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1 vs 2
Played
November 14, 2010 9:00 AM EST
Goodison Park — Liverpool
Referee:‬ H. Webb‎
Attendance:‬ 36279‎
 
89′ Tim Cahill
Bacary Sagna 36′
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Everton 1-2 Arsenal

By Greg Stobart

  • Tim Howard
    21
    8
    2.50

    Tim Howard

    Confident handling and made a good diving save to deny Nasri but will not have enjoyed being beaten at his near post for Sagna's opener. Should have done better.

  • Phil Neville
    4
    3
    3.00

    Phil Neville

    Solid defensive display from the Everton captain as he forced Arshavin inside. Made decent use of the ball as he gave it to the dangerous Coleman at the earliest opportunity. Replaced by Beckford in the 69th minute as Everton went in search of goals.

  • Phil Jagielka
    5
    3
    3.00

    Phil Jagielka

    Made some crucial last-ditch tackles and read the game well with composed interceptions. Lack of pace exposed by Nasri in the second-half.

  • Sylvain Distin
    7
    6
    3.00

    Sylvain Distin

    Won his aerial battle against Chamakh and displayed impressive decision-making, particularly with first-half block to deny Nasri.

  • Leighton Baines
    8
    4
    3.00

    Leighton Baines

    Stuck to his task against the in-form Nasri and was only once exposed defensively. Dangerous delivery from set pieces but did not have enough opportunities to cross from open play.

  • Seamus Coleman
    14
    5
    3.50

    Seamus Coleman

    Always a threat with direct runs down the Everton right. Superb surge and chip to the far post for Cahill deserved a goal. Found it more difficult in the second-half as Arsenal took control.

  • Mikel Arteta
    6
    8
    3.00

    Mikel Arteta

    The Spaniard produced a neat passing display but lacked a killer pass in the final third and was replaced by Yakubu in the 69th minute.

  • John Heitinga
    10
    14
    2.50

    John Heitinga Flop of the Match

    Tried to set the tone for the hosts but the Dutchman was a red card waiting to happen. Booked for cynical challenge on Jack Wilshere and replaced by Rodwell at half-time.

  • Steven Pienaar
    9
    4
    3.50

    Steven Pienaar

    Intelligent runs and clever passing from the South African against a side he has been linked with in the past. Cute cut-back set up excellent chance for Rodwell.

  • Tim Cahill
    20
    6
    3.50

    Tim Cahill

    Had the glorious opportunity to open the scoring but headed off target from Coleman's cross. The kind of chance the Australian usually gobbles up. Tidy on the ball and kept making his customary runs in to the penalty area which was rewarded with goal to get the hosts back into contention.

  • Louis Saha
    3
    11
    0.00

    Louis Saha

    Looked sharp in the early stages but struggled to find room to really threaten the Arsenal goal. Late curler well saved by Fabianski.

Substitutions

  • Jack Rodwell
    4
    5
    3.00

    Jack Rodwell

    Replaced Heitinga at half-time and added more attacking threat to the Everton midfield. Should have done better with chance from 12 yards which he blasted over the crossbar.

  • Aiyegbeni Yakubu
    5
    4
    3.00

    Aiyegbeni Yakubu

    Replaced Arteta in the 69th minute and his mere presence was a threat to the Gunners as the hosts turned to a more direct style of play.

  • Jermaine Beckford
    4
    5
    3.00

    Jermaine Beckford

    Looked confident after replacing Neville in the 69th minute after scoring his first Everton goal in midweek and had excellent shot denied by Fabianski.

  • Lukasz Fabianski
    153
    4
    3.50

    Lukasz Fabianski

    Lucky to get away with misjudgement of a corner on the stroke of half-time as Saha's header hit his back. Kept concentration with superb saves to deny Beckford and Saha as Everton fought their way back into contention.

  • Bacary Sagna
    78
    3
    3.50

    Bacary Sagna

    Scored just his second Premier League goal and took it with the confidence of a top striker, smashing first time in to the roof of the net. Solid performance defensively.

  • Sébastien Squillaci
    44
    6
    3.00

    Sébastien Squillaci

    Reasonably comfortable afternoon as he denied Saha space to work room for shots on goal. Would have been relieved only to receive a yellow card for foul on Saha, though Clichy was in a covering position.

  • Johan Djourou
    49
    4
    3.00

    Johan Djourou

    The young Swiss slotted in with the ease at the heart of the visitors' defence and won some important headers. Lost concentration at times when he needed to be aware of runs from midfield.

  • Gael Clichy
    41
    10
    3.00

    Gael Clichy

    Struggled against the pace and power of Coleman when he needed to get tighter. Good use of the ball when in possession, as always.

  • Alexandre Song
    47
    12
    3.00

    Alexandre Song

    A comfortable display from the Cameroonian as the screen in front of the Arsenal back four. Provided platform for the attacking players.

  • Samir Nasri
    85
    4
    3.50

    Samir Nasri

    Full of confidence as he ran at goal and linked up with his team-mates. Powerful shot saved by Howard in the build-up to the opener and again denied by the American after the break following dazzling run.

  • Jack Wilshere
    47
    12
    3.00

    Jack Wilshere

    Tidy 45 minutes from the England midfielder but never really got going before being replaced by Denilson at the break.

  • Andrey Arshavin
    37
    29
    3.00

    Andrey Arshavin

    Started the game in lively fashion and went close with left-footed strike but faded out of the game and was eventually replaced by Rosicky in the 66th minute.

  • Cesc Fàbregas
    98
    16
    3.50

    Cesc Fàbregas Top of the Match

    Quiet first-half but an excellent performance after the re-start from the Arsenal captain. Lovely first time finish to double the Gunners' lead and cross for Chamakh should have brought a third Arsenal goal.

  • Marouane Chamakh
    52
    15
    3.00

    Marouane Chamakh

    Sweet and sour afternoon for the Moroccan, who was involved in some excellent link up play around the Everton penalty area and provided a clever assist for Fabregas' goal. But missed an absolute sitter from four yards that could have been costly. Replaced by Eboue in the 89th minute.

Substitutions

  • Denilson
    70
    6
    3.50

    Denilson

    Impressive 45 minutes from the Brazilian after replacing Wilshere at half-time. A busy performance and made good use of the ball.

  • Emmanuel Eboue
    32
    7
    3.00

    Emmanuel Eboue

    Late replacement for Chamakh.

  • Tomas Rosicky
    45
    8
    3.00

    Tomas Rosicky

    Replaced Arshavin in the 66th minute but saw little of the ball.

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