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Played
December 21, 2011 3:00 PM EST
Goodison Park — Liverpool
Referee:‬ K. Friend‎
Attendance:‬ 32004‎
 
61′ Leon Osman
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Everton 1-0 Swansea

The Toffees toiled yet again at home before Leon Osman's second-half header from a Royston Drenthe corner gave them the three points against Brendan Rodger's side

By David Lynch

  • Tim Howard
    0
    0
    3.00

    Tim Howard

    Rarely tested beyond taking a difficult first-half cross.

  • Tony Hibbert
    0
    0
    3.00

    Tony Hibbert

    Kept the threatening Sinclair quiet and showed attacking endeavor throughout.

  • Leighton Baines
    2
    0
    3.00

    Leighton Baines

    A constant attacking threat on the left and provided numerous crosses which merited some better finishing.

  • John Heitinga
    1
    0
    3.00

    John Heitinga

    Troubled little by Graham aerially.

  • Phil Jagielka
    0
    0
    3.00

    Phil Jagielka

    Showed both sides of his game well with solidity in defense and a couple of forward bursts which got the crowd on their feet.

  • Royston Drenthe
    2
    0
    3.50

    Royston Drenthe

    Everton's best attacking outlet, perhaps best when enjoying a stint on the right. His pace and trickery often create gaps but he often tends to find little support around him. Provided a great cross for the opener.

  • Phil Neville
    0
    0
    3.00

    Phil Neville

    Kept the ball moving and provided a midfield anchor for Everton to build on.

  • Leon Osman
    1
    0
    3.50

    Leon Osman Top of the Match

    A bundle of energy and clever movement throughout. Had a brilliant leap to take his goal.

  • Seamus Coleman
    0
    0
    3.00

    Seamus Coleman

    Looked bright and clever but saw his night cut short by an injury with only half an hour on the clock.

  • Marouane Fellaini
    0
    0
    3.00

    Marouane Fellaini

    Showed great passing range throughout and involved himself in several clever exchanges to get the Toffees moving.

  • Louis Saha
    0
    0
    3.00

    Louis Saha

    Not as involved as usual due to the concentration of attack down the wings but ran well and created space.

Substitutions

  • Tim Cahill
    0
    0
    3.00

    Tim Cahill

    Helped his side maintain possession and frustrate the visitors to hold out for a win.

  • Magaye Gueye
    0
    0
    2.50

    Magaye Gueye

    Missed two great opportunities to put his side ahead after coming on as an early substitute but his pace was a threat.

  • Michel Vorm
    0
    0
    3.50

    Michel Vorm

    Made a string of great saves but was powerless to stop the opener.

  • Ashley Williams
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ashley Williams

    Guilty of going to sleep at the corner from which the Swans conceded.

  • Neil Taylor
    0
    0
    3.00

    Neil Taylor

    Forced off with an injury after a desperate goalmouth scramble. Had looked comfortable up until then.

  • Steven Caulker
    0
    0
    2.50

    Steven Caulker

    Hard worked tirelessly to keep the game goalless before the lapse of the goal for which the whole defense were culpable.

  • Leon Britton
    0
    0
    3.00

    Leon Britton

    Shielded the defense well and made several last-ditch clearances before falling victim to a tactical change which saw another striker brought on.

  • Wayne Routledge
    0
    0
    3.00

    Wayne Routledge

    Provided a few dangerous crosses but never looked like scoring.

  • Joe Allen
    0
    0
    3.00

    Joe Allen

    A lovely passer of the ball but couldn't get a grip in an overrun midfield.

  • Mark Gower
    0
    0
    3.00

    Mark Gower

    Provided great solidity in midfield and showed nous to provide an extra man in defense when necessary. Substituted at half time injured.

  • Ashley Richards
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ashley Richards Flop of the Match

    Beaten on numerous occasions by both Drenthe and Gueye.

  • Danny Graham
    0
    0
    3.00

    Danny Graham

    Had very little to work with but should have equalized with a second-half header.

  • Scott Sinclair
    0
    0
    2.50

    Scott Sinclair

    Failed to put a stamp on the game as a man who is usually the Swans biggest attacking threat.

Substitutions

  • Ángel Rangel
    0
    0
    3.00

    Ángel Rangel

    Did well coming into the game to maintain solidity.

  • Kemy Agustien
    0
    0
    3.00

    Kemy Agustien

    Didn't shine as much as the man he replaced, Gower, but kept the ball moving.

  • Leroy Lita
    0
    0
    0.00

    Leroy Lita

    Had too little time to effectively influence the attack as Everton pushed for a comforting second goal.

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