Everton emerged from Upton Park with three valuable points after a game marred by several calamitous refereeing calls.
Following a bright start from the visitors, West Ham opened the scoring in the first half thanks to some sharp play from Carlton Cole.
The Toffees fought back well in the second period, equalising through Victor Anichebe, before a controversial red card to Cole swung the game in Everton's favour.
Steven Pienaar capitalised on his side's numerical advantage, bundling home a goal with the help of some hapless defenders, and the Toffees held on to secure what may prove a vital 2-1 win.
Here's a look at some Everton-related talking points that emerged from Saturday's contest: