The Sport Matrix: Monday 20 January 2014

Eto’o’s hat-trick downs United and gives Moyes blues

Good shout: Foster is back in the frame for an England call-up

West Bromwich Albion v Everton: Ben Foster focused on grabbing World Cup spot after injury comeback

Goalkeeper is now back in action and hoping to reassert his World Cup claims

West Brom v Everton preview: Team strengths, tactics and stats

Check out all the vital statistics ahead of Monday's Premier League meeting at the Hawthorns

Lukas Podolski likes scoring against Fulham

Premier League statistics preview: French and German Arsenal players like scoring against Fulham; Manchester United look to break Chelsea drought; Liverpool wary of Christian Benteke

Providers of the largest online database for detailed football statistics WhoScored.com preview all of the matches in gameweek 22 of the Premier League

Shane Long

Transfer news: Hull City confirm signing of Shane Long in £7m deal

The Irishman joins from West Brom

Morgan Amalfitano v Kevin Mirallas: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between West Brom and Everton

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' wingers ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at the Hawthorns

Pepe Mel says Albion must create more chances to score

West Brom manager Pepe Mel goes on the attack, despite the loss of striker Shane Long to Hull City

It is a good job he is a man who, in his own words, 'likes a challenge,' but he has been in this situation before

West Brom striker Shane Long insists he is focusing on his future at the Hawthorns and not a rumoured transfer to Hull City

Transfer news: West Brom accept Hull City bid for striker Shane Long

Baggies have accepted undisclosed fee

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Manchester United top the league in selling club merchandise - but just look at some of the things they're selling...

The reigning Premier League champions have sold more than any other club on retail website Amazon

West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka made an alleged anti-Semitic gesture when celebrating a goal against West Ham

FA rocked by growing criticism of 'silence' over Nicolas Anelka 'quenelle' case

Kick It Out criticises timescale and calls for more transparency from FA

Nicolas Anelka appears to make the 'la quenelle' gesture after scoring the first goal for West Brom in the 3-3 draw against West Ham

Kick It Out call for action against Nicolas Anelka following controversial 'quenelle' gesture

The West Brom striker made the gesture, which some view as anti-Semitic, against West Ham

West Brom striker Shane Long insists he is focusing on his future at the Hawthorns and not a rumoured transfer to Hull City

Transfer news: Shane Long focusing on West Brom future despite speculation mounting over a move to Hull City

Long's contract with the Baggies is up at the end of the season but Long confirms that there are only rumours regarding a transfer to speak of at this time

Jermain Defoe scores Tottenham’s second against Crystal Palace

Southampton 1 West Brom 0 match report: Adam Lallana’s a perfect Saint to make mother proud

West Brom's four-match unbeaten run came to an end with their new manager watching from the stands as Lallana netted winner

Pepe Mel, a history buff and published author, won promotion at Betis with little money

'Traveller' Pepe Mel's history is good news for West Bromwich Albion

After waiting 26 days to learn the identity of their new manager, West Bromwich Albion fans could be forgiven for feeling a little underwhelmed by the appointment of Pepe Mel as Steve Clarke’s successor.

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