Everton vs. Manchester City: Live Player Ratings

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Everton vs. Manchester City: Live Player Ratings
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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
Player Position H/T Rating F/T Rating
Howard: GK 5 4
Baines: LWB 6 7
Stones: CB 7 7
Jagielka: CB 5 5
Alcaraz: CB 5 4
Coleman: RWB 6 6
McCarthy: DM 6 6
Osman: DM 6 6
Barkley: FWD 7 8
Naismith: FWD 6 6
Lukaku: FWD 6 6
Subs
Deulofeu MID N/A 7
McGeady MID N/A 6

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
Player Position H/T Rating F/T Rating
Hart: GK 6 5
Zabaleta: RB 6 6
Kompany: CB 7 7
Demichelis: CB 6 6
Clichy: LB 6 6
Garcia: CM 5 5
Yaya Toure: CM 7 6
Milner: RM 7 7
Nasri: LM 6 6
Aguero: ST 7 7
Dzeko: ST 6 8
Subs
Fernandinho CM 6 6
Kolarov MID N/A 6
Silva MID N/A 6

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.

 


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