Despite conceding a penalty, they took the rub of the green that came their way with the miss from Kevin Mirallas and restricted Everton to just the four attempts on target as they put in an impressive defensive display, which looks to be the bedrock of the Baggies under new manager Tony Pulis.
Pulis has reintroduced Claudio Yacob into the starting line-up to protect the back four and the decision to play him, as well as his performance, seemed to impress the West Brom fans. Though Everton had a couple of chances, it was one of the most assured defensive performances you are likely to see from a side in the Premier League this season, and Yacob played a pivotal role in that, including an altercation with Everton's Steven Naismith from a corner.
Here is what a few fans had to say about Yacob's display:
Yacob looked back to his old self last night , still clumsy but broke the game up well— DN. (@_DanielNeed) January 20, 2015
So glad Yacob is back in team - thought he was our MoM last night. #wba— Howard Martin (@HJMKent) January 20, 2015
As I wrote last week, Claudio Yacob is key to the Pulis project. Superb tonight. Hang your heads in shame Pepe Mel & Alan Irvine. #wba— Daniel Hewitt (@DanielHewittITV) January 19, 2015
Yacob's performance tonight was a real throwback. Leg-biting, hard-tackling. Back to his 2012/13 best. #wba— The Baggies' Way (@TheBaggiesWay) January 19, 2015
Yacob rolling the clock back to 2012 tonight. Really hope we can see him partnered up with Mulumbu again. 2 players still with much to give.— Brummie Road (@BrummieRoadBook) January 19, 2015