Everton Player Ratings vs Crystal Palace: Here’s how the Toffees fared
Two late goals from two late substitutes were enough for Everton to seal 3 points against Crystal Palace. The Toffees ran out 2-0 victors against the Eagles at home as both Calvert-Lewin and Cenk Tosun came off the bench to score quickfire one each.
Everton threatened the Palace backline throughout the game but were unable to find the back of the net until Marco Silva’s tactical tweak made the difference. Palace midfielder Luka Milivojevic missed a penalty in the second half as well.
Everton Player Ratings
Jordan Pickford (8/10)
Did well to keep out Milivojevic’s penalty and made a number of crucial saves throughout the game.
Seamus Coleman (6/10)
Coleman was often troubled by the presence of Wilfried Zaha, who ensured the full-back didn’t get too high up the pitch. Coleman was unable to provide much going forward as well.
Michael Keane (7/10)
It was superb defending from the former Burnley centre-back whose clearance resulted in Tosun wrapping up the victory for Everton.
Kurt Zouma (7/10)
Zouma stood tall as he won a number of important clearances. He came close to finding the back of the net as well.
Lucas Digne (6/10)
Digne often charged forward but gave away the ball cheaply. However, he defended well.
Andre Gomes (7/10)
The Portuguese international did well on his Everton debut and distributed the ball well in the middle of the park.
Idrissa Gueye (6/10)
Did his bit in defending deep and supplying the ball forward. Gueye showed impressive work rate as well but picked up a yellow card due to some sloppy tackles.
Theo Walcott (6/10)
Walcott’s pace on the ball caused all sorts of problems but the former Arsenal winger wasted a good chance in the second half.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (7/10)
The Iceland international came close on many occasions but didn’t seem to have his scoring boots on.
Always failed to pick the right pass in the final third. Bernard was also guilty of giving away the ball too easily.
Worked hard and handed a tough time for James Tomkins and Mamadou Sakho, but he was dealt with.
Cenk Tosun (7/10)
Came on and looked energetic. He was well positioned to slot home the second goal.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (7/10)
The youngster scored the opener from a well-taken header in the final few minutes.
Ademola Lookman (6/10)
It was Lookman who did extremely well to pick out Calvert-Lewin in the box.