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Martinez: Two points dropped

Everton boss Roberto Martinez felt that his side dropped two points, after conceding a goal 15 minutes from time in their 1-1 draw against West Brom at The Hawthorns.

Kevin Mirallas had given the Toffees a first-half lead before Diego Lugano headed the Baggies level on 75.

And Martinez said: "We are disappointed to concede the goal in the manner we did - defending a corner and trying to quickly counter-attack.

"For those reasons, we dropped two points but away from home, it is another point towards our tally.

"I think it is fair to say we started the game really well.

"When we got forward, we got rid of the pressure West Brom were putting on us and looked dangerous but when you get into a dangerous position, you need to have a two-goal cushion.

"It was a difficult pitch for the team in possession. It was forcing you to make the wrong decision and the wrong control."

A victory for Everton would have taken them fourth in the Premier League table.