Despite their lacklustre start
The hosts pre-match commentary on the big-screen included asking Baggies fans who they most feared from the opposition and one Brummie glibly replied that if his side could keep Fellaini quiet they had nothing else to fear. On this occasion he was right.Knocked out of his stride early on by a deliberate targeting job from West Brom, the Belgian was given an equally torrid time by blinkered referee Jon Moss who might as well have pulled on a blue and white striped shirt instead of the alarming red one he sported. Certainly Evertons talisman was afforded special attention by West Brom, but the best players thrive in such circumstances and find a way to flourish Fifa 16 Coins .
Thats the challenge for Fellaini, and something Moyes will be keen to impress on him Everton do not have the luxury of players picking when to shine.But Fellaini wasnt the only one to disappoint in the Midlands. Once the hugely influential Darron Gibson had limped off with a thigh strain in the first half, Everton couldnt cope.The initial phases had been scrappy from both sides, with neither finding any convincing tempo to their passing, although the Blues had the slight edge thanks to Steven Pienaars menacing bursts down the left.But while at Villa Park Pienaar sizzled, here he was contained and generally marshalled out of the game.
Despite their lacklustre start, Everton might have opened the scoring when Fellaini connected to Hibberts deep cross to the far post with a terrific header which just dipped over the bar.But Clarkes men were carving out the majority of the compelling chances. First Jonas Olsson out-jumped Sylvain Distin to head James Morrisons free-kick over the bar.Then Phil Jagielkas defensive header dropped to Morrisons feet 25 yards from goal, but the midfielder took a heavy touch and under pressure from Leighton Baines he made the chance unduly difficult for himself, although it still required an excellent save from Tim Howard to keep him from scoring Fifa 16 XBOX One Coins .