Everton beats West Brom 2-1

Published On: August 20, 2016 10:00 PM NPT By: Associated Press

WEST BROMWICH, Aug 20:  Gareth Barry was the unlikely match-winner as Everton came from behind to beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 in the English Premier League on Saturday.

On a day when Ashley Williams and Yannick Bolasie made their debuts for Everton, defensive midfielder Barry scored his first goal since 2014 when he headed home in the 60th.

Gareth McAuley capitalized on a mistake by Everton goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg to head West Brom ahead in the ninth minute.

Everton struck back with a lovely team goal that was finished off by Kevin Mirallas in first-half stoppage time.

It was Everton's first win under new manager Ronald Koeman, after a 1-1 draw against Tottenham last weekend. It's been a good couple of days for Koeman, who revealed that star striker Romelu Lukaku has said he wants to stay at Everton following speculation he was ready to leave.

"He told me yesterday that he made the decision by himself to stay for at least one more season," Koeman said.

Williams and Bolasie came on as second-half substitutes.

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