Everton boss David Moyes offered no excuses after watching his side crash to a 4-1 defeat at home to West Brom.
The Baggies struck twice in each half of an eventful clash at Goodison Park to end a run of five games without a win, while the Toffees are now without a win in five.
Paul Scharner opened the scoring before Chris Brunt doubled the advantage with a brilliant free-kick.
Tim Cahill pulled one back but West Brom took advantage of the sending-off of Mikel Arteta to secure victory through Somen Tchoyi and a Youssouf Mulumbu effort which was deflected in by Sylvain Distin.
He said: "We didn't start well. We went a couple of goals down because of our poor start.
"You can play badly and maybe get away with it but we didn't get away with it today because we didn't pick up well enough."