Wednesday 13 November 2019

West Ham v Everton - story of the match

West Ham's Arthur Masuaku impressed in the draw with Everton.
West Ham's Arthur Masuaku impressed in the draw with Everton.

West Ham held Europa League chasers Everton to a dull goalless Premier League draw at the London Stadium.

In a game full of half-chances, Manuel Lanzini's goalbound second half effort was the closest either side came to finding a goal.

The point takes Everton above Arsenal into sixth place but the Gunners have three games in hand. West Ham edged closer to safety - they remain 13th, seven above off the drop zone.


"FT: #WHUFC 0-0 #EFC. ' The worst performance of the season' - Ronny Goodlass. Everton still without an away win since Boxing Day. #WHUEVE" - BBC Merseyside Sport‏ (@bbcmerseysport) tweet former Everton winger Ronny Goodlass' thoughts on his side's latest performance away from home.


Arthur Masuaku. The left-back finally showcased his talent to the West Ham faithful after an inconsistent run of form since arriving from Olympiacos last summer. The Frenchman made penetrative runs forward and caused the Toffees problems.


Romelu Lukaku was aiming to score for the 10th game in a row against West Ham but failed to register a single shot on target.


Prior to the game, both sets of fans applauded the life of Ugo Ehiogu, the Tottenham Under-23 coach who died on Friday, while Mark Noble received an award from Sir Trevor Brooking before kick-off. Hammers captain Noble, who was suspended, is one of only 19 players to reach 400 appearances for the club.


West Ham

Adrian 6 (out of 10)

Havard Nordtveit 6

Winston Reid 7

James Collins 7

Jose Fonte 7

Cheikhou Kouyate 7

Arthur Masuaku 8

Edimilson Fernandes 6

Jonathan Calleri 6

Andre Ayew 7

Manuel Lanzini 7


Diafra Sakho (for Calleri, 61 minutes) 6

Aaron Cresswell (for Kouyate, 78 mins) 6


Maarten Stekelenburg 6

Mason Holgate 5

Ashley Williams 6

Phil Jagielka 6

Leighton Baines 6

Morgan Schneiderlin 6

Idrissa Gueye 5

Tom Davies 5

Kevin Mirallas 5

Ross Barkley 5

Romelu Lukaku 5


Gareth Barry (for Davies, 45 mins) 5

Ademola Lookman (for Gueye, 45 mins) 6

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (for Mirallas, 71 mins) 6


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