90+5’: West Ham come into Goodison Park and beat Everton soundly.
84’: Niasse hammers one off the bar! Volley from another spectacular Digne cross really should have pulled one back.
77’: Ademola Lookman comes on for a tiring Walcott. What can he do?
73’: Everton getting more near-chances, but are always making the wrong move or the wrong pass.
69’: Oumar Niasse is on for Cenk Tosun now.
61’: Hammers up again. Arnautovic slides home as Holgate beaten all ends up. He is following Arnautovic around and getting stranded on one-two’s. Blues’ tormenter-in-chief leaves the pitch injured.
53’: Bernard wins two quick yellow cards.. for the opponents. First Yarmolenko drags him down, then Pablo Zabaleta tackles him on the break.
Second half: Everton start the second half with more energy, can they make it count?
45+2’: Gylfi Sigurdsson! In his first real action of the half, the Icelander pulls one back for the Blues with an excellent header from a fantastic Jonjoe Kenny cross. 2-1 at the half.
43’: Schneiderlin comes off and Bernard is on. The physio is over to talk to him, did he pick up a knock? The Blues have two AMs and one DM on the pitch now, going for it.
40’: Everton have looked a bit better, but it’s more because West Ham are now sitting back on their lead. Huddersfield did the same, and the Toffees were unable to break them down.
35’: Pedro Obiang is quite lucky to still be on pitch. Gets his foot on Walcott’s head and the ref gives him just a yellow.
32’: Yarmolenko again with a beautiful goal. Pickford brought on his own demise there, poor pass to Digne who gets robbed and Yarmo curls it into the far post. 2-0 West Ham.
25’: Fantastic cross from Lucas Digne finds Cenk Tosun in the box, but his header is soft and straight at the goalie. That was a chance.
20’: Blues have thrown away all the momentum they started with, Hammers looking the hungrier and better side.
18’: DCL goes in the book now, deserved for dragging back Noble after losing the ball to him.
11’: It just had to be Yarmolenko didn’t it. Obiang finds Arnautovic and Yarmolenko streaking free, and the Ukrainian player scores against the club who chased him for so many years. Questions have to be asked with how both Mason Holgate and Kurt Zouma got caught completely flat-footed.
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5’: It’s been all Everton so far, looking good in possession passing the ball around.
1’: Blues kickoff with Idrissa Gueye getting us started.
Wolves beat Burnley earlier today. Burnley suffering the curse of the Europa League qualifiers? Blues shorthanded draw away at Wolves not looking so bad now.
Starting Lineups: Our thoughts with the Schneiderlin family, as we hear Morgan has lost his father. He is playing today, however.
EFC: Pickford; Kenny, Holgate, Zouma, Digne; Gueye, Schneiderlin; Walcott, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin; Tosun
Hammers give long-time Everton target Andrei Yarmolenko his first Premier League start, wonder if there’s a subtle dig in there?
WHUFC: Fabianski, Zabaleta, Balbuena, Diop, Masuaku, Noble, Rice, Obiang, Yarmolenko, Arnautovic, Felipe Anderson
The international break is done and we’re back to regular programming again. Everton have had some welcome injury news with a few players fit again. West Ham United are hurting, having lost each of their opening four games and Mauel Pellegrini will be looking for points.
The Toffees struggled to break down Huddersfield Town last time out, and though the Hammers will likely not shut up shop like the Terriers did, we’ll see what their Argentinian manager sets out to do at a resplendent-looking Goodison Park today.
Date and start time: Sunday, September 16th at 8:00 am PT / 11:00 am ET / 4:00 pm BST
Stadium: Goodison Park, Liverpool, England
Weather: 60°F/16°C, cloudy, 3% chance of rain, 12 mph winds
How to Watch/Listen
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Radio: Everton Match Centre, SiriusXM FC, TalkSport, BBC Radio 5 Live
Live stream: NBC Sports
Live blog: Updated above all game long
Starting XI - Pickford; Kenny, Holgate, Zouma, Digne; Gueye, Schneiderlin; Walcott, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin; Tosun
Bench - Stekelenburg, Baines, Niasse, Bernard, Davies, Dowell
Starting XI - Fabianski, Zabaleta, Balbuena, Diop, Masuaku, Noble, Rice, Obiang, Yarmolenko, Arnautovic, Felipe Anderson
Bench - Cresswell, Snodgrass, Adrian, Sanchez, Ogbonna, Lucas Perez, Antonio