Everton player ratings as Ben Godfrey not the only sensational star – Liverpool Echo

Everton player ratings as Ben Godfrey not the only sensational star – Liverpool Echo

Robin Olsen 9

A superb quadruple save in the blink of a second-half eye came after a confident performance in the first. He’s putting serious pressure on Pickford for his place.

Mason Holgate 7

Right-back is not his favoured position but he’s a more than able deputy. Crossing hit and miss though and he failed to clear his lines which allowed Leeds to score early in the second-half.

Yerry Mina 8

A couple of towering headers from Leeds’ corners won’t make the headlines but they were crucial. Wobbled at the start of the second-half as the hosts cranked up the pressure but regained his compsoure.

Ben Godfrey 9

Sensational performance. Had plenty to do but hardly put a foot wrong at centre-back. And chucked in an assist, for Everton’s second when he flicked on Sigurdsson’s corner, for good measure.

Lucas Digne 8

Felt the wrath of Ancelotti after switching off to gift Leeds a chance in the first minute but more than made up for it with a fine assist for Sigurdsson’s goal. His sixth of the league season

Alex Iwobi 7

Looked powerful and was enjoying the pockets of space that Leeds allowed him to operate in. Quieter in the second-half though

Abdoulaye Doucoure 8

Everything you’d expect from Everton’s box-to-box midfield man. He does exactly what he says on the tin. Came on strong again in the final part of the game.

Andre Gomes 7

Sent Digne charging down the wing with a weighted pass the kick-off the move which led to the goal. Looks comfortable when playing with a genuine defensive midfielder beside him. Not as influential after the break, however.

Richarlison 7

Some encouraging moments in the first-half as he linked with well with those around him. Looks like he’s read Ancelotti’s comments about him needing to work harder but still searching for his best form. Unhappy when replaced by Keane with 10 minutes left.

Gylfi Sigurdsson 8

Presented with the easiest of finishes to score after nine minutes but all round link-up play and use of the ball was impressive in the first-half. Failed to maintain those levels after the break though

Dominic Calvert-Lewin 8

Angered Ancelotti when he chose to shoot instead of pass when Everton hit the hosts on the counter but put a smile on his face when heading in the Blues’ second.

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Subs

Michael Keane (on for Richarlison ’80) 7

Came on a helped steady the ship in the closing stages and made some important blocks as Leeds pushed for a leveller.

Josh King (on for Iwobi ’87) 6

Lively enough cameo to offer a glimpse of the pace and power he could bring to Everton’s attack

Tom Davies (on for Sigurdsson ’89) 6

Little time to make an impact. But fresh legs at an important time.

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