West Bromwich Albion and Everton have laboured to a Zero-Zero draw within the Midlands as each golf equipment appeared to have had an excessive amount of Christmas turkey for dinner.
An oft-turgid match noticed the Baggies document a uncommon clear sheet whereas the Toffees prolonged their unbeaten run to seven matches beneath Sam Allardyce, albeit with a second stalemate in as many video games.
The draw additionally noticed the away facet make it 12 Boxing Day clashes with out defeat as each outfits stayed 19th and ninth within the Premier League standings respectively.
Salomon Rondon spurned a wonderful likelihood to get the hosts up and operating inside six minutes – the Venezuelan flicking Jay Rodriguez’s inswinging cross extensive of the upright.
Rodriguez put an excellent effort the flawed facet of purpose because the Baggies dominated early on, whereas Yannick Bolasie – again within the beginning lineup for the primary time in additional than a 12 months – fired a excessive and good-looking effort over the bar in Everton’s greatest likelihood after 25 minutes.
A dire affair was missing in real high quality and, Jordan Pickford’s save from Chris Brunt’s drive and Ahmed Hegazi’s wayward header apart, either side headed into the interval all sq..
Mason Holgate was inches away from connecting from Morgan Schneiderlin’s low centre simply after the restart earlier than the teen was given the slip by Rondon down the alternative finish – the striker, nevertheless, blazed wildly extensive from a one-on-one with Pickford.
Ashley Williams noticed his header from Gylfi Sigurdsson’s nook held by Ben Foster in a uncommon shot on the right track, whereas Jonjoe Kenny beautifully charged down Brunt’s fierce strike as the perimeters traded blows.
Rodriguez and Tom Davies put efforts extensive down reverse ends of the sphere, Matty Phillips missed Rodriguez’s cross on the stretch and Sigurdsson wasted an Oumar Niasse cutback because the profligacy rely mounted up.
Phillips and Brunt skied pictures from promising positions whereas Foster thwarted Niasse twice late on, however neither group deserved to steal all three factors on the Hawthorns.