Everton had to come behind for the second season in a row at The Hawthorns, but once again proved a resilient side as Kevin Mirallas brought us level, and then Gareth Barry turned unlikely match winner in the second half.
Koeman admitted it was a tough task, but says it could have been an even bigger scoreline if Barkley and Lukaku had taken chances late on.
“We played well but it was still difficult because it always is coming to this place,” he said.
“When West Brom scored to make it 1-0, that made it harder to create. When we made it 1-1, it was a key moment in the game.
“In the second half we played good football. The subs had a big impact on the final result but we forgot to kill the game.
“We had two big chances – one for Barkley and one for Lukaku. You need to be lucky with second balls, but there was good defending, good spirit and we deserved the three points today.”
Latest posts by NSNO Staff (see all)
- Walcott: I can enjoy greater things at Everton than at Arsenal - September 21, 2018
- Silva: Left back was a priority straight away - September 20, 2018
- What has Marco Silva changed at Everton - September 19, 2018
- Schneiderlin’s wife posts heartfelt message on Instagram - September 17, 2018