West Ham top-four hopes dented by loss to Everton | Dailytrust

West Ham top-four hopes dented by loss to Everton

Everton forward, Alex Iwobi
Everton forward, Alex Iwobi

West Ham United blew their chance to apply real pressure in the race for a Premier League top-four finish as they slumped to a 1-0 home defeat by an Everton side who maintained their European qualification hopes on Sunday.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s 24th-minute goal proved decisive against a West Ham side who huffed and puffed but never really hit their stride on a crucial afternoon.

The closest West Ham came to an equaliser was when Vladimir Coufal’s shot hit the post and Jarrod Bowen could not bundle in the rebound from point-blank range.