Record-breaking Sam Allardyce is off to a flying start at Everton


• Win for Allardyce as he becomes first man to manage seven Premier clubs
• Pardew buoyed by display but West Bromwich are held in his first game

Sam Allardyce savoured an ideal start to his new job as he made an instant impact as Everton manager with a 2-0 home win against Huddersfield while Alan Pardew, sacked by Crystal Palace last December, said he was encouraged on his return to the hot seat despite West Brom failing to find a way past his former club.

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