Everton 1 - 0 West Ham United

1 November 1994

Everton: Ablett
Yellow cards
Everton: Southall 7, Jackson 8, Burrows 7, Watson 10, Ablett 8, Stuart 7 (Limpar), Parkinson 8, Horne 7, Durrant 8, Ferguson 6, Amokachi 6 (Rideout 7)
Subs not used: Kearton
Attendance: 28,338


At last, a win! A scrappy win at that but a win at last...!

Not a classic game to be honest,the result being more important than the performance. Rush headed over when unmarked early on,and Cottee missed a great chance when clean through,Nev half-saving and Ablett clearing up..

The goal came in the 54th min,a corner was flicked on by Matt Jackson and Ablettscored with a header from about 6 yards. Rideout came on to a good reception and had a header disallowed for offside within moments off coming on.

There were bookings for Watson and Burrows. Burrows also recieved a kick in the head from Rush? which was then followed up by the ball hitting him in the face!

West Ham didn't threaten much until the last few minutes,first Burrows cleared off the line ,then in the last min, Chapman hit the bar when unmarked,and the richochet hit TC and went out for a goal kick.

It was a hard-working performance by the team,with nobody outstanding. Amokachi had another poor game unfortunately and Ferguson and Rideout look a better partnership. Rideout playing very well when he came on and had a couple of good efforts.

Player by player


Average (which these days is not 8.75).


Must have had a blinder - even Alan said he was OK!


Still giving his man too much space.


Very good. Nice Allan Clarke impression for the goal :-)


Masterful. Dominating. Played like it was a derby match. 2-3 times snuffed out Cottee with top drawer tackles.


Shaping up nicely. Plays a lot like Horne, but has a nose for a shot and has a shot to go with the nose.


Working well, but sorry, I'd rather have Samways there. There's more to midfield than tackling and passing square or back to Ablett. :-[


Not as bright as Saturday, but still a threat.


IMO, his best game for the blues, but still no sign of the latent genius Rangers say he once had.


Ho hum. Needs a rest.


I see nothing he does that Rideout can't do - often better.


Unlike the others, he seems to have all day to hold, look, assess and pass accurately.


Late appearance.


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