West Ham claimed a hard fought and vital 2-0 victory over Everton in a huge encounter at London Stadium.
It was a game David Moyes had to get right over his counterpart, former Hammer Frank Lampard, with both under enormous pressure following woeful seasons so far.
Thankfully it was West Ham who started the brighter, looking menacing as Everton were very much on the back foot as our Hammers looked to carve out an early opener.
But as the early minutes were ticked off, so was Moyes’ sides dominance, allowing the visitors to stamp their mark on the game, but without much potency.
Then on the 34th minute, West Ham were ahead, when Bowen escaped the offside trap to fire in beyond Pickford, although a VAR check was called into check, it was rightfully rewarded.
West Ham went on to double the advantage right on the cusp of half time, and it was Bowen again who slotted home an Antonio ball to send London Stadium wild with Everton fans looking utterly dejected.
The second half, as slightly expected, started with Everton looking desperate to get back into the match, but ultimately lacked any real threat with Fabianski rarely threatened.
West Ham, although not at our best, were professional and worked hard as a unit to probe in the hunt for a nail-in-the-coffin third – but it wasn’t to arrive.
New signing Danny Ings came on for Antonio with just under 20 minutes remaining and looked lively, even producing a sublime through ball to Bowen that Everton did well to defend.
The match concluded with a huge sigh of relief as the much needed 3 points were claimed, although Everton were a poor opponent overall – with the result leaving Frank Lampard facing dismissal from the Toffees.
Moyes on the other hand, could well have done enough to convince the hierarchy he is the man to lead the club. Although that remains to be seen.