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  • English Barclays Premier League
  • 30 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • Goodison Park
  • Attendance: 31,376
EvertonEvertonvWest BromWest Brom
2
  • Baines, 29
  • Baines, pen 45+2
1
  • Long, 65

live commentary

94 mins:FULL-TIME: EVERTON 2-1 WEST BROM

92 mins:Everton are looking to count down the clock and get the three points their performance has deserved

90 mins:There will be four minutes added time to be played

88 mins:Everton are back on top and West Brom's attempts to get back into it have died down. The home side have bossed the game and Tim Howard hasn't really had anything to do.

85 mins: Victor Anichebe replaced by Nikica Jelavic

84 mins: Steven Pienaar finds space in the area and his shot rebounds off the post and drops to Leon Osman, who hits it over the bar from eight yards out

82 mins: Steven Pienaar with a curling free kick from the left hand side of the area that Ben Foster does well to save

80 mins: Graham Dorrans shown a yellow card

77 mins: Jerome Thomas replaced by Markus Rosenberg

76 mins: Marouane Fellaini finds space on the edge of the area but he shoots well wide of the target

75 mins:West Brom are looking very dangerous now going forward as Shane Long is supporting Romelu Lukaku. It has turned into an end-to-end game

72 mins: Leon Osman again looking dangerous as he curls a shot just over the bar, but there were team-mates in better positions.

70 mins: Leon Osman goes down in the box and Everton call for a penalty, but the referee gives nothing

68 mins:West Brom have a free kick 25 yards out that Graham Dorrans hits and it rebounds off the crossbar

66 mins: Kevin Mirallas replaced by Darron Gibson

65 mins:GOAL. Everton 2-1 WEST BROM, a goal from Shane Long. The striker is able to head into an empty net after a defensive howler from Johnny Heitinga. He failed to clear after Romelu Lukaku rounded the keeper

64 mins: Shane Long sets up Romelu Lukaku and his shot is blocked by Johnny Heitinga

63 mins: James Morrison has been replaced by Shane Long

62 mins: Claudio Yacob shown a yellow card

60 mins:It is the visitors who are enjoying more of the possession in the second half, but they are not creating anything and Everton have had the chances

59 mins:Everton take the set-piece and Ben Foster has to save again, this time from a Steven Pienaar effort that was hit straight at the keeper

58 mins: Kevin Mirallas gets a shot in for Everton and Ben Foster has to get down low to tip it behind for a corner

56 mins:West Brom get their first corner of the match but cannot do anything with it. Very dissapointing.

53 mins:West Brom have seen more of the ball in the second half but Everton look well organised and difficult to break down

51 mins: Romelu Lukaku does really well to shrug off the defender and puts a dangerous ball into the box, but no Baggies players have made any attempt to get forward and support him

49 mins:A slow start to the second half, like how the first 45 minutes opened, but West Brom are showing some spirit

47 mins:Romelu Lukaku finds space and has a shot that flies over Tim Howard's goal

45 mins:Everton get the second half underway

48 mins:HALF-TIME: EVERTON 2-0 WEST BROM

47 mins:GOAL. EVERTON 2-0 West Brom, a second from Leighton Baines. He tucked home the penalty

46 mins:A penalty to Everton as Victor Anichebe brought down by Claudio Yacob

45 mins:Three minutes of added time to be added on

43 mins: George Thorne replaced by Claudio Yacob

42 mins:The stretcher is coming on and it looks like George Thorne's game is over

41 mins:The game is held up as George Thorne down and requires treatment

39 mins:Everton have allowed West Brom back into the game a bit more. It has been an even period with no opportunities created

36 mins:West Brom are struggling as Everton make all the running. Romelu Lukaku is getting caught offside far too many times.

35 mins:Everton win a corner and Leighton Baines's ball into the box causes havoc among the visitors' defence

33 mins:The away side are holding on as Everton continue to ratchet up the pressure

32 mins:The hosts got the lead they deserved for their dominance. West Brom might need to change their tactics to get back into the game.

29 mins:GOAL. EVERTON 1-0 West Brom, a goal from Leighton Baines. The left-back makes progress into the area and hits a powerful shot into the top corner.

25 mins: Romelu Lukaku thinks he's through on goal but the linesman's flag is up for offside

24 mins:Everton have got themselves on top and the Goodison Park faithful are getting behind them now

21 mins:A long ball played to Sylvain Distin who knocks it down for Marouane Fellaini, and his shot hits the post

18 mins: Victor Anichebe puts a block in and it richochets only just over Ben Foster's goal. Almost a fluke goal for the Everton man.

16 mins:It has been a slow opening period as both sides look happy to defend and break quickly on the counter - the effect is both neutralising each other

13 mins:Everton are able to dominate possession as West Brom sit back and look to frustrate their hosts

11 mins: Kevin Mirallas sparks into life as the game improves and he hits a long-range strike just wide of the target

9 mins:Good work from Romelu Lukaku on the left ends with Graham Dorrans in the centre trying a shot that hits Sylvain Distin

8 mins: Marouane Fellaini goes for a long-range strike that Jonas Olsson does very well to block

6 mins:The first corner of the game sees a call for free-kick following a Kevin Mirallas cross, but nothing is given and the ball is cleared

5 mins:The two sides are just feeling each other out with very little action on the pitch

3 mins:A slow start by both teams. The big team news is Nikica Jelavic left out of Everton's starting line-up after seven league games without a goal

West Brom kick off the match

3 mins:West Brom: Foster, Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Popov, Morrison, Dorrans, Thorne, Brunt, Thomas, Lukaku. Subs: Myhill, Yacob, Ridgewell, Rosenberg, Long, Tamas, Fortune.

2 mins:Everton: Howard, Jagielka, Heitinga, Distin, Baines, Mirallas, Neville, Osman, Pienaar, Fellaini, Anichebe. Subs: Mucha, Gibson, Jelavic, Oviedo, Naismith, Hitzlsperger, Gueye

1 mins:Welcome to the live text commentary feed of the game between Everton and West Brom from Goodison Park.

  • English Barclays Premier League
  • 30 January 2013, 7:45pm
  • Goodison Park
  • Attendance: 31,376
EvertonEvertonvWest BromWest Brom
2
  • Baines, 29
  • Baines, pen 45+2
1
  • Long, 65

match report

Everton continued their upward trend of form after beating West Brom 2-1, with a Leighton Baines double enough to delight a Goodison crowd disappointed by news that a deal to sign Leroy Fer had been cancelled.

Baines was the best player on show as he linked impressively with Steven Pienaar all evening, scoring a rocket from the edge of the area and then converting a penalty before Shane Long pulled one back.

However, Everton held on and have now lost just one of their last 11 games, whilst the Baggies continue their slump and drop to ninth in the table.

The game's first chance came after 16 minutes in bizarre circumstances when Victor Anichebe overran the ball and slid in on the defender, his tackle sending the ball inches over the bar.

Three minutes later Marouane Fellaini, who was operating in a deeper role than recently, hit the post. A long ball was nodded down by Sylvain Distin, and the Belgian turned his man before firing at the angle of post and bar.

By now, Everton were in complete control of the game, but it took a switch in tactics from David Moyes to make the difference. He switched Kevin Mirallas to the right wing, allowing Pienaar to link up with Baines.

It took until just before the half-hour mark before the goal came, Baines powering forward and hitting a rocket into the top corner, which Ben Foster could only get a hand to.

In added time before the break following a serious-looking injury to George Thorne, Everton doubled their lead. Substitute Claudio Yacob bundled over Anichebe in the box, and Baines slotted home the penalty, sending Foster the wrong way.

After a quiet start to the second half Everton had two chances in a minute on the hour. First Mirallas forced Foster into a diving stop, and then from the resultant corner Pienaar shot straight at the England keeper.

Long was introduced by Steve Clarke, and he had an almost instant impact. Romelu Lukaku rounded Tim Howard and his shot was inexplicably mis-controlled by Johnny Heitinga, allowing Long to head home.

Less than three minutes later, West Brom almost equalised when Graham Dorrans hit the bar with a free kick.

Everton felt that they deserved a penalty when Anichebe was tugged down. Pienaar forced Foster to tip over a free kick, and then Leon Osman was guilty of a woeful miss after the ball rebounded off the post from Pienaar's deflected effort but it mattered little when the final whistle came.

team line-up

24Tim Howard
3Leighton Baines
15Sylvain Distin
5Johnny Heitinga
6Phil Jagielka
22Steven Pienaar
18Philip Neville
21Leon Osman
25Marouane Fellaini
28Victor Anichebe84
11Kevin Mirallas65

substitutes

1Ján Mucha
8Bryan Oviedo
4Darron Gibson65
7Nikica Jelavic84
16Thomas Hitzlsperger
19Magaye Gueye
14Steven Naismith

referee

Michael Oliver

team line-up

1Ben Foster
28Billy Jones
4Goran Popov
23Gareth McAuley
3Jonas Olsson
11Chris Brunt
15George Thorne43
17Graham Dorrans
14Jerome Thomas77
7James Morrison62
20Romelu Lukaku

substitutes

9Shane Long62
8Markus Rosenberg77
32Marc-Antoine Fortuné
30Gabriel Tamas
13Boaz Myhill
5Claudio Yacob43
6Liam Ridgewell

referee

Michael Oliver

match stats

possession %5544
shots on target62
shots off target73
corners52
tackles won1318
offsides26