Jan 30, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Goodison Park
Everton
2-1
West BromWest Bromwich Albion
Baines (29', 45' pen.)
FT(HT: 2-0)
Long (65')
Yacob (61'), Dorrans (80')

Steve Clarke: 'We needed more composure'

Clarke: 'We needed more composure'
© PA Photos
West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Clarke bemoans his side's poor start to 2013 after watching them crash to a 2-0 defeat at Everton.

West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Clarke has admitted that his side need to play with more composure after he watched them go down 2-1 to Everton in the Premier League.

The Baggies boss bemoaned his team's shaky start to 2013 and called upon his players to increase their work rate and grind out results.

"It's not been a good start to the year for us. We gave ourselves too much to do and we have been doing that too much recently. Of course it's a worry if you give two goals away, it's very unusual you come back," BBC Sport quotes him as saying.

"Maybe with a bit more composure we could have got something out of it. Graham Dorrans was unlucky with the free-kick against the crossbar. We need to dig in. The harder you work, the luckier you get."

Leighton Baines gave Everton a 2-0 lead going into half-time, with Shane Long reducing the deficit after the break.

The result leaves West Brom in ninth place in the Premier League, four points clear of mid-table Stoke City.

Everton's Leighton Baines celebrates a goal against West Brom on January 30, 2013
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