Monday, September 28, 2015

Monday Night Football: Everton storms back to beat West Brom

West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Everton
West Bromwich Albion was definitely the better team in the opening 45 minutes. Saido Berahino gave them their goal in the 41st minute with a nice run through several Everton defenders to collect a through pass. His shot powered through the efforts of Tim Howard for his second goal of the season. Although it was West Brom ahead, Everton probably should have had a goal earlier when Ross Barkley was wide open on the goal, but couldn't handle the pass, thus wasting the chance.

The second half looked like West Brom would cruise to victory. In the 54th minute, Craig Dawson headed a corner inside the back post to double their lead. Less than a minute later, that feeling changed. It took seconds for Romelu Lukaku got Everton back into the match with a headed goal of his own.

After that it was all Everton. Arouna Kone beat West Brom's attempt at an offside trap in their own penalty area to get behind the line for an easy equalizer in the 75th minute. Lukaku got the winner in the 84th with a determined effort in the six yard box.

Everton uses the comeback to swing into fifth place, a point behind Arsenal for fourth. It sends they are taking advantage of not being burdened by the Europa League this season. That was blamed for the disappointing finish from last campaign. West Brom sits on 15th place with eight points.

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