By DAN KARELL
Tim Howard and Everton can achieve an impressive milestone on Monday with a win against West Bromwich Albion in English Premier league action (3pm, NBC Sports Network).
With three points, Everton would jump above both Tottenham and Liverpool into fourth place, further distancing themselves from the likes of Manchester United, Newcastle, and Southampton below them in the top half of the table. And as the EPL standings show a split between title contenders at the top and relegation battlers at the bottom, West Bromwich, in their second match under new head coach Pepe Mel, are also desperate for three points that would jump them all the way from 14th place to tenth.
Everton’s on-loan forward returns to The Hawthorns for the first time since leaving at the end of last season, having scored 17 EPL goals for the Baggies. This year, Lukaku has once again been a handful for defenders and although he’s only scored once since December, the Belgian international is impacting the game in a number of other ways.
With Ross Barkley out injured, Leon Osman steps into his role behind Lukaku and new Everton signing Aiden McGeady could make his debut off the bench. West Brom meanwhile brought aging defender Diego Lugano back into the starting lineup and a pairing of Nicolas Anelka and 21-year-old Matej Vydra up top.
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