The goalkeeper could do nothing about the opener as Shawcross’ header looped over him and into the top corner. That was harsh on the Bosnian, who otherwise commanded his area well and distributed the ball accurately.
The Potters captain was solid at the back for the home side but his own goal in the 36th minute put them behind in the first half. He was unlucky to see it loop into the top corner, and that was the only blot on an otherwise good performance. He dealt with the threat of Jelavic particularly well, and when the Croat was able to get away from him Shawcross was there to block his low shot.
Has shown his versatility at right-back and performed well against Naismith and the overlapping Coleman. He was beaten once in the second half by the latter but Everton were unable to punish his mistake.
The big German had a real battle with Fellaini, particularly in the air, which was fairly even with the defender maybe slightly coming out on top against his Belgian counterpart.
Making his first start since a recent spell on the sidelines, the full-back did well by restricting the number of opportunities Pienaar had to create chances for Jelavic in the middle. He was also a danger when going forward with some good crosses into the penalty area that Jones was not able to convert.
Extremely reliable for Tony Pulis, the Irishman worked nicely alongside N'Zonzi and Adam in the middle of the pitch. He battled well against Osman and Gibson and pushed his side forward whenever he could.
Lively down the left, he gave Coleman a busy afternoon with his direct running and eagerness to get his shot away. However his shooting accuracy was a little off as he wasted a couple of chances to give his side the lead.
Returned to the starting line-up following his one game ban and he was full of running in support of Jones to close down the Everton defence, but despite causing some rushed clearances he was never able to steal the ball away. His set-piece delivery caused some danger inside the Everton penalty area but Stoke were not able to convert. He was replaced by Jerome in the 73rd minute.
Strong in the middle of Stoke’s five man midfield and he also provides a calming influence with his neat passing and ball retention.
His recent performances have kept Crouch out of the team and he delivered another solid display on a frustrating afternoon. He worked the Everton defence well and found space well but he failed to test Howard with any shots in the opening half. That was changed seven minutes into the second, however, with an excellent header that beat the American. He was replaced by Crouch in the 77th minute.
Another hard-working performance from the forward down the right-hand side, giving Baines plenty to deal with and keeping the England international from attacking himself. He delivered some particularly dangerous crosses from the right but Jones was not able to convert.
The American didn’t have anything to deal with in the first half but he was called into action in the opening moments of the second and did well to palm Adam’s effort away from goal. He generally commanded his penalty area well and restricted the number of balls the Stoke forwards were able to get to but made a glaring error for Jones’ goal as he appeared to lose his bearings and allow the ball to squeeze between him and the post.
Dealt with the threat of Jones well in the opening half with some perfectly timed challenges and some crucial clearing headers. However, he was unable to do anything to stop Jones in the 52nd minute as the striker rose above him to equalise.
The full-back is such a threat going forward but Stoke managed to contain him well thanks to the runs of Walters down the right. He handled the forward well but did allow him to deliver a few cross which, luckily for him, went unpunished. Going forward he created a great chance for Osman in the first half that the midfielder dragged wide.
Used his pace to good effect to deal with the runs from Adam and Walters from midfield and handle the movement of Jones. He worked well with Jagielka but could only stand and watch as his partner was beaten by Jones to equalise.
Was given a few problems by the pace and trickery of Etherington but in general handled him well and restricted his opportunities. He also provided a threat going forward and created an excellent chance for Jelavic which the Croat failed to convert.
The most defensively-minded Everton midfielder, he sat just in front of the back four and gave them good protection whilst also cutting down the space for Adam to exploit.
He has such creativity in his locker and regularly shows it, which caused Stoke plenty of problems at the back. His link-up play with Baines is good to watch and his delivery from wide areas caused plenty of trouble, including the opening goal when Shawcross flicked a cross into his own net.
An indifferent performance in the middle of the pitch as he constantly battled with the Stoke defence but failed to get any space to really hurt the Potters. And he was a very lucky boy as a headbutt on Shawcross went unpunished by referee Mark Halsey. Whilst jostling for position inside the Stoke box at a corner, the Belgian clearly turned and headbutted the Stoke captain.
Had an excellent battle in the middle of the pitch with Whelan and was very good on the ball whilst also linking up well with Pienaar. He needs to work on his finishing, though, as he dragged a great opportunity wide just after the game’s opening goal with the net gaping in front of him.
The Scot replaced Mirallas in the starting line-up but was not really in the game apart from a few runs at the Stoke defence which were easily stopped. He was replaced by Barkley in the 70th minute.
Playing against the solid Stoke defence is never easy and the Croat did well despite having little to work with at times. He managed to escape the clutches of Shawcross in the first half but his shot was subsequently blocked by the defender for what was his best chance of the game.