Toffees unable to break Baggies down
CRAIG Dawson hailed Albion’s unbreakable defensive unit following the 1-0 win at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon.
Salomon Rondon chested home the only goal of the game in which Everton enjoyed large spells of possession and pressure, but they were unable to break down the battling Baggies barrier.
The victory moved Tony Pulis’ side to within three points of the top half of the Barclays Premier League table.
Speaking after the match, Dawson was quick to express his delight at the way his team-mates defended all over the pitch.
He said: “Everyone rolled their sleeves up from the front line through to the back.
“Salomon and Saido worked so hard to defend from the front, the midfielders were busy, the defence was well organised and Ben kept another clean sheet.
“Ben commanded his box really well, it is great to have him behind you because he fills you with lots of confidence.
“The organisation was the important thing.
“Everything was in front of us, they didn’t get in behind because we defended really well and didn’t give them space to play in.
“Scoring the early goal was a big boost because it gave us something to hang on to and we haven’t done that very often this season.
“We had chances to score a second but the important thing was to see the result out.
“The lads were over the moon in the dressing room and it gives us a great lift going into the cup tie next weekend.”