Premier League
20 January 2018
Game week
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Goodison Park (Liverpool)


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7' J. Rodriguez (G) (assist by: G. Krychowiak)
O. Niasse (G) 70' (assist by: T. Walcott)
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Minute   Description
Well that’s all for now. Until next time, goodbye!
It is now seven games without a win for Everton, though they did end their losing streak at least. West Brom, meanwhile, remain planted in the bottom three.
Rondon hit the bar late on with a brilliant strike, while Walcott was unfortunate not to get a debut goal with a well-struck volley that forced Foster into action.
West Brom were the better side, as Everton’s worrying malaise under Allardyce - whose negative tactics and set-up are starting to prove costly for the Toffees - continues. Rodriguez opened the scoring early on, only for his goal to be cancelled out by substitute Niasse in the second half.
More jeers at Goodison Park, where the points are shared in a game marred by a devastating injury to Everton’s James McCarthy, who has suffered a suspected broken leg.
FULL TIME: Everton 1 West Brom 1.
90'+7 Again, the midfield opens up in front of Krychowiak, but the West Brom midfielder skies his eventual strike.
90'+6 CROSSBAR! What an effort from Rondon, who is desperately unlucky to see his dipping, long-range strike clatter away off the woodwork.
90'+5 A really sloppy clearance from Holgate nearly puts Everton in trouble, but Walcott does well to hold onto the ball and win a foul from Barry.
90'+4 A sustained spell of possession from Everton comes to nothing. The Blues had a good position, there, but lacked the guile to cause West Brom much trouble.
90'+1 There will be a minimum of seven minutes stoppage time at Goodison…
90' Bolasie has plenty of time to get a cross in after finding space down the left, but the winger delays doing so and the chance eventually breaks down, much to the Evertonians’ chagrin.
89' CHANCE! Sigurdsson delivers a great cross from the set-piece, which Holgate meets, but the former Barnsley defender fails to keep his header down.
88' Three minutes of normal time remaining now, and this game is well in the balance. As I type, Niasse almost gets through on goal, but Dawson comes across and stems the danger with a clear handball.
84' Again, Rondon finds far too much space in the final third as, after he lays it off to Gibbs, he drives into the area to connect with the full-back’s cross. Once more, however, the striker can’t test Pickford.
82' CLOSE! A mistake from Kenny gives Rondon the chance to hit it, and Pickford is forced into a fine save. West Brom keep up the pressure though, with a cross whipped into Rondon, who directs his header just wide.
80' And finally, Jonny Evans departs. He is replaced by Gareth McAuley.
Bolasie leads Everton forward down the left, hesitating at first before unleashing a low shot, but it is comfortable for Foster.
79' Secondly, Jay Rodriguez makes way. James McClean is his replacement.
A treble change now for West Brom. First, Chris Brunt will make way for Jake Livermore.
78' Phillips easily gets the better of Holgate and the atrocious Martina, but his strike is well-saved by Pickford.
77' CLOSE! Walcott tries his luck with a venomous volley from the edge of the area, but Foster gets across to make a good save.
76' Sigurdsson and Walcott combine well down the right, with the latter bundled over by a combination of Gibbs and Hegazi.
74' CHANCE! Krychowiak is allowed to run forward from midfield, with Martina then inexplicably turning away from the Poland international, who drives a powerful strike at goal. Pickford makes a fine save, but the ball falls to Phillips, who can’t direct his first-time effort on target.
72' The irony is that Allardyce - just like Koeman before him - seems willing to let Niasse leave Everton in the transfer window. But the Senegal striker has proved his worth once again.
70' It’s a great way for Walcott to mark what has been a frustrating Everton debut so far, and Niasse made sure to take his chance.
GOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!! NIASSE EQUALISES WITH HIS FIRST TOUCH! Well, those boos have just turned into cheers! Rooney picks out Walcott at the back post, and the former Arsenal man cushions a header back into the six-yard box, where Niasse is on hand to fire home from close range.
69' Boos ring out around Goodison now at what is perceived to be a negative change by Allardyce. Niasse is on, but rather than going two up top, he has replaced Tosun.
66' Oumar Niasse has completed his warm ups, and looks set to be Everton’s next change.
63' Everton must now regain their composure and look for a way back into this game.
61' Wayne Rooney has come on for McCarthy. It is a change that leaves Everton with little pace in the middle of the park, but the Toffees need Rooney's influence going forward.
A huge round of applause now as McCarthy is taken off on a stretcher. That is almost certainly going to be McCarthy’s season over.
59' It is gut-wrenching for McCarthy, who has only just come back from injury. Rondon is in tears, and it appears he may well have made contact with McCarthy’s ankle as he swung back to take the shot.
58' This looks bad! Schneiderlin gives the ball away to Barry in the middle of the park, who then proceeds to thread a throughball into Rondon. McCarthy gets back to make a timely challenge, but in the process appears to have picked up a really serious injury.
In the process, Schneiderlin picks up a booking for his late challenge on Barry.
56' Sigurdsson tries to feed Walcott, only for his path to be blocked by Gibbs. The Iceland playmaker regains possession, but his touch is too heavy and the ball trickles out of play.
54' Walcott gets some time and space down the right to drive at his marker. He squares up Hegazi before putting in a decent cross, but Foster is unchallenged as he gathers it in.
51' Walcott’s cross puts some pressure on West Brom’s defence, as Sigurdsson picks up the loose ball. His strike is blocked - Evans and Hegazi flapping at a clearance - and Foster is lucky that the official deemed Tosun had fouled him as he missed the ball dropping down.
49' Everton’s coaches can only blame themselves at the moment. Sammy Lee has turned away in disgust down on the touchline following a slack pass from McCarthy, but by playing a solitary striker and a static system, Allardyce is not helping his out-of-sorts side at all.
47' You can't help but feel that Allardyce's change will do little to effect Everton's play, as though Bolasie offers more pace than Vlasic, it is the system and shape of the side that are the issue. Schneiderlin and McCarthy have been bystanders in midfield, but Allardyce's unwillingness to change it may well be Everton's downfall.
46' A change for Everton at the interval. Nikola Vlasic has made way for Yannick Bolasie.
35' A vital intervention from Barry, who just manages to prod the ball away from Sigurdsson on the edge of the area. The veteran midfielder has been brilliant today, and the Everton hierarchy may well regret that former manager Ronald Koeman allowed the former Manchester City man to leave the club back in August.
A dreadful first-half display from Everton, as boos ring out around Goodison. West Brom are well worth their lead, which Rodriguez gave them early on, and Allardyce must change things at the interval if he is to arrest this torrid run of form.
HALF TIME: Everton 0 West Brom 1.
45'+1 A booking now for Walcott who, after taking a heavy touch, leaves a foot in on Krychowiak.
45' CHANCE! A free header for Rondon from Brunt’s corner, but the striker can’t hit the target.
44' Walcott is having to do a lot of work in his own half, at the moment, and although he is doing it well, Allardyce must find a way to get the England forward further up the pitch and creating chances, rather than defending.
41' Tosun drifts out wide and - after combining with Walcott - delivers a fantastic cross into the area. Again, however, only one Everton player had made a run into the box, and West Brom deal with it easily.
39' Tosun battles with Hegazi, and the West Brom defender comes off second best. That has been all Everton’s new signing has been able to offer so far, though, as he has been so isolated up top.
37' Ironic cheers ring around Goodison now, as Kenny tries his luck with a decent strike that forces Foster into action. That’s a first shot on target from the Toffees in over four hours of Premier League action…
35' The home fans are becoming increasingly frustrated now, as McCarthy gives the ball away before needlessly bringing down Krychowiak. West Brom quickly. Move it forward, and a long-range strike is deflected wide for a corner.
33' Everton have some substitutes warming up, and maybe that will spur the hosts into life. West Brom have not been troubled at all so far.
31' Everton have an opportunity to utilise the pace of Walcott on the counter, but fail to get the ball into him quickly enough and the move soon breaks down. Allardyce must be looking to change things sooner rather than later, as his side are going nowhere at the minute.
28' Walcott gets down the right and delivers a brilliant cross into West Brom’s box, but no Everton player had made a run, and it flashes harmlessly across goal.
27' Allardyce has never lost a home Premier League match against the Baggies (P8 W2 D6 L0); his only home league defeat against them came in December 2000 in the second tier as Bolton manager, a 1-0 defeat via a Jason Roberts goal. However, his side have been by far the second best so far today.
25' After a few minutes, Evans is back on for the visitors, and play will continue.
23' Sigurdsson looks to weave his way through West Brom’s retreating defence, but the visitors manage to do enough to stem the danger. There is, however, some concern now for the Baggies, as Jonny Evans has to receive treatment on what looks to be an ankle injury.
21' Abysmal play from Wiliams allows Rondon to counter for West Brom, holding off his marker before laying it off to Brunt. He delivers a great cross that has Pickford scrambling, but it flashes just wide.
18' Walcott takes a few heavy touches as he tries to find space down the right, but ultimately does well to draw a clumsy foul from Rondon. Sigurdsson whips in the free-kick, but it comes to nothing.
16' Everton haven’t had a single shot on target in the Premier League since Idrissa Gueye’s goal against Bournemouth, a run of 228 minutes without one – they have had 22 shots since Gueye scored.
14' Appeals for a penalty now from the Everton faithful, as Sigurdsson thumps a strike goalwards that is blocked by Evans, but the referee rightly dismisses the claims that West Brom’s defender had handled it.
12' This is the first time these sides have met at Goodison Park in a top-flight match with both sides managed by Englishmen since September 1981, when Everton were managed by Howard Kendall and West Brom managed by Ronnie Allen.
10' Allardyce will be infuriated by Everton’s slack defending, and the hosts have simply not started this game with any control or tempo to their play, with West Brom finding it easy to deal with the Toffees’ static midfield.
7' It was a great pass from Krychowiak, who made amends for that earlier miss with a quick ball into Rodriguez, who made no mistake despite Pickford's best efforts.
GOOOOAAAAALLLL!!! West Brom take the lead! Well, Everton didn’t head that warning, and they find themselves behind! A long pass from deep finds Rodriguez, who gets in behind Everton’s shambolic defence before slotting a finish past Pickford.
6' Schneidlerlin loses out in a tackle high upfield, and West From counter. Rondon holds it up before teeing up Phillips, who in turn slips a pass into the path of the onrushing Krychowiak, but he can’t make the most of it.
4' A somewhat scrappy opening at Goodison, with neither side able to stamp any authority on the play as of yet. Rondon manages to get a shot off, but the Venezuelan snapped at his effort and Pickford wasn’t troubled.
3' Everton have lost one of their last 10 Premier League clashes with West Brom (W5 D4), losing 1-0 at Goodison Park in February 2016, while the Baggies have failed to score in 10 their last 16 league visits to this ground.
1' KICK-OFF! Following that touching tribute, we are underway at Goodison Park!
Before kick-off, we will have a moment of appreciation for a West Brom legend who sadly passed away this week. Cyrille Regis was a pioneer in British football, and he will be honoured at Goodision now…
No changes from Pardew, who will be hoping his side have finally clicked under his stewardship. They will likely look to sit deep and frustrate Everton, with former Toffee Gareth Barry tasked with playing the ball wide in order to utilise the pace of Matt Phillips to put the hosts on the back foot on the counter.
West Brom substitutes: Nyom, Robson-Kanu, Livermore, Myhill, McClean, McAuley, Field.
West Brom: Foster; Dawson, Hegazi, Evans, Gibbs; Phillips, Krychowiak, Barry, Brunt; Rodriguez, Rondon.
Everton have been boosted by the signing of Theo Walcott, and the former Arsenal man has been thrown straight in for his debut as Allardyce makes a glut of changes. Yannick Bolasie drops out, along with Phil Jagielka, Idrissa Gueye and Wayne Rooney. Cenk Tosun makes his home debut up front.
Everton substitutes: Keane, Jagielka, Bolasie, Rooney, Gueye, Niasse, Robles.
Everton (4-2-3-1): Pickford; Kenny, Holgate, Williams, Martina; Schneiderlin, McCarthy; Walcott, Sigurdsson, Vlasic; Tosun.
Team news coming up…
West Brom, meanwhile, claimed their first league victory since August when they beat Brighton last time out, as Alan Pardew finally managed to get a tune out of his side. The Baggies sit 19th, though a victory today could see them move out of the relegation zone.
After a strong start to Sam Allardyce’s tenure, Everton have suffered four successive defeats in all competitions - the heaviest of which was the 4-0 hammering at the hands of Tottenham last time out - and the Toffees desperately require a return to form on what is Allardyce’s 1000th official game as a manager in English football.
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J. Pickford
B. Foster
M. Schneiderlin
K. Gibbs
A. Williams
J. Evans
S. Rondón
M. Phillips
C. Brunt
T. Walcott
C. Tosun
R. Martina
J. McCarthy
G. Sigurðsson
G. Barry
J. Rodriguez
G. Krychowiak
C. Dawson
Ahmed Hegazi
N. Vlašić
M. Holgate
J. Kenny

Additional info

S. Attwell
G. Beswick
R. West
Fourth official
A. Taylor


Match Stats

Everton West Bromwich Albion
41 Attacks (Dangerous) 32
0 Corners 3
15 Fouls 10
10 Free Kicks 15
15 Goal Kicks 7
0 Offsides 0
4 Shots (blocked) 1
0 Shots (off target) 9
3 Shots (on target) 5
0 Shots (woodwork) 1
28 Throw Ins 32

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