Sent off early on. Passing out from the back caught up with him and he left the referee no choice.
Pushed forward as ever and not once beaten defensively. Final pass was lacking at times.
Worked tirelessly as ever. Played more as a right winger as Everton sought an equalizer.
Never beaten at the back and pushed forward as often as possible. A little wasteful with possession at times.
Came close to the equalizer with a strong header early in the second period. Defended well throughout.
Ran himself into the ground all game when the numbers in midfield were against him. Enjoyed the battle.
Booked for a dangerous-looking tackle and was quiet thereafter. Now suspended for Everton's next game.
His first touch let him down when receiving a ball from Howard and led to the penalty. Replaced straight after.
Often the player his side looked to for creativity but struggled with the lack of movement around him. Replaced late on.
A quiet afternoon for the Belgian and he struggled to make an impact. Replaced at halftime.
Now gone five games without a goal and never looked too likely to manage it today. Worked hard to help his team in forward positions.
Pulled off some heroic saves when his side needed him - one in particular from Barkley.
Dealt with the threat of Lukaku comfortably and had enough left in the tank to bomb forward occasionally.
Defended brilliantly and caused huge problems going forward. Really kept Mirallas quiet.
Should have put the game to bed when he missed a sitter early in the second half. Defended well when called upon.
Given the unenviable task of keeping Oviedo and Pienaar quiet. A difficult task but coped well.
A quiet but effective game in the holding midfield role. Gave the more creative players a platform to express themselves.
Squandered several opportunities to shoot when in good positions. Battled hard all game.
His top quality deliveries caused problems for the Everton defense all afternoon. Tired as the game wore on.
Comfortably the best player on the park in the first half and deserved his goal. Really composed and confident.
Often isolated up front but competed well in the aerial battle with Jagielka.
Enjoyed his afternoon against his parent club's fierce rivals. Showed some nice touches in advanced areas. One of Sunderland's better players.
Made some great saves to keep his side in it after replacing the sent-off Howard. Will need to continue that in the coming games.
Instantly became his side's creative force when introduced at halftime. Came close to equalizing on several occasions.
So close to the equalizer after being brought on late. Always a willing runner.