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Match Report: West Ham v Everton – 30/03/19

FT: West Ham 0-2 Everton – 30/03/19

Both teams were looking to build momentum in this game with both the toffees and the hammers winning their previous games against Chelsea and Huddersfield respectively. West Ham could move into 7th with a win here but Everton could leapfrog the irons into 9th and be 1 point off Wolves in 7th.

An early corner was whipped in by Gylfi Sigurdsson for the blues, and his out-swinger met the head of Kurt Zouma who powered his header low and it bounced up over Aaron Cresswells head and into the top right corner. The start of dreams from Everton but an absolute catastrophe for West Ham.

The next chance of the game fell to the away side when Richarlison cut in and found Gylfi Sigurdsson. The man from Iceland sent through Dominic Calvert-Lewin who saw his shot saved, but the ball came right back out to him and he played the ball to Sigurdsson in the 6-yard box. He volleyed it goal wards but it was expertly saved by Fabianski. Should’ve really been 0-2 here, Fabianski keeper the hammers in this.

Finally, Everton had their second when Seamus Coleman received the ball off of Andre Gomes, the Irishman found Richarlison who waited and then found Coleman again on the overlap. Coleman played the ball across goal and the ball found its way to Bernard. Who easily tapped it in. A great team goal by the blues, West Ham look like they haven’t got out of bed yet.

West Ham finally had a chance! Lucas Perez muscled and Everton player off the ball and fed it into the feet of Lanzini. The argentine ran into the central area where he eventually got sandwiched but the ball fell right to Robert Snodgrass who fancied himself. He curled his shot just wide but it had Jordan Pickford panicking. Better from West Ham!

The final chance of the game fell to Everton, who had absolutely dominated this game. Lucas Digne swung in a corner which met the head of Richarlison. The Brazilian powered the header right off the bar, there would’ve been no saving that, an absolute bullet!

Overall it was a deserved win for Everton who now leapfrog West Ham into 9th and are now 1 point away from European qualification. West Ham drop to 11th and have bottled another chance to go 7th. It’s still all to play for the though in the middle of the premier league. Everton face a tough task in Arsenal next at Goodison Park which will be a must win for either team. West Ham face Chelsea away, which again, is a must win for both teams.

From @FinEFC123

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Match Report: Everton v Chelsea – 18/03/19

FT: Everton 2-0 Chelsea 18/03/19

Everton managed to pick up their first 3 points against a top 6 side for the first time since 2017 with an emphatic win against Chelsea. Which was much needed for Everton fans after the disappointment at St. James’ Park.

Chelsea started the game the better team with Eden Hazard receiving the ball from Gonzalo Higuain. The Belgian managed to beat 2 Everton with his superb dribbling and released a curler of a shot which looked destined for the bottom corner, but the shot found its way to the post.

Chelsea had another good chance with former Everton player Ross Barkley playing a great ball through to Higuain. The argentine controlled it well but he scuffed it and even though the ball beat Jordan Pickford, Michael Keane was able to clear it easily.

As the first half came to a close, Everton knew they had to come out fighting in the second half, and come fighting out they did. With a corner being whipped in and the ball meeting Calvert-Lewin’s head but his header was denied by Kepa only for Richarlison to head home from close range on the rebound. You could say it was an undeserved lead for the Toffees but they won’t care.

Chelsea almost had an instant reply! With a ball being booted up long to Kante. The Frenchman played it back to Higuain and the Chelsea man hit a venomous from 20 yards but Pickford got down fast to deny him expertly.

Everton were still very much in this though and this was shown when Coleman cut inside the box, the Irishman was dispossessed easily by Kante. But Richarlison came flying across to nick the ball and inevitably be tripped by Marcos Alonso. Gylfi Sigurdsson became the 2nd player behind Paul Pogna to miss 3 penalties but he made no mistake from the rebound with Kepa saving but he was able to put it back in the net.

In the end, the game could’ve gone either way. With Chelsea dominating the first half but Everton dominated the second half. But goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson made sure the toffees got the win. The win means Chelsea drop to 6th, denting their top 4 chances. Everton stay in 11th, with the game after the international break (West Ham) a must win.

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