By Emma Sanders
Everton fans reacted with delight on Twitter as the Toffees recorded a comfortable 2-0 victory against West Ham at Goodison Park.
Second-half goals for Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley helped Everton get their first victory in five games on Sunday afternoon.
Lukaku scored his seventh goal of the season in just ten games while Barkley hadn’t scored since the opening weekend of the season.
The England international was Man of the Match after producing an assured performance despite suffering criticism in recent weeks.
Everton currently sit in 6th position, just one point off Chelsea who still have a game in hand, but the Blues are trailing their Merseyside rivals by five points.
It was Everton’s first clean sheet since their 3-0 victory against Sunderland on September 12th and will have given Koeman’s side a much-needed boost.
West Ham’s woes continue though as their star midfielder Dimitri Payet once again struggled to impose himself on the game.
The Blues have another tough fixture coming up as they travel to Stamford Bridge next Saturday to take on Chelsea in their eleventh Premier League clash of the season.
However, fans were in good spirits following their victory. Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
Great 3 points @Everton , Ross Barkley outstanding ???⚽️
— Greig Jardine (@GreigJardine) October 30, 2016
Superb Everton. Professional job that
— Lew (@LewHopkins) October 30, 2016
— Garry Nelson (@Nelse61) October 30, 2016
Nice one for getting a win today Everton.
It's only been well over a month since the last one. #EFC
— Ryan Edwards (@RyEdwards91) October 30, 2016
Made up Everton beat West Ham. Tin pot club, tin pot fans, tin pot stadium.
Singing 'Sign on' @ Everton fans? You think that offends them?
— Red Bastion (@RedBastion) October 30, 2016
An important win as it was all starting to get a bit negative. One win and everything starts looking a bit better again. #EFC
— Royal Blue Everton (@RoyalBlueEFC) October 30, 2016
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