Everton 1-1 West Ham Highlights

Everton dropped two points in their bid for a Champions League place as West Ham earned a well-deserved draw.

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Yakubu’s powerful finish gave Everton the lead after eight minutes and he had a goal wrongly ruled out for offside seven minutes later.

But West Ham came back strongly, with Dean Ashton missing a glorious chance before heading home Lucas Neill’s cross after 68 minutes.

West Ham substitute Freddie Sears then struck a post in injury time.

The Hammers’ teenage debutant James Tomkins almost made a dream start to his career in the fourth minute when he met Mark Noble’s corner with a firm header only to hit the bar.

Sadly, his lack of experience was quickly exposed when he was turned by the wily Yakubu, who showed pace and power to race clear and fire an emphatic finish past West Ham keeper Robert Green.

Everton suffered a blow in the ninth minute when Tim Cahill, who had been doubtful before the game with a foot injury, suffered a recurrence and limped off to be replaced by Manuel Fernandes.

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