West Brom 1-1 Everton: Five interesting stats and tables

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A statistical look at Everton's draw at West Brom...

Here are five notable points from Monday night's 1-1 draw:

1) Despite being criticised on Monday Night Football for putting his team under pressure for West Brom's goal by releasing the ball early, goalkeeper Tim Howard proved his worth. He made five saves in the match - one of only four times in the Premier League this season he has made that number or more.

PlayerMatchMatchdayPosSaves
Tim Howard Everton vs Spurs 10 GK 6
Tim Howard Man Utd vs Everton 14 GK 6
Tim Howard Everton vs Chelsea 04 GK 5
Tim Howard West Brom vs Everton 22 GK 5

2) West Brom central defensive duo Jonas Olsson and Diego Lugano made a combined 34 effective clearances, 17 each. Individually these represented the third highest number of any West Brom player this season.

PlayerMatchMatchdayEffective Clearance
Gareth McAuley West Brom vs Aston Villa 12 19
Jonas Olsson Fulham vs West Brom 04 18
Diego Lugano West Brom vs Everton 22 17
Jonas Olsson West Brom vs Everton 22 17
Jonas Olsson West Brom vs Aston Villa 12 16

3) New manager Pepe Mel said he was happy with under-fire West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka's performance. Did you know it was only the game in which Anelka has made three or more key passes this season?

PlayerMatchMatchdayKey passesMins
Nicolas Anelka West Ham vs West Brom 19 4 90
Nicolas Anelka West Brom vs Everton 22 3 77
Nicolas Anelka West Brom vs Arsenal 07 2 69

4) Everton's Phil Jagielka attempted more long balls in this match than he has in any Everton game this season bar one. Interestingly the third highest number was against the same opponents West Brom back in August. Of the five games Jagielka has attempted to play the most long balls, Everton have won just one, a 2-1 home win over Hull, the rest have ended in draws.

PlayerMatchMatchdayTeamPosTotal Long BallsAccurate Long BallsMins
Phil Jagielka Crystal Palace vs Everton 11 Everton DF 23 18 90
Phil Jagielka West Brom vs Everton 22 Everton DF 22 14 90
Phil Jagielka Everton vs West Brom 02 Everton DF 21 13 90
Phil Jagielka Everton vs Hull 08 Everton DF 19 13 90
Phil Jagielka Cardiff vs Everton 03 Everton DF 19 14 90

5) West Brom's Claudio Yacob made six interceptions, more than any player on the pitch. It was also the highest number he has made in any game this season.

NameMatchMatchdayTeamInterception
Claudio Yacob West Brom vs Everton 22 West Brom 6
Claudio Yacob Stoke vs West Brom 08 West Brom 5
Claudio Yacob West Brom vs Arsenal 07 West Brom 3
Claudio Yacob West Brom vs Newcastle 20 West Brom 3
Claudio Yacob Everton vs West Brom 02 West Brom 3

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