🦁 West Ham come back to stun Tottenham; Everton beat Newcastle | OneFootball

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Peter Fitzpatrick·7 December 2023

🦁 West Ham come back to stun Tottenham; Everton beat Newcastle

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The midweek round of Premier League fixtures wrapped up Thursday with two games that will had an impact at both ends of the table.

Here is what went down across the grounds.


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West Ham come from behind to down Tottenham

Scorers: Romero 11′; Bowen 52′, Ward-Prowse 74′

West Ham came from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspur. It was the fifth game in a row in which Spurs dropped points from a winning position.

Spurs had a rapid-fire start, almost opening the scoring inside a minute via Heung-Min Son, who was played in by  but Lukasz Fabiański swarmed the South Korean before he could get a shot away.

They took the lead they deserved for their opening efforts in the 11th minute through the returning Cristian Romero. The Argentinian defender superbly headed home Pedro Porro’s corner, looping it over Fabiański.

The hosts stayed on top, putting the Irons under a near-siege for the opening 25 minutes with their frenetic pace of play. David Moyes’ side did well just to stay in touch.

Giovani Lo Celso could have made it two in the 35th minute after being played in but his shot was fired high and straight at Fabiański.

West Ham’s best chance came just before the half, when Mohammed Kudus picked out Lucas Paquetá at the back post. The Brazilian’s headed effort wide had David Moyes putting his head in his hands, which said it all.

Right before the teams headed into the dressing rooms, Spurs hit the post after Kurt Zouma directed a cross off the woodwork and behind for a corner.

Spurs were left ruing their sole goal for all their dominance when West Ham equalised out of absolutely nowhere early into the second half. Kudus’ shot deflected into the path of Jarrod Bowen, who continued his stunning away form with a cool finish.

Dramatically, the Hammers delivered another blow to the hosts in the final 20 minutes when some disastrous playing out from the back allowed James Ward-Prowse to all but tap home into an open net and stun the home crowd.

While Spurs pushed to equalise, West Ham showed their guts by seeing out the dying minutes to secure all three points and put pressure on the teams in the European spots.


Three goals, three points and out of the relegation zone for Everton

Scorers: McNeil 79′, Doucouré 86′, Beto 90+7′

Everton climbed out of the relegation zone with a stunning late show to seal three points against Newcastle.

The hosts started the stronger, undoubtedly buoyed by a raucous Goodison Park crowd, with several openings in the first 10 minutes.

The closest they came to an early breakthrough was a Jarrad Branthwaite header from a Dwight McNeil cross that glanced wide.

Newcastle struggled to get into the game, Joelinton teeing up Miguel Almirón for a tame shot that did not trouble Jordan Pickford.

Six shots came and went for the Toffees in the opening 20 minutes, although none were on target. Dominic Calvert-Lewin was right in the mix of it with Jack Harrison looking to pick out his No.9 on near-every occasion.

Newcastle’s own striker, Alexander Isak, directed a header just wide shortly after but it was Calvert-Lewin who missed the first half’s best chance in the 38th minute, blazing a volley over from less than six yards.

The second half was a cagey affair to begin with, with it all rather to and fro between the two sides.

Ex-Toffee Anthony Gordon fired high and wide from 25 yards out after some good work from Isak, much to the delight of everyone in blue both on the pitch and in the stands.

Everton took the lead with 11 minutes remaining and it is a moment Kieran Trippier will want to forget. The Newcastle right-back dawdled on the ball, losing it to Dwight McNeil, who made him pay with a brilliant strike past Martin Dubravka.

It was another nightmare for Trippier just seven minutes later as he gave the ball away again, this time to Jack Harrison, who powered on before putting the ball across the box.

It might not have been meant for Abdoulaye Doucouré but he made no mistake, sending Dubravka the wrong way with a low strike from inside the box.

Amazingly, it was three late into injury time, substitute Beto running through and slotting home from a narrow angle to cap off a perfect night for Sean Dyche.


Other results this week

Tuesday:

  1. Luton Town 3-4 Arsenal
  2. Wolves 1-0 Burnley

Wednesday:

  • Aston Villa 1-0 Manchester City
  • Manchester United 2-1 Chelsea
  • Sheffield United 0-2 Liverpool
  • Brighton 2-1 Brentford
  • Fulham 5-0 Nottingham Forest
  • Crystal Palace 0-2 Bournemouth