Everton player ratings against Tottenham - Distin and Barry struggle

Here are our player ratings for the Everton players against Tottenham Hotspur tonight.

Tim Howard 5 - will be massively disappointed to have pushed Kane's shot straight into the path of Eriksen, and bobbled a few other regulation catches in a shaky display.

Seamus Coleman 6 - worked hard down the right and got into good positions but couldn't get enough quality into the box. Sometimes isolated down the right with Barkley and Eto'o staying narrow.

Phil Jagielka 6 - confident bringing the ball out from back and played some good passes, but often looked slow as Kane and Soldado flourished with their movement.

Sylvain Distin 4 - Distin is coming towards the end of his career - and it showed. The Frenchman was just too slow to cope with the Spurs attack and needs replacing, which he will be when John Stones returns.

Leighton Baines 6 - wasn't at his best after his return from injury, and his delivery from set pieces was regularly wasteful. Needs to get back up to speed.

Muhamed Besic 5 - kept things simple but struggled to really get close to Bentaleb and Mason. Was almost punished for a careless header back to the goalkeeper too.

Gareth Barry 4 - poor display, but some of that can be attributed to his lack of fitness. Caught in possession for Soldado's goal and was generally slow throughout.

Kevin Mirallas 6 - started well, tormenting Chiriches and scoring a stunning goal, but faded in the second half before being replaced.

Ross Barkley 6 - always looked to get on the ball, always looked to create something for Everton but was regularly stuck out on the right hand side.

Samuel Eto'o 5 - roamed around aimlessly for much of the game, failing to make any sort of impact in the final third before being substituted for Osman.

Romelu Lukaku 5 - barely involved, but was hamstrung by a lack of service. Got dominated for large spells by Fazio and his international team mate Vertonghen.


Leon Osman 5 - kept things neat and tidy but didn't have any great effect on the game.

Aiden McGeady 6 - had a few runs at Ben Davies but couldn't get much joy. At least provided something of a spark and some balance on the right.

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