Made a terrific save just a few minutes before his team’s second of the afternoon; stopping Frei’s close-range effort in style. The American had next to nothing to stop in the second half.
The veteran made his experience count with some terrific challenges to keep Fulham at bay.
Standing in for Baines at left-back again, the defender did well to supress Duff and got forward when on the break with his team-mates.
The Dutchman took advantage of having Neville just ahead and, whilst also sticking to his defensive duties, took it upon himself to venture up the pitch on occasion.
Had little to do in the opening half, but intervened when required and completed a solid display.
Only featured in the first 45 minutes, but did a good job in the middle with Neville.
The midfielder was a very active member of the Everton set-up and made sure the Toffees’ attacks flowed through down the wings. Could have added Everton’s fifth late on, but Schwarzer saved well.
The South African will have tempted David Moyes to secure his services permanently once more. The on-loan midfielder did superbly on the left to give Everton a solid attacking unit and his link-up play with Cahill for the fourth was sublime.
The Belgian looked to be carrying on where he left off at Old Trafford and was extremely lively. Grabbed Everton’s second with an easy, but well-taken header that crept in at Schwarzer’s near post. Finished his afternoon strongly, getting Everton moving for their fourth, before being replaced.
Holding the midfield just ahead of the back four, the former Manchester United man was solid in the hole and constantly stopped Fulham’s advances and also did well to fill any void at centre-back.
Was on the scoresheet inside 10 minutes after Pogrebnyak’s handball from the striker’s free-kick led to an early penalty, the Everton man slotting the penalty past Schwarzer with ease. The Croatian grabbed his 100th career goal, and Everton’s third, in style by rounding Schwarzer before cutting back in near the by-line and passing the ball between the Australian’s legs and past Hughes on the line. Should have had a hat-trick if it was not for the woodwork in the first half.
The Australian’s first piece of action came as a result of Everton’s early penalty and was sent the wrong way by Jelavic. Did not react to Fellaini’s header that doubled Everton’s lead, but was not helped by Duff’s hopeless effort to clear the Belgian’s header. Made an abject effort to stop Jelavic getting his second, the striker eventually nut-megging the keeper for Everton’s third. Was equally ineffective in stopping Cahill’s effort that secure the points for Everton. Did, however, stop Pienaar’s late effort well.
The Norwegian had a pretty average game and never got into gear down the flanks.
The full-back had a tough game and was a big culprit for Jelavic’s second of the day, allowing the Croatian’s shot to get past him at the front-post.
Lasted just the first 45 minutes after failing to deal with Jelavic at all and constantly allowed Everton to mount attack after attack.
The midfielder had a great chance in the first-half saved by Howard and was the player’s only true involvement that could have influenced the game.
Failed to hold back the Everton attacks for most of the match, but did occasionally get Fulham moving through the middle.
The attacker was far from his best and never threatened Howard’s goal during a dismal afternoon.
The American was not surprisingly the most active Fulham member and looked dangerous on a couple of occasions, but failed to make any of them count.
The Irishman had not done a great deal in the opening 20 minutes and made his afternoon worse by failing to clear Fellaini’s header that doubled Everton’s lead when it was easier to get a foot to. Never recovered from his mistake and struggled to help Fulham back into the game.
The striker influenced the game in the early moments, but for the wrong reasons, the Russian striker handballing Jelavic’s free-kick in the area and the Everton striker was able to convert the subsequent penalty. Did nothing all game to threaten Howard’s goal and was eventually subbed.
- 1 J. Mucha
Came on after half time and scored with less than 15 minutes on the pitch, linking up with Pienaar, with the Australian getting his toe on the ball at full stretch to get Everton’s fourth.
The youngster came on for Fellaini and did well in carrying on Everton’s attacks.
- 11 D. Stracqualursi
- 28 V. Anichebe
Came on for Pienaar and had little to do.
- 14 J. McFadden
- 12 D. Stockdale
Replaced Senderos after the break and did not help tighten the Fulham back-four, with Cahill scoring not too long after half-time.
Arrived late in the game to no effect.
- 31 A. Kačaniklić
Came on late to no effect, failing to add to Fulham’s few attacks.
- 10 P. Kasami
- 9 Orlando Sá