Everton are Albion’s second most common opponent (behind Aston Villa) and this week will see the 169th meeting between the two sides. However, it will be the first such meeting to be played on a Thursday.
The Baggies have only played 60 matches on a Thursday in their entire history and, if you exclude Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day fixtures, that reduces to 31. When you consider that Albion are approaching the 5,000 mark for matches in major competitions, you can see how rare a Thursday fixture is.
Albion’s Premier League record against Everton was good in their first few campaigns, but they have only won one of the last twelve meetings and their last victory at the Hawthorns dates back to David Moyes’ tenure at Goodison Park – second half goals from Shane Long and Gareth McAuley secured the points back in September 2012.
The Baggies’ 4-0 win over the Toffees in November 2005, which included a brace from Nathan Ellington (pictured), was the first time that they had scored four in a Premier League game at the Hawthorns – the only time they have scored more was in the 5-5 draw with Manchester United. It remains Albion’s biggest home win in the Premier League, a feat they have repeated three times since.
In the pre-Premier League years, the Throstles’ best win over the Toffees was in December 1935 when goals from Ginger Richardson (3), Jack Mahon (2), Joe Carter and Teddy Sandford earned them a 6-1 win – Everton’s record goalscorer, Dixie Dean, was kept quiet on that occasion. Everton’s biggest win at the Hawthorns was in May 1963 when Alex Young scored twice in a 4-0 victory for the visitors.
All competitions; most recent game on the right
19 Sep 2020 – Premier League
Everton 5 (Calvert-Lewin (3), Rodriguez, Keane)
West Brom 2 (Diangana, Pereira)
Last meeting at the Hawthorns
26 Dec 2017 – Premier League
West Brom 0
13 Feb 2016 – Premier League
West Brom 1 (Rondón)
Last win at the Hawthorns
1 Sep 2012 – Premier League
West Brom 2 (Long, McAuley)
Albion’s Record against Everton
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