Yarmolenko ends Hammers’ losing streak

Andriy Yarmolenko scored twice on his first start for West Ham as it climbed off the foot of the English Premier League table with a 3-1 win away to Everton on Sunday.

It was the Hammers’ first league win under manager Manuel Pellegrini, whose four previous top-flight games in charge at the start of this season had all ended in defeat.

This victory at Goodison Park also catapulted West Ham out of the bottom three.

Ukrainian forward Yarmolenko, one of Pellegrini’s new signings, gave his manager some breathing space on Merseyside with a double strike that put the visitor 2-0 up just after the half-hour mark.

Gylfi Sigurdsson pulled a goal back in first-half stoppage time before Marko Arnautovic restored West Ham’s two-goal lead in the 61st minute as Everton suffered its first defeat under manager Marco Silva.

The results: Premier League: Everton 1 (Sigurdsson 45+2) lost to West Ham 3 (Yarmolenko 11, 31, Arnautovic 61).

Serie A: Empoli 0 lost to Lazio 1 (Parolo 47); Cagliari 1 (Joao Pedro 4) drew with AC Milan 1 (Higuain 55).

La Liga: Espanyol 1 (Garcia 52) bt Levante 0; Real Valladolid 0 lost to Alaves 1 (Gomez 90+3); Sevilla 0 lost to Getafe 2 (Angel 3, 38).

Bundesliga: Freiburg 3 (Gondorf 1, 52, Waldschmidt 81) drew with Stuttgart 3 (Insua 45, Gomez 48, 56)

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