Unbeaten West Bromwich Albion recorded their best start to a Premier League season and ended Everton’s 100% winning run in the process at The Hawthorns.
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Venue: The Hawthorns
Date: Saturday, 1 September, 2012
Kick off: 15:00
Everton have won on two of their last three visits to The Hawthorns.
Everton did the double over West Brom last season – and also beat the Baggies in the League Cup. Victor Anichebe scored in both league games.
This is the first time West Brom are unbeaten after the first two games of a Premier League season since 2005-06. However, they ended up being relegated at the end of that campaign.
West Brom conceded nine penalties in last season’s Premier League – the joint-highest total in the top flight.
James Morrison’s last two Premier League goals have come in stoppage time, including in last week’s draw at Tottenham.
Chris Brunt is set to make his 100th Premier League appearance.
Steve Clarke was on the winning side in all three matches against Everton last season as assistant manager to Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool. They won home and away in the Premier League, and 2-1 in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
Everton have won their first two Premier League matches of the season for the first time since 2007.
The last time they won their first three league games was the 1993-94 season when they beat Southampton, Manchester City and Sheffield United.
The Toffees have now gone 11 league games without defeat. That run includes their 2-0 win over West Brom at Goodison Park at the end of March.
If they avoid defeat against West Brom, it will be their longest top-flight unbeaten run for 27 years since an 18-match streak from December 1984 to May 1985, when they won the old Division One title.
Steven Pienaar has scored four goals in his last eight league matches for Everton.
Phil Jagielka is set to make his 400th league appearance.