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  • Everton 1-4 Westbrom: Brunt free-kick, Arteta, Mulumbu red-card

    West Bromwich Albion stunned Everton to win 4-1 at Goodison Park in the Premier League in a match that saw both teams reduced to 10 men.
    Paul Scharner's header and Chris Brunt's wonder free-kick gave West Brom an unlikely first-half advantage before Tim Cahill's eighth goal of the season halved the deficit just before the break.

    In the second-half Everton saw captain Mikel Arteta sent off before West Brom scored two goals to seal victory.

    Youssouf Mulumbu was also dismissed in the dying minutes but the Baggies were not to be denied.

    The win for Roberto Martinez's side see them climb to eleventh in the table while Everton are now just two points from the relegation places.

    Everton had the first chance of the game and it fell to Victor Anichebe, playing his first game of the season.

    Tim Cahill fed the striker on the right wing. He stepped inside Marek Cech before sending a left-footed, swerving effort bound for the far corner.

    But Scott Carson stuck out a right hand to divert the ball away to safety.

    West Brom opened the scoring against the run of play after 16 minutes.

    Chris Brunt, who passed a late fitness test to play, curled an outswinging corner to the near post.

    Phil Jagielka looked to have it covered but he reckoned without Paul Scharner.

    The charging Austrian got to the ball first and buried his header from six yards out past Tim Howard, leaving the goalkeeper with no chance.

    Everton almost drew level seven minutes later. Mikel Arteta's arching 20-yard free-kick was expertly tipped away by Scott Carson at full stretch.

    Barely 90 seconds later West Brom had doubled their lead with a wonderful free-kick.

    Tim Cahill fouled Youssouf Mulumbu 25 yards out in a very central position.

    Chris Brunt stepped up to whip a tremendous shot into the top right-hand corner to leave Howard grasping mid-air.

    With four minutes to go to the break Everton were back in the game through a familiar source.

    Yakubu won a corner on the left which was delivered by Leighton Baines to the edge of the goal area.

    Tim Cahill leapt above Gabriel Tamas to score his eighth goal of the season with a thumping header past Carson.

    Substitute Jermaine Beckford looked to have hauled Everton level 10 minutes after the restart but Gabriel Tamas performed heroics to overhead kick the ball off the line.

    Then, just before the hour, the real drama of the afternoon unfolded.

    Gonzalo Jara made a reckless lunge at Mikel Arteta near to the halfway line.

    As the Spaniard landed he appeared to stamp down on the Chilean defender and referee Lee Mason immediately showed the red card to the Everton captain.

    West Brom sensed their opportunity and went forward at every chance.

    Beckford's blazing volley from eight yards out that threatened to clear Goodison Park summed up the afternoon for David Moyes' team.

    West Brom sewed up victory with two fine strikes in the final 15 minutes.

    First, substitute Somen Tchoyi cut inside the penalty area on the left side before dispatching a right-footed effort into the far corner.

    Then, with time running out, Mulumbu exchanged passes with James Morrison before firing low past Howard into the net to send the Baggies' fans into a frenzy.

    Mulumbu also received a caution for his celebration - a move that would lead to his dismissal following a soft foul on Steven Pienaar just 30 seconds later.

    But nothing could dampen West Brom's day as their inflicted yet another home defeat on one of the Premier League's big boys.

    Everton visit Chelsea in their next league game while West Brom host Newcastle United.
    Mark Applin / Eurosport

    Team Line-up:
    Everton: Howard, Hibbert, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Pienaar, Cahill, Heitinga, Arteta, Yakubu, Anichebe Subs: Mucha, Bilyaletdinov, Saha, Beckford, Coleman, Rodwell, Baxter
    West Brom: Carson, Jara, Scharner, Tamas, Cech, Mulumbu, Morrison, Thomas, Brunt, Dorrans, Odemwingie Subs: Myhill, Tchoyi, Pablo, Barnes, Reid, Shorey, Fortune


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