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2 vs 3
Played
September 21, 2013 3:00 PM BST
Boleyn Ground — London
Referee:‬ L. Mason‎
Attendance:‬ 34952‎
 
Top of the Match
Leighton Baines
Leighton Baines
Everton
Leighton Baines
Leighton Baines
Everton
Flop of the Match
Modibo Maiga
Modibo Maiga
West Ham
Mark Noble
Mark Noble
West Ham

West Ham 2-3 Everton: Lukaku scores winner as Baines bags free kick double

A crazy game at Upton Park saw the hosts go ahead twice, the second time a penalty from Mark Noble, who was sent off shortly afterwards for a second yellow card

 Leighton Baines Everton EPL
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Leighton Baines scored two magnificent free kicks before Romelu Lukaku grabbed a late winner as Everton claimed a 3-2 Premier League victory over 10-man West Ham on Saturday.

Young English midfielder Ravel Morrison gave the hosts the lead at Upton Park in the first half as his shot took a significant deflection but the left-back drew the visitors level in the 62nd minute with the first of his sublime set-piece goals.

A Mark Noble penalty looked to have secured a win for the home side with 14 minutes remaining but the midfielder was then dismissed after picking up a second yellow card and Baines fired in the resulting free kick before debutant Lukaku headed home the winner.

Sam Allardyce, whose side have not won since the opening day, was forced into one change from the starting XI who drew 0-0 at Southampton in their last fixture as the injured Guy Demel was replaced in defence by debutant Razvan Rat, a close-season signing from Shakhtar Donetsk.

VIEW FROM UPTON PARK
By Jay Jaffa
What a superb game of football that turned out to be! Sam Allardyce will wonder where it went wrong after taking the lead for the second time via a penalty but it was Lee Mason's decision at the other end of the pitch that had the biggest impact on the final score.

From my position up high and at the other end of the ground, it looked like Mark Noble got the ball. Instead he received a second yellow card and Everton were handed fresh impetus to press for an equaliser.

As it turned out, Leighton Baines almost mocked Jussi Jaaskelainen as his second goal from a dead ball whistled into the opposite corner to his first. His Belgian team-mates stole the points, though, as Romelu Lukaku - who had a superb Toffees debut - headed home Kevin Mirallas's precise cross. Great game, great comeback.
Everton impressively defeated Chelsea 1-0 on September 14 for their first win of the season and Roberto Martinez felt no need to upset the rhythm of his team as he named an unchanged side.

The visitors began the match confidently and after a well-weighted pass from Ross Barkley, Kevin Mirallas cut in from the left before unleashing a stinging shot that Jussi Jaaskelainen palmed away.

The hosts finally registered a shot on goal, only their seventh of the season, after 31 minutes and it handed them the lead. Matt Jarvis cut inside from the left with purpose and shaped to shoot before laying the ball off to Morrison, whose effort was taken past the helpless Tim Howard thanks to a big deflection off Phil Jagielka.

Martinez reacted at half-time by bringing James McCarthy and Chelsea loanee Lukaku on for Steven Naismith and Nikica Jelavic. He was soon forced into another change as Bryan Oviedo replaced the injured Leon Osman.

Baines found his range just past the hour as Barkley won a free kick just outside the area and the 28-year-old stepped up and curled a magnificent strike into the top corner of the goal.

Everton were not level for long, however. McCarthy tripped the rampaging Kevin Nolan in the penalty area 15 minutes from time and Noble converted from the spot.

A few minutes after being the hero, Noble found himself walking down the tunnel. A wild lunge on Barkley saw him given his marching orders for his second yellow card.

It proved costly as Baines once again stepped up and fired the free kick home after 83 minutes, this time opting for the other corner and placing it home off the post.

And just two minutes later, Mirallas broke free down the right and crossed for Lukaku, who powered a header past Jaaskelainen to take Everton up to fourth.


West Ham

22
Jussi Jaaskelainen
Goalkeeper
3.00
2
Winston Reid
Defender
3.50
26
R. Raţ
Defender
2.50
17
Joey O'Brien
Midfielder
2.50
19
James Collins
Defender
61′
3.00
4
Kevin Nolan
Midfielder
80′
3.00
7
Matthew Jarvis
Midfielder
31′ 72′
3.00
49
Ravel Morrison
Midfielder
31′ 37′
3.00
16
Mark Noble
Midfielder
68′ 76′ 81′
3.00
21
Mohamed Diame
Midfielder
2.50
10
Modibo Maiga
Striker
63′
1.50

Everton

3.00
24
Tim Howard
Goalkeeper
4.50
3
2.50
6
3.50
15
3.50
18
Gareth Barry
Midfielder
3.50
20
Ross Barkley
Midfielder
45′
3.00
21
Leon Osman
Midfielder
52′
2.50
23
1.50
18
3.50
11
2.00
14

Substitutes

3
 - 
5
 - 
-
Jack Collison
Midfielder
 - 
14
Matthew Taylor
Midfielder
80′
 - 
12
2.50
10
3.00

Substitutes

 - 
1
Joel
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
3.00
8
Bryan Oviedo
Midfielder
52′
 - 
26
John Stones
Defender
2.50
16
James McCarthy
Midfielder
46′
 - 
10
3.50
17

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