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September 30, 2013 8:00 PM BST
Goodison Park — Liverpool
Referee:‬ P. Dowd‎
Attendance:‬ 33495‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Everton 3-2 Newcastle United

Roberto Martinez's side moved to fourth in the Premier League table thanks a narrow victory over the Magpies, who staged something of a late comeback after Romelu Lukaku ran riot

By Tom Maston at Goodison Park

  • Tim Howard
    18
    3
    3.50

    Tim Howard

    Claimed assist for third goal as long kick up field evaded Newcastle defence. Had no chance with Cabaye goal and was solid thereafter until reacting late for Remy strike.

  • Leighton Baines
    25
    4
    3.00

    Leighton Baines

    Not as effective going forward as normal but very solid in defence. Marshalled both Gouffran and Sissoko well as pair alternated.

  • Phil Jagielka
    12
    10
    2.50

    Phil Jagielka

    Outmuscled by Ben Arfa early on but made amends with strong tackling and assured passing. Did not allow Remy any space to run into until muscled off the ball for second goal.

  • Sylvain Distin
    27
    1
    3.00

    Sylvain Distin

    Won plenty of headers against Remy and used pace well to track the striker when the ball was played over the top. Strong as always.

  • James McCarthy
    29
    1
    3.50

    James McCarthy

    Won plenty of ball in midfield and was accurate with his passing. Sometimes took one too many touches but won his side plenty of free kicks.

  • Gareth Barry
    33
    3
    4.00

    Gareth Barry

    Marked his 500th Premier League appearance with vintage display. Barely mislaid a pass as Everton controlled the middle of the park and made vital interventions when required.

  • Ross Barkley
    51
    3
    4.00

    Ross Barkley

    Took his goal superbly and was a constant threat in the final third. Wasted some half-chances in pursuit of a second but left Tiote in his wake with regularity.

  • Leon Osman
    19
    3
    3.50

    Leon Osman

    Kept the hosts ticking in the middle of the park as he traded simple passes with Barry and McCarthy. Does not always catch the eye but is mightily effective.

  • Seamus Coleman
    26
    2
    3.50

    Seamus Coleman

    Kept Ben Arfa quiet in the first period with tight marking before showing more willing to get forward in the second period. Gave Santon a torrid time after the break.

  • Kevin Mirallas
    40
    1
    3.50

    Kevin Mirallas

    Showed great pace to lay on opening goal but faded afterwards. Increasingly came inside to find possession before second half substitution.

  • Romelu Lukaku
    142
    2
    4.50

    Romelu Lukaku Top of the Match

    Scored two and laid on a third in an excellent home debut. Battered Newcastle's defence into submission before tiring as the match went on.

Substitutions

  • John Stones
    4
    4

    John Stones

    Had little time to make an impact after late substitute appearance.

  • Gerard Deulofeu
    38
    3
    2.50

    Gerard Deulofeu

    Made little impact though pacey run caused Debuchy problems before Krul denied him with a late save.

  • Steven Naismith
    6
    2

    Steven Naismith

    Made little impact after late introduction.

  • Tim Krul
    3
    13
    1.50

    Tim Krul

    Should have done better with first goal before reacting too slowly for the third. Distribution also put side in trouble at times.

  • Fabricio Coloccini
    6
    13
    1.50

    Fabricio Coloccini

    Caught under the ball from Howard's long kick as Lukaku grabbed third. Did not show the leadership that his captain's armband represents.

  • Davide Santon
    4
    20
    1.00

    Davide Santon Flop of the Match

    Showed distinct lack of strength and pace for first goal and regularly caught out of position in defence. Set-pieces woeful.

  • Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
    3
    16
    1.50

    Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

    Caught out of position regularly and did not have adequate strength to challenge Lukaku. Substituted at half-time.

  • Mathieu Debuchy
    4
    13
    2.00

    Mathieu Debuchy

    Got forward well but lacked the final ball for Remy to work with. Not at his best defensively despite Baines causing him few problems.

  • Moussa Sissoko
    4
    14
    1.50

    Moussa Sissoko

    Regularly misplaced passes and lacked any energy. Constant change of positioning did not help, with Baines especially keeping him on a tight leash.

  • Vurnon Anita
    1
    12
    2.00

    Vurnon Anita

    The better of Newcastle's two central players but that is no accolade. Lost the ball regularly, though at least attempted to push forward.

  • Hatem Ben Arfa
    11
    8
    2.50

    Hatem Ben Arfa

    Looked Newcastle's biggest threat in first half but was kept relatively quiet by the impressive Coleman. Forced Howard into decent save before half-time withdrawal.

  • Cheikh Tiote
    2
    11
    1.50

    Cheikh Tiote

    Missed countless tackles in midfield as well as displaying a poor passing game. Lucky to see out the 90 minutes.

  • Yoan Gouffran
    6
    7
    2.00

    Yoan Gouffran

    Got better as the game went on after offering little in the opening 45 minutes. Switch to the left allowed him much more freedom.

  • Loïc Remy
    19
    4
    2.50

    Loïc Remy

    Took his goal well but isolated for much of the match. Struggled to compete with Distin in the air, though not always his fault given the service.

Substitutions

  • Mike Williamson
    11
    4
    3.00

    Mike Williamson

    Gave solidity to the back line after half-time introduction. Helped Coloccini deal with Lukaku.

  • Yohan Cabaye
    31
    1
    3.50

    Yohan Cabaye

    Scored brilliant goal and gave visitors much more control in the second period. Missed in the first half.

  • Papiss Cissé
    12
    4
    3.00

    Papiss Cissé

    Supported Remy well after late introduction and caused problems in the air. Had only scraps to feed on, though.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
29 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Manchester City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man Utd.
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
15 0