By Dominic Toner

Jack Sullivan, son of co-owner David Sullivan, believes that West Ham struggled against Everton on Sunday.

The Hammers slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Goodison Park in the Premier League and remain 16th in the table, just three points above the relegation places.

Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley scored second-half goals for Everton and they are currently sixth-placed in the Premier League.

West Ham’s recent good form came to an end after winning their last three matches in all competition, including a 2-1 EFL Cup fourth-round victory on Wednesday.

Sullivan believes that West Ham were short of the level shown in recent performances and it was a difficult match.

“Everton away is a hard place to go. Another day it could have been different, however we wasn’t at the same level as the last few weeks,” Sullivan wrote on his personal Twitter account.

West Ham are still recovering from a dreadful start to the season, with four defeats from their opening five matches.

Manager Slaven Bilic made just one change to his side with Adrian replacing Darren Randolph in goal, but they failed to match the intensity shown against Chelsea.

Everton are currently unbeaten at home in the Premier League and the Hammers will turn their attention to a home clash against Stoke in their next game.

In other West Ham news, Kriss Akabusi has delivered his verdict on Dimitri Payet’s display against Everton.