West Brom beats Everton 4-1

West Bromwich Albion ended a miserable run in the Premier League

by beating 10-man Everton 4-1 on Saturday.

Paul Scharner and Chris Brunt gave West Brom a 2-0 lead at

Goodison Park.

Scharner met a corner from Brunt in the 16th with a strong

header past Everton’s American goalkeeper Tim Howard.

Northern Ireland international Brunt, returning from a thigh

injury, curled in an impressive free kick from 25 yards for West

Brom’s second after 26 minutes.

Tim Cahill brought Everton back into the game with his eighth

goal of the season three minutes before half time off a corner from

Leighton Baines .

Somen Tchoyi made it 3-1 in the 76th before an own goal from

Everton’s Sylvain Distin – off a strike from Youssouf Mulumbu – put

the game out of doubt in the 87th.

Everton captain Mikel Arteta was sent off in the 59th for

stamping on Gonzalo Jara.

Mulumbu was also dismissed in the 89th for two yellow card

offences – the first for celebrating in the crowd and then for a

bad tackle on Steven Pienaar.

West Brom had just one point in its previous five league

matches. Everton is now without a win in five games.