It was difficult to fault him for any of the goals. Perhaps could have held onto the cross for the opener but it was coming at pace. Would have liked more from his defence.
Caught ball-watching for the second Palace goal and left Dann on his own to head past the helpless Howard. As composed as ever going forward but that lapse in concentration was costly.
A quiet evening by his high standards. Did not get forward as much as he would have liked and given a difficult evening defensively.
Did not look at all comfortable with the threat of Jerome all evening and will be glad to see the back of the striker. His distribution was poor throughout.
Beaten too easily for the opener and left exposed for a lot of the evening. Did well to head back across for Naismith to pull the first goal back.
In an otherwise frustrating evening, the midfielder showed tremendous vision to play in Mirallas for the second goal. Was often guilty of trying too much when a simple pass was on.
Willing going forward but not enough end product. Fired over several times when a pass was the better option. Tricky out wide.
Replaced early in the second half as Martinez looked to attack. Struggled to cope with the pace throughout in the middle.
Provided the cross for the first goal and showed superb composure to lift over Speroni for the second. Unlucky to be on the losing side.
A lively first half but failed to produce when it truly mattered. Wasteful in possession in promising positions and provided little cover for Coleman. Replaced at half-time.
Failed to have any impact in the game when his side needed him most. Did not do enough in holding up the ball and rarely threatened the Palace defence.
Not at fault for the Everton goal and would have expected a busier night. Did well to tip an Osman strike onto the bar and over but given little to do thereafter.
Never stopped all evening and allowed some of the more flashy players to hurt Everton going forward. Provided the necessary cover as the Toffees pushed on.
Was left isolated with the threat of Deulofeu down his flank but coped well with the tricky Spaniard. Rarely threatened with a lot of Everton's play coming down the left.
Dealt with the threat of Lukaku superbly in a mature defensive display. His performance was perhaps summed up by him being replaced with a bloody nose, gave his all.
Doubled the lead with a powerful header from six yards out and defended expertly throughout. Just the sort of performance his manager will have been looking for against an attacking Everton line-up.
The captain protected his back four brilliantly and did not allow Everton's frontmen a moment on the ball. Provided the midfield display that his manager will have demanded.
Marshalled the midfield as he so often does and did not allow Barkley and McGeady a moment of peace. Got forward well when his side were on top.
Tucked away his left-footed effort expertly for the opener and had his fans singing that "he scores every week". They are not far wrong at the moment and this was another impressive display. Broke with pace to give Everton plenty of worries.
The standout performer of the first half, breaking superbly down the left to create the opportunity for the opener and unlucky not to score himself when he struck the post minutes later. Provided the corner for the second and had several opportunities thereafter, with Everton struggling to cope with him.
Led the line brilliantly as the solo frontman and deserved his goal, which he took brilliantly, cutting inside and finding the bottom corner. Unlucky not to bag one or two more.
Showed moments of quality with some neat interchanges with Puncheon and Bolasie. Brought his team-mates into play well but never really looked like scoring.
Often caught in possession in advanced positions but was unfortunate to see his effort tipped onto the bar and over.
Introduced to provide some much needed legs in the middle and did well. His side clearly missed his energy.
Scored the goal that brought his side back onto the game but it was not enough. Lively as ever.