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4 vs 1
Played
December 14, 2013 3:00 PM GMT
Goodison Park — Liverpool
Referee:‬ A. Taylor‎
Attendance:‬ 33796‎
 
18′ Leon Osman
Dimitar Berbatov 67′ (PG)
 
84′ Gareth Barry
 
90+1′ Kevin Mirallas
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Everton 4-1 Fulham

Roberto Martinez's side climbed into the top four after a professional display against the battling Cottagers. Three late goals helped seal what was, in the end, a routine win.

By Tom Maston at Goodison Park

  • Tim Howard
    0
    0
    3.50

    Tim Howard

    Two key saves at the start of the second half kept Everton in front. Untroubled otherwise and had no chance with the penalty.

  • Phil Jagielka
    0
    0
    2.50

    Phil Jagielka

    Saw an early header fly wide of the post but was less assured at the back. An odd misplaced pass put his side in trouble while a mix-up early in the second period almost allowed Parker to equalise.

  • Bryan Oviedo
    1
    0
    3.00

    Bryan Oviedo

    Not able to get forward as much as he would want as Dejagah kept him occupied for much of the afternoon. Still almost found the net as his deflected effort was cleared off the line.

  • Sylvain Distin
    0
    0
    3.50

    Sylvain Distin

    Superb block denied Dejagah in the first half and dug partner Jagielka out of trouble with some key interceptions. A powerful header helped create Barry's goal.

  • Gareth Barry
    0
    0
    2.50

    Gareth Barry

    By no means his best showing in an Everton shirt as he misplaced numerous passes, especially early on. A lazy tackle on Kacaniklic conceded the penalty for Fulham's equaliser, though gained some retribution with his late header.

  • Ross Barkley
    0
    0
    3.50

    Ross Barkley

    Again showed why he is so highly thought of as he broke up play in midfield and took players on at pace. An odd misplaced pass was the only blot on his copybook.

  • Leon Osman
    0
    0
    3.50

    Leon Osman

    Took his goal expertly from the edge of the box and on another day could have had a first half hat-trick. His influence dropped in the second period.

  • Steven Pienaar
    1
    0
    3.50

    Steven Pienaar Top of the Match

    Looked most at home on the ball in the Everton side and claimed two assists. His set-pieces also caused problems for Fulham.

  • Seamus Coleman
    0
    0
    3.00

    Seamus Coleman

    Unable to link-up with Deulofeu as he would have wanted and struggled to put quality balls into the box. Saw a decent effort well parried by Stekelenburg before grabbing his goal from close range.

  • Gerard Deulofeu
    1
    0
    3.00

    Gerard Deulofeu

    Pace and trickery caused no end of problems for Riise but his decision making was mostly poor. The odd cross threatened before being stretchered off in the second half.

  • Romelu Lukaku
    0
    0
    3.00

    Romelu Lukaku

    A relatively quiet afternoon for the big Belgian. Great show of strength put Pienaar in behind for Coleman's goal and unlucky to see a ricochet off his chest saved.

Substitutions

  • John Stones
    0
    0

    John Stones

    Had little time to make an impact as he helped sure up the defence late on.

  • Kevin Mirallas
    0
    0
    3.00

    Kevin Mirallas

    Added an injection of pace after Deulofeu was forced off before sealing the win with the fourth goal.

  • Maarten Stekelenburg
    0
    0
    3.00

    Maarten Stekelenburg

    Pulled off two excellent saves in the first half as he helped keep Fulham in it. Possibly could have done better with Pienaar's cross for the Coleman strike.

  • John Arne Riise
    0
    0
    2.50

    John Arne Riise

    Struggled with the pace of Deulofeu and Mirallas. Got in the odd decent block on his return to Merseyside.

  • Philippe Senderos
    0
    0
    3.00

    Philippe Senderos

    Pretty solid at the back as he dealt with Lukaku fairly well througout. The odd clearance was miscued but otherwise a decent showing.

  • Aaron Hughes
    0
    0
    3.00

    Aaron Hughes

    Won plenty of headers early on as the visitors looked to keep Everton at bay. A superb block denied Barkley in the first half.

  • Sascha Riether
    0
    0
    3.00

    Sascha Riether

    Involved plenty early on before going fairly quiet until the break. Came to life in the second half with some good wing play while also cleared an Oviedo effort off the line.

  • Steve Sidwell
    0
    0
    3.50

    Steve Sidwell

    Dominant in midfield as he won umpteen tackles and tested Howard with some long-range efforts. Fulham need more performances like this from the former Reading man.

  • Alexander Kacaniklic
    0
    0
    2.00

    Alexander Kacaniklic Flop of the Match

    Blew Fulham's best opportunity in a disappointing display. Did win the penalty for the equaliser, though it was more Barry's poor tackle than his good feet.

  • Giorgos Karagounis
    0
    0
    3.00

    Giorgos Karagounis

    Created a solid base for Fulham to attack from and kept the ball well. Scuffed his first-half effort wide before being replaced after the break.

  • Ashkan Dejagah
    1
    0
    3.50

    Ashkan Dejagah

    Caused Oviedo plenty of problems with his pace and was unlucky to see Distin block his first-half effort. Replaced once Fulham were chasing the game.

  • Scott Parker
    0
    0
    3.00

    Scott Parker

    Won his fair share of challenges alongside Sidwell and almost found an equaliser with a poked effort that Howard tipped away.

  • Dimitar Berbatov
    0
    0
    2.50

    Dimitar Berbatov

    Although he certainly put in more of a shift he struggled to get into the game. Expertly stroked home the equaliser from the spot.

Substitutions

  • Pajtim Kasami
    0
    0
    3.00

    Pajtim Kasami

    Showed some nice touches after coming on but couldn't quite make the impact his manager would have wanted.

  • Damien Duff
    0
    0

    Damien Duff

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

  • Darren Bent
    0
    0
    2.50

    Darren Bent

    Acrobatic effort into the side netting was his only real chance during a short appearance.

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