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Everton   2 - 2   West Ham

West Ham players celebrate
Ilan brought West Ham level for the second time with a flying header

By Phil Dawkes

Struggling West Ham ended a run of six straight defeats by earning a deserved and vital point at in-form Everton.

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov headed Everton into a first-half lead that keeper Tim Howard preserved by saving a penalty from Mido after a foul on Carlton Cole.

West Ham were rewarded for their second half endeavour when Manuel Da Costa bundled in to level from a corner.

Everton substitute Yakubu's late header seemed to have won it, but two minutes later Araujo Ilan squared the match.

The point is a hard-earned but fully warranted reward for Gianfranco Zola's struggling Hammers, who after a first half in which nothing went right for them, rallied in the second and looked far from a side who prior to this game had lost a club record six successive Premier League games.

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During a frustrating first half, the West Ham boss cut an exasperated figure on the Goodison Park touchline as his side not only allowed a largely under-par Everton to take the lead with their first - and a rare - effort on goal but proved their own worst enemy by wasting an opportunity to draw level from the spot.

Bilyaletdinov's opener could have been avoided had Jonathan Spector's headed clearance from a Leighton Baines cross been better but instead it allowed Tim Cahill to nod the ball back into the six-yard box where the Russian was lurking to glance a header of his own past Robert Green.

Mido's penalty, awarded after Cole had tumbled following a tangle of legs with Toffees defender Sylvain Distin, was tame and Howard was able to palm it past the post with relative ease.

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However, after the break West Ham emerged a transformed side with the bit between their teeth and took the game to their opponents with the fight and desperation you would expect from a side in their predicament.

That they came back from a goal down not once but twice demonstrates a spirit many thought had deserted the Upton Park ranks and suggests they are fully equipped with the qualities they need to avoid dropping out of the division.

On the hour their new-found belief was rewarded when Da Costa muscled his way through a body of players to bundle the ball home after Cole and Cahill had challenged ineffectively for it from a corner

It sparked an enthralling final half hour, in which Cole dragged an effort wide for the visitors and Louis Saha saw a penalty shout waved away for the home side after he fell under a tackle from Da Costa, before Yakubu headed home a pinpoint left-wing cross from Baines to seemingly earn Everton their eighth successive home league win.

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However, two minutes later Julien Faubert delivered a superb cross from the right and substitute Ilan threw himself forward and head home to earn the Hammers what could be a crucial point.

But it comes at a cost for West Ham, who will be without influential midfielder Scott Parker, who put in a towering performance here, for the next two matches because of suspension after collecting his 10th booking of the season for a lunging tackle on Cahill.

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Sunday, 4 April 2010

Barclays Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Everton 2-2 West Ham FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Bilyaletdinov 24
  • Yakubu 85
  • Da Costa 60
  • Ilan 87

Everton

Substitutes

West Ham

Substitutes

Ref: H WebbAtt: 37,451
EVERTON
WEST HAM

Possession

  • Everton 52%
  • West Ham 48%

Attempts on target

  • Everton 5
  • West Ham 5

Attempts off target

  • Everton 6
  • West Ham 5

Corners

  • Everton 2
  • West Ham 8

Fouls

  • Everton 7
  • West Ham 17
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:47 The referee blows for the end of the match.
  • 90:00+3:09 Substitution Junior Stanislas goes off and Daniel Gabbidon comes on.
  • 90:00+1:36 Effort on goal by Araujo Ilan from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 90:00+1:04 Corner taken by Mark Noble from the right by-line, clearance made by Tim Cahill.
  • 90:00+0:04 The ball is crossed by Jack Rodwell, Manuel Da Costa manages to make a clearance.
  • 88:47 Matthew Upson concedes a free kick for a foul on Louis Saha. Leighton Baines restarts play with the free kick.
  • Correction - 87:39 The assistant referee signals for offside against Leighton Baines. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Green.
  • 87:39 Leighton Baines is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Robert Green.
  • 86:13 The ball is sent over by Julien Faubert,
  • 86:05 Assist on the goal came from Julien Faubert.
  • 86:05 GOAL - Araujo IlanEverton 2 - 2 West Ham Araujo Ilan grabs a fantastic headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Everton 2-2 West Ham.
  • 85:20 Junior Stanislas produces a left-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
  • 84:08 The ball is delivered by Leighton Baines,
  • 84:07 Assist on the goal came from Leighton Baines.
  • 84:07 GOAL - Ayegbeni YakubuEverton 2 - 1 West Ham Ayegbeni Yakubu finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Everton 2-1 West Ham.
  • 83:18 Junior Stanislas concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Jagielka. Phil Jagielka restarts play with the free kick.
  • 82:34 Substitution Leon Osman goes off and Jack Rodwell comes on.
  • 81:33 Corner taken by Leighton Baines from the right by-line, Shot from inside the area by Phil Jagielka clears the bar.
  • 81:29 A cross is delivered by Phil Neville, Scott Parker makes a clearance.
  • 80:37 Free kick awarded for a foul by Leighton Baines on Jonathan Spector. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.
  • 80:04 The referee blows for offside against Carlton Cole. Phil Jagielka takes the free kick.
  • 78:56 Carlton Cole has an effort at goal. Save by Tim Howard.
  • 78:24 A cross is delivered by Julien Faubert, Phil Neville makes a clearance.
  • 77:42 Ayegbeni Yakubu produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
  • 76:02 Free kick taken by Tim Howard.
  • 76:02 Substitution . Mido leaves the field to be replaced by Araujo Ilan.
  • 76:02 Corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble, Matthew Upson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Johnny Heitinga.
  • 75:10 Unfair challenge on Scott Parker by Ayegbeni Yakubu results in a free kick. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.
  • 72:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Radoslav Kovac on Tim Cahill. Direct free kick taken by Steven Pienaar.
  • 71:07 The ball is crossed by Steven Pienaar, clearance by Matthew Upson.
  • 70:17 Shot by Scott Parker. Brilliant save by Tim Howard.
  • 69:24 Direct free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.
  • 69:24 Booking Mark Noble is cautioned.
  • 69:19 Mark Noble gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Pienaar.
  • 68:34 The assistant referee flags for offside against Louis Saha. Robert Green takes the free kick.
  • 67:58 Foul by Radoslav Kovac on Steven Pienaar, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Steven Pienaar.
  • 67:04 Johnny Heitinga has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
  • 64:19 Substitution Diniyar Bilyaletdinov leaves the field to be replaced by Ayegbeni Yakubu.
  • 64:05 Carlton Cole has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 62:44 Corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble, Louis Saha makes a clearance.
  • 62:37 Junior Stanislas crosses the ball, Sylvain Distin gets a block in.
  • 62:01 . Mido concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Jagielka. Direct free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.
  • 59:07 GOAL - Manuel da CostaEverton 1 - 1 West Ham Manuel Da Costa fires in a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Everton 1-1 West Ham.
  • 58:40 Mark Noble takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Noble,
  • 58:07 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble from the right by-line, clearance by Phil Jagielka.
  • 57:54 The ball is sent over by Junior Stanislas, clearance by Sylvain Distin.
  • 55:32 Mark Noble takes the direct free kick.
  • 55:32 Booking The referee shows Tim Cahill a yellow card.
  • 55:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Parker by Tim Cahill.
  • 53:39 Tim Cahill produces a cross, save made by Julien Faubert.
  • 53:10 The ball is swung over by Tim Cahill, Julien Faubert makes a clearance.
  • 52:37 A cross is delivered by Phil Neville.
  • 52:03 Steven Pienaar has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Scott Parker gets a block in.
  • 51:05 The referee blows for offside. Phil Jagielka takes the free kick.
  • 48:21 A cross is delivered by . Mido.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:11 The first half comes to an end.
  • 44:25 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov from the right by-line, save by Robert Green.
  • 43:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Leon Osman on Scott Parker. Scott Parker takes the direct free kick.
  • 42:53 Johnny Heitinga takes the free kick.
  • 42:53 Booking . Mido booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 42:48 Foul by . Mido on Steven Pienaar, free kick awarded.
  • 42:01 Louis Saha takes a shot. Blocked by Manuel Da Costa.
  • 41:47 The ball is crossed by Steven Pienaar, Manuel Da Costa manages to make a clearance.
  • 40:28 Diniyar Bilyaletdinov has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.
  • 39:18 Foul by Mark Noble on Leighton Baines, free kick awarded. Leighton Baines takes the free kick.
  • 37:12 Mark Noble takes a inswinging corner.
  • 36:20 A fantastic save by Tim Howard from penalty by . Mido. Everton 1-0 West Ham.
  • 36:20 Booking Sylvain Distin goes into the book.
  • 35:37 Carlton Cole fouled by Sylvain Distin, the ref awards a Penalty.
  • 34:38 Julien Faubert concedes a free kick for a foul on Tim Cahill. Steven Pienaar restarts play with the free kick.
  • 33:51 Shot from outside the area by Tim Cahill misses to the left of the goal.
  • 32:49 . Mido concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Neville. Phil Jagielka takes the direct free kick.
  • 32:00 The offside flag is raised against Carlton Cole. Direct free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.
  • 29:57 The ball is crossed by Johnny Heitinga.
  • 29:36 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Parker by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov. Jonathan Spector takes the free kick.
  • 29:17 The ball is sent over by Manuel Da Costa, Sylvain Distin manages to make a clearance.
  • 29:10 A cross is delivered by Julien Faubert, clearance by Johnny Heitinga.
  • 28:53 Jonathan Spector delivers the ball, Leon Osman manages to make a clearance.
  • 27:55 Phil Neville sends in a cross, save by Robert Green.
  • 26:38 Centre by Leighton Baines, clearance made by Julien Faubert.
  • 24:41 Free kick awarded for a foul by Phil Neville on Mark Noble. Mark Noble takes the direct free kick.
  • 23:21 The ball is crossed by Leighton Baines, clearance by Jonathan Spector.
  • 23:17 Assist on the goal came from Tim Cahill.
  • 23:17 GOAL - Diniyar BilyaletdinovEverton 1 - 0 West Ham Diniyar Bilyaletdinov finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Everton 1-0 West Ham.
  • 22:41 Free kick awarded for a foul by Julien Faubert on Steven Pienaar. Steven Pienaar takes the free kick.
  • 20:16 Phil Neville sends in a cross, Manuel Da Costa makes a clearance.
  • 20:07 A cross is delivered by Steven Pienaar, Matthew Upson makes a clearance.
  • 16:00 Louis Saha shoots direct from the free kick.
  • 16:00 Booking Scott Parker goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 15:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tim Cahill by Scott Parker.
  • 15:24 The ball is delivered by Leighton Baines, clearance by Jonathan Spector.
  • 12:30 Manuel Da Costa concedes a free kick for a foul on Tim Cahill. Strike comes in from Leighton Baines from the free kick.
  • 10:57 Sylvain Distin delivers the ball, save by Robert Green.
  • 9:41 Effort from outside the box by Scott Parker goes wide right of the target.
  • 9:22 Corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble from the right by-line, Tim Cahill makes a clearance.
  • 9:07 Shot by Junior Stanislas from 25 yards. Blocked by Leon Osman.
  • 8:24 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble from the right by-line, Tim Cahill makes a clearance.
  • 8:09 The ball is crossed by Junior Stanislas, clearance by Phil Jagielka.
  • 7:23 Unfair challenge on Leon Osman by Matthew Upson results in a free kick. Phil Jagielka takes the direct free kick.
  • 7:03 A cross is delivered by Leighton Baines, Manuel Da Costa manages to make a clearance.
  • 5:50 Diniyar Bilyaletdinov produces a cross, save by Robert Green.
  • 5:22 Leighton Baines produces a cross, clearance made by Jonathan Spector.
  • 2:55 Carlton Cole is ruled offside. Sylvain Distin takes the free kick.
  • 2:13 Matthew Upson concedes a free kick for a foul on Louis Saha. Free kick crossed by Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Julien Faubert makes a clearance.
  • 1:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by Carlton Cole on Sylvain Distin. Direct free kick taken by Sylvain Distin.
  • 0:00 The match begins.

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Premier League results

4 Apr 2010 23:59 UK


Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 4 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 33 54 74
2 Man Utd 33 50 72
3 Arsenal 33 41 71
4 Man City 32 24 59
5 Tottenham 32 26 58
6 Liverpool 33 21 55
7 Aston Villa 32 12 54
8 Everton 33 8 50
9 Birmingham 33 -4 46
10 Stoke 32 -3 42
11 Blackburn 33 -15 42
12 Fulham 32 -2 41
13 Sunderland 33 -7 38
14 Wolves 33 -23 32
15 Bolton 33 -25 32
16 Wigan 33 -34 31
17 West Ham 33 -17 28
18 Hull 32 -35 27
19 Burnley 33 -39 24
20 Portsmouth 33 -32 14

see also
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04 Apr 10 |  Premier League


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