West Ham recorded a vital 2-0 win over Everton to move clear of the relegation zone and into 16th spot.
But after suffering a second successive defeat against a direct relegation rival, Everton are stuck in 19th, with the likes of Vitaliy Mykolenko and James Tarkowski especially poor on a torrid afternoon for Frank Lampard.
Jarrod Bowen’s two goals in the first half stole the show, while Declan Rice kept his side ticking in the middle of the park as the Hammers secured a crucial three points on Saturday afternoon.
Jarrod Bowen and Declan Rice impressed for West Ham in their crucial relegation battle win
West Ham XI:
Lukasz Fabianski: 6 – Rarely troubled throughout the match, but he looked assured when called into action as Everton threw more players forward.
Vladimir Coufal: 5.5 – Not the greatest game from the Czech fullback, with some sloppy passes and a couple of wayward headers
Kurt Zouma: 6.5 – Arguably West Ham’s most active central defender throughout the match. Cut out anything Everton threw at him.
Vladimir Coufal did not have the best game of his life in a claret and blue shirt for West Ham
Angelo Ogbonna: 6 – The Italian veteran appeared nervous at the start but was fantastic for the remainder of the match.
Nayef Aguerd: 5.5 – Sloppy first half from the Moroccan, but composed himself and pulled off some brilliant tackles in the second.
Emerson: 6 – Unlucky not to score in the second half, but a very solid performance at wingback from the Italian.
Declan Rice: 7 – Class above the rest in the midfield battle. Assured on the ball when under pressure and led by example.
Declan Rice was a class above the rest in the midfield battle at the London Stadium
Lucas Paqueta: 5.5 – A sub-par performance from the Brazilian. Linked well with teammates but struggled to execute much in the final third.
Jarrod Bowen: 8 – Looked short of confidence at the start but was in the right place at the right time for both goals.
Michail Antonio: 7 – Isolated from the start but did brilliantly to beat his man and assist Bowen for West Ham’s second goal.
Jarrod Bowen was the best player on the pitch and scored twice in quick succession
Said Benrahma: 6.5 – Another assured performance from the winger. West Ham’s biggest attacking threat and a constant nuisance to Everton’s backline.
West Ham fans were given a first look at new signing Danny Ings on Saturday
Danny Ings (71’): 6 – Put himself about once he had come on. He looks like a great signing for the Hammers.
Tomas Soucek (71’): 6 – Solidified the midfield with Rice once he stepped on the pitch. Nullified any attack Everton had and looked assured.
Ben Johnson (81’): N/A – Brought energy to the back line, but did not have enough time to make an impact.
Flynn Downes (81’): N/A – Replaced Benrahma in midfield late in the game but was not afforded much opportunity to impress late on.
David Moyes: 6 – A crucial win for the Scotsman. Made the correct substitutions and looked unnerved on the sideline.
Jordan Pickford: 6 – Pulled off some key saves, especially to deny Emerson in the second half. Powerless to stop both goals.
Seamus Coleman: 5 – A solid performance from the Irishman, who did all he could to halt West Ham’s attacks.
James Tarkowski: 4.5 – Should have done better for both West Ham goals.
Not a match he will want to remember much of.
Yerry Mina: 5 – Not the best of matches from the Colombian. Lack of communication at the back and struggled against West Ham’s attack.
James Tarkowski struggled against Michail Antonio all afternoon and his lack of pace was exposed
Conor Coady: 5 – Could not do much for either West Ham goal. Tried to get the defence sorted but to no prevail.
Vitaliy Mykolenko: 4.5 – Deservedly hauled off at the break. Offered nothing going forward and struggled to defend against West Ham’s forwards.
Amadou Onana: 5 – Another poor performance from the Belgian. Dominated his aerial duels but struggled to have any meaningful impact.
Vitaly Mykolenko deserved to be taken off at half-time after a poor first period for Everton
Idrissa Gueye: 4.5 – A passenger throughout the match. A couple of neat passes but rarely got involved in the game.
Alex Iwobi: 6 – Everton’s best midfielder on the day. Was doing everything he could to run Lampard’s midfield without much support.
Demarai Gray: 6 – Liveliest player for the Toffees. His pace and directness caused the West Ham backline countless issues.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin: 5 – Showed glimpses of what he is capable of, but was ushered out of the match by the West Ham defenders.
Alex Iwboi was Everton’s best midfielder on the day but could not inspire a comeback late on
Dwight McNeil (HT): 5 – Sloppy in possession and did not offer much of an attacking threat. Tried but it was not enough.
Tom Davies (HT): 4.5 – Offered nothing when he entered the fray.
Attacked as a second striker when the midfield was being swallowed up.
Frank Lampard: 4 – Negative line-up in a crucial match and it back-fired. Poor substitutions as well which could lead to his demise.
Frank Lampard named a negative line-up in a crucial match and his said were made to pay for it