By Azeem Siddiqui

18th Sep, 2022 | 5:30pm

West Ham ‘not done enough’ in defeat v Everton - Jonathan Woodgate

Jonathan Woodgate believes West Ham United did not do enough in the 1-0 defeat against Everton in the Premier League matchday seven fixture.

The Hammers suffered their fifth defeat in the 2022-23 league campaign on Sunday at Goodison Park — leaving them in the drop zone during the international break — courtesy of a 53rd-minute strike from Neal Maupay [Premier League].

Woodgate was quoted on BBC live blog during the match on 18 September where he stated that the Irons just didn’t test goalkeeper Asmir Begovic who was playing because of an injury to Jordan Pickford.

“West Ham have not done enough,” he said. “I don’t think Coady and Tarkowski have found it tough today. Begovic… it’s been a perfect afternoon for him.

“If you were Moyes, you’d want to test him seeing as he’s not played for a while. They haven’t tested him and they haven’t created the opportunities.”

Bad result

West Ham’s season gone from bad to worse as they suffered a defeat in the match where they would’ve fancied their chances, especially against a team who themselves found it hard to get positive results this season.

What will be more disappointing for David Moyes is that his team was clearly second-best for most of the match and rarely looked like competing against an Everton side who were hungrier and had more energy in the middle of the park.

The result would mean that this is now West Ham’s joint-worst start in the Premier League era, making it even more challenging for the London-based outfit to produce similar performances as they did in the previous campaign.

For this defeat, there is no doubt that the majority of the blame must be on Moyes himself as his team selection was not up to the mark and the substitutions he brought in the second-half clearly had an impact but it was just too little, too late for the side.