Everton claimed its first success in London since January 2017 by beating West Ham 2-0 in the English Premier League on Saturday.

Kurt Zouma headed in from Gylfi Sigurdsson’s corner in the fifth minute and Zouma tapped in from Seamus Coleman’s cross in the 33rd to send Everton into ninth place.

“I’m very satisfied,” Everton manager Marco Silva said. “We are working to achieve this type of performance. It was 2-0 at halftime but could have been three, four or five. We controlled the second half and had the best chance to score.

West Ham's Aaron Cresswell fights for the ball with Everton's Gylfi Sigurdsson, right, during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Everton at London Stadium in London, Saturday, March 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
West Ham’s Aaron Cresswell fights for the ball with Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson, right, during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Everton at London Stadium in London, Saturday, March 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

“Since the first minute we were the best team on the pitch, and from the first moment we created problems for them.”

West Ham is 11th after blowing the chance to go seventh in the pursuit of Europa League qualification.

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West Ham's Declan Rice, left, fights for the ball with Everton's Gylfi Sigurdsson during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Everton at London Stadium in London, Saturday, March 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
West Ham’s Declan Rice, left, fights for the ball with Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Everton at London Stadium in London, Saturday, March 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
Everton's Seamus Coleman vies for the ball with West Ham's Michail Antonio, left, during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Everton at London Stadium in London, Saturday, March 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
Everton’s Seamus Coleman vies for the ball with West Ham’s Michail Antonio, left, during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Everton at London Stadium in London, Saturday, March 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

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