Bosnian midfielder Muhamed Besic stood out for Everton during their 1-1 draw against West Ham.
While a replay was far from ideal for both teams in the FA Cup third round clash, for Everton it at least ended a run of defeats and allows the club to fight another day.
Besic played 84 minutes of the clash, touching the ball more than any Everton player, 80 times, completing 90 per cent of his passes.
Most impressive was Besic making nine tackles, just two less than the entire West Ham team.
The 22-year-old's three interceptions was also the most made by any Everton player during the game.
Besic has made a total of 17 appearances in all competitions for Everton this season - eight Premier League starts, making an average of 1.9 tackles per game.
With no goals or assists, from an offensive point of view, Evertonians are yet to see the best of him. Yet his performance shielding the defence against the Hammers was a major plus.
Along with Romelu Lukaku's goal, Besic's display gave real reason for Roberto Martinez's side to be positive.
Here's how Everton fans reacted on Twitter to his display...
Besic was again my MOTM (needed to be on form with our centre backs) with Lukaku a very close 2nd. Great from them both #efc— Everton Fans (@Everton_Fans) January 6, 2015