It must have seemed like a kind of miracle. High-flying Everton came to the London Stadium, and everyone seemed to assume that Romelu Lukaku, Ross Barkley and the other attacking players at Everton would walk all over the Hammers defense. After all, West Ham had just allowed two goals to basement dwellers Sunderland, who hadn’t scored in approximately 39 years, and the team had also allowed an insane number of goals this season. Almost no one was predicting a draw, much less West Ham keeping a clean sheet. Maybe the Everton team took the win for granted and figured that the Hammers would roll over and die, since Everton is gunning for European places, and West Ham is just breathing easily avoiding
April 23 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the English premier league matches on Sunday Sunday, April 23 Burnley 0 Manchester United 2 Liverpool 1 Crystal Palace 2 Saturday, April 22 Bournemouth 4 Middlesbrough 0
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has made Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk his priority signings of the summer transfer window, according to reports. The Daily Mirror says the pair could cost in excess of £120m ($154m) to prise away from their respective clubs and that Conte believes the outlay is a necessity following the departures of John Obi Mikel and Branislav Ivanovic this season. Captain John Terry is also due to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.