Everton 1 West Ham 3: disastrous day for Toffees at Goodison

The Blues were sunk late on by their visitors after looking like drawing again as the wait for another Premier League win goes on and on.

Everton FC v West Ham United - Premier League
Everton FC v West Ham United - Premier League / Alex Livesey/GettyImages

This lack if wins is becoming a genuine crisis that is threatening to condemn Everton to potential relegation as the Goodison Park hoodoo under Sean Dyche continues.

It is now two and a half months since this team won a Premier League match at the Grand Old Lady and this afternoon's disastrous end to the game was truly demoralizing to see.

Everton were level at 1-1 with a few minutes left and it looked as though they might well be sharing the spoils yet again after so many draws over the last few weeks.

But with just a few minutes remaining there was always a chance for one team or the other to snatch it, and of course it was West Ham.

Very late goals from Soucek and Alvarez did for the Blues and consigned the hosts to another chapter in a truly dreadful run of games at Goodison this season.

It is now the 10th December since the Toffees last won at home and that was only the third such victory on Merseyside all campaign long. This sort of terrible form at home can get you relegated.

Once more the Blues had more than their fair share of opportunities with in particular Dwight McNeil and Beto missing from the spot, when they should have scored.

The lack of goals is a crisis that as we keep saying has to be resolved and very quickly, although at least Beto did finally get his second Premier League goal.

To be fair to Sean Dyche he did seem to have taken heed from all those of us who have been pushing him to play a more attacking gameplan.

And doing so seemed to work to the extent that Everton did create enough chances to have won this match but again the poor finishing which has come to symbolise this season, undid them.

The additionally frustrating thing about today's match was that it represented a perfect chance to build on the good news earlier in the week with the decision to return four of the ten points deducted back in November.

And also to put this home hoodoo to bed, at least temporarily, with a much-needed win at the Grand Old Lady so often until recently a fortress for Everton.

None of that was achieved and it feels like a really wasted opportunity in a long line of immensely frustrating results at home during this campaign.