Ali Al Habsi
The keeper had little to do in the opening half as the Everton attacks were held up on the edge of the area by his defence, the two shots he did have to deal with from Cahill and Stracqualursi were easy saves for the Oman international.
The Wigan captain stayed very close to Stracqualursi and latterly Jelavic and denied both men a clear strike at goal. He was good in the air against the powerful Toffees duo.
A solid display from the full back without really setting the game alight, he stayed close to Pienaar and tried his best to keep the South African quiet. Going forward he did his best to release Moses whenever he could but he was required in defensive positions more often than not. He was replaced by Jones in the 64th minute.
With Everton only playing one man up front for the majority of the game he found himself having to pick up the runners from midfield and he did this well, intercepting the ball when required before giving it to McCarthy and McArthur in front of him.
The Ecuadorian had a good afternoon and combined particularly well with Beausejour down the left. His defensive play was good as he marshalled Donovan well, keeping the forward away from goal and denying him many opportunities to deliver a cross for the Everton strikers.
A frustrating afternoon for the Spaniard, some of his touches were neat and skilful but there were also occasions when he let his side down with loose passes that easily gifted possession back to the visitors. He was replaced by Rodallega on the 64th minute.
The midfielder worked hard in the centre of the pitch as Wigan controlled large parts of the game with their neat passing football. He always looks to get forward whenever he can and that caused issues for the Everton defence, but he was unable to test Howard.
On his home debut the Chilean international was one of Wigan’s most positive players, always looking to take on Tony Hibbert and deliver a cross for Di Santo to get on the end of. He is very one footed, his left, and that sometimes caused him a few problems when trying to spread the play but in general Roberto Martinez will be delighted with his performance.
The Scot has a fantastic engine which enabled him to get up and down the pitch all game. He worked well with McCarthy in the middle of the pitch, linking up nicely with some close passing and he was always looking to release Moses and Beausejour down the wings.
The winger is normally the go-to-man for Wigan but he had a quiet first half and was unable to get past Baines down the right wing. He drifted in and out of the second half, causing trouble on occasions but generally he found himself all alone with at least two defenders for company.
F. Di Santo
Worked hard for his team but playing as a lone frontman can be a very hard task and he definitely found that today. He made good runs off the defenders but the final ball into him tended to lack quality meaning chances were few and far between for the Argentine. His one effort of the first half came after a long ball from Figueroa dropped to him off Distin but his shot was well saved by Howard. He was replaced by Crusat after 68 minutes.
Was one tested once in the first half and he was very much equal to Di Santo’s effort from the edge of the area. He was not called into action to save a shot for the rest of the half but he did command his area well, catching crosses from both Beausejour and Moses with Di Santo lurking behind him. However his afternoon ended miserably as he let an deflected cross spin past him, it nearly gifted Wigan the victory and he will have grateful to Anichebe's late goal.
Played well against Moses and kept the Wigan dangerman quiet for the majority of the first half, and he was also the creator of Everton’s best chance of the opening 45 minutes but Gibson fired over after his low pull back following a surging run.
Has everything you want a central defender to have with his pace, strength and aerial ability; and he showed all of these as he worked well alongside Heitinga to keep Wigan at bay.
He had a tough afternoon against the impressive Beausejour but he stayed close to the Chilean and got some important tackles in to clear the danger.
Together with Distin they kept Di Santo with his back to goal and restricted the shots that came at Howard. The communication between the two defenders enabled them to pass the striker between them with the other picking up any runs from midfield.
The midfielder had a good game and a constant battle against McCarthy and McArthur in the centre of the pitch. He was an excellent defensive shield for his side, picking up the runs of Gomez well and stopping the Spaniard before he could cause any danger. He moved further forward in the second half in place of Cahill
The South African looked like he had never been away from the Everton first team. He was very comfortable in possession, always keen to have the ball and effortlessly glided past challenges from the Wigan defenders.
Looks to be settling in well at his new club, he combined neatly with Fellaini and Neville keeping his passing short and simple. He missed the best chance of the first half when he blazed a low Baines cross over the top of the crossbar.
The Argentine is big, strong and has a huge work ethic which is a fantastic thing for his side and a nightmare for defenders. He gave Caldwell and tough afternoon and with a better connection could have opened the scoring in the first half, but his tame shot was easily saved by Al Habsi. He was replaced by Jelavic after an hour.
The American gives Everton a calming influence in attacking positions, he links play up nicely and regularly showed his excellent vision to create openings for his team mates. Sights on goal were limited for the American
A bustling performance from the midfielder as he looked to support Stacqualursi up front. He had the first opportunity of the game after good work from Fellaini and Pienaar but he fired straight at Al Habsi. His afternoon ended early though as he was replaced by Neville at half time.
- 12 M. Pollitt
- 3 A. Alcáraz
Replaced Di Santo after 68 minutes and was lively for the home side but didn't really threaten the Everton goal.
- 21 M. Diamé
Replaced Stam after 64 minutes but had little impact on the game, his passing was neat and tidy and helped his side stay in the game.
- 8 B. Watson
Replaced Gomez after 64 minutes and gave his side more attacking threat but he was unable to create a clear chance to test Howard.
- 1 J. Mucha
- 34 S. Duffy
- 10 R. Drenthe
Half time substitute in place of Cahill and he gave his side more defensive support in midfield, however his afternoon nearly ended in disaster as Howard let a cross that deflected off his foot into the net.
Replaced Hibbert in the 80th and made an immediate impact as he rose to head in Baines' cross, earning his side a crucial point.
Replaced Stracqualursi after an hour and worked hard, he had a few openings but failed to test Al Habsi.
- 19 M. Gueye