McAleny, returning to the side after recovering from injury, fired the Blues into the lead early in the second half after Connolly had rattled the crossbar in the first period.
And Connolly wrapped up the points a few minutes later from a Conor Grant corner.
Matt Kennedy forced a good save from Spiegel in the West Ham goal and Substitute Chris Long went close as Everton continued to dominate but it finished 2-0.
Everton: Hewelt, Jones, Kenny, Browning, Connolly, Kennedy, Henen, Grant, Junior, Duffus, McAleny (Long 60')
Subs: Hunt, Dowell, Ledson, Williams.
West Ham: Spiegel, Westley, Page, Henry (Oxford, 65'), Burke, Potts, Bywater (Cullen , 65'), Poyet, Lee (Turgott, 65'), Morrison, Nasha
Subs: Oxford, Boness, Matthias, Cullen, Turgott
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1 Posted 15/01/2015 at 22:10:54
Good win all the same and we even scored from a corner. Whatever next.
2 Posted 15/01/2015 at 22:29:10
4 Posted 16/01/2015 at 22:59:24
5 Posted 16/01/2015 at 23:46:42
This is amateureish. Has he never heard about practice making perfect? Corners are part of the game you don’t just ignore it because you prefer to only focus on tippy tappy football.
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