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Barclays Premier League

Monday, 19 January 2015,

Everton
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West Brom
  • Kickoff: 21:00 BST
  • Stadium: Goodison Park
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  • Stadium: Goodison Park
  • Attendance: 34,739

      Everton

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      Martinez wants results

      Everton manager Roberto Martinez admits for all the positivity of recent performances, his side have to return to winning ways.

      After four successive league defeats, which came at the back-end of a sequence of just one victory in nine games, the Toffees have managed to halt the slide.

      Back-to-back 1-1 draws, including against defending champions Manchester City, were followed this week by an FA Cup exit on penalties to West Ham having been reduced to 10 men in the second half.

      But results cannot be ignored and Martinez's side have recorded just one win since November 27 and the Spaniard would dearly love to rectify that against West Brom on Monday - especially as with no cup action they do not play again until January 31.

      "It is important to get a win because that confidence you get with good results you can't get anywhere else," he said.

      "The character shown in coming back against Manchester City was terrific and the work-rate we have shown in the last two performances, especially being down to 10 men, shows the personality and character we have in the group.

      "Now it is about getting the confidence at a better level to get that win which would give us a real kick for the second half of the season.

      "The signs from the group, they are very good. Looking at the players who are going to come back soon it will be well timed.

      "We have nine games left at home and our agenda is to be perfect in every game at Goodison.

      "We were perfect against Manchester City and we expect to carry that on against West Brom.

      "It is a game we really want to perform well in and start the period we have in front of us in a good way."

      Winger Aiden McGeady is suspended following his red card at West Ham.

      Defender Tony Hibbert is the closest to a return of those currently injured while Sylvain Distin (groin) also has a chance of making the squad.

      Saido Berahino is set to feature for West Brom after he was banned from driving for 12 months.

      The striker was due to appear at Runcorn Magistrates Court on Monday, the day of game, before it was moved forward to Friday.

      Jonas Olsson remains sidelined but the defender could be back in two weeks after returning to light training following an Achilles problem and Jason Davidson is with Australia for the Asian Cup.

      The Baggies are a point behind Everton but manager Tony Pulis expects them to pull away from any trouble.

      "I don't see Everton being in it, they have had a poor run of results but they will pick up, there's too much quality in the group," he said.

      "Before the season started I looked at their squad and thought it was the strongest squad I have seen for years.

      "Roberto (Martinez) has added to it because of the Europa League, I expect them to go on a run of games and not be anywhere near it."

      91'+4

      End Regular Time

      91'+3

      Corner, Everton. Conceded by Claudio Yacob.

      91'+3

      Seamus Coleman (Everton) Corner Kick at 94'

      91'+3

      Leighton Baines (Everton) Throw In at 94'

      91'+1

      Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion) Free Kick at 92'

      91'+1

      Stéphane Sessegnon (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

      91'

      Andre Wisdom (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 91'

      91'

      Leighton Baines (Everton) Free Kick at 90'

      90'

      Graham Dorrans

      90'

      Leighton Baines (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

      89'

      Leighton Baines (Everton) Throw In at 89'

      89'

      Seamus Coleman (Everton) Throw In at 89'

      89'

      Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion) Free Kick at 89'

      88'

      Stéphane Sessegnon (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

      88'

      Phil Jagielka (Everton) Free Kick at 88'

      88'

      Offside, West Bromwich Albion. Chris Brunt tries a through ball, but Brown Ideye is caught offside.

      87'

      Phil Jagielka (Everton) Free Kick at 87'

      87'

      Offside, West Bromwich Albion. Ben Foster tries a through ball, but Brown Ideye is caught offside.

      86'

      Bryan Oviedo (Everton) Blocked Pass at 86'

      86'

      John Stones (Everton) Free Kick at 86'

      86'

      Ross Barkley (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

      83'

      Seamus Coleman (Everton) Throw In at 83'

      82'

      Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion) Blocked Pass at 82'

      81'

      Attempt missed. Stéphane Sessegnon (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andre Wisdom with a cross.

      81'

      Andre Wisdom (West Bromwich Albion) Assists Shot at 81'

      80'

      Chris Baird (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 80'

      80'

      Attempt blocked. Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stéphane Sessegnon.

      80'

      Stephane Sessegnon (West Bromwich Albion) Assists Shot at 80'

      80'

      Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion) Free Kick at 80'

      79'

      Substitution, Everton. Arouna Koné replaces Muhamed Besic.

      79'

      Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Brown Ideye replaces Victor Anichebe.

      77'

      Muhamed Besic

      77'

      Stéphane Sessegnon (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

      76'

      Attempt missed. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Steven Naismith.

      76'

      Steven Naismith (Everton) Assists Shot at 76'

      75'

      Bryan Oviedo (Everton) Blocked Pass at 75'

      73'

      Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion) Free Kick at 73'

      73'

      Stéphane Sessegnon (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

      73'

      Attempt blocked. Phil Jagielka (Everton) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Leighton Baines with a cross.

      73'

      Leighton Baines (Everton) Assists Shot at 73'

      72'

      Corner, Everton. Conceded by Craig Gardner.

      72'

      Muhamed Besic (Everton) Corner Kick at 72'

      72'

      Attempt blocked. Muhamed Besic (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku.

      72'

      Romelu Lukaku (Everton) Assists Shot at 72'

      71'

      Chris Baird (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 71'

      70'

      Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion) Blocked Pass at 70'

      70'

      Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion) Free Kick at 70'

      70'

      Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Graham Dorrans replaces Saido Berahino.

      69'

      Offside, Everton. Muhamed Besic tries a through ball, but Romelu Lukaku is caught offside.

      67'

      Muhamed Besic (Everton) Blocked Pass at 67'

      66'

      Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion) Free Kick at 66'

      66'

      Offside, Everton. Romelu Lukaku tries a through ball, but Leighton Baines is caught offside.

      66'

      Craig Gardner (West Bromwich Albion) Blocked Pass at 66'

      65'

      Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Stéphane Sessegnon replaces James Morrison.

      65'

      Muhamed Besic (Everton) Throw In at 65'

      64'

      Corner, Everton. Conceded by Claudio Yacob.

      64'

      Muhamed Besic (Everton) Corner Kick at 64'

      64'

      Attempt blocked. Muhamed Besic (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku.

      64'

      Romelu Lukaku (Everton) Assists Shot at 64'

      63'

      Romelu Lukaku (Everton) Corner Kick at 63'

      63'

      Leighton Baines (Everton) Throw In at 63'

      62'

      Bryan Oviedo (Everton) Blocked Pass at 62'

      62'

      Leighton Baines (Everton) Throw In at 62'

      60'

      Seamus Coleman (Everton) Corner Kick at 60'

      60'

      Attempt blocked. Gareth Barry (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

      59'

      Corner, Everton. Conceded by Joleon Lescott.

      59'

      Ross Barkley (Everton) Corner Kick at 59'

      59'

      Attempt blocked. Ross Barkley (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

      58'

      James Morrison

      58'

      Gareth Barry (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

      58'

      Attempt blocked. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gareth Barry with a through ball.

      58'

      Gareth Barry (Everton) Assists Shot at 58'

      57'

      Gareth McAuley (West Bromwich Albion) Free Kick at 57'

      57'

      Victor Anichebe (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

      56'

      Seamus Coleman (Everton) Throw In at 56'

      56'

      Craig Gardner (West Bromwich Albion) Blocked Pass at 56'

      55'

      Attempt saved. Muhamed Besic (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Seamus Coleman.

      55'

      Seamus Coleman (Everton) Assists Shot at 55'

      54'

      Leighton Baines (Everton) Free Kick at 54'

      54'

      Romelu Lukaku (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

      53'

      Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion) Free Kick at 53'

      52'

      Bryan Oviedo

      52'

      Foul by Bryan Oviedo (Everton).

      52'

      Muhamed Besic (Everton) Throw In at 52'

      51'

      Leighton Baines (Everton) Throw In at 51'

      51'

      Seamus Coleman (Everton) Throw In at 51'

      50'

      Seamus Coleman (Everton) Corner Kick at 50'

      50'

      Chris Baird (West Bromwich Albion) Free Kick at 50'

      49'

      Gareth Barry

      49'

      Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

      49'

      Craig Gardner (West Bromwich Albion) Blocked Pass at 49'

      49'

      Bryan Oviedo (Everton) Throw In at 49'

      49'

      Andre Wisdom (West Bromwich Albion) Blocked Pass at 49'

      46'

      Start 2nd Half

      46'

      Substitution, Everton. Bryan Oviedo replaces Kevin Mirallas.

      46'

      Halftime

      46'

      Leighton Baines (Everton) Blocked Pass at 46'

      46'

      Chris Baird (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 46'

      46'

      Attempt blocked. Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

      45'

      Craig Gardner (West Bromwich Albion) Free Kick at 45'

      45'

      Foul by Muhamed Besic (Everton).

      44'

      Penalty missed! Still Everton 0, West Bromwich Albion 0. Kevin Mirallas (Everton) hits the left post with a right footed shot.

      42'

      Phil Jagielka (Everton) Free Kick at 42'

      42'

      Phil Jagielka (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

      41'

      Attempt missed. Craig Gardner (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Victor Anichebe.

      41'

      Victor Anichebe (West Bromwich Albion) Assists Shot at 41'

      41'

      Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion) Free Kick at 40'

      40'

      James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

      39'

      Chris Baird (West Bromwich Albion) Blocked Pass at 39'

      38'

      Attempt blocked. Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Victor Anichebe.

      38'

      Victor Anichebe (West Bromwich Albion) Assists Shot at 38'

      37'

      Leighton Baines (Everton) Blocked Pass at 37'

      37'

      Chris Baird (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 37'

      35'

      Phil Jagielka (Everton) Free Kick at 35'

      35'

      Phil Jagielka (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

      35'

      Attempt blocked. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Mirallas.

      35'

      Kevin Mirallas (Everton) Assists Shot at 35'

      33'

      Muhamed Besic (Everton) Assists Shot at 33'

      33'

      Attempt missed. Steven Naismith (Everton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Muhamed Besic.

      33'

      Attempt missed. Muhamed Besic (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

      30'

      Leighton Baines (Everton) Throw In at 30'

      29'

      Joel Robles (Everton) Free Kick at 29'

      29'

      Offside, West Bromwich Albion. Gareth McAuley tries a through ball, but Craig Gardner is caught offside.

      29'

      Craig Gardner (West Bromwich Albion) Free Kick at 29'

      28'

      Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

      28'

      Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion) Free Kick at 28'

      27'

      Offside, Everton. Steven Naismith tries a through ball, but Leighton Baines is caught offside.

      27'

      Corner, Everton. Conceded by Chris Baird.

      27'

      Muhamed Besic (Everton) Corner Kick at 27'

      27'

      Attempt blocked. Muhamed Besic (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gareth Barry.

      27'

      Gareth Barry (Everton) Assists Shot at 27'

      26'

      Leighton Baines (Everton) Throw In at 26'

      26'

      James Morrison (West Bromwich Albion) Blocked Pass at 26'

      25'

      Chris Baird (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 25'

      24'

      Attempt saved. Kevin Mirallas (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

      23'

      Leighton Baines (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

      22'

      Chris Baird (West Bromwich Albion) Free Kick at 22'

      22'

      Victor Anichebe (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

      21'

      John Stones (Everton) Free Kick at 21'

      21'

      Steven Naismith (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

      20'

      Seamus Coleman (Everton) Throw In at 20'

      19'

      Seamus Coleman (Everton) Throw In at 19'

      18'

      Claudio Yacob (West Bromwich Albion) Blocked Pass at 18'

      17'

      Leighton Baines (Everton) Throw In at 17'

      17'

      Victor Anichebe (West Bromwich Albion) Blocked Pass at 16'

      16'

      Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion) Free Kick at 16'

      16'

      Offside, Everton. Gareth Barry tries a through ball, but Romelu Lukaku is caught offside.

      15'

      Leighton Baines (Everton) Free Kick at 15'

      15'

      Ross Barkley (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

      15'

      John Stones (Everton) Free Kick at 15'

      15'

      Seamus Coleman (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

      14'

      Andre Wisdom (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 14'

      13'

      Kevin Mirallas (Everton) Blocked Pass at 13'

      12'

      John Stones (Everton) Free Kick at 12'

      12'

      Gareth Barry (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

      11'

      Seamus Coleman (Everton) Throw In at 11'

      10'

      Leighton Baines (Everton) Throw In at 10'

      10'

      Attempt blocked. Kevin Mirallas (Everton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Leighton Baines.

      10'

      Leighton Baines (Everton) Assists Shot at 10'

      9'

      Attempt saved. Leighton Baines (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross Barkley.

      9'

      Ross Barkley (Everton) Assists Shot at 9'

      8'

      Andre Wisdom (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 8'

      8'

      Attempt saved. Kevin Mirallas (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Leighton Baines.

      8'

      Leighton Baines (Everton) Assists Shot at 8'

      6'

      Chris Baird (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 6'

      5'

      Chris Baird (West Bromwich Albion) Throw In at 5'

      4'

      Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) Blocked Pass at 4'

      4'

      Phil Jagielka (Everton) Throw In at 4'

      4'

      Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) Blocked Pass at 4'

      3'

      Leighton Baines (Everton) Corner Kick at 3'

      2'

      Leighton Baines (Everton) Throw In at 2'

      1'

      First Half begins.

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      Possession

      69%
      31%
      • Everton
      • West Bromwich Albion

      Shots

      17
      5

      Shots on target

      4
      0

      Fouls

      11
      12

      Corners

      8
      1

      Yellow Cards

      3
      2

      Red Cards

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      Head to Head

      Everton0 - 0West Brom
      West Brom0 - 2Everton
      West Brom1 - 1Everton
      Everton0 - 0West Brom
      Everton2 - 1West Brom
      West Brom2 - 0Everton

      Everton

      • 1Joel Robles
      • 6Phil Jagielka
      • 3Leighton Baines
      • 26John Stones
      • 23Seamus Coleman
      • 17Muhamed Besic
      • -> Arouna Koné
      • 20Ross Barkley
      • 11Kevin Mirallas
      • -> Bryan Oviedo
      • 18Gareth Barry
      • 14Steven Naismith
      • 10Romelu Lukaku
      • Subs
      • 29Luke Garbutt
      • 45Russell Griffiths
      • 2Tony Hibbert
      • 30Antolín Alcaraz
      • 35Conor McAleny

      West Brom

      • 1Ben Foster
      • 23Gareth McAuley
      • 4Chris Baird
      • 6Joleon Lescott
      • 2Andre Wisdom
      • 7James Morrison
      • -> Stephane Sessegnon
      • 18Saido Berahino
      • -> Graham Dorrans
      • 11Chris Brunt
      • 10Victor Anichebe
      • -> Brown Ideye
      • 8Craig Gardner
      • 5Claudio Yacob
      • Subs
      • 15Sébastien Pocognoli
      • 13Boaz Myhill
      • 30Giorgos Samaras
      • 25Craig Dawson

      Kevin Mirallas' penalty miss costs Everton in goalless draw

      Forward Kevin Mirallas' missed penalty cost Everton the chance of a first win in eight matches -- but what was more galling for home fans was the fact he took it in the first place.

      Whoever made the decision a minute before half-time needed to take a long hard look at themselves considering spot-kick regular Leighton Baines had previously scored 15 out of 16.

      Mirallas' withdrawal at the interval of the goalless draw at home to West Brom merely posed more questions as speculation continues to link the Belgium international, who has 18 months remaining on his contract, with a move away.

      Manager Roberto Martinez admitted in the wake of the forward's impressive display in last week's FA Cup exit at West Ham that the club had to satisfy the Belgian's ambitions for him to commit to a new contract, but considering his injury record the 27-year-old may have to consider if he still owes the Toffees something.

      A week is a long time in football and, after leaving the Upton Park pitch to rave reviews, Mirallas left Goodison under something of a cloud.

      That a missed penalty, and the whys and wherefores of who should have taken the kick, was the main talking point spoke volumes about the quality on show.

      Everton knew West Brom would be tough to break down under new manager Tony Pulis and so it should have come as no surprise to see the visitors employ a 4-5-1 formation with Saido Berahino, with six goals in three matches, posted wide left to curtail full-back Seamus Coleman's forward runs.

      Pulis came for -- and left with -- a point which extended his unbeaten run since taking over to three matches, although one of those was against non-league Gateshead in the FA Cup.

      His first task on replacing Alan Irvine was to make the Baggies difficult to beat -- something of a trademark for the experienced manager -- and he has done that with no goals conceded on his short reign.

      The draw took them three points clear of the relegation zone and has given them a platform on which to build.

      Everton are only a point ahead, having taken just two points from a possible 18, and the chorus of boos when Martinez replaced midfielder Muhamed Besic, comfortably their best player, with striker Arouna Kone late on and also at full-time was an indicator of how frustrated the locals are.

      The football has not been anywhere near what they expect after some brilliant performances last season and, while it has not all been their own fault, they have to turn things around.

      Martinez has officially complained about a lack of decisions going Everton's way and referee Mike Oliver's leniency in allowing James Morrison and particularly Craig Gardner to get away with hard and late challenges on Seamus Coleman and Ross Barkley respectively did not help the manager's early mood.

      In truth there was little else for Oliver or indeed anyone else to get too agitated about until the final minute of the half, with Mirallas' free-kick comfortably held by goalkeeper Ben Foster and Joel Robles saving from Gardner's offside half-volley.

      It appeared the mediocrity would be broken in the 44th minute when former Toffee Joleon Lescott handled Romelu Lescott's chest trap, but Mirallas -- so deadly from 20-plus yards but apparently much less so from 12 -- hit the foot of a post and the ball spun behind.

      The half-time video message from Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone, urging the crowd to generate some atmosphere as filming took place for Rocky spin-off movie Creed, was an optimistic one considering what had gone before but, somewhat fittingly, Everton did show a bit more appetite for a fight.

      It was without Mirallas, however, who did not appear for the second half.

      Ross Barkley, Lukaku and Besic (twice) all had shots deflected behind but Foster barely had a save to make.

      The same was true of his counterpart Robles, but West Brom's priorities lie elsewhere.

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