Victor Anichebe: 'I did Everton a favour'

West Bromwich Albion's Nigerian forward Victor Anichebe celebrates after scoring the equalising goal during the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, central England, on Februar
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West Bromwich Albion striker Victor Anichebe says that he was told to score in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool this afternoon by a former Everton teammate.

West Bromwich Albion striker Victor Anichebe has revealed that he was instructed to score in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool this afternoon by a former Everton teammate.

The 25-year-old came off the bench to rescue a point for the Baggies this afternoon, cancelling out Daniel Sturridge's first-half effort.

Consequently, the Reds hold just a two-point lead over the Toffees in the race for Champions League qualification, and Anichebe - who spent seven years at Goodison Park - admits that he is happy to dent their European ambitions for his old club.

He told reporters: "It's always nice to score and I was itching to get on. I had a text from one of the Everton players to say do us a favour against Liverpool."

The strike was Anichebe's second of the season.

West Bromwich Albion's Nigerian forward Victor Anichebe celebrates after scoring the equalising goal during the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, central England, on Februar
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