West Ham United held Everton FC to a barren draw as both sides clashed in the Premier League.
The result was more devastating for the visitors as it was yet another setback in the bid to make the top five at the end of the season.
TheHammers successfully nullified the attacks of the Toffees as Jose Fonte and James Collins were at their best in the game played at the London Stadium. Even the top scorer of the league RomeluLukakudid not have a chance to get a concrete attempt at goal.
West Ham threatened through Manual Lanzini and Man of the Match Collins but Maarten Stekelenburg stopped their attempts. The barren draw helped the hosts get closer to safety, with four games left. They are seven points above the danger zone in an underwhelming season, considering their successes last year.
Injuries and all sorts of issues hampered their start and after finding their feet, they slumped right back. It has been a tough season for Coach SlavenBilic. Talking about injuriesI Love AC Milan, Koeman is still without Aaron Lennon, YannickBolasie, and Seamus Coleman as they remain sidelined.
Everton return to the sixth spot with Manchester United above them. United have games in hand, as do Arsenal who are in seventh place. Arsenal would face a critical test when they play second-placed team Tottenham Hotspur – the race for the title and top four. Chelsea are four points above Spurs so Mauricio Pochettino’s men would need to get the result and hope the Blues slip. If Arsenal lose, it would be the end of Champions League football next year, with appearance on the continent even in doubt.