From the Boardroom - David Sullivan

West Ham United Joint-Chairman reflects on the 1-1 draw with Everton and has special praise for Manuel Lanzini

We had to settle for a point on Saturday and overall I thought it was a decent performance by the team considering the disappointing performance we had against Watford.

But unfortunately we had no luck on the day and were unable to come away with the three points.

It was a wonder goal from Manuel Lanzini to put us into the lead and it was a fantastic strike.

He knew exactly where he wanted to put the ball and he gave Tim Howard no chance with a perfectly executed strike which flew into the top corner.

Manuel has been outstanding for the Club since we signed him during the summer and Slaven was determined to bring him to the Boleyn Ground.

He tried to sign him when he was at Besiktas last season but the move never materialised.

We are delighted that we were able to finalise a deal and he has taken no time adjusting to Premier League football. He has shown he can compete against the best teams in the country.

He has so much to his game and showed once again with his fourth goal of the campaign that he is going to be a key player for us this season.

It was unfortunate that we were not able to hold onto the lead and Romelu Lukaku scored against us once again.

But apart from the goal, I thought the defending from Winston Reid and James Tomkins was fantastic on Saturday.

I thought some of the tackling by Everton was strong and I was amazed it took so long for them to get a yellow card.

We've ended up with two badly injured players. Some weeks the challenge on Payet would have been a red card and his injury changed the game for us.

We now head into the international break and I want to wish the best of luck to Darren Randolph who will be joining up with the Republic of Ireland squad for their crucial play-off game against Bosnia & Herzegovina.

I know that Slaven will be using the time to work on different areas with the players and we will be fully ready for the big London derby against Tottenham on November 22.