Wasteful West Brom held to a 0-0 draw by Everton

Wasteful West Brom held to a 0-0 draw by Everton
Soccer Football - Premier League - West Bromwich Albion vs Everton - The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, Britain - December 26, 2017 West Bromwich Albion's James McClean in action with Everton's Cuco Martina REUTERS/Peter Powell
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West Bromwich Albion failed to make the most of their opportunities in front of goal as they were held to a goalless draw by Everton in the Premier League on Tuesday.

The hosts made a blistering start at the Hawthorns and could have broken the deadlock from a whipped cross by Jay Rodriguez but striker Salomon Rondon missed the target from close range in the sixth minute.

Defender Craig Dawson headed another West Brom chance over the bar from inside the six-yard box as Everton continued to struggle against crosses put into the penalty area for the majority of the encounter.

Everton, who were without their top scorer Wayne Rooney, lacked the attacking firepower to test West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster but a resolute defensive display on the other end of the pitch ensured they remain unbeaten in the six league games since new manager Sam Allardyce took charge.

Alan Pardew continues to wait for his first victory as West Brom boss with all of his team’s three points this month coming along with a 0-0 scoreline.

(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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