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November 23, 2013 12:45 p.m. GMT
Goodison Park — Liverpool
Referee:‬ P. Dowd‎
Attendance:‬ 39576‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Everton 3-3 Liverpool

A thrilling Merseyside derby swung one way and the other before Daniel Sturridge's late equaliser ensured the points were shared, with Romelu Lukaku and Simon Mignolet starring

By Tom Maston at Goodison Park

  • Tim Howard
    2
    5
    3.00

    Tim Howard

    Unable to do much about any of the goals, though possibly could have added an extra man to his wall for the Suarez free-kick. Distributed well with his feet.

  • Leighton Baines
    1
    4
    2.50

    Leighton Baines

    Looked off the pace for much of the match and was eventually substituted early in the second half with an injury. His whipped free-kick created the Mirallas equaliser.

  • Phil Jagielka
    3
    2
    3.00

    Phil Jagielka

    The stronger of the two Everton centre-backs as he looked to track Suarez at every opportunity. The Uruguayan's lack of opportunities from open play was testament to the Everton skipper's performance.

  • Sylvain Distin
    2
    4
    2.50

    Sylvain Distin

    Surprisingly was caught out when faced with pace on a couple of occasions in the first half, and though he made some crucial interceptions, was not at his best.

  • James McCarthy
    1
    6
    2.00

    James McCarthy

    Started brightly with bustling run into the Liverpool area, but soon faded and struggled to control the game from a central role. Guilty of missing too many tackles when Liverpool came forward.

  • Gareth Barry
    3
    2
    3.00

    Gareth Barry

    More composed in possession than McCarthy even though he wasn't at his absolute best. Moved to left-back after Baines went off but struggled to make much of an impact.

  • Ross Barkley
    7
    3
    3.50

    Ross Barkley

    Presence in the area helped set up Mirallas' goal and almost found the net himself with a wicked curling effort later in the first half. Faded after he moved back into a central role in the second period.

  • Steven Pienaar
    6
    1
    4.00

    Steven Pienaar

    Showed excellent touches and was Everton's most creative player throughout the first period. Helped the central players by coming inside to win the ball.

  • Seamus Coleman
    1
    4
    2.50

    Seamus Coleman

    Struggled with Coutinho at times and unable to get forward and trouble Flanagan as he would have wanted. His excellent corner created Lukaku's second.

  • Kevin Mirallas
    11
    5
    4.00

    Kevin Mirallas

    Did well to beat Gerrard to the ball for the first goal and after moving into a central role in the second half he played some of the game's best passes.

  • Romelu Lukaku
    20
    2
    3.50

    Romelu Lukaku

    Twice wasted excellent opportunities when one-on-one with Mignolet but more than made up for it with late double. Never stopped working and deserved his goals.

Substitutions

  • John Stones
    1
    2

    John Stones

    Made little impact after coming on late on to sure up the defence.

  • Leon Osman
    0
    2

    Leon Osman

    Had little time to make an impression on the match after his substitute's appearance.

  • Gerard Deulofeu
    7
    3
    3.00

    Gerard Deulofeu

    Wasted an excellent opportunity soon after coming on but his pace was a constant threat.

  • Simon Mignolet
    32
    2
    4.00

    Simon Mignolet Top of the Match

    Made five excellent saves, including a trio when faced with one-on-one situations. Had no chance with Everton goals and he showed no nerves on his derby debut.

  • Glen Johnson
    10
    15
    2.00

    Glen Johnson Flop of the Match

    Struggled to deal with Pienaar as the left winger impressed in the first half. Did his best to get forward but was wasteful when opportunities on the ball arrived.

  • Daniel Agger
    15
    3
    3.50

    Daniel Agger

    Looked back to his best as he won multiple headers against Lukaku. Marshalled the defence excellently.

  • Martin Skrtel
    13
    5
    2.50

    Martin Skrtel

    Did his bit in trying to keep Lukaku quiet though was outpaced on occasion. Beaten in the air by Barkley for the first Everton equaliser.

  • Jon Flanagan
    21
    4
    3.00

    Jon Flanagan

    Grew into the game after a shaky start and provided an excellent outlet on the left-hand side. Perhaps should have seen more of the ball given the positions he found himself in.

  • Steven Gerrard
    14
    6
    3.00

    Steven Gerrard

    His pinpoint cross-field pass and corner created Coutinho's goal, though he should have reacted quicker moments later as Mirallas beat him at the back post to score. Solid thereafter until his superb free-kick created Sturridge's goal.

  • Coutinho
    21
    1
    3.50

    Coutinho

    His superb control and finish gave Liverpool an early lead, and though he was quiet for much of the action, he looked threatening whenever he got the ball.

  • Jordan Henderson
    9
    11
    3.00

    Jordan Henderson

    Struggled to get in the game wide on the right though he did show Distin a clean set of heels during one run in the first half.

  • Lucas Leiva
    20
    3
    3.50

    Lucas Leiva

    Won numerous balls in the middle of the park and was the heartbeat of Liverpool's display. A booking led to him being replaced late on.

  • Joe Allen
    6
    25
    2.00

    Joe Allen

    Passed the ball well without creating any chances. Blew the game's best chance with the score at 2-1.

  • Luis Suárez
    26
    1
    3.50

    Luis Suárez

    His superb free-kick gave Liverpool the lead and he was a threat throughout. Unable to threaten the goal from open play until his late header was saved by Howard.

Substitutions

  • Victor Moses
    17
    0
    3.00

    Victor Moses

    Showed glimpses of his talent after replacing Allen as he ran at makeshift full-back Barry as much as possible. Headed over at the death.

  • Daniel Sturridge
    23
    1
    3.50

    Daniel Sturridge

    Did little in the short time he had on the field but his flicked header was enough to steal a point for the visitors.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
30 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Man City
18 6
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
16 0
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man. United
15 2