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Five-star Albion lick the Toffees.

Five-star Albion lick the Toffees Premier League victory against the Toffees at The Hawthorns.

Graham to open the scoring after six minutes.

ALBION U21 5 EVERTON U21 0 David Whinyates virtuoso stuff from the Baggies, who increased their lead in the 66th minute through Birch's well-placed header from Ward's corner. Nabi stabbed in the fifth from Francis' 69thminute cross.

They had an early scare when a cross from Everton's Matthew Kennedy was only just out of reach for Hallam Hope at the far post.

Samir Nabi increased the lead seconds before half-time with a well-taken low shot and Jordan Francis made it three in the 58th minute.

ALBION turned on the style with some fine football, five superb goals and excellent defending which earned a clean sheet and brought an emphatic Barclays Under-21 But the Baggies broke straight downfield and a good throughball from Ryan Pace saw Alex Jones outpace James Albion goalkeeper Jack Rose had to make an outstanding save from Ben McLaughlin's 64th-minute drive but it was ALBION (3-5-1-1): Rose; Howkins, Donnellan, C Jones; Atkinson (Wright 90), Ward, Pace, Birch, Francis (Wedderburn 85); S Nabi; A Jones. Not used: Palmer (gk); Barrow, Smart.

ALBION U21 5 EVERTON U21 0 David Whinyates ALBION turned on the style with some fine football, five superb goals and excellent defending which earned a clean sheet and brought an emphatic Barclays Under-21 Premier League victory against the Toffees at The Hawthorns.

They had an early scare when a cross from Everton's Matthew Kennedy was only just out of reach for Hallam Hope at the far post.

But the Baggies broke straight downfield and a good throughball from Ryan Pace saw Alex Jones outpace James Graham to open the scoring after six minutes.

Samir Nabi increased the lead seconds before half-time with a well-taken low shot and Jordan Francis made it three in the 58th minute.

Albion goalkeeper Jack Rose had to make an outstanding save from Ben McLaughlin's 64th-minute drive but it was virtuoso stuff from the Baggies, who increased their lead in 66th minute through Birch's well-placed header from Ward's corner. Nabi stabbed the fifth from Francis' 69thminute cross.

ALBION (3-5-1-1): Rose; Howkins, Donnellan, C Jones; Atkinson (Wright 90), Ward, Pace, Birch, Francis (Wedderburn 85); Nabi; A Jones. Not used: Palmer (gk); Smart.
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