The Toffees put a four-game losing streak to bed at the weekend with a convincing 2-0 victory over West Ham at Goodison Park, a match where Theo Walcott stood out.
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Marco Silva’s side were under pressure following a poor fun of form, but this comprehensive win somewhat eased the weight on Silva’s shoulders – with former England international Walcott putting on a brilliant display for the home crowd with an influential performance.
The 30-year-old set up Bernard for Everton’s opener, playing the Brazilian through where he managed to squeeze the ball under West Ham keeper Roberto.
As the match went on, Walcott would only continue to terrorise the Hammers backline – soon after hitting the woodwork following a stunning half-volley on the edge of the area.
The statistics say it all, with the former Arsenal man going on to play 86 minutes and completing 12 successful passes in the final third – along with striking the crossbar and notching an assist – according to this Everton tweet:
🔥 | Superb performance, @theowalcott! 👏
— Everton (@Everton) October 20, 2019
With these noteworthy statistics coming out after a surprisingly comfortable win for the home side, Everton fans were quick to praise Walcott for his good work – with hopes he can continue the fine form he displayed on Saturday.
Loved his display yesterday. Great commitment and link up play. Hopefully confidence increases because his pace is a nightmare for defenders alongside Richarlison and Iwobi
— Steven (@anxiouspancreas) October 20, 2019
Fella gets so much stick but yesterday he was different type of class keep it up Theo 👊🏻
— Joe Walmsley (@Walmo01) October 20, 2019
Best game in an Everton shirt
— Cheryl swanick (@Cheryl01375906) October 20, 2019
Let’s hope we see more performances like this from theo please ..!!
— Andrew (@ANDYFIE13) October 20, 2019
I was honestly most impressed with his defensive efforts too.. Usually nowhere to be seen when we defend bit yesterday was in a lot of better positions
— Will Veurink (@will_veurink) October 20, 2019
Top performance yesterday. Showed what he is capable of. More of the same next week please.
— Warren O Mahony (@TheWarBar) October 20, 2019
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