for weeks.
The result didn’t quite see the Hammers achieve a top-half of the table finish but finishing 13th is a decent achievement after flirting with relegation for large parts of the season.
West Ham took the lead six minutes before half-time when the excellent Manuel Lanzini beat Jordan Pickford in the Everton goal, with a fine curling shot.
Leading 1-0 at half-time, the Hammers went 2-0 up in the sixty-third minute when, the Hammer of the Year, Marko Arnautovic made it eleven Premier League goals this season when he eased past the Everton defence to thunder home a shot past Pickford.
Everton briefly fought back and reduced the arrears in the seventy-fourth minute when Oumar Niasse beat Adrian, between the Hammers posts.
But Everton’s hopes of snatching at least a point were ended in the eighty-second minute when Lanzini scored his second goal of the game with a curling effort that beat Pickford.
Adrian, preferred in goal to Joe Hart, produced two decent saves to deny Niasse and the former Arsenal player Theo Walcott.
At the sound of the final whistle the London Stadium was all cheers as the team did a lap of appreciation, however, it remains to be seen how many of the current squad will be in the clubs plans next season.