Brought to you by

Key Events

M. Lanzini
P. Zabaleta
3 - 1
O. Niasse
2 - 1
M. Arnautović
E. Fernandes
2 - 0
M. Lanzini
M. Arnautović
1 - 0
R. Mori
Yellow Card
  • Heatmap
  • Touch Map


UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League


That concludes our coverage of the Premier League fixture between West Ham and Everton from the London Stadium! We hope you enjoyed the match and we look forward to seeing you all again next time! Goodbye.
The visitors were extremely poor today in what could be Sam Allardyce’s last match managing Everton. The three-man defence simply did not work, and Everton went behind just before half time but could have conceded much, much earlier. The full-backs were pinned back far too often, which hampered their width going forward. The Merseyside club looked slightly better after changing to four in defence, but Niasse’s consolation goal never put the result into doubt.
Everton and their supporters will certainly be happy to see the back of a relatively poor campaign. Issues with recruitment and managerial problems have made this a lost season for the Toffees who finish their season in a respectable eighth place.
Marko Arnautovic and Manuel Lanzini gave Pickford and the Everton backline headaches all game, with their quick interchanging and fluid movement exposing the weaker points of Everton’s shaky rearguard. Both forwards got their names on the score sheet today, with Lanzini’s wonderful double winning West Ham all three points.
West Ham finish their season on a high note, undefeated in their last three matches. David Moyes has successfully completed his target, keeping West Ham comfortably in the Premier League with a 13th place finish. Despite the goal conceded, the home side played very well today, causing the Everton defence issues on a number of occasions.
FULL-TIME: West Ham 3-1 Everton.
90' + 2' Joao Mario takes a corner to Collins who meets it but sends his effort wide of the target. That looks to be the final action of the day, as the referee blows his whistle for the final time in the 2017-2018 Premier League season.
90' Arnautovic is shoved off the ball in the penalty area and goes to ground, but the referee is having none of it and waves for play to continue.
J. Collins
A. Cresswell
88' West Ham’s final substitution is a sentimental one, with James Collins replacing Aaron Cresswell. It is rumoured to be Collins’ last match for West Ham, ending a six-year stay.
Pedro Obiang
M. Lanzini
86' David Moyes counters with a substitution of his own – with Manuel Lanzini coming off for Pedro Obiang.
85' NIASSE IS DENIED BY ADRIAN! First, the goalkeeper saves Walcott’s direct strike which pops the ball up in the air, then Niasse tracks the ball and hits a volley towards goal but Adrian bounces back up and uses his fingertips to clear the ball away from his goal The score remains 3-1.
Y. Bolasie
T. Davies
83' Sam Allardyce's last substitution of the season is an offensive one, with Yannick Bolasie replacing Tom Davies.
M. Lanzini
82' ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT STRIKE FROM LANZINI AGAIN TO MAKE IT 3-1! The Argentine international enters the penalty area after a cross-field pass from Zabaleta. He then takes a touch inside and shifts his body weight to give himself an inch of distance from Coleman before letting a curling effort into the far corner fly. Pickford gets his hand to it, but the pace of the shot is too much for the goalkeeper!
P. Zabaleta
82' Pablo Zabaleta's pass was instrumental for Lanzini's goal, and he will be given the assist for his contribution.
80' No current Premier League player has scored more goals on the closing day of a Premier League season than Theo Walcott (5, level with Romelu Lukaku and Peter Crouch).
78' The second successive corner is taken well but Keane is first to it and West Ham fail to turn the loose ball into anything, sending the ball behind for a goal-kick.
77' Joao Mario takes the in-swinging set-piece to the far post where an Everton head is first to it, but the second effort is blocked out for another corner.
O. Niasse
74' OUMAR NIASSE GETS EVERTON BACK IN THE MATCH! Baines’ corner goes to Jagielka at the far post where it's headed back to Schneiderlin. The French midfielder nods the ball onto the penalty spot where Niasse takes a fantastic volleyed touch to set himself before turning the ball home past Adrian. With 15 minutes left, it is now 2-1 Everton!
73' Niasse gets a shot off after taking up a good position at Adrian’s near post, but the goalkeeper reacts quickly and turns the shot onto the woodwork and out for a corner.
72' Everton have won just one of their last 14 away Premier League games in London (D6 L7), winning 1-0 at Crystal Palace in January 2017, who were managed at the time by Sam Allardyce.
70' WEST HAM PUT THE BALL PAST PICKFORD BUT ITS OFFSIDE! Cresswell’s whipped-in ball finds Arnautovic completely unmarked and the striker powers a header past Pickford, but the linesman saves Everton’s blushes as the former Stoke forward ventured just offside before the set-piece was taken. It remains 2-0.
68' Gueye takes down Kouyate with an outstretched leg just outside the penalty area on the left-hand side. This is a perfect position for Cresswell to float in a cross.
66' Joao Mario has three options either side of him on a rapid counter-attack but Michael Keane sticks a leg in and halts West Ham’s attack. More nervous defending from this Everton side who have had their defensive resilience broken, but are still not offering anything going forward.
E. Fernandes
63' Edimilson Fernandes receives the ball from a throw-in and finds Arnautovic after cutting inside. The substitute is given the assist.
M. Arnautović
63' WHAT AN ABSOLUTE SCREAMER FROM ARNAUTOVIC! Marko Arnautovic doubles West Ham’s advantage with an absolute lightning bolt from outside the penalty area. After receiving the ball from Fernandes, the Hammers striker turns Jagielka inside before unleashing an absolute rocket which Pickford has no chance to deal with despite the goalkeeper flying to his right. 2-0 West Ham!
T. Walcott
C. Tosun
61' Everton make their second substitution of the day in an attempt to drag themselves back into the match – with Cenk Tosun withdrawn for Theo Walcott. Tosun looks very unimpressed as he walks slowly off the pitch.
58' Everton are unbeaten in their last nine away league games against the Hammers (W6 D3) since a 0-1 loss in April 2007.
56' Lanzini and Cresswell stand over it but its Cresswell who takes the strike with his left foot. The West Ham full-back misses his target by considerable distance however and Pickford can restart the match from a goal-kick.
55' Kouyate is taken down by Keane just outside the penalty area despite the West Ham midfielder having his back to goal. That seems a very silly free-kick to give away in a great position.
54' West Ham win a corner after Zabaleta does well to shield the ball out after it took a touch off of Keane. Cresswell’s delivery is good but Jagielka rises highest to make the initial clearance.
52' Jagielka takes a free-kick from just inside the West Ham half long to the penalty area where Schneiderlin is first to it with a header, but the effort is once again poor and easy for the keeper to deal with.
50' Davies gets free on the wing but his centring pass for Tosun is cleared by Noble for a corner. Davies takes the set-piece to the near post but Adrian deals with it comfortably.
48' The introduction of Klaassen for Funes Mori indicates a switch of formation, with Everton changing to a traditional back four. Matching West Ham’s shape did not work in the first half, so a change of shape is certainly positive.
D. Klaassen
R. Mori
46' Sam Allardyce does make a substitution at half time, with the underused Davy Klaassen entering the fray in place of Ramiro Funes Mori who was on a yellow card.
45' Everton get the second half underway from the kick-off!
Due to the nature of Everton’s shape without the ball, Baines and Coleman have been thoroughly uninvolved going forward. Both the full-backs are comfortable in possession and have a wealth of attacking quality, but they are being hampered by their increasingly deep starting positions. Down a goal with 45 minutes left in the season, hopefully Allardyce will remove the handbrake and allow his side to express themselves.
Everton have looked extremely sloppy. They are defending in numbers but are having all sorts of issues transitioning into attack. Niasse has been forced to drop almost into midfield to pick up the ball, which is causing Tosun to cut a more and more isolated figure.
Manuel Lanzini’s strike six minutes before the half gave the home side a deserved lead. The attacking trio of Arnautovic, Lanzini and Joao Mario have caused the defence all kinds of trouble – but prior to the goal, they looked to be lacking the clinical touch in front of goal. The Hammers are certainly deserving of their lead at the interval, though that is also a result of the away side’s poor play.
West Ham have certainly been the side in control, but it is a match that has lacked a bit of quality. Arthur Masuaku’s injury certainly did not help David Moyes’ cause, as the left-back looked extremely promising before an injury forced him out of the match.
HALF TIME: West Ham 1-0 Everton.
45' + 3' Jagielka has stayed down in his penalty area after winning a tussle in the penalty area with Arnautovic. As the clearance is made, Arnautovic puts in a slide tackle which only connects with the leg of the Everton captain.
45' + 2' Cresswell sends a corner to the penalty spot but Funes Mori is first to it and heads the ball well clear of his penalty area.
45' + 1' The injury to Masuaku will be accounted for as the referee signals four additional minutes at the end of the first half.
45' Tom Davies gets the ball out from under his feet just outside the West Ham penalty box and lets a shot fly. The midfielder takes his shot while leaning back, sending the ball high over Adrian’s goal.
42' West Ham have certainly looked the better of the two sides, and now the score reflects that fact. With just over 45 minutes left in Everton’s season, will Big Sam allow his side to play with freedom and attacking intent? It seems their game plan up to this point has not worked but half time should give the manager plenty of time for adjustments.
M. Arnautović
39' Marko Arnautovic's mis-controlled take actually put Lanzini in a better position to score, and for that - he will be awarded the assist.
M. Lanzini
39' MANUEL LANZINI OPENS THE SCORING! Kouyate plays the ball for Arnautovic who is unable to control it, but Lanzini latches on to the loose ball, drives into the penalty area and dispatches a shot which beats Pickford at his far post. Shortly after taking a knock to the head, the Argentine has given West Ham the lead!
37' Play comes to a halt as the referee notices Lanzini on the pitch unable to get up. Funes Mori’s elbow appears to have struck his international teammate’s head. After a moment, the West Ham player returns to his feet and play is restarted with a drop-kick in midfield.
35' West Ham are given their first corner of the match which comes to nothing after a Tosun slide puts the ball behind Pickford’s goal. Replays show that there was contact between Tosun’s hand and the ball, but the referee seems adamant in his decision that the touch was unintentional.
32' Ogbonna makes an error in possession near his penalty area which turns possession over to Niasse. The striker gets clean through on goal and directs his shot to the near post, but Adrian makes a crucial save with his leg to keep the scores level.
30' Adrian and Niasse get into a heated argument after Niasse runs into the goalkeeper in an attempt to latch on to a long ball that holds up just outside the penalty area. The referee fails to produce any cards but that clash seems to have upped the intensity of the match slightly.
28' Lanzini’s vision is immaculate as he uses the outside of his boot to play Arnautovic through the Everton defence, but a last-ditch slide from Funes Mori breaks up the West Ham attack.
26' Lanzini finds Joao Mario who fires a shot quickly but the forward on loan from Inter drags his shot wide and past the post for a Pickford goal-kick.
25' Tosun wires a shot from well outside the penalty area but a deflection takes the sting out of the effort and it bounces harmlessly to the feet of Adrian – who has had precious little to do in the first 25 minutes.
23' Gueye dispossesses Arnautovic just outside the Everton penalty box but the Toffees are unable to build an attack, sending a long ball down the pitch for Tosun which is collected easily by Adrian. The goalkeeper restarts play quickly as West Ham are in the ascendency.
E. Fernandes
A. Masuaku
21' It will indeed be the end of Arthur Masuaku’s day – and his Premier League season. Edimilson Fernandes is on to replace him.
18' David Moyes looks understandably worried on the touchline. It is unclear whether or not Masuaku will be able to continue, despite the player re-entering the pitch after receiving treatment. He looks to be limping quite heavily which could force the manager’s hand less than 20 minutes into the match.
R. Mori
Yellow Card
16' After taking a moment to think about it, the referee produces a yellow card for Ramiro Funes Mori after his dangerous tackle on Masuaku.
16' Baines swings in a free-kick which is dealt with first by Masuaku who looks to start a rapid counter-attack. Funes Mori takes the left wing-back down from behind which has left Masuaku on the floor in a heap.
14' West Ham are building an attack steadily around the Everton 18-yard box, but are unable to get any penetration. Noble sends the ball back to the defence before a lifted pass for Arnautovic ends the play as the striker drifted just offside.
12' Idrissa Gueye receives the ball from Niasse in midfield and immediately looks to play Tosun through in the penalty area but the midfielder and striker get their signals crossed and Adrian lets it run out for a goal-kick.
10' GREAT SAVE BY PICKFORD! Noble is played through on goal after a one-two pass with Arnautovic but the Everton goalkeeper gets down in a flash to make the save with an outstretched arm!
8' Arnautovic bursts through the middle of the park and into Everton’s penalty area where he gets around Jagielka but Morgan Schneiderlin covers well to avert disaster and take possession.
6' West Ham have started the brighter of the two sides, going forward down the flanks at every opportunity. Arthur Masuaku has taken up a number of good positions early which will force Seamus Coleman to drop deeper to defend.
4' Tom Davies takes Everton’s first corner short but Michael Keane’s diving header is blocked out for another corner. The second try falls to Ramiro Funes Mori but the centre-back sends his volley high over the crossbar.
2' Joao Mario finds his way into the penalty area and centres it for Manuel Lanzini who is unable to get the ball out from under his feet and it rolls out for an early goal-kick.
1' West Ham get their final match of the Premier League season underway!
Sam Allardyce switches to a 3-5-2 from the 4-2-3-1 that earned a draw last week against Southampton, making two changes in the process. Ramiro Funes Mori returns to the starting line-up in place of Yannick Bolasie, while Croatian winger Nikola Vlasic will start the match from the substitute’s bench as Oumar Niasse is the preferred striking partner for Cenk Tosun.
David Moyes keeps the same starting XI on his return to Goodison that he employed three days ago in West Ham’s 0-0 with Manchester United. Adrian starts in goal behind a back three of Declan Rice, Angelo Ogbonna and Aaron Cresswell. A four-man midfield consisting of Pablo Zabaleta, Cheikhou Kouyate, Mark Noble and Arthur Masuaku will sit in while further up the pitch, Joao Mario and Manuel Lanzini will play the supporting role for main striker Marko Arnautovic.
Everton substitutes: Joel Robles, Cuco Martina, Mason Holgate, Jonjoe Kenny, Yannick Bolasie, Davy Klaassen, Theo Walcott.
Everton Starting XI (3-5-2): Jordan Pickford; Ramiro Funes Mori, Michael Keane, Phil Jagielka; Leighton Baines, Morgan Schneiderlin, Idrissa Gana Gueye, Tom Davies, Seamus Coleman; Oumar Niasse, Cenk Tosun.
West Ham substitutes: Joe Hart, James Collins, Patrice Evra, Pedro Obiang, Andy Carroll, Javier Hernandez, Edimilson Fernandes.
West Ham Starting XI (3-4-2-1): Adrian; Declan Rice, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell; Pablo Zabaleta, Cheikhou Kouyate, Mark Noble, Arthur Masuaku; Joao Mario, Manuel Lanzini; Marko Arnautovic.
With 15 minutes to go before kick-off, it’s about time we take a look at how the two sides will line up! Let’s begin with the home side.
The omens bode well for the away side in today’s fixture, with West Ham managing only one win in their last 19 Premier League fixtures against the visitors – a 3-2 win at Goodison Park in March 2016.
Despite the large sums spent last summer on offensive players, Everton will enter the off-season in search of a striker who can solve their attacking woes. Despite the aforementioned five-match undefeated streak, the Toffees have only managed five goals in that span – with only two of those coming from recognised forwards.
Managerial questions have surrounded the Merseyside club for the majority of the season – as Big Sam has been unable to win over the hearts of Everton fans. Despite their ire, the fact remains that Allardyce has gone undefeated in his last five matches, with four wins in their last 10 Premier League fixtures.
Former West Ham manager Sam Allardyce takes his eighth-place Everton side to the London Stadium knowing that a win fails to move the Toffees up the table, but a loss could drop them below Leicester City and into ninth position.
Undefeated in their last two matches, West Ham have managed two domestic clean sheets in a row in for the first time since the middle of December. Despite securing Premier League survival with their 2-0 win over Leicester on the 5th of May, the Hammers have limped towards the end of the season - winning only nine out of a possible 27 points from their last nine matches.
After 37 games in another classic Premier League season, it all comes down to today. West Ham enter match week 38 on 39 points – good enough for another year in the English top flight. Despite hovering perilously close to the relegation zone for much of the season, David Moyes can deliver his side to a highest-place finish of 10th, depending on results.
Good afternoon and welcome to our live commentary of the Premier League fixture between West Ham and Everton from the London Stadium!