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August 24, 2013 10:00 AM EDT
Goodison Park — Liverpool
Referee:‬ R. East‎
Attendance:‬ 36410‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Everton 0-0 West Bromwich Albion

The Toffees were left frustrated as they failed to get the better of a resilient Baggies outfit, with Marouane Fellaini's late effort that hit the post adding to the woe

By Tom Marshall-Bailey

  • Tim Howard
    0
    0
    2.50

    Tim Howard

    Was largely untroubled during the opening exchanges and was neat with the ball at his feet when the Toffees rearguard did call on their keeper. Smartly denied Rosenberg and Long in the second half.

  • Leighton Baines
    0
    0
    2.50

    Leighton Baines

    His usual attacking self down the left but struggled to get the better of Jones early on as West Brom held on resolutely. Link-up play with Pienaar a joy to behold at times.

  • Phil Jagielka
    0
    0
    3.00

    Phil Jagielka

    Commanding performance from the skipper who dominated the West Brom strikeforce in the air, and mopped up anything played in behind him.

  • Sylvain Distin
    0
    0
    3.00

    Sylvain Distin

    Reliable on the ball and strong in the challenge, it was just another typical day in the life of the Frenchman as he helped ensure the back line was rarely breached.

  • Ross Barkley
    1
    0
    3.00

    Ross Barkley

    Another promising display from the Toffees next teenage sensation who will have done his chances of retaining a spot in the starting XI no harm at all.

  • Leon Osman
    0
    0
    2.50

    Leon Osman

    Buzzed around as he looked to make things happen but struggled to get the better of the Baggies' defensive midfield duo.

  • Steven Pienaar
    0
    0
    2.50

    Steven Pienaar

    Linked up with Baines regularly down the left but with little effect as he could not evade the attentions of his marker. Failed to track back and help his partner in crime at times, however.

  • Seamus Coleman
    0
    0
    2.50

    Seamus Coleman

    Looked lost at times as he ventured down the right wing, only to find a determined Liam Ridgewell in his path. Encouraging performance defensively, though.

  • Marouane Fellaini
    0
    0
    3.00

    Marouane Fellaini

    Relished the aerial battle with Mulumbu and Yacob but not always successfully. Was constantly used as a battering ram to nod balls down for Jelavic and co. in more advanced areas.

  • Nikica Jelavic
    1
    0
    3.00

    Nikica Jelavic

    Tried his utmost throughout to force an opening but was met by a stubborn Baggies defensive setup and failed to produce a telling contribution in the area that mattered most.

  • Kevin Mirallas
    0
    1
    2.00

    Kevin Mirallas Flop of the Match

    Surprisingly below-par performance from the Belgian international, who was guilty of a series of misplaced passes and could often be accused of running into a cul-de-sac when in possession. Was sacrificed late on.

Substitutions

  • Arouna Kone
    0
    0
    2.50

    Arouna Kone

    Thrown on by Martinez as Everton intensified its attempts to find an opener but was as frustrated as the man he replaced, Jelavic.

  • Steven Naismith
    0
    0
    2.50

    Steven Naismith

    Never really got into the game when he came on; looked remarkably off the pace as his side looked to grab the goal its patient play had largely merited.

  • Ben Foster
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ben Foster

    Had very little to do throughout and was on the periphery of the action. Did produce an outstanding stop from a Mirallas curler.

  • Liam Ridgewell
    0
    0
    3.50

    Liam Ridgewell

    A tidy display from the left back, who impressed in making sure Coleman and Mirallas' raids down the right flank largely resulted in nothing.

  • Gareth McAuley
    0
    0
    3.00

    Gareth McAuley

    Another impressive rearguard display as he teamed up with Olsson to form a hard-working central defensive unit.

  • Jonas Olsson
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jonas Olsson

    Reliable and diligent at the back as he kept the frustrated Toffees at bay constantly. Led by example in marshaling his defense.

  • Billy Jones
    0
    0
    3.00

    Billy Jones

    Worked tirelessly as he helped Long and Rosenberg down the right wing while also sticking to his duties at the back.

  • James Morrison
    0
    0
    2.00

    James Morrison

    Anonymous other than a succession of aimless runs into the channel. One of the Baggies' least productive players.

  • Claudio Yacob
    0
    0
    3.00

    Claudio Yacob

    Similarly to Mulumbu, did not have much of an impact from an attacking perspective but was efficient in his role in front of the back four.

  • Youssouf Mulumbu
    0
    0
    4.00

    Youssouf Mulumbu Top of the Match

    Protected his defense throughout with a composed and disciplined display in his shielding role. Frustrated Everton's creative sparks.

  • Graham Dorrans
    0
    0
    2.50

    Graham Dorrans

    Gave as good as he got down the left-hand side but his end product was sorely lacking as he failed to get the better of Coleman.

  • Markus Rosenberg
    0
    0
    2.00

    Markus Rosenberg

    Tried hard but just could not get into the game as the home side monopolized possession.

  • Shane Long
    0
    0
    2.50

    Shane Long

    Chased down every lost cause and refused to accept defeat in his quest to wrestle the ball back off Jagielka and Distin. Was starved of any quality service from midfield.

Substitutions

  • Luke Daniels
    0
    0
    2.50

    Luke Daniels

    Had little to do but came out of his goal to clear the danger with Kone bearing down on goal in his only notable contribution.

  • Chris Brunt
    0
    0
    2.50

    Chris Brunt

    Not on the pitch long enough to make an impact.

  • Matěj Vydra
    0
    0
    2.50

    Matěj Vydra

    Steve Clarke hauled on the Baggies' loan signing in the search of a goal on the counter but his new frontman was unable to have a telling impact.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
29 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Man City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man United
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
15 0