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Hammers leave it late

Match report from Goodison Park as Hammers leave it lateĀ 

West Ham United secured a dramatic last-gasp 3-1 victory over Everton at Goodison Park, climbing to seventh in the Premier League table. The Hammers left it late, scoring twice in stoppage time through Tomas Soucek and Edson Alvarez, after Everton took the lead through Beto in the 56th minute.

Despite starting brightly with Beto forcing saves from Alphonse Areola, it was Everton who broke the deadlock. Beto rose highest to head home James Garner’s cross just past the hour mark. However, the Toffees’ joy was short-lived as West Ham equalized through Kurt Zouma, who headed in from a James Ward-Prowse corner just six minutes later.

The second half became a tense affair, with Everton pushing for the lead but being thwarted by Areola, who made several crucial saves. West Ham remained resilient, and their persistence paid off in dramatic fashion. In the 91st minute, Soucek found the net from close range after connecting with Mohammed Kudus’ cross.

Not content with just the winner, West Ham added another goal in stoppage time through Alvarez. The Mexican midfielder received the ball inside the box and chipped it expertly over Jordan Pickford to seal a dramatic comeback victory for the Hammers.

Kurt Zouma concedes a penalty with a handball in the Everton v West Ham Premier League fixture

Everton West Ham: Zouma concedes a penalty

With this win, West Ham climb two places to seventh, just two points behind Manchester United in sixth. They will now turn their attention to the Europa League, where they face Freiburg in the first leg of the last-16 on Thursday.

 

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