West Ham 1-1 Everton: Lukaku cancels out Lanzini opener, continues sensational run

West Ham Upton Park

West Ham drew 1-1 with Everton at Upton Park this afternoon.

West Ham moved back above Tottenham in to fifth place in the Premier League table after a 1-1 draw with Everton this afternoon.

The Hammers lost 2-0 to Watford last weekend and needed a big response, but were going up against an Everton side who thrashed Sunderland 6-2 last week.

They appeared to be heading towards a win when Argentine loanee Manuel Lanzini, who has earned plenty of plaudits already this season, opened the scoring.

The playmaker turned on the ball and guided a stunning shot past the despairing dive of Tim Howard and in to the top corner of the net, producing a sublime finish to put Slaven Bilic's men in front.

However, West Ham were pegged back just before half time, as Romelu Lukaku latched on to Gerard Deulofeu's pass, rounded Adrian and tucked the ball home.

That strike makes it seven consecutive games against West Ham with a goal for the Belgian, whose spectacular run of form against the Hammers continues.

Neither side could find a winner, leaving Bilic and Roberto Martinez to settle for a 1-1 draw in East London. The result leaves West Ham in fifth place, whilst Everton sit in eighth place after today's draw.

West Ham player ratings

  • Adrián - 6
  • Aaron Cresswell - 7
  • Carl Jenkinson - 6
  • Winston Reid - 6
  • James Tomkins - 6
  • Cheikhou Kouyaté - 6
  • Manuel Lanzini - 8
  • Victor Moses - 8
  • Mark Noble - 7
  • Dimitri Payet - 5
  • Andy Carroll - 5

Substitutes

  • Nikica Jelavic - 5
  • Enner Valencia - 5
  • Mauro Zárate - 5

“A good game against a good team, now it’s almost one-third of the Premier season [over] and I have to be happy.”
Slaven Bilic

Everton player ratings

  • Tim Howard - 7
  • Seamus Coleman - 6
  • Ramiro Funes Mori - 6
  • Brendan Galloway - 6
  • John Stones - 7
  • Ross Barkley - 6
  • Gareth Barry - 7
  • James McCarthy - 5
  • Gerard Deulofeu - 8
  • Arouna Koné - 6
  • Romelu Lukaku - 8

Substitutes

  • Aaron Lennon - 6
  • Kevin Mirallas - 6

“West Ham started better. Second half we kept them quiet but couldn’t find that little bit of magic.”
Roberto Martinez

 

West Ham injury news

Diafra Sakhoquestionable - thigh

Alexandre Songout - ankle

Dimitri Payetprobable - ankle

Everton injury news

Bryan Oviedoout - hamstring

Leighton Bainesout - ankle

Muhamed Besicprobable - hamstring

Tony Hibbertout - knee

Phil Jagielkaout - medial knee ligament

Steven Pienaarout - hamstring

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