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September 21, 2011 8:00 PM BST
Goodison Park — Liverpool
Referee:‬ J. Moss‎
Attendance:‬ 17647‎
Chris Brunt 57′ (PG)
104′ Phil Neville

Everton - West Bromwich Albion Preview: David Moyes' men looking to progress to the next round of the League Cup

The Toffees have had a positive start to their Premier League campaign despite losing their opening game, while their opponents are rooted to the bottom of the table

By Adithya Ananth

David Moyes
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Neville, Heitinga, Distin, Baines
Coleman, Fellaini, Rodwell, Drenthe


Reid, Dawson, Olsson, Shorey
Thomas, Mulumbu, Scharner, Morrison
Odemwingie, Long

Everton boss David Moyes has to make do without Victor Anichebe, who sustained a groin injury during Nigeria's clash against Madagascar during the international break. The forward is not expected to return until December. The Scot has everyone else available for the League Cup tie at Goodison Park.

He may choose to continue ignoring Louis Saha as the pair have had a difficult relationship in recent times, and could field Apostolos Vellios up front after the Greek scored in the win over Wigan.

Roy Hodgson might very well field a strong squad for this one, since his players are at the bottom of the Premier League and a victory over the Merseyside club might raise morale.

Gabriel Tamas is suspended for this fixture after accepting a charge of violent conduct concerning an incident involving James Vaughan during the game against Norwich City.


  • Everton have never won the League Cup in their history, but were runners-up in 1977 and 1984.
  • The Toffees have won four cup games against these opponents, but have also lost four against them.
  • In all competitions, however, the Merseysiders have a very slight advantage, having beaten the Baggies 61 times while losing on 57 occasions.
  • West Bromwich Albion are currently at the bottom of the Premier League, whereas the hosts have had a relatively decent start to their campaign and are in seventh place - having played a game less than all other teams except Tottenham.
  • The Baggies had their solitary League Cup triumph in 1966. They came close again in 1967 and 1970, but fell to a defeat in the final on both occasions.
  • In cup games, West Brom have scored nine goals against Everton, conceding 12 times in the process.

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Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ 20 Jan 2014 West Bromwich Albion 1 - Everton 1
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Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ 24 Aug 2013 Everton 0 - West Bromwich Albion 0
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Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ 30 Jan 2013 Everton 2 - West Bromwich Albion 1
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Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ 1 Sep 2012 West Bromwich Albion 2 - Everton 0
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Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ 31 Mar 2012 Everton 2 - West Bromwich Albion 0
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Available Squads
1Jan MuchaGoalkeeper
4John HeitingaDefender
6Phil JagielkaDefender
3Leighton BainesDefender
18Phil NevilleDefender
23Seamus ColemanDefender
20Ross BarkleyMidfielder
25Marouane FellainiMidfielder
17Jack RodwellMidfielder
10Royston DrentheMidfielder
11Denis StracqualursiStriker
24Tim HowardGoalkeeper
2Tony HibbertDefender
15Sylvain DistinDefender
-Diniyar BilyaletdinovMidfielder
17Tim CahillMidfielder
19Magaye GueyeStriker
27Apostolos VelliosStriker
12Márton FülöpGoalkeeper
28Billy JonesMidfielder
23Gareth McAuleyDefender
3Jonas OlssonDefender
-Joseph MattockDefender
5Somen TchoyiMidfielder
17Graham DorransMidfielder
29George ThorneMidfielder
11Chris BruntMidfielder
9Peter OdemwingieStriker
-Simon CoxStriker
19Luke DanielsGoalkeeper
25Craig DawsonDefender
36Gonzalo JaraDefender
7James MorrisonMidfielder
21Youssouf MulumbuMidfielder
33Paul ScharnerMidfielder
38Saido BerahinoStriker
Players to Watch
Royston Drenthe
Royston Drenthe
Position: Midfielder
Squad Number: 10
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The Dutchman came on as a substitute for Diniyar Bilyaletdinov in the last game against Wigan Athletic, and capped a good performance with a late goal. The Real Madrid loanee will want to build on that performance and challenge for a regular spot in the starting line-up.
Shane Long
Shane Long
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 21
Games Goals YC RC
0 0 0 0
The Irishman has had an impressive start since joining in the summer fromReading to join Roy Hodgon. He will likely have to be on his game if the visitors are to ensure progression in the competition.
Historically speaking, there is not a lot separating the two teams, but the fact that the Toffees are doing well when compared to their opposition, coupled with home advantage in this fixture, makes them the favourites.
Editor's Prediction
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Negredo Negredo
Manchester City
6 0
Edin Dzeko Edin Dzeko
Manchester City
6 0
Lee Tomlin Lee Tomlin
5 2
Javier Hernández Javier Hernández
Manchester United
4 1
Saido Berahino Saido Berahino
West Brom
4 1