After the euphoria of beating Sunderland on Tuesday night in the FA cup Quarter final replay it was a worry in some fans eyes that Everton would take their foot off the pedal and lose the momentum. However, Everton didn't disappoint with a 2-0 victory over a lacklustre West Brom.
Moyesy made three changes. Jags for Distin, Hibbo for Neville and Peanuts returned in place of Mageye Gueye. Everton were quick out of the blocks and deserved their lead after 20 minutes through Ossie. West Brom came into the game on the half hour with a few half chances but Everton deserved their 1-0 half time lead.
Everton continued to dominate in the second half and got the reward their play deserved when Pienaar set up substitute Anichebe to fire in the second goal of the post. Everton could have increased their lead with chances from Jelavic, Pienaar and Gueye.
Tim Howard - Only really had one save to make late on in the first half from Scharner. He'll be made up with his 3rd clean sheet in a week.
Tony Hibbert - Good in the tackle. Blocked the Shane Long goal ward bound shot. He obliged the crowds shout of 'shoot', but the riot was avoided when his cross/shot was deflected wide. The fans responded with 'He'll score when he wants..Oh Tony Hibbert..He'll score when he wants.'
Phil Jagielka - Played well with Heitinga. Long was keen, but no match for the England centre half.
Johnny Heitinga - Again looked assured and sound in the tackle. Read the game well.
Leighton Baines - Did well against the skilful Choi. Linked up well with Pienaar down the left. Surprised he let Jelavic have a free kick.
Leon Osman - Had a good first half, but came off as a procausion with minor knock. Scored after a great bit of skill that took him away from a defender and played a one two with Jelavic. His shot got a deflection and went in. Unlucky with a header early on.
Darron Gibson- Continues to impress. Strong in the tackle and his first thought is to pass forward. Unlucky with a rasping drive fron the edge of the box which flew inches over. God to see him moaning a others to close people down.
Maroune Fellaini - Another good game. Had a great effort saved by the keeper. Disappointed with his moaning when he got a late tackle. Behaved like a big girl, which could have resulted in a booking.
Steven Pienaar - Had a great game. Involved in all the good stuff played by Everton. Will be disappointed he didn't score the 3rd after great play with Jelavic.
Tim Cahill - Not as influential as in midweek, but still putting himself about and causing defenders problem. Unfortunate to be booked as Ridgewell feigned injury.
Nikica Jelavic - He looks like he's the centre forward we've been looking for for yonks. Good in the air, leads the line and holds the ball up well. He scores too! He even took a direct free kick instead of Bainesy.
Maggie Gueye - Looks like a top player who is now repaying Moyesy for the faith he's showed in him. Earlier in the season he looked like a little boy lost.
Victor Anichebe - Took his goal well. If only he could play for 90 minutes like he does when he comes on for 15 minutes. Only a great save from Foster stopped him scoring.
James McFadden - Only on for 10 minutes.
This was the third 2-0 on the bounce, the third clean sheet on the bounce and all in the space of a week.