West Ham 1 Everton 1: In-form Calvert-Lewin earns Toffees a point after Issa Diop’s opener

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DOMINIC CALVERT-LEWIN continued his fine goalscoring form to earn Everton a point at West Ham.

The Toffees striker headed home from a corner on the brink of half time – just moments after Issa Diop had put the Hammers in front with a header of his own.

Calvert-Lewin scored the equaliser to earn Everton a point
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Calvert-Lewin has now scored nine goals in 16 Prem starts – and his goal at the London Stadium also made it three in his last five.

The result sees Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton remain in 11th– six points ahead of West Ham in 16th who are just two points off the drop.

But it was Ancelotti who was left tearing his hair out after a tepid and lacklustre display from his side for most of the first half.

In comparison, West Ham boss David Moyes would have been encouraged by his team’s attacking intent.

Sebastien Haller was handed a number of golden chances, none more so than in the 19thj minute as his flick-on from Mark Noble’s swinging cross skimmed the post.

The east Londoners continued to dominate, and Robert Snodgrass had the ball in the net after being put through by Declan Rice only to be brought back for offside.

Jordan Pickford was then forced into a fine save with his feet after Haller was slipped in down the right before firing a low driven effort.

Everton failed to force a save from Darren Randolph – or even muster a shot – until the 32ndminute.

Theo Walcott produced a scuffed volley after Lucas Digne’s cross missed all of his targets in the box, only for Randolph to comfortably collect.

Haller then missed a sitter from three yards out with his head – but all was forgotten as Diop connected with Snodgrass’s whipped free-kick to find the bottom corner after 40 minutes.

It didn’t last long – Everton getting back on level terms with a set piece of their own as Mason Holgate flicked on Digne’s corner to hand Calvert-Lewin a simple far post finish.

West Ham should have gone into half time ahead as Pablo Fornals’ downward header was somehow kept out by a flamboyant Pickford stop.

The second half was one of few chances and little quality, although Everton began the brighter.

Issa Diop had headed West Ham in front
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Calvert-Lewin has now scored nine times in 16 league starts
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Both Lucas Digne and Tom Davies failed to hit the target with great chances from close range.

West Ham substitute Albian Ajeti was then lucky not to be sent off via VAR after what looked to be an attempted headbutt on Holgate, only to be waved away.

Snodgrass and Haller were then both well denied by Pickford to see the London Stadium left disappointed in their struggling Hammers once more.



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