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EVERTON v WEST BROMWICH ALBION
Barclays Premier League
Monday 19th January 2015, 8:00pm
Goodison Park

MATCH NOTES

The game will be the 161st league and cup meeting between Albion and Everton. The Toffees currently lead the way in the victory stakes with 66 wins compared to Albion's 58.

The Baggies' last game on this date came in 2013 when goals from Chris Brunt and Peter Odemwingie saw the Baggies come from two goals down to draw 2-2 against Aston Villa at The Hawthorns. The club's last win on this date came in 1991, Gary Bannister and Craig Shakespeare scoring the goals that gave Albion a 2-0 win at home to Oxford United in a Second Division clash. A full run down of Albion's record on this date over the years can be found here

Everton's last game on January 19 came in 2009 when they drew 1-1 with Liverpool in the Merseyside derby at Anfield. Their last league win on this date came 58 years ago, the Toffees beating Luton Town 2-1 in a First Division clash at Goodison Park.

The Baggies have won just two of their last 25 league games at Goodison Park.

Everton are currently seven games without a win and have won just one of their last 12 games.

Albion's last six games: Hull City (H) 1-0; Gateshead (H, FAC) 7-0; West Ham United (A) 1-1; Stoke City (A) 0-2; Manchester City (H) 1-3; Queens Park Rangers (A) 2-3.

Everton's last six games: West Ham United (A, FAC) 2-2, (8-9 on pens); Manchester City (H) 1-1; West Ham United (H, FAC) 1-1; Hull City (A) 0-2; Newcastle United (A) 2-3; Stoke City (H) 0-1.

TEAM NEWS

Albion

In-form striker Saido Berahino is available for selection with his court appearance due for the morning of the match having now taken place last week.

Baggies' boss Tony Pulis will be without Youssouf Mulumbu and Jason Davidson who are currently away with their countries for the Africa Cup of Nations and Asia Cup, respectively.

Jonas Olsson is edging closer to a first team return following his Achilles injury but is not yet available for selection.

Everton

Aiden McGeady will miss the match due to the red card he picked up in the FA Cup defeat to West Ham United on Tuesday.

James McCarthy (hamstring), Darron Gibson (knee), Tim Howard (calf), Steven Pienaar (knee) and Leon Osman (shin/foot) are all missing for the hosts whilst Sylvain Distin (groin) and Tony Hibbert (muscle) face late tests.

MATCH ODDS

Result

Albion Win: 19/5, Everton Win: 5/6, Draw: 23/10.

First Goalscorer

Albion: Berahino 15/2, Anichebe 9/1, Ideye 10/1, Samaras 10/1, Blanco 12/1, Sessegnon 12/1, Gardner 14/1, Varela 14/1, Brunt 20/1, Morrison 20/1, Dorrans 20/1, Dawson 33/1, McAuley 33/1, Lescott 33/1.

Everton: Lukaku 9/2, Kone 6/1, Eto'o 6/1, Naismith 7/1, Mirallas 8/1, Barkley 9/1, Baines 11/1, Besic 20/1, Coleman 20/1, Oviedo 25/1, Barry 25/1, Jagielka 25/1, Alcaraz 28/1, Garbutt 33/1.

No goalscorer: 17/2.

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REFEREE

Michael Oliver (Northumberland)

Oliver has refereed two Albion games so far this season - last month's 0-0 draw at Hull City and the 2-1 defeat at Liverpool in October.

He officiated four Albion games last season - the 3-3 draw at home to Cardiff in March, the 1-1 draw at home to Everton in January, the 2-2 draw with Aston Villa at The Hawthorns in November and the 2-1 win at Manchester United in September.

The Northumberland official has taken charge of two Everton games during 2014/15 - the 2-1 defeat at Spurs in November and the 3-2 defeat at home to Crystal Palace in September.

Oliver has issued 75 yellow cards and four red in the 20 games he has officiated so far this season.

A full run-down of Oliver's history refereeing the Baggies can be found here

WEATHER FORECAST

Light cloud, 2C.

FIXTURE HISTORY

The very first meeting of the clubs took place in April 1888 in a friendly match at Anfield, the Baggies running out 1-0 winners thanks to a goal from Jem Bayliss.

Both Albion and Everton are founder members of the Football League and the first competitive meeting between the two sides came during the league's inaugural season in 1888/89. The first game took place at Everton's Anfield Road ground in December, Albion running out 4-1 winners thanks to two goals from Billy Bassett and one apiece from Walter Perry and William Hendry. The return game at Stoney Lane saw Albion complete the double over the Merseysiders thanks to a 1-0 win in what was the last game of the season, Fred Crabtree the goalscorer.

Albion's biggest victory against Everton came in December 1935 at The Hawthorns, legendary striker William 'G' Richardson scoring two of the goals in a 6-1 stroll.

Other big wins for the Baggies' include 6-2 in March 1960 when Derek Kevan scored five of the goals, 5-0 in 1923 and 5-2 in 1919.

The Toffees' best result against Albion is 7-1, achieved in 1893 at Goodison Park, Jack Southworth scoring six of the Everton goals.

Everton have also recorded 6-1, 6-2 and 6-3 victories against the Baggies over the years.

Albion have beaten Everton four times at The Hawthorns in Premier League action, only against Sunderland (5) have the Baggies won more games against a team at home.

The Baggies have won just two of their last 25 league games at Goodison Park.

A full fixture history between the two teams can be found here

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

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Saturday 23 August 2008 - Albion 1-2 Everton - Premier League - The Hawthorns
Sunday 7 May 2006 - Everton 2-2 Albion - Premier League - Goodison Park
Saturday 19 November 2005 - Albion 4-0 Everton - Premier League - The Hawthorns
Sunday 3 April 2005 - Albion 1-0 Everton - Premier League - The Hawthorns
Saturday 28 August 2004 - Everton 2-1 Albion - Premier League - Goodison Park
Wednesday 11 January 1989 - Everton 1-0 Albion - FA Cup 3rd Round Replay - Goodison Park
Saturday 7 January 1989 - Albion 1-1 Everton - FA Cup 3rd Round - The Hawthorns
Tuesday 16 April 1985 - Everton 4-1 Albion - First Division - Goodison Park
Wednesday 24 September 1980 - Everton 1-2 Albion - League Cup 3rd Round - Goodison Park
Saturday 1 December 1979 - Albion 1-1 Everton - First Division - The Hawthorns
Saturday 2 September 1972 - Everton 1-0 Albion - First Division - Goodison Park
Saturday 18 May 1968 - Albion 1-0 Everton - FA Cup Final - Wembley Stadium

LAST MEETING AT GOODISON PARK

Everton 0-0 Albion
Barclays Premier League
Saturday 24th August 2013, 3:00pm

Everton: Howard; Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines; Mirallas (Naismith 72), Osman, Fellaini, Pienaar; Barkley, Jelavic (Kone 72). Subs not used: Robles (gk), Heitinga, Deulofeu, Stones, Anichebe.

Booked: Barkley 85 (foul)

Albion: Foster (L Daniels 77); Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Rosenberg (Vydra 66), Mulumbu, Yacob, Dorrans; Morrison; Long (Brunt 81). Subs not used: Lugano, Berahino, Sinclair, Popov.

Booked: Mulumbu 28 (deliberate handball)

Attendance: 36,410

Referee: Roger East (Wiltshire)

Marouane Fellaini went the closest to scoring as new Everton boss Roberto Martinez was kept waiting for his first win by dogged West Brom. The midfielder, subject of an approach from Manchester United this week, struck the post late on as Everton created the better chances of a tight Barclays Premier League contest at Goodison Park. A Seamus Coleman cross-cum-shot also rattled the woodwork as the game entered injury time but the Baggies held on for a point in a lively finish.

Martinez will again feel frustrated after his side were held at Norwich in their season opener but there were plenty of encouraging signs for the Spaniard. For West Brom, who also remain winless, there are more concerns with Steve Clarke's team looking toothless in the absence of striker Nicolas Anelka, who is on indefinite compassionate leave.

Everton always looked confident and only their lack of a killer touch in front of goal let them down. The hosts pieced together their first promising move after six minutes when Steven Pienaar got a header on target from a Kevin Mirallas cross, although Ben Foster's save looked over-flamboyant. Pienaar tested Foster again with a low shot from outside the area soon after and Ross Barkley, confidence no doubt swelled after last week's fine performance and goal against Norwich, drove across goal. It took 25 minutes for West Brom to create a chance but Youssouf Mulumbu curled well wide from a Graham Dorrans cut-back. Everton threatened again from a free-kick but Mirallas blasted into the wall and Barkley blazed well over. Mirallas showed great skill to take a touch and then shoot from the edge of the area after a good run by Coleman but Foster tipped over. The game became niggly as both sides felt they were harshly penalised for fouls by referee Roger East, who began to attract the ire of supporters. The visitors had another chance when James Morrison shot wide but they finished the first half on the back foot, scrambling clear again after a Nikica Jelavic header.

Everton began the second half determined to make their superiority count but Jelavic was unable to turn in a low cross from Leighton Baines, who was also subject of a failed bid by United this week. West Brom breathed again when Coleman drove a similarly dangerous ball through the area from the opposite side. Barkley stuck a sweet left-foot shot from the edge of the area but Foster saved low to his right and Fellaini miscued the rebound. Everton maintained the tempo with Mirallas shooting straight at Foster after turning inside the area. The hosts began to grow frustrated and were almost caught out on the counter-attack when Morrison connected well from distance but Tim Howard made his first significant save. Everton almost paid the price for some sloppiness 15 minutes from time when substitute Steven Naismith was robbed by Morrison, who quickly set up Long, but again Howard saved well. West Brom boss Steve Clarke was forced to change his goalkeeper 12 minutes from time as Foster limped off. Luke Daniels took his place and was beaten all ends up as Fellaini brilliantly took a Phil Jagielka cross on his chest and dabbed past, only for the ball to rebound off the post. Arouna Kone, sent on to add fresh impetus to the Everton attack, almost stole in as West Brom struggled to clear but Daniels recovered to smother his attempt. West Brom had a scare with 90 minutes on the clock when Coleman's cross dipped over Daniels and struck the bar, while Everton also appealed unsuccessfully for a penalty after a Barkley shot struck Billy Jones.

Sporting Life

CURRENT CONNECTIONS

Victor Anichebe started his career in Everton's academy system, progressing to sign his first professional contract with the club in April 2006. He spent a further seven years at Goodison Park before making a 5million move to The Hawthorns in September 2013.

Albion defender Joleon Lescott had a three year spell at Goodison Park after joining from Wolves in June 2006. He left for Manchester City in August 2009 for a reported fee of 22million.

Romelu Lukaku spent the 2012/13 season on loan at The Hawthorns from Chelsea, hitting 17 goals in the process. He joined Everton, again on a season long loan, on transfer deadline day 2013 before he made a permanent 28 million move to Goodison Park in July 2014.

PAST CONNECTIONS

Amongst the players to have turned out at various levels for both clubs are: Brett Angell, Laurie Bell, Walter Boyes, David Burrows, John Cameron, Kevin Campbell, Stan Davies, Thomas Dilly, Peter Eastoe, Albert Flewitt, Tony Grant, Andy Gray, Asa Hartford, Paul Holmes, William Jordan, Kevin Kilbane, Andy King, Ken McNaught, Bruce Rankin, Sid Rawlings, Fred Rouse, John Thomas, Mickey Thomas, Imre Varadi and Steve Watson.

Former Baggies' boss Alan Irvine joined Everton in 1981 from Scottish club Queens Park. He spent three years with the Toffees before leaving for Crystal Palace in 1984. Irvine returned to Goodison Park in 2002 as assistant to David Moyes, a role he held for five years before he left to take over as Preston North End's manager. He returned to Everton once more in 2011 to work with the club's academy. Wilf Dixon was a trainer at both clubs.

ALL-TIME LEAGUE & CUP RECORD VS EVERTON

 VENUE P W D  L F A
 Home 77 40 19 18 150 88
 Away 80 16 17 47 97 168
 Neutral 3 2 0 1 3 2
 Total 160 58 36 66 250 258

LAST TEN MATCHES AGAINST EVERTON

 DATE  COMPETITION H/A F-A  GOALSCORERS      GATE
 Sat 13 Sep 2014  Premier League H 0-2  Lukaku, Mirallas     23,567
 Mon 20 Jan 2014  Premier League H 1-1  Lugano - Mirallas     24,184
 Sat 24 Aug 2013  Premier League A 0-0       36,410
 Wed 30 Jan 2013  Premier League A 1-2  Long - Baines 2 (1 pen)     31,376
 Sat 01 Sep 2012  Premier League H 2-0  Long, McAuley     25,383
 Sat 31 Mar 2012  Premier League A 0-2  McAuley (og), Anichebe     32,051
 Sun 01 Jan 2012  Premier League H 0-1  Anichebe     23,038
 Wed 21 Sep 2011  League Cup A 1-2 aet  Brunt (pen) - Fellaini, Neville     17,647
 Sat 14 May 2011  Premier League H 1-0  Mulumbu     25,838
 Sat 27 Nov 2010  Premier League A 4-1  Scharner, Brunt, Tchoyi, Mulumbu - Cahill     35,237

 
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