West Brom scraped a draw against Everton at The Hawthorns and avoided a last minute loss when Silvan Distan’s goal was disallowed.

Gareth Barry slammed a shot which was cleared off the line but fell to Distin who put it in the back of the net. However referee Michael Oliver disallowed the goal for offside.

The first half had started off slowly with only half chances falling to Bryan Oviedo and Zoltan Gera at either end. However in the 41st minute Everton’s Kevin Mirallas ran onto a knock down from Romelu Lukaku, and slotted it past West Brom keeper Ben Foster.

The second half started off pretty uneventfully until substitute Victor Anichebe nearly got on the end of a cross from Nicolas Anelka at the near post. It took until the 71st minute for The Baggies to strike through Diego Lugano, who headed in from close range off a corner.

 

The early news ahead of the game was that Lukaku had chopped off his dreadlocks…

 

 

 

12 mins in – Bryan Oviedo strikes from the edge of the area after good work by Lukaku to set him up

 

 

 

And then The Hawthorns went all Spanish thanks to the PA announcer. The Pepe Mel effect.

 

 

25 mins in – A fairly quite first 25 minutes, as Rory Smith quite rightly points out

 

 

29 mins in – Coleman comes in at the back post but drills it into Ben Foster.

 

 

 

29 mins – Zoltan Gera has West Brom’s first real chance at the other end but drills it into Tim Howard

 

 

 

41 minutes – GOAL – Kevin Mirallas slots it home after a knock down from Romelu Lukaku

 

 

 

54 mins – Anelka crosses into the near post for Victor Anichebe who fails to connect and the ball falls to Howard

 

 

 

76 mins – GOAL WEST BROM. Diego Lugano gets on the end of a cross to head home and make it 1-1

 

 

 

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