OUMAR NIASSE scored along with his first contact to earn Everton their first level since Boxing Day — however this match was overshadowed after James McCarthy suffered a damaged leg.
The goal-shy Toffees have been struggling in opposition to West Brom, who had taken a seventh minute lead by means of Jay Rodtiguez.
However super-sub Niasse got here to Sam Allardyce’s rescue in his 1,000 recreation as a supervisor when he swept residence after Wayne Rooney and Everton new-boy, Theo Walcott, mixed.
But there was no celebrating for Everton after McCarthy left the pitch on a stretcher and needing oxygen after being caught by West Brom’s, Salomon Rondon, who was left in tears.
There was a minute’s applause earlier than kick-off for former West Brom ahead Cyrille Regis, who died on Monday aged 59.
And he’d little doubt have permitted of the way in which the Baggies took the lead in solely the seventh minute by means of Rodriguez.
It was a improbable ball from Grzegorz Krychowiak excessive of Everton’s defence, who seemed all at sea, and Rodriguez poked the ball previous Jordan Pickford.
The Toffees seemed woeful and in fact Krychowiak ought to have put West Brom forward moments earlier when he fired over the bar from shut vary.
Chris Brunt then noticed his cross virtually creep in on the far publish as Everton struggled to create any probabilities.
Massive Sam spent £27million on Turkish ahead Cenk Tosun to spice up his goal-scoring menace but the 26-year-old didn’t impress right here.
As an alternative it was Walcott, who accomplished his £20million transfer from Arsenal final Wednesday, who seemed most harmful.
However even then there have been ironic cheers from the house followers, as Everton had their first shot on course within the 38th minutes when defender Jonjoe Kenny’s effort compelled a save from Ben Foster.
The house followers jeered off Everton’s gamers on the break and Allardyce had additionally seen sufficient of the woeful Nilola Vlasic, who was hooked at half-time for Yannick Bolasie.
But it was West Brom who continued to look the more than likely so as to add to their tally, as Rondon shot simply vast.
The striker was then lowered to tears when McCarthy suffered a sickening leg damage.
Simply as Rondon was shaping as much as blast the ball previous Pickford, McCarthy made a wonderful last-ditch restoration deal with, and the West Brom striker caught McCarthy’s standing leg.
The Everton man wanted fast medical therapy and left the pitch on a stretcher receiving oxygen.
Substitute Niasse then rescued some extent for the house facet, who had misplaced their earlier 4 video games, when he hammered residence within the 70th minute.
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