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Anichebe grabs winner for Everton at West Brom

Updated: January 01, 2012, 09:29


WEST BROMWICH, England(AP) Victor Anichebe came off the bench to grab a late winner as Everton beat West Bromwich Albion 1-0 at the Hawthorns on Sunday to climb into the top half of the Premier League standings.

Thrown on in the 65th minute for his first appearance since August, the Nigeria striker pounced on a poor defensive header by Paul Scharner to score from close range three minutes from time.

The win lifted Everton three places to ninth, extending the team's unbeaten run to four matches.

West Brom, the league's lowest scorers at home with just seven goals in 10 matches, created more opportunities in a lackluster game but failed to register a shot on target, with Peter Odemwingie wasting its best chance early in the second half.

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