Everton manager Roberto Martinez said his side had deserved better after dominating their home game against West Brom only to lose 1-0.
After back-to-back 3-0 league wins, Everton appeared to have turned a corner -- but the spotlight was back on Martinez after their sixth home defeat of the season.
The Toffees now have the worst home defensive record in Europe's top five leagues, and their manager could not offer much in the way of an excuse.
"We have conceded too many goals," he said. "Today, that...
West Brom's first league win since Jan. 2 moved them eight points clear of the relegation zone as Everton's brief revival came to a shuddering halt.
Salomon Rondon scored the decider in the 1-0 victory, nicking the goal off Jonas Olsson with the final touch right on the line, for his third in the last seven matches as the Baggies clinched three points with their only shot on target.
By contrast the home side threw everything at their opponents but there was far too little precision in what they did...