Everton player ratings from fantastic Manchester United win: Coleman untouchable, Stones and Mirallas also superb

Seamus Coleman for Republic of Ireland

A Leighton Baines penalty and smart Kevin Mirallas strike saw Everton to a comfortable win over former boss David Moyes' Manchester United.

Tim Howard 7.5/10 - The big American didn't have much to do all game long against his old club. That was until the last five minutes when he had to come out sprawling to deny Wayne Rooney. 

Seamus Coleman 8.5/10 - Is Coleman the best fullback in the league? He was certainly at his rampaging best against former boss Moyes, with countless runs coming alongside his assist for the second goal. Full of energy, superb going forward and vastly improved defensively, the Irishman is a real Premier League star.

John Stones 8/10 - Can this youngster gatecrash England's World Cup squad? Has been a revelation since stepping in for the injured Phil Jagielka. Very strong defensively and also able to play a bit too. Provided one top class cross from the right hand side, and, essentially, kept former Toffee and England's big name Wayne Rooney quiet for the entire game.

Sylvain Distin 7/10 - The Frenchman was solid in the first half, much of which saw Everton soaking up pressure before countering. Will be a big loss to Everton if his hamstring injury keeps him out for the last few games.

Leighton Baines 7/10 - The level head that sets the tone for the entire team, Baines was strong in defence and excellent heading forward, he scored his 13th successful Premier League penalty to put the Toffees ahead, and marshalled his back line superbly against Rooney and co.

James McCarthy 7/10 - Questions were asked when Martinez paid out £13 million for the young Irish midfielder. How that deal has paid off, as McCarthy has played a vital role in Everton's new look classy and combative centre. He was an efficient cog again for the home side, keeping the ball moving and drawing fouls from Rooney and Mata. Booked.

Gareth Barry 7.5/10 - The Manchester City loanee was superb against the other Manchester club. Disrupting the Reds' play, beginning his own side's move, and outshining fellow England international Michael Carrick by some way. Martinez would be mad not to snap him up in the summer.

Ross Barkley 6.5/10 - Barkley had his moments against United, without really shining. He looked eager to make his mark but struggled out on the left, and was let down by the occasional sloppy touch. Likely to be a much bigger influence on this fixture in the years to come. Booked for a poor tackle on Chris Smalling.

Kevin Mirallas 8/10 - Mirallas continued his superb season with another excellent display against last year's Premier League champions. The former Olympiakos forward, who now has 3 goals and 4 assists in his last five games, was a threat in both wide and central areas until he was replaced late on, and scored a great goal from a tight angle.

Steven Naismith 7/10 - Few would have predicted the Scot's rise to prominence over the last month, but the former Rangers man has formed part of an impressive three-prong attack alongside Belgians Mirallas and Lukaku. With 3 goals in the last month, he has gone from a support role to a vital part of Everton's impressive run. He had his moments against United too, and could have scored three if he'd had his shooting boots on. Impressive nonetheless.

Romelu Lukaku 7.5/10 - The giant Belgian scared the life out of the United defence whenever he got the ball, looking a threat with his dribbling and shooting. It was his strike that won the penalty for Everton's first goal. Arguably the best target man in the league right now.


Antolin Alcaraz 45' 7.5/10 - The Paraguayan had undoubtedly his best game yet for Everton, despite only turning out for the one half after replacing Distin. That he and Stones have barely more than 20 Premier League appearances between them yet remained untroubled by Wayne Rooney speaks volumes. Headed straight at De Gea from a Mirallas cross. 

Leon Osman 75' 6.5/10 - Replaced Barkley for the last 15 just to tighten up and helped keep United in check.

Aiden McGeady 90' 6/10 - Came on for last few seconds.

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