Made a tremendous save from Huth early on and dealt with Stoke's imposing attack well on his return from injury.
Did well to beat his man on a couple of occasions but regularly got it wrong with his final ball or produced a wayward shot.
Was tasked with tracking Stoke's quickest option Cameron Jerome and did not err. Almost allowed Shotton to score with a poor header in the second half, though.
Dealt with Stoke's aerial bombardment well, winning headers which should have been beyond his reach against Crouch.
Somewhat surprisingly, his more advanced role as a wing-back in fact hindered his forays forward. Like many Everton players, appeared to be unsure as to when to break.
Did not look comfortable on the right-hand side of the back three. Fluffed several passes and was dominated in the air when threatened by Stoke's imposing front players.
A calm head amongst the maelstrom of physicality in midfield. Used the ball intelligently but could have done with more help in the middle with the Toffees numerically light in that department.
Misplaced his passes too often as Everton struggled to move the ball fluently about the pitch.
Held the ball well against a determined defence but was let down by a lack of support. His partnership with Jelavic never sparked.
Produced the only moment of quality in the entire match with a superb run and finish. Looked the man most likely to create something throughout.
Worked hard against a solid backline but had too little to work with thanks to Everton's lack of control in the middle.
Got a good hand to Mirallas' goal but not enough to divert it wide. Held a couple of tame subsequent efforts but did not have a busy afternoon.
Brought a fantastic save from Howard in the opening moments with a good header and nodded narrowly wide in the second. Defended well for the most part.
Did next to nothing in attack for the visitors and simply spent his afternoon tracking Baines from his position on the right wing.
Was in the opposition box as Mirallas strode in to score but did well to keep Jelavic and Anichebe quiet alongside Huth for the rest of the game.
Made a fool of by Mirallas for the opening goal and struggled to control his flank whenever the Belgian drifted over.
Generally did well against Seamus Coleman and provided a couple of telling crosses which deserved better.
Had little competition for the ball in midfield with Everton's lack of numbers. Will be disappointed to have let Mirallas skip by so easily for the goal.
Saw a lot of the ball in midfield but did next to nothing with it, despite his regular protests toward his static team-mates.
Provided a target out wide for Stoke but could not create a single chance for his team-mates, or find one of his own.
Troubled Everton occasionally with his pace but was tracked impeccably by the fastidious Distin.
Regularly beaten in the air and never looked like breaking into a position whereby he could shoot. A poor performance.