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2019-20 English Premier League
  • Issa Diop (40')
  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin (44')

West Ham stay in relegation danger after Everton draw

West Ham United remained mired in relegation danger after they could only manage a 1-1 draw with a rejuvenated Everton side in the so-called 'David Moyes derby' at the London Stadium on Saturday.

A scrappy first half low in quality burst into life just before halftime when Issa Diop headed in a Robert Snodgrass free kick to put the hosts in front.

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But Everton's response was immediate and Lucas Digne's corner was flicked on by Mason Holgate and Dominic Calvert-Lewin headed in at the far post.

West Ham manager Davis Moyes, formerly the long-serving boss of Everton, has lifted the spirits since returning for a second stint in charge of the Hammers.

But his side did not offer enough to grab a precious winner in the second half as they remained only one point above the relegation zone. Carlo Ancelotti's Everton are in 11th place.

"I think every point is important in this league. I thought we created one or two good chances but I thought it was even between the two sides," Moyes said.

"I thought the two or three minutes after we scored, we were slow to react and it looked like we were trying to play out to halftime and that left us very open."

While West Ham continue to flirt with danger, Everton's resurgence, begun by Duncan Ferguson as caretaker manager after Marco Silva's sacking, continues under Carlo Ancelotti.

"It's a good point," Ancelotti said. "We did not play well first half, second half was better."

West Ham keeper Darren Randolph, who returned to the club this week from Middlesbrough, said that despite the loss of two points, there were plenty of positives.

"We were very solid and we limited their chances. We created a lot of chances in the first half. We are disappointed not to get the win," Randolph said.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 +49 92
2 Manchester City 34 +52 69
3 Chelsea 34 +17 60
4 Leicester City 34 +32 59
5 Manchester United 34 +26 58
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 +8 52
7 Sheffield United 34 +2 51
8 Arsenal 34 +8 50
9 Tottenham Hotspur 34 +8 49
10 Burnley 34 -8 49
11 Everton 34 -8 45
12 Southampton 34 -13 44
13 Newcastle United 34 -15 43
14 Crystal Palace 34 -13 42
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 34 -11 36
16 West Ham United 34 -19 31
17 Watford 34 -22 31
18 AFC Bournemouth 34 -27 28
19 Aston Villa 34 -29 27
20 Norwich City 34 -37 21