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  • Date:31 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Goodison Park
  • Attendance:32,051
  • Gareth McAuley - og (17) Anichebe (67)
Goal!

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92:00 +2.00

Shot from 20 yards from James McFadden. Jonas Olsson gets a block in.

90:28 +0.28

Short corner taken by Leighton Baines.

89:35

Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Blocked by Leighton Baines.

89:20

Marouane Fellaini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Odemwingie. Free kick taken by Peter Odemwingie.

87:15

Long range effort by Peter Odemwingie goes wide right of the target.

86:20

James McFadden on for Nikica Jelavic.

86:01

Magaye Gueye takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.

85:44

Short corner taken by Leighton Baines from the left by-line.

85:14

Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Blocked by Jonas Olsson. Leighton Baines decides to take the corner short.

78:22

Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.

77:58

Marc-Antoine Fortune takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.

76:34

Simon Cox on for Chris Brunt.

74:39

Corner taken by Chris Brunt.

74:20

Peter Odemwingie takes a shot. Blocked by Johnny Heitinga.

73:56

Steven Pienaar takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Foster.

72:05

Somen Tchoyi goes off and Marc-Antoine Fortune comes on.

70:19

Gareth McAuley concedes a free kick for a foul on Nikica Jelavic. Steven Pienaar takes the free kick.

69:02

Shane Long has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

67:48

Victor Anichebe grabs a goal from just outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Everton 2-0 West Brom.Assist by Steven Pienaar.

66:22

Graham Dorrans is brought on as a substitute for Paul Scharner.

64:41

Jonas Olsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Pienaar. Jonas Olsson is cautioned. Nikica Jelavic produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

61:57

Tim Cahill goes off and Victor Anichebe comes on.

59:24

Unfair challenge on Liam Ridgewell by Tim Cahill results in a free kick. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick. Caution for Tim Cahill.

57:55

Keith Andrews has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

56:19

The referee blows for offside against Tim Cahill. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Foster.

53:58

Nikica Jelavic concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Ridgewell. Free kick taken by Ben Foster. Nikica Jelavic goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

52:48

Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.

52:38

Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. Blocked by Gareth McAuley.

49:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Odemwingie on Steven Pienaar. Tim Howard takes the direct free kick.

49:09

Nikica Jelavic challenges Gareth McAuley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Foster.

47:21

Paul Scharner concedes a free kick for a foul on Nikica Jelavic. Johnny Heitinga takes the direct free kick.

46:28

Marouane Fellaini has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

45:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nikica Jelavic on Gareth McAuley. Gareth McAuley restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

Magaye Gueye replaces Leon Osman.

42:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marouane Fellaini by Keith Andrews. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Leighton Baines, save by Ben Foster.

41:45

Paul Scharner is caught offside. Tim Howard takes the indirect free kick.

40:47

Peter Odemwingie takes a shot.

39:42

Steven Pienaar produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

38:20

Billy Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Pienaar. Free kick taken by Johnny Heitinga.

34:36

Nikica Jelavic challenges Jonas Olsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

28:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marouane Fellaini on Paul Scharner. Direct free kick taken by Gareth McAuley.

28:11

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines from the right by-line, save by Ben Foster.

27:59

Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. Ben Foster makes a save.

26:48

Paul Scharner takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard. Chris Brunt takes a shot.

26:23

Tim Cahill challenges Liam Ridgewell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Keith Andrews takes the direct free kick.

25:23

Keith Andrews concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Pienaar. Free kick taken by Leighton Baines.

17:44

Leon Osman takes a shot. Gareth McAuley puts the ball into his own net. Everton 1-0 West Brom.The assist for the goal came from Leon Osman.

15:45

Foul by Peter Odemwingie on Johnny Heitinga, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Tim Howard.

14:40

Nikica Jelavic takes a shot. Paul Scharner gets a block in.

14:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Billy Jones on Steven Pienaar. Steven Pienaar restarts play with the free kick.

11:07

Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt to the near post, Johnny Heitinga makes a clearance.

10:01

Inswinging corner taken by Darron Gibson, Ben Foster makes a save.

7:33

Shane Long concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Osman. Tony Hibbert restarts play with the free kick.

5:48

Peter Odemwingie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Phil Jagielka.

5:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Scharner on Tim Cahill. Free kick taken by Leighton Baines.

4:35

Shot from just outside the area by Darron Gibson goes over the bar.

2:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Billy Jones on Steven Pienaar. Steven Pienaar takes the free kick.

1:44

Leon Osman has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

Match Preview

Moyes all smiles Everton's recent performances have put a smile on the face of manager David Moyes, who admits he has been lifted by their results. The Toffees have lost just twice in 14 matches and having won at Swansea last weekend they booked an FA Cup semi-final slot against Liverpool with a midweek win over Sunderland. There has been a noticeable upturn since January and Moyes has even allowed himself to enjoy their last two games. "Certainly Swansea and Sunderland we played really well and hopefully the team have come into good form at the right time," said the Scot. "We have been on a decent run without it being great so there have been good signs. "It has been a good period for us. Things have been getting a little bit better but I've not always been delighted. "We have won some big games and I still didn't think we had played as well as I would have liked but the last couple of games I've been pleased I could come away and say `I'm having a bit of that'. "From that point of view I have enjoyed the performances, obviously the results have been great. "When you are a manager and you work and don't get many results, and have to come and speak to the media and explain how it didn't go so well, it is difficult. "You put in the work and the hours to try to get the results and I am not putting in any more work now than 12 weeks ago. "But if you don't get the results or the players are not performing then that is why you see me a bit miserable quite often because I want us to do well. "But when you play well as we have done recently, it lifts the manager." Moyes is pleasantly surprised the signings he made in January have paid off probably better than he expected. He signed Nikica Jelavic for #5.5million from Rangers and Darron Gibson from Manchester United for #500,000, bringing Steven Pienaar back to the club on loan from Tottenham and also Landon Donovan on a short-term deal from Los Angeles Galaxy. "I have never been a fan of signing people in January because I feel you don't get a good deal but we needed to do it," said the Toffees boss. Everton host West Brom, having lost to the Baggies just twice at home in the league in the last 56 years. The Toffees won at the Hawthorns on New Year's Day and Moyes thinks that possibly marked a turning point. "It was a really tight game but one we needed to win," he said. "They are always hard to break down, difficult to beat, really well drilled and organised." Roy Hodgson believes West Brom should use Everton as a yardstick for what can be achieved should they become an established Barclays Premier League club. Head coach Hodgson has helped the Baggies make virtually sure of a third successive season of top-flight football. They will go into the Goodison Park clash 11 points clear of the relegation zone and targeting a finishing position in the top half of the table. Hodgson said: "Everton are the team that teams like ourselves need to have in our sights as a guide as to what is required, to not only stay in this league but to consistently perform well in the league. "They are always the team just below the big-money teams, if we can call them that. Everton are always making life uncomfortable for them. "That's what I'd like to see us become if we can continue in the Premier League for some seasons to come." Albion have collected only one point from the last three games but Hodgson is adamant complacency has not crept into his squad now they are well clear of the bottom three. He said: "We haven't lost through complacency. We lost at Manchester United because we played a better team and played with 10 men for a large portion of the game. "There are eight games to go, I don't think we will suffer from complacency. "The question is 'have we got the quality to climb up that table and get ourselves nearer the top than the bottom?' and that remains to be seen. "But I don't doubt the players' desire to do that." Hodgson has been linked with a trio of players in the Rangers duo of Allan McGregor and Steven Naismith plus Dnipro midfielder Derek Boateng but is keeping his cards close to his chest. Hodgson will be forced into one change, with midfielder James Morrison likely to miss the rest of the season with a knee ligament injury. Paul Scharner and Graham Dorrans are in contention to replace the Scotland international. end

Formation:4411Manager: David Moyes

Everton

Formation: 442Manager: Roy Hodgson

West Brom

  • Tim Howard
  • Tony Hibbert
  • Phil Jagielka
  • Johnny Heitinga
  • Leighton Baines
  • Leon Osman
  • Darron Gibson
  • Marouane Fellaini
  • Steven Pienaar
  • Tim Cahill
  • Nikica Jelavic
  • SUBS
  • Jan Mucha
  • Denis Stracqualursi
  • James McFadden
  • Sylvain Distin
  • Phil Neville
  • Magaye Gueye
  • Victor Anichebe

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WDWLLW
  • Everton
  • VS
  • West Brom
  • WWWLDL

Last Meetings

  • West Brom
  • 0 - 1
  • Everton
  • 01/01/2012
  • West Brom
  • 1 - 0
  • Everton
  • 14/05/2011
  • Everton
  • 1 - 4
  • West Brom
  • 27/11/2010
  • Everton
  • 2 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 28/02/2009
  • West Brom
  • 1 - 2
  • Everton
  • 23/08/2008
  • Everton
  • 2 - 2
  • West Brom
  • 07/05/2006

Top Scorers

Everton

  • L Osman 3
  • V Anichebe 3
  • RR Drenthe 3
  • A Vellios 3
  • P Jagielka 2
  • N Jelavic 2
  • J Rodwell 2
  • T Cahill 1
  • T Howard 1
  • S Pienaar 1
  • L Baines 1
  • D Gibson 1
  • M Fellaini 1
  • D Stracqualursi 1

West Brom

  • PO Odemwingie 9
  • S Long 6
  • J Morrison 4
  • P Scharner 3
  • K Andrews 2
  • G McAuley 2
  • J Olsson 2
  • S Reid 1
  • J Thomas 1
  • M Fortune 1
  • C Brunt 1
  • S Tchoyi 1
  • G Dorrans 1
  • Y Mulumbu 1

Goals

Everton

    • Total goals 62
    • Goals per game 30
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

West Brom

    • Total goals 68
    • Goals per game 36
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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