Carlo Ancelotti has described Everton’s 1-1 draw at West Ham as ‘a good point’ despite seeing his side held at the London Stadium on Saturday.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s ninth Premier League goal of the season secured the Merseyside club a point in the capital, the 22-year-old firing home on the stroke of half-time after Issa Diop had headed West Ham into the lead from Robert Snodgrass’ free-kick just four minutes earlier.
Jordan Pickford made several fine saves in the first half as Everton held on against the hosts, the England number one denying both Sebastien Haller and Pablo Fornals in fine style before the visitors improved after the break.
The draw continues the Toffees’ solid start since Ancelotti’s arrival as manager last month, the club having lost just once in his five league fixtures in charge, and the Italian was pleased to see his side emerge with a point following a below-par display this weekend.
“It’s a good point,” Ancelotti told BBC’s Match of the Day.
“We did not play well first half, second half was better. In the end it was good because we played a good game.
“I am not so happy about the goal we let in but the fact that we were able to score immediately was good. We played with more confidence.”
Everton remain 11th in the Premier League following the draw, ahead of their home clash with Newcastle at Goodison Park on Tuesday night.