Sep 21, 2014 at 4pm UK at ​Goodison Park
Everton
2-3
Crystal Palace
Lukaku (9'), Baines (83' pen.)
Eto'o (56'), Naismith (77')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Jedinak (30' pen.), Campbell (54'), Bolasie (69')
Puncheon (76'), Speroni (89')

Player Ratings: Everton 2-3 Crystal Palace

Sports Mole takes a look at who impressed in Crystal Palace's 3-2 win over Everton at Goodison Park.

Crystal Palace tasted victory for the first time in the Premier League this season with a 3-2 victory over Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Romelu Lukaku broke the deadlock for the hosts early on, before a penalty from Mile Jedinak and goals from Fraizer Campbell and Yannick Bolasie handed the advantage to Palace.

Leighton Baines scored from the spot late on to set up a dramatic finish, but the Eagles held on to join Everton on five points.

Below, Sports Mole takes a look at how every player performed on Merseyside.


EVERTON

Everton's Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park in Liverpool on September 21, 2014© Getty Images

Goal

Tim Howard: Usually such a dependable performer for Everton, but it was a poor afternoon for the American as he gave away the penalty, before misjudging a cross to allow Fraizer Campbell to head home in the second half. (5/10)

Defence

John Stones: Struggled to convince at right-back. Must take some of the blame for the penalty after hesitating in the box, and given a tough afternoon by Bolasie. (5/10)

Phil Jagielka: Always looked a threat at the opposite end of the pitch, but was unable to prevent his own defence from being breached. (6/10)

Sylvain Distin: Returned to the side following a spell on the treatment table, but looked short of match sharpness against a quick Palace attack. (6/10)

Leighton Baines: The England international drove the hosts forward with some brilliant runs and teasing crosses as they went in search of a way back into the game. (7/10)

Midfield

James McCarthy: Dictated the tempo for long periods of the match, but looked uncomfortable when asked to move to right-back in the second half. (6/10)

Gareth Barry: Rarely wasted possession in midfield. Took very few risks, and can be pretty happy with his display. (6/10)

Leon Osman: Often used as a substitute in recent times, but took a rare opportunity well by setting up the first goal with an excellent pass. Typically accurate with his passing and was Everton's main creative force. (7/10)

Christian Atsu: Always willing to take a defender on with his bag of tricks, but his end product was often disappointing. (6/10)

Attack

Samuel Eto'o: Regularly switched between partnering Lukaku and drifting out to a wider position. Too eager to score on his own, but showing signs of settling in at Everton. (6/10)

Romelu Lukaku: It was a superb finish from the Belgian to open the scoring. Always a handful for the Palace defence, and could have had more if it weren't for some great blocks from Dann. (7/10)

Substitutes

Kevin Mirallas: Unable to get on the ball as often as he would have liked, but was a threat when allowed to show his pace on the wing. (6/10)

Steven Naismith: Found it much more difficult to make an impact from the bench, despite starting the season in brilliant form. (5/10)

Darron Gibson: The midfielder didn't have enough time to get on the ball as Roberto Martinez desperately searched for a late goal. (5/10)


CRYSTAL PALACE

Fraizer Campbell of Crystal Palace celebrates after scoring his team's second goal uring the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on September 21, 2014 © Getty Images

Goal

Julian Speroni: Made a number of excellent saves as Everton piled on the pressure, and will be getting a big hug from his manager for the performance. (8/10)

Defence

Joel Ward: Unable to get forward as much as he would have liked, but stuck to his task well at the back. (6/10)

Scott Dann: Palace have a lot to thank the central defender for after he made a number of crucial blocks. At fault for the Everton penalty, though. (7/10)

Damien Delaney: Joined Dann in making countless blocks as Everton pushed on in the closing stages. (6/10)

Martin Kelly: Much like his fellow defenders, stood up to the challenge against a testing Everton attack. (6/10)

Midfield

James McArthur: Lovely passing on show from the midfielder, who won the penalty which got Palace back into the match. (7/10)

Mile Jedinak: Trademark display from the Palace captain. Broke up play in midfield, and capped off a battling display with a fine penalty. (8/10)

Joe Ledley: Forced to curb his attacking instincts when Everton were on top, but provided good support for his more defence-minded teammates. (6/10)

Yannick Bolasie: Eye-catching display from the winger as he troubled the hosts with his trickery before wrapping up the win with a fine finish. (8/10)

Jason Puncheon: Struggled to get in the game early on, but improved as the match progressed to provide a good option on the break. (7/10)

Attack

Fraizer Campbell: Often kept on the periphery, but defended from the front and took his game well. (6/10)

Substitutes

Adlène Guedioura: Positive when coming on with a few minutes left, and almost scored with a fine individual effort in stoppage time. (6/10)

Zeki Fryers: Joined the Palace defence late on as an extra body as Everton launched their final attacks. (6/10)

Kevin Doyle: Barely touched the ball after replacing Campbell in the closing stages. (5/10)


Yannick Bolasie of Crystal Palace celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on September 21, 2014
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