The American could do next to nothing in stopping City's opener, with Toure given all the room in the world to slip through the Toffees box and pick his spot. Was strong on set pieces.
Worked well alongside Distin in the middle but was dragged out of position by the mobile Silva and Toure. Was superb on set pieces however, not allowing City to win the ball in the air and was let down by his midfielders who struggled to beat their opponents to the first ball. Wasted a fine opportunity with a sloppy squared ball on the hour mark.
Fantastic going forward and impeachable at the back, Baines is finishing the season in the form that has awarded him plaudits since August. Left James Milner for dead on occasion and used his ability from set pieces to trouble the City back line.
Was given the unenviable task of suppressing the fantastic David Silva and was beaten by the Spaniard twice early on, struggling to deal with the energy and trickery of the former Valencia man. Recovered well however and ushered him aside with help from Neville. Brought off at half time for Beckford.
The World Cup finalist started in place of Tim Cahill today and looked a little rusty in the opening exchanges, wasting possession soon after the quarter of an hour mark as Everton looked to impose pressure on Lescott and Kompany.
Took his equaliser superbly and it was much deserved. An absolute rock at the back, as has been typical of the Frenchman’s season and he cut out the threat of Edin Dzeko from the off, winning the first header and continuing in that vein for much of the clash.
A very mature performance that has arguably been too long in coming. The midfielder has been linked with a move away from Goodison in the summer but he looked anything but unsettled, working hard in chasing down lost causes and advancing with the ball at will. Should have done better with a 43rd minute header, failing to trouble Joe Hart.
Took his goal superbly with an unstoppable header from 12 yards out. Osman has emerged as one of the Premier League’s top performers in the second half of the season but his impact up until the goal was minimal for much of the game at Goodison. Worked well in closing down Kolarov but could have done more to help Hibbert and Neville at the back.
Went missing for periods as City dominated the battle for possession in midfield. Linked well with Baines on occasion when he did find the ball but the Spaniard was largely ineffective for the Toffees.
Worked hard to help Tony Hibbert in quelling the threat of David Silva but was nowhere to be seen for City's opener as Silva glided into the Everton box. Tried to rally his troops with a number of strong tackles and marshalled those around him well.
Looked to trouble City's central defensive partnership with his power on the ball but was left a little isolated in holding up the ball, desperate for support from out wide to aid him in attack.
The England number one was a little hesitant at crosses, leaving Lescott and Kompany to clear Baines' dangerous balls from out wide and could have arguably stopped Distin's equalizer. No chance with the Toffee's second though.
Lacked a yard of pace, with end of season fatigue possibly a factor but used all off his experience in an attempt to atone and shut out Arteta and the advancing Baines.
Solid as ever at left-back, letting very little get past him in the air and effectively playing Mikel Arteta out of the game. The Serbian sat deep and rarely ventured forward, seemingly happy to let James Milner break down the flank.
The former Everton man received a less than warm welcome from the fans that used to cheer his name but delivered a performance strong enough to silent them. Dealt with Beckford's pace with ease, rarely looking rushed.
Hit a fantastic ball into the path of David Silva to nearly provide City the breakthrough and was as impregnable as ever at the back, dealing with Anichebe's physical presence with little trouble.
An absolute pleasure to watch. Floating from right to left and looking at complete ease. Nearly gave City the lead after only the ninth minute, striking just wide from the left hand side and nearly set up Vieira soon after. A flawless performance from the former Valencia man.
N. de Jong
Had an intriguing battle with his compatriot Heitinga, with neither man giving the other an inch in the middle of midfield.Typically powerful on and off the ball, De Jong looked comfortable in possession.
The engine behind the City midfield, looking to force his side forward and out of the negativity of their own half. The former Barcelona man was more advanced than usual and looked dangerous when breaking into the Everton box. Took his opener very well and should have doubled his tally soon after half time.
Wasn’t able to have as much of a say from the flank as he would have liked, being left few chances to run at Leighton Baines as he himself was left to suppress the full-back.
Should have given his side the lead within the first 10 minutes, blazing an easy chance high and wide after Silva's sublime knock down fell to his feet in the area and rarely ventured forward thereafter.
The Bosnian has hardly set the Premier League alight since joining City in January and struggled to trouble Jagielka and Distin at Goodison. Always looked to probe in the box and moved well but was rusty with his final touch.
- 1 J. Mucha
Came on late and helped see out the win
- 7 D. Bilyaletdinov
Came on for Rodwell with 20 minutes remaining and did well in possession, forcing his side forward from the centre of midfield.
Brought on to replace Hibbert at half time and used his pace to hang off City's last man and try and exploit the visitors on the counter attack. Set up Jagielka with a fantastic disguised through ball on the hour mark but it was wasted by the former Sheffield United man.
- 19 M. Gueye
- 27 A. Vellios
- 1 S. Given
- 48 R. McGivern
- 38 D. Boyata
Came on for the last quarter of an hour as City chased the game but did little to trouble the home side.
- 8 S. Wright-Phillips
Came on late and had little impact.
Brought on in injury time but did little to trouble the club where he enjoyed two loan spells.