Everton 1-0 West Ham United: Player Ratings
Everton celebrate going 1-0 up against West Ham through Neal Maupay - Photo by Tony McArdle / Getty Images

Frank Lampard's Everton were very resilient throughout a cagey affair against West Ham on Sunday afternoon. The quality of football on display from both sides was somewhat substandard, however Everton were far and away the better outfit.

An excellent strike by The Toffees' new signing Neal Maupay was the difference on the day, and it was thoroughly deserved for the hard-working Everton squad. 

West Ham have made their worst start to a Premier League season since 2016/17, with only four points in their first seven fixtures. Everton, on the contrary, have ended a bleak run of seven Premier League matches without a win. 

Everton

Asmir Begovic - 7/10

Came in to replace the injured Jordan Pickford in the Everton net and made some good saves. Commanding of his box at times and dealt with set pieces. 

Nathan Patterson - 7/10

Got a very vital touch late on in the match which denied Maxwel Cornet the chance to equalize. A good presence for Everton in defence and attack today.

Conor Coady - 8/10

A constant pain for West Ham to try and break down. Solid as a rock and a leader for Everton's back line. Got spun by Antonio in the first half leading to a yellow card, but nearly faultless sparing that.

James Tarkowski - 8/10

Also looks to be a great signing for Frank Lampard and Everton. Very solid and managed to mitigate West Ham's attacking prowess with relative ease. Good performance.

Vitaliy Mykolenko - 7/10

Managed to shut down any threat that Jarrod Bowen presented him for the majority of the game. Not as dangerous going forwards as Patterson, however.

Idrissa Gueye - 7/10

Managed to keep the ball very well in the centre of the pitch. A very calm and collected player in possession and good defensive work today.

Andre Onana - 9/10

A fantastic performance from the new signing. Completely ran the show in the middle, and made some good driving runs. Broke up West Ham's attacking attempts on a number of occasions.

Alex Iwobi - 7/10

Caused a threat for West Ham's defence on a number of occasions. Assisted the goal with a short pass to Neal Maupay. However, somewhat sloppy on the ball at times. 

Demarai Gray - 7/10

Similar to Iwobi, he was very much a handful for the West Ham back line with some very direct and penetrative runs, however he was also somewhat wasteful.

Anthony Gordon - 6/10

Not the greatest performance Gordon has produced, but not the worst. Often made poor decisions due to frustration getting the better of him.

Neal Maupay - 7/10

A fantastic finish to get the winning goal, however that is all there is to report. Often went missing when Everton were building momentum in the attacking third.

Substitutes

Dwight McNeil - 6/10

Provided Everton with some much-needed fresh legs as they saw out their lead. Not much more of note.

Abdoulaye Doucoure - 6/10

Similar to McNeil's display. A good substitution at the correct time.

Salomon Rondon - 5/10

Too late of an introduction to comment.

West Ham

Lukasz Fabianski - 6/10

Not much he could have done about Maupay's strike. Otherwise, solid and commanding of his area.

Vladimir Coufal - 4/10

Very poor from the right-back. It was a rare occasion that one of his passes would find a man and looked very uncomfortable at the back.

Kurt Zouma - 7/10

Despite West Ham's woes, a good performance from Zouma. Made some excellent last-ditch tackles.

Thilo Kehrer - 7/10

Both West Ham's centre-backs had good performances. Some very good progressive passes from Kehrer and good blocks when needed too.

Aaron Cresswell - 5/10

Made some dangerous crosses, however that is the extent of what is to note. Went missing for long periods of the game and lacked threat in an attacking sense. 

Tomas Soucek - 4/10

Both Czech players for West Ham were poor in this game. Soucek struggled to place any passes to team members and was easily dribbled past by his opposing man. No attacking threat, either.

Declan Rice - 7/10

Not Declan's best performance by a long stretch, but certainly wasn't poor. Looked fed up for the final 20 minutes of the game as West Ham were chasing a goal, however very tidy defensively.

Jarrod Bowen - 5/10

Another frustrating day for the England international. Snatched at a good chance that came in for him early on in the second half and failed to create anything of note.

Lucas Paqueta - 4/10

Very much struggled with the pace of the game. Lost possession in the first half on a number of occasions and never really got into any flow or rhythm. Disappointing.

Pablo Fornals - 4/10

Lacked his usual influence for David Moyes and misplaced a number of passes. Very similar to Paqueta.

Michail Antonio - 6/10

Caused Everton a few problems in spells throughout the game. However, didn't really cause Tarkowski and Coady too many issues.

Substitutes

Said Benrahma - 6/10

Looked lively when introduced into the game. Hit the post with an excellent long-range strike which would have drawn West Ham level.

Maxwel Cornet - 6/10

Missed a golden opportunity to equalise after being introduced off the bench. Looked very lively and caused the Everton defence a bit of panic. 

Gianluca Scamacca - 5/10

A lacklustre and boring substitute cameo. Unable to change the game in any sense and provided no more than a tired Antonio. Poor. 

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