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January 26, 2013 3:00 PM GMT
Reebok Stadium — Bolton
Referee:‬ M. Atkinson‎
Attendance:‬ 18760‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Bolton 1-2 Everton

The Toffees took an early lead at the Reebok Stadium through a fortunate deflection and, after being pegged back immediately, had to wait till the dying seconds for a winner

By David Lynch at Reebok Stadium

  • Andy Lonergan
    1
    0
    3.00

    Andy Lonergan

    Largely untested for much of the game and could do little about Pienaar's fortunate opening goal.

  • Marcos Alonso
    2
    0
    3.50

    Marcos Alonso

    The left-back limited Magaye Gueye's impact and was one of the hosts' biggest attacking threats. Saw two efforts palmed away well by Howard.

  • Sam Ricketts
    1
    1
    3.00

    Sam Ricketts

    Had a tougher task on his hands than his fellow full-back in keeping Baines and Pienaar quite but did well. Had less attacking impact as a result, though.

  • Tim Ream
    1
    0
    3.00

    Tim Ream

    The centre-back was a calm presence against the potentially dangerous Jelavic and Anichebe. Kept the latter shackled particularly well.

  • Zat Knight
    0
    0
    3.00

    Zat Knight

    Unlucky to see his clearance go in off Pienaar but was solid for the most part, bar some occasional lapses.

  • Chris Eagles
    2
    2
    2.50

    Chris Eagles

    Worked some fine positions but never produced the final ball to make it all count.

  • Chung-Yong Lee
    14
    0
    3.00

    Chung-Yong Lee

    Went down too easily at times but was a tricky customer - the sort which the Everton defence did not enjoy dealing with.

  • Darren Pratley
    3
    0
    3.50

    Darren Pratley Top of the Match

    Was undoubtedly Bolton's best performer on the day. Won his tackles and got forward with real energy. Provided the assist for Sordell to equalise.

  • Jay Spearing
    2
    0
    3.00

    Jay Spearing

    His name was roundly booed by visiting fans fully aware of his ties with Liverpool. Responded by producing a solid, if unspectacular, defensive midfield performance.

  • Joshua Vela
    2
    1
    2.50

    Joshua Vela

    Worked hard alongside Spearing to get his body in front of an on-rushing midfield but showed little quality in possession.

  • Marvin Sordell
    1
    0
    3.00

    Marvin Sordell

    Was occasionally bullied by Distin and Jagielka but evidenced predatory instinct with his front post run and finish in the first half.

Substitutions

  • Stuart Holden
    3
    0

    Stuart Holden

    Came on in the last five minutes to a rapturous ovation.

  • Benik Afobe
    0
    1
    3.00

    Benik Afobe

    Just could not seem to get the ball as a late substitute stationed out on the left.

  • David Ngog
    0
    1

    David Ngog

    Replaced Sordell late on and had little chance to influence matters.

  • Tim Howard
    3
    0
    3.00

    Tim Howard

    Was more regularly worked than his opposite number but produced some good stops.

  • Leighton Baines
    3
    0
    3.00

    Leighton Baines

    Struggled to get his trademark pin-point crosses to hit home for much of the game but kept going.

  • Phil Jagielka
    3
    0
    3.00

    Phil Jagielka

    Looked as composed as ever at the back, providing a defensive wall for the Toffees even when they were on the back foot.

  • Sylvain Distin
    1
    1
    3.00

    Sylvain Distin

    Beaten to the front post for Sordell to equalise but shackled the youngster well.

  • Leon Osman
    1
    1
    3.00

    Leon Osman

    Spearing and Vela's attempts to quieten him were admirable and, though he did break through increasingly regularly in the second period, his impact was not as telling as he might have liked.

  • Marouane Fellaini
    8
    1
    3.00

    Marouane Fellaini

    Reverted to a deeper, central midfield role and subsequently did not provide the attacking thrust for which he has been hailed this season. Battled hard, all the same.

  • Phil Neville
    1
    1
    3.00

    Phil Neville

    Forced Eagles inside well and did not look threatened for much of the game at right-back.

  • Steven Pienaar
    0
    1
    2.50

    Steven Pienaar

    Wasted a great opportunity in the second period by misplacing a lay-off in the box. His frustration grew increasingly clear as the game wore on.

  • Kevin Mirallas
    8
    2

    Kevin Mirallas

    Had looked bright before succumbing to injury early on. David Moyes had expressed caution over using the Belgian here and will rue doing so.

  • Nikica Jelavic
    3
    2
    2.50

    Nikica Jelavic

    Still looks short of the confidence which saw him make such an impact upon his arrival in England. His best chance came from a delightful through ball but the heaviness of his touch spoke volumes.

  • Victor Anichebe
    1
    4
    2.00

    Victor Anichebe Flop of the Match

    Had a few headed chances which he failed to convert. Showed some real sloppiness in possession when the ball was on the deck.

Substitutions

  • John Heitinga
    4
    0
    3.50

    John Heitinga

    Came on in the second half to help Everton push Fellaini up and made the vital contribution, crashing the ball home in the dying seconds from the edge of the box.

  • Magaye Gueye
    0
    5
    2.50

    Magaye Gueye

    Put in an ineffectual performance out on the right after replacing the lively Mirallas.

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