Great Wins: West Bromwich Albion

Everton return to Goodison Park on Saturday to face West Bromwich Albion, with recent signings Theo Walcott and Cenk Tosun bidding to make their home debuts.

The Blues are no strangers to victories over the Baggies and have enjoyed some fine performances against the Midlands side over the years.

We trawl back through the archives to pick out some of the best…


West Brom 2-3 Everton
28 September 2015

The pick of the bunch is arguably this Monday night encounter at the Hawthorns. Everton couldn’t find that killer instinct for much of the match and paid the price when Saido Berahino, then Craig Dawson put the hosts into a commanding position.

But this Toffees team had caught the eye with their never-say-die attitude and it was in evidence again in the West Midlands.

A minute after Dawson had headed West Brom 2-0 up, Romelu Lukaku nodded in Gerard Deulofeu’s cross, then on 75 minutes, Arouna Kone powered home the leveller.

And the comeback was completed when Lukaku bundled in a winner six minutes from time.



Everton 2-1 West Brom (AET)
21 September 2011 

Another midweek appointment with the Baggies, this one was in the second round of the Carling Cup.

Again, the Toffees had to come from behind, with Chris Brunt’s penalty opening the scoring midway through the second half.

But Marouane Fellaini forced the tie into extra time and Phil Neville – who scored only five goals for the Club – picked a fine moment to score a stunning winner in the 103rd minute. 

Everton 2-0 West Brom
28 February 2009

Everton were on the march during the latter half of the 2008/9, with a place in Europe firmly in their sights.

They had lost just once in their last 10 league games prior to this encounter in February 2009 and picked up another three points thanks to a solid performance against the struggling Baggies.

Tim Cahill took advantage of some hesitant Albion defending before Louis Saha produced a moment of brilliant to secure the victory.

European football was later secured as Everton finished fifth in the Premier League table that season.



Everton 2-1 West Brom
28 August 2004


The Blues were looking to get their season up and running after opening the 2004/5 campaign with a heavy 4-1 defeat at home to Arsenal, but had bounced back immediately with a useful win at Crystal Palace.

Could they build on that back at home against West Brom? Indeed they could, thanks to Leon Osman’s double. 

The then 23-year-old nodded in Kevin Kilbane’s flick-on from Thomas Gravesen’s long throw with just two minutes on the clock but Baggies’ Scottish striker Scott Dobie levelled shortly after.

But Osman was left unmarked to nod Lee Carsley’s free-kick beyond Russell Hoult to claim victory. 

Everton would go on to finish fourth that season and earn qualification for the Champions League.


Everton 5-4 West Brom
17 September 1966


Alan Ball was still enjoying the highs of lifting the World Cup with England during the summer of 1966 and subsequently signing for Everton by the time West Brom arrived in the September of that year.

And Ball would have played in few games like this one – a nine-goal thriller that saw the Everton Giant score twice with further strikes from the Golden Vision Alex Young, the great Derek Temple and John Morrissey.

Not a bad afternoon’s worth of entertainment for the 45,165 spectators at Goodison Park that day.

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