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March 31, 2013 1:30 AM SGT
Goodison Park — Liverpool
Referee:‬ M. Jones‎
Attendance:‬ 33977‎
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Everton 1-0 Stoke

Kevin Mirallas' wonderful first-half solo effort ensured David Moyes' side grabbed all three points from a dreadful encounter at Goodison Park on Saturday evening

By David Lynch at Goodison Park

  • Tim Howard
    1
    0
    3.00

    Tim Howard

    Made a tremendous save from Huth early on and dealt with Stoke's imposing attack well on his return from injury.

  • Leighton Baines
    0
    0
    2.50

    Leighton Baines

    Somewhat surprisingly, his more advanced role as a wing-back in fact hindered his forays forward. Like many Everton players, appeared to be unsure as to when to break.

  • John Heitinga
    0
    1
    2.50

    John Heitinga

    Did not look comfortable on the right-hand side of the back three. Fluffed several passes and was dominated in the air when threatened by Stoke's imposing front players.

  • Phil Jagielka
    0
    0
    3.00

    Phil Jagielka

    Dealt with Stoke's aerial bombardment well, winning headers which should have been beyond his reach against Crouch.

  • Sylvain Distin
    0
    0
    3.50

    Sylvain Distin

    Was tasked with tracking Stoke's quickest option Cameron Jerome and did not err. Almost allowed Shotton to score with a poor header in the second half, though.

  • Darron Gibson
    0
    0
    2.50

    Darron Gibson

    Misplaced his passes too often as Everton struggled to move the ball fluently about the pitch.

  • Leon Osman
    0
    0
    3.00

    Leon Osman

    A calm head amongst the maelstrom of physicality in midfield. Used the ball intelligently but could have done with more help in the middle with the Toffees numerically light in that department.

  • Seamus Coleman
    0
    0
    2.50

    Seamus Coleman

    Did well to beat his man on a couple of occasions but regularly got it wrong with his final ball or produced a wayward shot.

  • Nikica Jelavic
    1
    0
    3.00

    Nikica Jelavic

    Worked hard against a solid backline but had too little to work with thanks to Everton's lack of control in the middle.

  • Kevin Mirallas
    2
    0
    3.50

    Kevin Mirallas Top of the Match

    Produced the only moment of quality in the entire match with a superb run and finish. Looked the man most likely to create something throughout.

  • Victor Anichebe
    0
    0
    3.00

    Victor Anichebe

    Held the ball well against a determined defence but was let down by a lack of support. His partnership with Jelavic never sparked.

Substitutions

  • Ross Barkley
    1
    0
    3.00

    Ross Barkley

    Unfortunate to pick up a yellow card for a nothing challenge during his short cameo. Showed flashes of quality.

  • Asmir Begovic
    0
    0
    3.00

    Asmir Begovic

    Got a good hand to Mirallas' goal but not enough to divert it wide. Held a couple of tame subsequent efforts but did not have a busy afternoon.

  • Geoff Cameron
    0
    0
    2.50

    Geoff Cameron

    Made a fool of by Mirallas for the opening goal and struggled to control his flank whenever the Belgian drifted over.

  • Robert Huth
    0
    0
    3.00

    Robert Huth

    Brought a fantastic save from Howard in the opening moments with a good header and nodded narrowly wide in the second. Defended well for the most part.

  • Marc Wilson
    0
    0
    3.00

    Marc Wilson

    Generally did well against Seamus Coleman and provided a couple of telling crosses which deserved better.

  • Ryan Shawcross
    0
    0
    3.00

    Ryan Shawcross

    Was in the opposition box as Mirallas strode in to score but did well to keep Jelavic and Anichebe quiet alongside Huth for the rest of the game.

  • Ryan Shotton
    0
    0
    2.00

    Ryan Shotton Flop of the Match

    Did next to nothing in attack for the visitors and simply spent his afternoon tracking Baines from his position on the right wing.

  • Glenn Whelan
    0
    0
    2.50

    Glenn Whelan

    Saw a lot of the ball in midfield but did next to nothing with it, despite his regular protests toward his static team-mates.

  • Steven N'Zonzi
    0
    0
    2.50

    Steven N'Zonzi

    Had little competition for the ball in midfield with Everton's lack of numbers. Will be disappointed to have let Mirallas skip by so easily for the goal.

  • Jonathan Walters
    1
    0
    2.50

    Jonathan Walters

    Provided a target out wide for Stoke but could not create a single chance for his team-mates, or find one of his own.

  • Peter Crouch
    0
    0
    2.00

    Peter Crouch

    Regularly beaten in the air and never looked like breaking into a position whereby he could shoot. A poor performance.

  • Cameron Jerome
    1
    0
    3.00

    Cameron Jerome

    Troubled Everton occasionally with his pace but was tracked impeccably by the fastidious Distin.

Substitutions

  • Charlie Adam
    0
    0

    Charlie Adam

    Given an interesting welcome from the Goodison Park crowd given his past ties with Liverpool. Had too little time to make an impact.

  • Kenwyne Jones
    0
    0
    2.50

    Kenwyne Jones

    Everton largely dominated the closing stages and he was subsequently starved of service.

Results
 
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