Everton suffered a 2-0 loss at the hands of Newcastle United at Goodison Park today, remaining in seventh place in the Premier League table as a result.
A victory for the Toffees would have seen them move to fifth, leapfrogging both West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur in the log, and the defeat has dealt a slight blow on their chances of breaking into the top-four.
Hammers co-owner David Gold was left delighted with Newcastle’s victory over Everton as it ensured that his side remained in fifth place, and he took to Twitter to react thus to the result:
Newcasle beat Everton at Goodison Park 2-0 to keep West Ham in sixth place above Tottenham, Everton, Chelsea and Arsenal. Happy days. dg
West Ham have picked up 10 wins, five defeats and five losses in 20 league games so far in 2020-21, and victory over Liverpool at the London Stadium tomorrow will see them return to fourth place.
Beating the Reds is a tough ask, though, but David Moyes’ men will fancy their chances given their recent form.
They have won four of their last six league games, drawing the earlier two, and it took an 85th-minute goal for Liverpool to pip them to a 2-1 win back in October.
Jurgen Klopp’s men secured a 3-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday, but recent draws against West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle, and defeats at the hands of Southampton and Burnley proved that they are not the invincible side from last season.