Difficult to fault Howard for any of the goals. Perhaps could have held onto the cross for the opener, but it was coming at pace. Would have liked more from his defense.
A quiet evening by his high standards. Didn't get forward as much as he would have liked and given a difficult evening defensively.
Caught ball watching for the second Palace goal and left Dann on his own to head past the helpless Howard. As composed as ever going forward, but the lapse in concentration was costly.
Beaten too easily for the opener and left exposed for a lot of the evening. Did well to head back across for Naismith to pull the first goal back.
Didn't look at all comfortable with the threat of Jerome all evening and will be glad to see the back of him. Distribution was poor throughout.
Willing going forward but not enough end product. Fired over several times when a pass was the better option. Tricky out wide.
Replaced early in the second half as Martinez looked to attack. Struggled to cope with the pace throughout the middle.
In an otherwise frustrating evening, showed tremendous vision to play in Mirallas for the second goal. Was often guilty of trying too much when a simple pass was on.
Failed to have any impact in the game when his side needed him most. Didn't do enough in holding up the ball and rarely threatened the Palace defense.
Provided the cross for the first goal and showed superb composure to lift over Speroni for the second. Unlucky to be on the losing side.
A lively first half but failed to produce when it truly mattered. Wasteful in possession in promising positions and provided little cover for Coleman. Replaced at halftime.
Not at fault for the Everton goal and would have expected a busier night. Did well to tip an Osman strike onto the bar and over but given little to do thereafter.
Didn't stop all evening and allowed some of the more flashy players to hurt Everton going forward. Provided the needed cover as Everton pushed on.
Doubled the lead with a powerful header from six yards out and defended expertly throughout. Just the sort of performance his manager will have been looking for against an attacking Everton lineup.
Was left isolated with the threat of Deulofeu down his flank but coped well with the tricky Spaniard. Rarely threatened with a lot of Everton's play coming down the left.
Dealt with the threat of Lukaku superbly in a mature defensive display. His performance was perhaps summed up by him being replaced with a bloody nose, gave his all.
Commanded the midfield as he so often does didn't allow Barkley and McGeady a moment of peace. Got forward well when his side were on top.
The stand out performer of the first half, breaking superbly down the left to create the opportunity for the opener and was unlucky not to score himself when he struck the post minutes later. Provided the corner for the second and had several opportunities thereafter and Everton struggled to cope with him.
Tucked away his left footed effort expertly for the opener and had his fans singing 'he scores every week.' They're not far wrong and this was another impressive display. Broke with pace to give Everton something to worry about defensively.
The captain protected his back four brilliantly and didn't allow Everton's front men a moment on the ball. Provided the midfield display that his manager will have demanded.
Showed moments of quality with some neat interchange with Puncheon and Bolasie. Brought his teammates into play well but didn't really look like scoring.
Lead the line brilliantly as the solo front man and deserved his goal which he took brilliantly. Cut inside and found the bottom corner. Unlucky not to bag one or two more.
Often caught in possession in advanced positions but was unfortunate to see his effort tipped onto the bar and over.
Introduced to provide some much needed legs in the middle and did well. His side clearly missed his energy.
Scored the goal that brought his side back onto the game, but it wasn't enough. Lively as ever.