David Moyes enjoyed a perfect Goodison send-off as his Everton side beat West Ham 2-0 thanks to a double from Kevin Mirallas.
In truth the home side should have won more comfortably, with Jussi Jaaskelainen and James Collins to thanks for keeping the home side at bay.
It was less than six minutes until Everton took the lead. Leighton Baines drove down the left wing, laying the ball back to Marouane Fellaini. Fellaini in turn played in Steven Pienaar, who unselfishly passed to Mirallas rather than shoot himself. The Belgian's side-foot gave Jaaskelainen.
The early goal set the tone for the first half, with Fellaini and Leon Osman acting as the pivot from which full backs and wingers could operate. Mirallas in particular looked dangerous, and almost had another opportunity to score when the otherwise excellent Collins was involved in a mix-up with his goalkeeper.
Halfway through the first half and Jaaskelainen again thwarted Everton from extending their lead. Fellaini's shot struc...