Had little to do with Everton's lack of attacking threat, but dealt with anything adequately. Couldn't do much about the away side's goal.
A poor performance. Seemed to struggle to keep the ball in play in the first half, prompting a selection of off-color words directed at him by manager Neil Warnock.
A weak link in the Leeds starting XI. Despite not causing his teammate any hassles, never managed to assert himself in the game like the others.
A brave performance from the center back. Needed eight stitches in his eye socket after a clash of heads in the first half, but still showed more determination than his opposing numbers.
An assured display from the experienced midfielder. Was unlucky not to claim the second goal for his own. Was industrious throughout.
A solid display. Linked well with Diouf throughout as the midfield and attack hassled Everton throughout.
Got his name on the scoresheet, but couldn't miss from two yards. Otherwise kept Everton's attacking threat at bay for the majority. Will be happy.
Scoring a superb opener for his side after just four minutes, skipping around Marouane Fellaini before beating Jan Mucha with a curling effort. Kept up that level of performance all game.
A rare start for the former Tottenham man, but he kept Everton debutant Francisco Santos Da Silva Junior quiet with ease, along with the imposing figure of Marouane Fellaini.
A strong performance. Took advantage of a nervous Everton defense - in particular Seamus Coleman - to continually find pockets of space. Should have doubled Leeds' lead in first-half stoppage time.
Hassled the Everton defense all game in a strong all-around performance. Will be delighted with his performance. Deserved a goal.
With such a poor defense in front of him, could not be faulted for either goal. Did very well with Lucio Becchio's point-blank header in first-half stoppage time.
Struggled with the quick pace of the Championship side all evening in, with Distin, an uncharacteristic performance for the center back and his partner.
Did little in a poor performance. Was incorrectly flagged offside in the first half when one-on-one with the goalkeeper, but otherwise was anonymous.
Struggled with El-Hadji Diouf and Lucio Becchio all game. Evidently wanted to stretch the game and spring forward whenever possible, but continual pressure stifled his natural game.
An otherwise dire performance was almost saved thanks to his 80th-minute goal to give his side hope of a late comeback.
After a lackluster first half, David Moyes pushed him further forward and he finally started to have an impact on the game. Only really took control once Distin had pulled a goal back.
A torried debut from the youngster. Could not handle the continual hassling from Michael Brown. Did manage one superb pass to start an Everton attack - but it was incorrectly called offside. Was withdrawn at halftime in place of Steven Pienaar.
Very poor and verging on useless. He entire performance was summed up when he directed his free header from six yards away from goal when it was easier to hit the target.
Struggled to get to grips with the pace of the opposition in an anonymous first half. Was replaced at the break by Phil Neville.
Along with a number of his teammates, was woefully below-par for the majority of the evening.
Could not be faulted for his efforts throughout the game. With the scraps he was given, he did not stop running.
Came on a halftime for Junior, and immediately showed more drive and determination. Should have at least hit the target from 15 yards when the score was 1-0.
Gave Fellaini the freedom to venture further forward, which improved Everton's attacking threat. A much-needed assured head in the center of the pitch.
Had little time to impress, and subsequently failed to do so.