Jonny Evans impresses for West Brom but must improve in key area

Taking a closer look at how the West Bromwich Albion defender did on his debut.

Jonny Evans made his debut for West Bromwich Albion against Southampton on Saturday, and the former Manchester United player put in a performance that suggested he will quickly become a fan favourite at The Hawthorns.

The Northern Ireland international slipped down the pecking order at Old Trafford and after failing to appear under Louis van Gaal this season, Baggies boss Tony Pulis snapped up what could prove to be a bargain.

Evans played 86 minutes against Southampton at the weekend and overall he put in a very solid performance before succumbing to cramp.

West Brom have now kept three clean sheets in a row (including in their Capital One Cup clash against Port Vale) and Evans will be tasked with ensuring that record continues while the likes of Salomon Rondon and Rickie Lambert rediscover their consistency…and Saido Berahino settles back into the fold.

  Passing AccuracyBall RecoveryEffective ClearanceEffective Head ClearanceDuel WonAerial WonInterception WonWon TackleMins Played
Jonny Evans 67% 6 3 2 4 1 2 2 86

Against the Saints, Evans recovered the ball six times, made five effective clearances and won four duels.

The new West Brom signing also won two tackles, two interceptions and one aerial duel and his composure and experience was clear for all to see.

There is however one area of his game that Evans will want to improve in the weeks ahead, with only 67 per cent of his passes finding a teammate.

Overall though it was a great start for Evans at a club where he can be fully appreciated and potentially help them to real success in the future.

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