West Ham put on one of the best performances of their season as they produced one of the high-scoring football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. They scored through unlikely sources in Ben Johnson and Declan Rice in the first half while Ollie Watkins had equalized for Villa. It went from bad to worse for the hosts when Ezri Konsa was sent off. Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen then put the final nails in the Villa coffin in the second half to help the Hammers cement the fourth position in the table.

Player ratings

Wolves: Sa (7); Semedo (7), Kilman (8), Coady (7), Saiss (7), Ait-Nouri (8); Neves (8), Moutinho (7), Trincao (7), Jimenez (8), Hwang (8).
Subs: Podence (6), Dendoncker (n/a), Silva (n/a).

Everton: Pickford (7); Coleman (6), Holgate (6), Keane (6), Godfrey (5); Gbamin (5), Allan (6); Townsend (6), Iwobi (6), Gray (6); Richarlison (6).
Subs: Delph (7), Gordon (7), Rondon (n/a).

Man of the Match: Raul Jimenez

Managers Reaction

Wolves boss Bruno Lage: “What we did in the first half we didn’t deserve to suffer a little bit in the second half. We did very well in the first 45 minutes.” he added. “They changed a little bit for the second half, they tried to play with more midfielders to control our inside game and we didn’t adapt to that.”

Everton boss Rafael Benitez, speaking to Sky Sports: “It is a pity because we didn’t play in the first half. We had a lot of character and chances in the second half, it was maybe a little too late. That was the reaction we were expecting but it was just a shame we didn’t do it in the first half.”

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