West Ham drew 1-1 with Everton in an enthralling game at Upton Park this afternoon.
Manuel Lanzini scored a stunning opener after half an hour when he curled past Tim Howard from 16 yards, but the lead lasted little more than ten minutes as Romelu Lukaku latched on to Gerard Deulofeu’s through ball and slotted past Adrian.
The second half started with an injury to West Ham’s in-form playmaker Dimitri Payet – he hobbled off in the 49th minute and was replaced by the pacey Enner Valencia.
In truth, most of the second period was lacking in quality; Ross Barkley wasted two free-kicks in good positions, while Andy Carroll and Victor Moses should have both done better in one-on-one situations.
The result means Everton are now unbeaten in their last three games in all competitions. The point leaves the Toffees in eighth place, ahead of Merseyside rivals Liverpool on goal difference.
West Ham move up to fifth, three points behind Manchester United in the race for the top four.
Next up for the hosts is a trip to White Hart Lane for a tough game against Spurs. Everton welcome the struggling Aston Villa to Goodison.