West Ham didn’t take an enormous step in the direction of the highest 4 as they suffered a 1-Zero defeat at dwelling to Everton.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s 24th-minute strike was all that separated the 2 sides in a scrappy encounter on the London Stadium.
It’s a missed alternative for the Hammers of their push to complete within the Champions League spot, with Leicester’s shock defeat to Newcastle opening the door for them to go inside two factors of fourth.
However West Ham lacked the composure once they bought their alternatives. Stated Benrahma headed failed to check Jordan Pickford as he headed over Pablo Fornals’ inviting cross.
And within the second half Jarrod Bowen couldn’t kind his ft out when the ball got here to him at an ungainly top after Vladimir Coufal’s effort struck the publish.
The guests had been good worth for the three factors as they saved alive their hopes of securing European soccer for subsequent season.
They had been extra threatening with Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison inflicting their opponents lots of issues. Shortly after the aim, the Brazilian fired at Lukasz Fabianski after turning Issa Diop effectively.
Fabianski was referred to as into motion as he parried away Gylfi Sigurdsson’s menacing free-kick.
The Toffees ought to have made it 2-Zero by Josh King however the substitute headed Calvert-Lewin’s lofted cross in opposition to the publish from shut vary.
However it mattered not for the Toffees as they held on for the win – their fifth in London this time period.