Player Ratings: Everton 0-0 Swansea City

Sports Mole rates and slates the players involved in Everton's 0-0 draw with Swansea City at Goodison Park.

Everton and Swansea City were forced to settle for a goalless draw in their Premier League match at Goodison Park.

The Swans had the best chance of the match when Wilfried Bony fired wide, but they finished with 10 men after Jonjo Shelvey picked up two yellow cards.

Here, Sports Mole takes a look at who impressed during a hard-fought 90 minutes.


EVERTON

Goal

Tim Howard: The keeper will not have many quieter afternoons, as he was not forced to make a single save. However, he did well in the first half to close down the angle for Bony as the striker ran through and fired wide. (6/10)

Defence

Leighton Baines: Got forward well in the first half, but was forced back after the break. Could not make his usual impact on the game and struggled from set pieces. (6/10)

Phil Jagielka: Decent performance, but was rarely tested in the first half. Headed over the bar late on with what was probably his side's best chance of the match. (6/10)

Antolin Alcaraz: Only lasted 32 minutes after picking up a shoulder injury. Was lucky not to give away a penalty for handball before he went off. (6/10)

Seamus Coleman: Had plenty of space to roam forward in a first half which Everton dominated. He came under a lot more pressure in the second, but dealt well with the threat of the Swans. (6/10)

Midfield

Gareth Barry: Was forced to move into the centre of the defence after Alcaraz's injury. Had a solid game, but picked up a booking for a poor tackle on Sigurdsson. (6/10)

James McCarthy: Used the ball well as Everton dominated the first half. Rarely gave away possession and helped to set up his team's attacks. (6/10)

Aiden McGeady: One of the most dangerous players on the pitch. Was a handful for Swansea to deal with in the first half and delivered a number of telling crosses. His influence faded slightly after the break and he was eventually replaced by Lukaku. (7/10)

Steven Naismith: Did not have too many chances and struggled to get on the ball. Was replaced midway through the second half. (6/10)

Ross Barkley: Decent opening to the match for the midfielder, who looked desperate to impress. Caused the opposition some problems with his direct runs, but faded as the game wore on. (6/10)

Attack

Samuel Eto'o: The forward had a shot on target in the first 30 seconds of the match, but saw very little of the ball afterwards. He was starved of service and was unable to reproduce his recent goalscoring exploits. (6/10)

Substitutes

Muhamed Besic: Came on for Alcaraz when the defender was forced off injured. Produced a reliable performance in the centre of the midfield and used possession well. (6/10)

Romelu Lukaku: Was brought on midway through the second half, but failed to have an impact on the match. (6/10)

Steven Pienaar: The South African arrived at the same time as Lukaku and missed a good chance to win the game for Everton in stoppage time when he fired wide. (6/10)


SWANSEA CITY

Goal

Lukasz Fabianski: Was rarely tested in goal as Everton mustered only three shots on target. He dealt with everything that came his way well and helped his team to secure a point. (6/10)

Defence

Neil Taylor: Solid performance from the full-back. Was unable to get forward due to Everton's dominance, but defended well as his team came under heavy pressure late on. (6/10)

Ashley Williams: The captain was the best player on the pitch for the Swans. Produced a reliable display and ensured that Everton's forwards rarely had a chance. (7/10)

Federico Fernandez: Just like his defensive partner Williams, the Argentine had a solid game at the back. Dealt with everything that came his way well and was strong throughout. (7/10)

Angel Rangel: Another of the Swansea back line who produced a reliable display. Did well to reduce the threat that Everton posed down the wing. (6/10)

Midfield

Ki Sung-Yeung: Did not see too much of the ball as Everton dominated possession. Failed to have an impact from set pieces, but was reliable throughout. (6/10)

Wayne Routledge: Struggled to have his usual impact on the match. Did not see too much of the ball as his team were penned back for large spells. (6/10)

Jonjo Shelvey: Not the worst performance from the midfielder, but his sending off almost cost his team a point. He will have been relieved that his teammates managed to hang on despite his absence. (5/10)

Gylfi Sigurdsson: Quiet afternoon from the Icelandic international. Blazed a shot over from a good positon early in the second half and was taken off in the closing stages. (6/10)

Jefferson Montero: Another of Swansea's attacking players who struggled to make an impact. Did not see much of the ball and was replaced with 11 minutes left. (6/10)

Attack

Wilfried Bony: The striker wasted the best chance of the match early on when he fired wide after being played through on goal. Looked dangerous at times in the first half, but his influence faded and he was replaced just after the hour. (6/10)

Substitutes

Nathan Dyer: Came on for the final stages of the match, but was forced to defend with his team down to 10 men. (6/10)

Tom Carroll: Was brought on just after Shelvey was sent off and helped to shore up the midfield. (6/10)

Bafetimbi Gomis: Replaced Bony but failed to make an impact. (6/10)


Wilfried Bony of Swansea City is challenged by Gareth Barry of Everton during the Barclays Premier League match on November 1, 2014
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