Could do nothing about the goal, but the Finn never inspired confidence, flapping at a number of crosses and looking uncomfortable with several shots.
Caused no end of problems by Coleman. The Irishman’s pace and direct running saw the left back beaten on most occasions.
Saw his afternoon cut short when not even 25 minutes had been played as the former England Under-21 international caught Bilyaletdinov with a wild lunge. Until then, the big defender was troubled by the Everton attack when they had the ball at their feet.
Was effective in the air and gave Saha a run for his money in the first half, but the Frenchman seemed more mobile in the second half. The defender’s lack of prowess in the movement department had him at an instant disadvantage.
Looked good during the opening 20 minutes, but after Wheater’s sending off, the Bolton defense had an uphill struggle. Dealt well with Saha often enough, but Tim Cahill’s tendency to drop deep caused problems.
Very lively at time in the first half and was always a willing runner during the second. Undoubtedly Bolton’s player most likely to do something, but couldn’t do it all by himself.
Very ineffective performance from the former Arsenal man. Put in a few challenges here and there, but couldn’t contend with Fellaini, Osman and Cahill.
Showed some neat touches and passes in the first half, but was always in for a tough afternoon. Never got beyond Baines down the right wing and gave Wheater, before Reo-Coker, little support defensively.
One word to describe the former West Ham man: anonymous. Could do almost nothing in the center up against Fellaini and he fared little better at right back with the Belgian’s goal coming from an attack down his side. Replaced by Steinsson with 20 minutes to go.
Started brightly, forcing Howard into a save early on, but after Wheater’s sending off, Everton dominated and the Croatian could do little.
Always posed a physical threat to the Everton back line and Jonny Heitinga in particular struggled against the experienced striker, but following the sending off, Bolton struggled to really supply the captain. Sacrificed for Tuncay around the 70 minute mark.
Very easy afternoon for the American. Apart from a Klasnic strike in the first half and a few set piece deliveries, the former Manchester United man had little to contend with.
Given the run around by Eagles at times, needing help from Coleman, but the experience right back was effectively in lending a hand to his winger on occasion, playing some inviting ball behind Robinson.
Very impressive performance from the England international. Solid at the back and a constant danger when marauding forward.
Less assured than his central defensive partner as the Dutchman looked uncomfortable against Davies’ brute strength. Gave away a few free kicks, but little wrong.
In command for much of the time at the back, refusing to be bullied by Klasnic or Davies. Had a fairly quiet match in truth as much of the play took part in the Bolton half.
Tormented Robinson for long periods of the match. Created several good openings by cutting inside towards the penalty area.
Energetic and busy, as per usual. Helped Fellaini dominate Muamba and company, but didn’t do too much on the attacking front.
An effective physical presence as always. The Belgian broke up play in the center well and even won the physical duel with Kevin Davies on a number of occasions.
Perceived as the villain for most of the match after Wheater’s lunge earned the Bolton defender an early bath, but didn’t let the abuse from the stands effect his game. The Russian was a constant threat down the left, supplying many crosses, but probably should have scored after good work from Coleman.
Quiet for the first 45 as Zat Knight and his namesake Gary did well to keep the Aussie under wraps. Created a bit more after halftime and provided an assist as he knocked the ball across the goal for Vellios.
The France international has had a poor season so far and it didn’t get any better against Bolton. Was a little more effective after the break, but was dominated physically and tactically for much of the match by Zat Knight and Gary Cahill.
- 1 A. Bogdán
Came on for Reo-Coker. Had little to do as the game petered out.
- 10 M. Petrov
On for Muamba with about 30 minutes to play and did nothing of note.
- 36 M. O'Halloran
- 28 G. Kakuta
On for Davies as Bolton searched for an equalizer, but barely had a touch.