Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas give Everton their first victory of the season in a 2-0 victory over West Brom at The Hawthorns.

Everton made one change from the side that suffered a heavy 6-3 defeat to Chelsea with John Stones replacing the injured Sylvain Distin at the back.

And Everton were ahead inside 2 minutes when Lukaku pounced to capitalise on a poor clearance from Jonas Olsson. The defender’s poor clearance fell straight to Lukaku who beautifully curled past Foster from 18-yards to net his first goal following his permanent return from Chelsea in the summer.

The hosts tried to respond and Saido Berahino’s saw his effort deflect over, Chris Brunt hit the side netting and Berahino’s shot deflected wide after 33 minutes but West Brom lacked the quality to threaten Tim Howard.

Mirallas and Lukaku both saw efforts miss their target as the game hit half time. West Brom 0-1 Everton.

Five minutes after the interval, Naismith really should have made it 2-0 when Lukaku saw his well struck effort parried and Naismith, six yards out with the goal at his mercy blasted well over.

Everton became increasingly comfortable and wrestled back possession from the hosts and made it 2-0 on 66 minutes when Kevin Mirallas has an effort from 25-yards out creep under Foster.

From then it was easy for Everton. Aiden McGeady shot wide on 73 minutes, and Foster saved well twice from Leon Osman.

Tim Howard was forced into action in injury time, denying both Berahino and Samaras to record a morale boosting clean sheet. West Brom 0-2 Everton.


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