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Hammers humbled

West Ham were well beaten by Everton.

The Hammers headed into the game after a 4-0 thumping of Wolves in the Premier League at the weekend, looking to build momentum ahead of this weekend’s clash with Leicester City.

But they were they shipped four this time around, turning in an execrable performance in Merseyside that never really saw Everton challenged.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin was in exceptional form, as he has been all season, and he terrorised an Irons defence that included Declan Rice at centre-back, scoring a hat-trick.

Calvert-Lewin opened the scoring after 11 minutes, brilliantly controlling a Michael Keane ball forward and calmly finishing past Darren Randolph, who had rushed off his line.

There weren’t many more chances for either side in the first half – Everton scored again but saw it ruled out for offside – and Robert Snodgrass equalized a minute into the second half, curling an excellent effort beyond Jordan Pickford.

That could have been the catalyst for a comeback but instead, Everton were back in front on 55 minutes, Richarlison taking aim from range and seeing his effort deflect off Rice and into the back of the net.

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Sebastien Haller had the best Hammers chance to equalise, trying an overhead kick that was saved by Pickford.

And Calvert-Lewin scored his second on 77 minutes, tapping home after Alex Iwobi hit the post.

He completed the scoring, and his hat-trick, just five minutes later, rounding off a disappointing display for the Irons, and sending them packing from the competition.

West Ham play Leicester this weekend. Much improvement is needed.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

8 comments on “Hammers humbled

  1. Anderson, Noble and Lanzini just don’t have it. Anderson gives possession away more than any other player in the history of football. Noble plays backwards more than any other player in history. And Lanzini is just a damp Squid. Actually that’s not fair to Squids. His got no gumption no backbone no authority. His what Roy Kean would say, is a bottler. And as for Moyes why on earth didn’t we play our strongest team. What are we saving our self for? Relegation? I just don’t get it. This cup is probably the best be it only slim but the best chance we have of any silver wear. Why didn’t we just go for it, with our best team?.

  2. Everton first team v our reserves. It shows why most of them were not in team v wolves!
    At least no injuries unlike Everton with 3 crocked!

  3. And that is the problem..consistency..has been for years ..great against wolves but that was one game ..let’s see what happens nxt… ..as I said Sunday, let’s hope we dont have to wait another 4/5 games for another performance like against wolves..

    • Another cup run sacrificed for the premiership.4 players from the Wolves win against a Nearly full strength Everton team is why we were brushed aside.What we do know is that the 2nd team is nowhere near good enough when it comes up against decent opposition.Crazy to think that you have to be the best part of 50 years of age to remember our last meaningful silverware ie the 1980 FA cup.

  4. Expensive, under performing bench warmers prove they aren’t EPL quality. Good experience for Johnson as his poorly directed header led to third goal. Snoddy not a holding midfielder. Haller-Lanzini-Anderson-Yarmolenko…

  5. I’m struggling to see why Anderson should ever wear the shirt again. I honestly think he has no interest in playing for us anymore. Shocking performance from him

    • Well said.Too many could not care and they damn well know they will not be playing on Sunday so why bother.Pellegrini fallout and nobody wants to buy them.

  6. I don’t think it’s a matter of they don’t care. It’s worse than that.
    Anderson is just not good enough. His out of his depth.
    Noble’s legs have gone. Slow motion, is an understatement. Can only go sideways at best but mostly backwards.
    Lanzini does have the ability but sadly not the bottle. Just doesn’t have the strength psychically or mentally to have what it takes in the top flight.
    These guy’s just don’t have what it takes, in the Premier League. Yes they are good against third tier opposition. But sorry to say, not against the big boy’s.
    Anderson should be offloaded to anyone that is stupid enough to have him.
    Noble should step down at least two leagues.
    Maybe only Lanzini, if you worked with him, is there any possibility, of a Premier League player. But honestly That I doubt.

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