Everton vs. Manchester City: Live Player Ratings

Sam TigheWorld Football Tactics Lead WriterMay 3, 2014

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 21:  Pablo Zabaleta of Manchester City scores the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion at Etihad Stadium on April 21, 2014 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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If Everton lose, it's curtains to their faint hopes of the top four. If Manchester City lose, it's Liverpool's title all over again.

For Toffees fans, it's a double-edged sword: Celebrating victory likely means acknowledging their bitter arch-rivals have won the Premier League.

How will it play out? Join us for live player ratings—updated at both half-time and full-time—to see.

Everton XI
PlayerPositionH/T RatingF/T Rating
Howard:GK54
Baines:LWB67
Stones:CB77
Jagielka:CB55
Alcaraz:CB54
Coleman:RWB66
McCarthy:DM66
Osman:DM66
Barkley:FWD78
Naismith:FWD66
Lukaku:FWD66
Subs
DeulofeuMIDN/A7
McGeadyMIDN/A6
B/R UK

 

Howard: Should have done better for Aguero's goal at the near post.

Baines: Decent out-ball at all times and good going forward.

Stones: Looked comfortable coming out of defence with the ball at his feet.

Jagielka: Steady and solid; doesn't look rusty despite two months out.

Alcaraz: Struggled with Aguero's penetrative runs early on; far better after the Argentine went off.

Coleman: Dangerous surging forward, but no end product as yet.

McCarthy: Struggled to impose himself. 

Osman: Lots of touches for Osman as he moved the ball around fluidly.

Barkley: Scored an absolute world-class strike from 25 yards.

Naismith: Has been rather ineffectual; closed out by City's midfield.

Lukaku: Showed flashes of brilliances, but nowhere close to the target man Everton needed.

City XI
PlayerPositionH/T RatingF/T Rating
Hart:GK65
Zabaleta:RB66
Kompany:CB77
Demichelis:CB66
Clichy:LB66
Garcia:CM55
Yaya Toure:CM76
Milner:RM77
Nasri:LM66
Aguero:ST77
Dzeko:ST68
Subs
FernandinhoCM66
KolarovMIDN/A6
SilvaMIDN/A6
B/R UK

Hart: Beaten soundly for Barkley's strike, but who wouldn't be?

Zabaleta: Has looked good tracking runs and dealing with markers.

Kompany: Made one stellar tackle in the box on Barkley.

Demichelis: Quiet game for the Argentine, but was beaten all ends up by Barkley.

Clichy: Struggled to hold his own against Coleman and Co.

Garcia: A threat from set pieces but vulnerable on the counterattack.

Yaya Toure: Magic in the middle; moving the ball fluidly and smoothly.

Milner: Industrious running as we'd expect. Tidy on the ball.

Nasri: Cut a frustrated figure, wasted good positions by blasting shots over.

Aguero: Scored a nice goal at the near post, but subbed off injured again.

Dzeko: Doesn't look remotely interested in playing football.