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January 31, 2013 1:15 AM IST
Goodison Park — Liverpool
Referee:‬ M. Oliver‎
Attendance:‬ 31376‎
 
Shane Long 65′
45+2′ (PG) Leighton Baines
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Everton 2-1 West Brom

Leighton Baines scored two goals in the first half for the hosts but a goal from Baggies substitute Shane Long on the hour mark ensured a nervy finish at Goodison Park

By David Lynch at Goodison Park

  • Tim Howard
    0
    0
    3.00

    Tim Howard

    Though Everton were far from inspirational in the first half, the American had very little to do. Similarly untested in the second.

  • Leighton Baines
    2
    0
    4.00

    Leighton Baines Top of the Match

    Gave credence to the popular argument that he should be England's first-choice left-back with yet another brilliant display. His first goal was a strike of real quality whilst his penalty left little to be desired.

  • John Heitinga
    0
    0
    2.50

    John Heitinga

    Had enjoyed a quiet night up until his calamitous error in the second half. Inexplicably chipped the ball up in the area to allow Long to score.

  • Phil Jagielka
    0
    0
    3.00

    Phil Jagielka

    Is not a natural right-back but did his job defensively and tried his best to get forward.

  • Sylvain Distin
    0
    0
    3.00

    Sylvain Distin

    Did well up against Lukaku, matching the Chelsea loanee for pace and power - which is no mean feat.

  • Phil Neville
    0
    0
    3.00

    Phil Neville

    A quiet, reliable presence in midfield as ever. Did not put his stamp on the game but did the basics.

  • Leon Osman
    0
    0
    3.00

    Leon Osman

    Moved the ball well in the middle but struggle to truly spark due to his attacking team-mate's occasional wastefulness.

  • Steven Pienaar
    0
    0
    2.50

    Steven Pienaar

    A typically tricky performance but did not create as many clear-cut opportunities as he might have liked.

  • Marouane Fellaini
    2
    0
    3.00

    Marouane Fellaini

    Neat and tidy in attack but did not get into the box as reguarly as David Moyes would hope.

  • Kevin Mirallas
    1
    0
    2.00

    Kevin Mirallas

    The winger did well to make this game after being subbed off against Bolton, and looked somewhat off the pace.

  • Victor Anichebe
    0
    0
    3.00

    Victor Anichebe

    Battered and harrassed West Brom's defence but did not always pick the correct option when holding the ball up.

Substitutions

  • Darron Gibson
    0
    0
    3.00

    Darron Gibson

    Could not truly get hold of the midfield as a late surge from West Brom put the Toffees on the back foot.

  • Nikica Jelavic
    0
    0

    Nikica Jelavic

    Given a five-minute run out at the end of the game.

  • Ben Foster
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ben Foster

    Should perhaps have done better with Baines' first, as the ball beat him at his front post. Otherwise, fairly competent.

  • Jonas Olsson
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jonas Olsson

    Did not win every battle in his war against Anichebe but he was not involved in the incidents which led to Everton's goals.

  • Goran Popov
    0
    0
    2.50

    Goran Popov

    Gave a largely anonymous showing going forward, whilst Everton's threat down his side was minimal.

  • Gareth McAuley
    0
    0
    2.50

    Gareth McAuley

    Should have closed down Baines before the left-back opened the scoring with a sweetly hit shot.

  • Billy Jones
    0
    0
    2.50

    Billy Jones

    Got forward well from right-back but, along with McAuley, should have stopped Baines' first. Didn't look hugely comfortable up against Pienaar, either.

  • James Morrison
    0
    0
    2.50

    James Morrison

    Left the field for Shane Long after an hour - a change which prompted immediate improvement for West Brom.

  • Chris Brunt
    0
    0
    3.00

    Chris Brunt

    Used the ball relatively well and was denied an equaliser in the second half after hitting the bar with an incredible free kick.

  • Jerome Thomas
    0
    1
    2.00

    Jerome Thomas Flop of the Match

    Did little to truly test makeshift right-back Phil Jagielka, as he allowed the Englishman to force him down blind alleys.

  • George Thorne
    0
    0
    2.00

    George Thorne

    Looked nervy in possession before sustaining an injury which forced him off late in the first half.

  • Graham Dorrans
    0
    0
    3.00

    Graham Dorrans

    Did little to test the Everton defence but was economical in possession.

  • Romelu Lukaku
    3
    0
    3.50

    Romelu Lukaku

    Ensured Distin knew he was in a contest but was wayward with some of his shooting. His composure in rounding the keeper led to Long scoring.

Substitutions

  • Claudio Yacob
    0
    0
    3.00

    Claudio Yacob

    Conceded a penalty within two minutes of coming on. Disrupted Everton from then on, though.

  • Markus Rosenberg
    0
    0

    Markus Rosenberg

    Had little time to influence matters, but attempted to push Everton back.

  • Shane Long
    0
    0
    3.00

    Shane Long

    Scored with virtually his first touch and tirelessly ran to try and find an equaliser.

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