Barclays Premier League
Saturday 13th February 2016, 3:00pm
Goodison Park


The game will be the 163rd league and cup meeting between Albion and Everton. The Toffees currently lead the way in the victory stakes with 67 wins compared to Albion's 58.

There have been 19 previous Premier League meetings with Everton winning ten and Albion five.

The Baggies' last game on this date took place in 2010 - a FA Cup 5th round clash away at Reading which ended in a 2-2 draw, Robert Koren and Joe Mattock the Albion goalscorers. The club's last win on February 13 came back in 2007, Paul McShane and Diomansy Kamara hitting the goals that gave Albion a 2-1 win against Colchester United in a Championship clash at Layer Road.

Everton's last game on this date took place in 2011 - the Toffees suffering a 2-0 Premier League defeat at Bolton Wanderers.

Albion have had 76 shots on target this season and averaged 39.8% possession - the lowest figures in the Premier League.

If he plays a part in the game, Albion midfielder Claudio Yacob will make his 100th league appearance for the club, becoming the 10th player to make 100 Premier League appearances for the Baggies.

Albion's last six games: Peterborough United (A, FAC) 1-1 (4-3 on pens), Newcastle United (A) 0-1; Swansea City (H) 1-1; Peterborough United (H, FAC) 2-2; Aston Villa (H) 0-0; Bristol City (A, FAC) 1-0.

Everton's last six games: Stoke City (A) 3-0; Newcastle United (H) 3-0; Carlisle United (A, FAC) 3-0; Manchester City (A, LC) 1-3; Swansea City (H) 1-2; Chelsea (A) 3-3.



Albion will be without defender Gareth McAuley after he suffered a hamstring injury in Wednesday's FA Cup clash at Peterborough. He joins Callum McManaman (ankle) and James Morrison (hamstring) on the sidelines.

Jonny Evans, Craig Dawson and Chris Brunt are all doubtful for the trip to Merseyside but the on-loan duo of Alex Pritchard and Sandro return to the squad after missing the game at Peterborough.


John Stones (hamstring) and Tim Howard (knee) face fitness tests ahead of the Goodison Park clash with both players having missed the last two matches.

Muhamed Besic, Tyias Browning and Tony Hibbert remain out but recent signing Oumar Niasse could make his debut.



Albion Win: 6/1, Everton Win: 8/15, Draw: 11/4.

First Goalscorer

Albion: Rondon 9/1, Lambert 10/1, Berahino 10/1, Anichebe 10/1, Pritchard 12/1, Sessegnon 12/1, McClean 14/1, Gardner 16/1, Fletcher 20/1, Brunt 25/1, Dawson 25/1, Sandro 25/1, Yacob 40/1.

Everton: Lukaku 10/3, Kone 9/2, Niasse 9/2, Barkley 9/2, Mirallas 6/1, Deulofeu 7/1, Lennon 15/2, Cleverley 8/1, Baines 12/1, Osman 12/1, Pienaar 12/1, Barry 16/1, Funes Mori 16/1, Coleman 16/1, McCarthy 20/1, Oviedo 25/1, Jagielka 25/1, Galloway 30/1, Stones 30/1.

No goalscorer: 10/1.



Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)
Assistant Referees:
Simon Bennett (Staffordshire) & Adrian Holmes (West Yorkshire)
Fourth Official:
Neil Swarbrick (Lancashire)

Oliver has refereed one Albion game so far this season - the 1-0 win at Stoke City in August.

He officiated four Albion games last season - the 1-0 win over Stoke at The Hawthorns in March, the 0-0 draw at Everton in January, December's 0-0 draw at Hull City and the 2-1 defeat at Liverpool in October.

The Northumberland official has taken charge of three Everton games during 2015/16 - last month's 1-1 draw with Spurs at Goodison Park, their 4-0 win at home against Aston Villa in November and the 3-0 win at Southampton in August.

He has refereed three previous Albion v Everton games - the 0-0 draw at Goodison Park in January 2015, the 1-1 draw at The Hawthorns in January 2014 and Albion's 2-1 defeat at Everton in January 2013.

Oliver has issued 69 yellow cards and five red in the 21 games he has officiated so far this season.

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


Albion have been allocated 1,800 tickets for the match priced at £36 adults, £23 seniors (65+) and £18 juniors (under-16).

They will be on sale to travelling supporters on matchday from the Bullens Road ticket office.


Light cloud, 6°C.


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 (6) have the Baggies won more games against a team at home.

The Baggies have won just two of their last 27 league games at Goodison Park.

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


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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
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


Everton 0-0 Albion
Barclays Premier League
Monday 19th January 2015, 8:00pm

Everton: Joel, Baines, Jagielka, Stones, Coleman, Besic (Kone 79), Barry, Barkley, Mirallas (Oviedo 45), Naismith, Lukaku. Subs not used: Griffiths, Hibbert, Garbutt, Alcaraz, McAleny.

Booked: Barry 49 (foul), Oviedo 52 (foul), Besic 77 (foul) 

Albion: Foster, Wisdom, McAuley, Lescott, Baird, Gardner, Brunt, Yacob, Morrison (Sessegnon 65), Anichebe (Ideye 79), Berahino (Dorrans 70). Subs not used: Myhill, Pocognoli, Dawson, Samaras. 

Booked: Morrison 58 (foul), Dorrans 90 (foul)

Attendance: 34,739

Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland)

Forward Kevin Mirallas' missed penalty cost Everton the chance of a first win in eight matches - but what was more galling for home fans was the fact he took it in the first place. Whoever made the decision a minute before half-time needed to take a long hard look at themselves considering spot-kick regular Leighton Baines had previously scored 15 out of 16. Mirallas' withdrawal at the interval of the goalless draw merely posed more questions as speculation continues to link the Belgium international, who has 18 months remaining on his contract, with a move away. Manager Roberto Martinez admitted in the wake of the forward's impressive display in last week's FA Cup exit at West Ham that the club had to satisfy the Belgian's ambitions for him to commit to a new contract, but considering his injury record the 27-year-old may have to consider if he still owes the Toffees something. A week is a long time in football and, after leaving the Upton Park pitch to rave reviews, Mirallas left Goodison under something of a cloud. That a missed penalty, and the whys and wherefores of who should have taken the kick, was the main talking point spoke volumes about the quality on show.

Everton knew West Brom would be tough to break down under new manager Tony Pulis and so it should have come as no surprise to see the visitors employ a 4-5-1 formation with Saidho Berahino, with six goals in three matches, posted wide left to curtail full-back Seamus Coleman's forward runs. Pulis came for - and left with - a point which extended his unbeaten run since taking over to three matches, although one of those was against non-league Gateshead in the FA Cup. His first task on replacing Alan Irvine was to make the Baggies difficult to beat - something of a trademark for the experienced manager - and he has done that with no goals conceded on his short reign.  The draw took them three points clear of the relegation zone and has given them a platform on which to build. Everton are only a point ahead, having taken just two points from a possible 18, and the chorus of boos when Martinez replaced midfielder Muhamed Besic, comfortably their best player, with striker Arouna Kone late on and also at full-time was an indicator of how frustrated the locals are. The football has not been anywhere near what they expect after some brilliant performances last season and, while it has not all been their own fault, they have to turn things around. Martinez has officially complained about a lack of decisions going Everton's way and referee Mike Oliver's leniency in allowing James Morrison and particularly Craig Gardner to get away with hard and late challenges on Seamus Coleman and Ross Barkley respectively did not help the manager's early mood. In truth there was little else for Oliver or indeed anyone else to get too agitated about until the final minute of the half, with Mirallas' free-kick comfortably held by goalkeeper Ben Foster and Joel Robles saving from Gardner's offside half-volley. It appeared the mediocrity would be broken in the 44th minute when former Toffee Joleon Lescott handled Romelu Lescott's chest trap, but Mirallas - so deadly from 20-plus yards but apparently much less so from 12 - hit the foot of a post and the ball spun behind. The half-time video message from Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone, urging the crowd to generate some atmosphere as filming took place for Rocky spin-off movie Creed, was an optimistic one considering what had gone before but, somewhat fittingly, Everton did show a bit more appetite for a fight. It was without Mirallas, however, who did not appear for the second half. Ross Barkley, Lukaku and Besic (twice) all had shots deflected behind but Foster barely had a save to make. The same was true of his counterpart Robles, but West Brom's priorities lie elsewhere.

Sporting Life


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.

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.


Amongst the players to have turned out at various levels for both clubs are: Brett Angell, Laurie Bell, William Bowser, Walter Boyes, David Burrows, John Cameron, Kevin Campbell, Llew Davies, Stan Davies, Thomas Dilly, Peter Eastoe, Albert Flewitt, Tony Grant, Andy Gray, Philip Griffiths, Willie Groves, Andrew Hannah, Asa Hartford, Paul Holmes, William Jordan, Kevin Kilbane, Andy King, Joleon Lescott, Ken McNaught, Bruce Rankin, Syd 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.


 Home 78 40 19 19 152 91
 Away 81 16 18 47 97 168
 Neutral 3 2 0 1 3 2
 Total 162 58 37 67 252 261


 Mon 28 Sep 2015  Premier League H 2-3  Berahino, Dawson - Lukaku 2, Konι     24,240
 Mon 19 Jan 2015  Premier League A 0-0     34,739
 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


Saturday 13th February

12:45pm - Sunderland v Manchester United.

3:00pm - Bournemouth v Stoke City; Crystal Palace v Watford; Everton v Albion; Norwich City v West Ham United; Swansea City v Southampton.

5:30pm - Chelsea v Newcastle United.

Sunday 14th February

12:00pm - Arsenal v Leicester City.

2:05pm - Aston Villa v Liverpool.

4:15pm - Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur.

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