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WEST BROM v EVERTON RECAP: Lukaku brace gives Toffees comeback win over Baggies

Everton came from two goals to beat West Bromwich Albion 3-2 on Monday night.

The Toffees found themselves chasing the game from the 42nd minute when Saido Berahino fired home James Morrison's lovely through ball and it only got worse for the visitors when Craig Dawson met Chris Brunt's deep corner with an on-target header on 54 minutes.

However, Romelu Lukaku did not plan to lay down against his former club and gave Everton hope when he nodded home Gerard Deluofeu's cross just moments after the Dawson goal.

The Belgian then provided the pass for Arouna Kone's 75th-minute leveller before coming up with a close range winner with six minutes of regular time remaining.

The win allowed Roberto Martinez's men to edge up to with spot on the table as Tony Pulis' Baggies fell to 15th.


West Bromwich Albion: 2 (Saido Berahino 41', Craig Dawson 54')
Everton: 3 (Romelu Lukaku 55'/84', Arouna Kone 75')
The Hawthorns, West Bromwich - 24,240


- Berahino on target again. Is he good enough to fire Albion up the table or does he need help in attack?

- With Lukaku, Kone and Barkley all in scoring form, and support from the likes of Naismith and Deulofeu, can Everton produce a top-five finish?


The Baggies head to Crystal Palace on Saturday in a bid to bounce back as Everton prepare for the Merseyside derby with arch rivals Liverpool at Goodison Park on Sunday.



Everton's Martinez on match-winner Lukaku:

"He has an elite brain and you can see when he puts his mind to it he can achieve anything,."

West Brom's Pulis on his side's loss of concentration:

"Saido's goal was the only bit of quality in the first half, we got the second one and then we just switched off.

"I don't think we touched the ball, I think we were still celebrating the second goal without concentrating."

*Thanks to Opta


Goals - Saido Berahino 2
Assists - James Morrison 2
Clean sheets - Boaz Myhill 4
Yellow cards - Chris Brunt 2

Goals - Romelu Lukaku 4
Assists - Ross Barkley 3
Clean sheets - Tim Howard 3
Yellow cards - James McCarthy 2
Red cards - Kevin Mirallas 1

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