Everton moved out of the Premier League relegation zone and eased pressure on manager Marco Silva with an impressive display in beating West Ham United 2-0 at Goodison Park on Saturday lunchtime.
The Toffees started the weekend in the bottom three after four successive defeats. Fans have been calling for the head of their Portuguese manager, with some reports earlier this week that Silva has three games to save his career on Merseyside.
Everton were on top from start to finish and got the lead they deserved on 17 minutes with a fine solo effort from Bernard, somehow beating goalkeeper Roberto at his near post from a very tight angle.
West Ham rarely threatened Jordan Pickford’s goal but it was not until stoppage time that the hosts secured their three points with a fine long-range strike from Gylfi Sigurdsson; his first Premier League goal of the season.
Defeat means the Hammers missed out on the opportunity to temporarily move into the top four places after a good start to the season.