90+4 min: And now Bernard is booked for dragging down Robert Snodgrass. West Ham are almost there.
90+2 min: The home areas of Goodison Park are slowly emptying. Everton have just not been good enough in both boxes, but a clinical cutting edge has really eluded them. Cenk Tosun was poor and Oumar Niasse, who has just headed over from a free-kick, has not fared much better. Plenty of food for thought for Marco Silva.
89 min: Brilliant again by Anderson. He steals the ball from Kenny, the Everton full-back whose confidence looks shot. Anderson storms forward, playing in Antonio who strikes at goal. It’s powerful but Holgate gets a block in. Everton really have been bullied at times.
87 min: Anderson does well again, running down the left before drifting inside. Snodgrass then takes over, buying a corner out of a glum-looking Digne.
85 min: A series of harmonious Ole’s from the visiting fans, believe it or not. West Ham are heading for their first away win in the league since May, at Leicester City.
84 min: Niasse rattles the bar! Lucas Digne delivers a sweet ball from the left, but the unmarked Everton striker’s volley is always rising and it smacks the woodwork. If he could have kept it down, it surely would have beaten Lukasz Fabianski. Moments before, Everton had made inroads down the right, with Rice diving in to make an instinctive interception with Niasse lurking.
82 min: Yarmolenko, who has faded a little after a stunning first half, is replaced by Snodgrass.
80 min: Defensively, Everton look very frail. There are shades of their vulnerability under Ronald Koeman and David Unsworth at the start of last season. Holgate has just gifted the ball away to West Ham, but Everton get off lightly. On the bench, Robert Snodgrass looks ready to come on for the visitors.
79 min: Everton just about win a corner out of Carlos Sanchez. Sigurdsson swings it in, but nobody can force it goalwards. Instead, back come West Ham through Felipe Anderson. It’s a brilliant mazy run down the left that has Kenny back-pedalling. West Ham get a corner themselves, but Zouma heads clear.
77 min: A hopeful pass downfield by Holgate in search of Oumar Niasse is met by a sea of sighs.
76 min: … Sigurdsson wellies it straight into the wall, with the ball smacking Yarmolenko in the face. For Everton, Ademola Lookman is on in place of Walcott. Can the young winger do anything to find a leveller?
75 min: Walcott flies forward at speed, drifting inside and Declan Rice takes a yellow card on the chin after fouling the Everton winger. Sigurdsson stands over it about 25 yards from goal. It’s pretty central …
72 min: Lucas Pérez looks pretty miffed on the touchline. In contrast, as Marko Arnautovic basks in the glory from the bench, a stat: since the start of 2018, only Mohamed Salah (23) has had a hand in more Premier League goals than Arnautovic (16).
70 min: Niasse gets into a decent area on the edge of the box, but fails to find Calvert-Lewin in space. This is descending into very painful viewing. Meanwhile, a change for West Ham: Sanchez replaces Noble. On the bench, there seems to be a bit of squabble between Lucas Perez and a West Ham coach, with the former having reportedly refused to have warmed up …
69 min: Tosun’s replaced by Oumar Niasse. Tosun’s not had a great afternoon, but nevertheless it’s a straight swap as opposed to partnering the Turkey striker. Maybe Calvert-Lewin will play further forward.
68 min: Gueye with a clumsy foul on halfway. West Ham will lap that up, as they regain possession.
66 min: Tosun misses! Calvert-Lewin speeds into the box on the counter and, though Everton get fortunate with the ricochet cannoning into the path of Tosun, he has to do better. He swivels, but drives harmlessly over. He looks like a striker low on confidence; Tosun’s not scored for his club since April.
64 min: Manuel Pellegrini opts to tweak personnel, with Arnautovic withdrawn. Michail Antonio’s on. The former had gone down a few moments ago, so presumably Arnautovic picked up a niggle. Anyway, his work is done; he’s been a real nuisance.
GOAL! Everton 1-3 West Ham (Arnautovic, 61)
A brilliant give-and-go with Pedro Obiang allows Arnautovic to poke home beyond Pickford. A priceless goal for West Ham, just as Everton seemed to be grinding through the gears in search of an equaliser. And Arnautovic gets a deserved goal; Everton have not been able to live with him all afternoon.
60 min: Sigurdsson clatters into Zabaleta, just as Everton were upping the ante, pumping balls into the box and driving forward in droves. West Ham could do with slowing the game down a little.
57 min: West Ham have a chance to break but Noble doesn’t have the legs to accelerate away from a mob of Everton defenders. Masuaku had done well in the buildup, prompting a counterattack after a healthy spell of pressure from the hosts.
55 min: Loud appeals from the Gwladys Street end for a penalty, but nothing’s doing. Obiang nudged Sigurdsson out of the way in the box, but any such penalty would have been a travesty.
53 min: Another crude challenge, this time by Zabaleta, sees another yellow card awarded. From the free-kick, Gueye pings a pass over the top of the West Ham backline and, as it bounces beyond Yarmolenko, it almost meets Digne – but the defender’s caught cold.
52 min: And now Gueye with a pesky foul, stupidly dragging back at Anderson’s shirt as the West Ham forward runs infield. The resulting corner causes a little panic, but nothing more. Pickford gobbles it up.
51 min: Yarmolenko is bit a keen in the challenge after Bernard nicked the ball away from him. He tugs at the Brazilian’s shirt and is booked for his efforts.
50 min: West Ham work it nicely, but Obiang fires over! Declan Rice sticks his foot on the ball, spreading a delicious ball wide for Anderson to take over. The winger darts inside, sliding in Obiang but his effort his high and wide. West Ham look to go again …
47 min: Everton raid their way down West Ham’s left once more, with Calvert-Lewin and Kenny combining. Winning the battle against Masuaku and Zabaleta, on either flank, has been key to exposing the visitors.
46 min: West Ham kick this second half off. And it begins reminiscent of how the first finished, with Kenny sending a troubling cross in from the right for Walcott.
Half-time: Everton 1-2 West Ham
Andriy Yarmolenko’s double gave Manuel Pellegrini’s side a deserved lead, but Gylfi Sigurdsson pulled a goal back for Everton on the brink of the interval. Until then, Marco Silva’s side had only flattered to deceive. They badly need to get Cenk Tosun firing, while they must find a way of hushing Marko Arnautovic’s involvement. We’re in for a juicy second half.
GOAL! Everton 1-2 West Ham (Sigurdsson, 45+2)
Sigurdsson heads home a brilliant ball in by Jonjoe Kenny. Everton switched play nicely, via Bernard and Gueye. And, out of practically nothing, Everton have a lifeline! Can they build on it?
44 min: An early change by Everton; Schneiderlin is replaced by Bernard. Marco Silva, clearly, noted something had to change for his team.
43 min: Anderson’s trickery earns West Ham a free-kick themselves, with Kenny fouling the Brazilian. Yarmolenko whips it in from the left but Pickford gathers comfortably.
40 min: It’s low and hard by Digne, but no problem for Fabianski. Back come Everton, as Marco Silva seems to be frantically trying to devise a Plan B on the touchline.
39 min: Masuaku is booked for a clumsy challenge on Walcott. Everton want to rip his head off for it. It is a high foot, but nothing more, it’s not malicious. Everton earn a free-kick just on the edge of the box, with Sigurdsson set to deliver it in from the right.
37 min: And now Fabianski denies Tosun, with the Everton striker bearing down on goal before striking at the West Ham goalkeeper. The defenders backed off Tosun, but while his effort was powerful, he never looked like finding the net.
36 min: Walcott almost catches out Fabianski! He attempts to sidefoot a volleyed pass into the danger area, but it – a little fortuitously – ends up troubling the West Ham goalkeeper. Fabianski reacts, tipping it over.