Maupay scores first goal as Everton secure 'deserved win' over West Ham

Neal Maupay scored his first goal for Everton in a rugged 1-0 victory over West Ham United on Sunday.

Maupay, who joined from Brighton for £15m in August, turned on Alex Iwobi’s pass and smashed the ball past Lukasz Fabianski.

West Ham’s attacking woes continued as they failed to trouble the Everton goal, keeping them with three goals for the season.

Said Benrahma hit the post, while Michail Antonio was able to direct a header straight at Asmir Begovic.

After losing their opening two games, Everton are unbeaten in five league games.

Frank Lampard’s side are now in 13th with seven points.

Speaking after the game, Lampard said his side deserved to take all three points.

“It’s a win that has been a little while coming,” said Lampard.

“We probably have deserved it somewhere this season already but it hadn’t come. We have been hard to beat recently but we haven’t had that clinical edge in front of goal but today we had that.

“It feels like a win that is deserved because it was coming. We are working for it and the lads are owning it. The new players are settling in well. We are playing a different shape to what we were and today we showed little bits and we will get better. The big thing is the three points to give confidence going into the international break.

“It was amazing to stay up like we did last year but we knew we needed to be more stable defensively in this league.

“The players who are coming in and the ones who are coming in are doing well. We are far from the finished article but not conceding too many goals is something we should be proud of.”