Magic Numbers: West Brom
We look at the stats ahead of Wednesday's game with the Baggies.
Everton face West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday evening in the first of two home matches within the space of four days.
Here we preview the visit of the Baggies with the aid of stats, facts and numbers...
1 Times Everton have drawn three successive league games 0-0. This occurred in early 1982 when the Toffees played out goalless draws against Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United.
2 Hat-tricks scored by the great Alan Ball against West Bromwich Albion. He is only Everton player to achieve the feat, which includes four goals in the 6-2 win at the Hawthorns in March 1968.
3 Goals for Victor Anichebe against the Baggies, including a strike in the most recent match between the two teams at Goodison Park last March. The striker also netted the only goal of the game at the Hawthorns three months earlier, while his first ever for the Toffees was in the 2-2 draw with West Brom on the final day of the 2005/06 season.
4 Defeats for the Toffees in their last 27 league matches during the month of January, stretching back to 2007. Everton have not lost in 2013 and are currently showing their usual good form at the start of a calendar year.
6 Goals scored by Jack Southworth for Everton in the 7-1 victory over West Brom in December 1893. He is the only Everton player to record a double hat-trick in a first-team game.
32 Premier League matches that Everton have played since last March. There have only been three defeats during that time, one of which was at the Hawthorns in September.
39 Years this week since Everton staged their first ever Sunday game. It was against West Brom in the FA Cup fourth round in January 1974. The tie ended goalless and this Wednesday is the 39th anniversary of the replay which was won 1-0 by the Midlands side.
156 Games between the teams in all competitions. The Toffees are leading 64-58 in wins on the head-to-head record.
250 Home matches overseen by David Moyes in all competitions after Wednesday evening’s against West Brom. The Blues boss has won 132 matches at Goodison Park, compared to 59 defeats.
399 Home goals scored in all competitions at Goodison Park during David Moyes’ reign.
All stats courtesy of Gavin Buckland (@GavinBuckland1).