How they rated

Wales On Sunday - - SPORT -

NEIL ETHERIDGE

De­spite see­ing Ever­ton dom­i­nate the ball in the open­ing half, the Philip­pines in­ter­na­tional was barely tested. Help­less to pre­vent Gylfi Sig­urds­son’s strike from hit­ting the back of the net af­ter palm­ing away Theo Wal­cott’s shot. Top save to deny Ade­mola Look­man late on.

BRUNO MANGA

Had a real tough task on his hands at right-back, but the Gabon in­ter­na­tional was ex­cel­lent in the open­ing 45 and put in sev­eral vi­tal chal­lenges while also get­ting for­ward when he could to sup­port Kadeem Har­ris. A very im­pres­sive show­ing.

SEAN MOR­RI­SON

Had a few nervy mo­ments, par­tic­u­larly when Ever­ton pressed, in the first half. But by and large was solid at the back along­side Sol Bamba and won vir­tu­ally ev­ery­thing at the other end of the pitch in at­tack.

GREG CUN­NING­HAM

Twice did well as Ever­ton threat­ened on the right, and on the whole, Cun­ning­ham coped well with the threat of Sea­mus Cole­man and Theo Wal­cott on the left. Might have had a penalty.

HARRY ARTER

Back in the side fol­low­ing his sus­pen­sion, and Arter’s en­ergy helped the Blue­birds press Ever­ton’s back­line. A typ­i­cally dogged ef­fort from the Repub­lic of Ire­land in­ter­na­tional, and it cer­tainly didn’t go un­no­ticed.

ARON GUNNARSSON

Had a real tough bat­tle with Ice­land team­mate Gylfi Sig­urds­son, and the Ever­ton man en­joyed plenty of joy against Gunnarsson. A tough af­ter­noon for the Cardiff mid­fielder, although he did win his fair share of in­ter­cep­tions and 50:50s.

JOE RALLS

Guilty of wast­ing pos­ses­sion on more than one oc­ca­sion in the first half, but put in some timely chal­lenges to break up Ever­ton at­tacks. Al­most set up Cal­lum Pater­son for an equaliser at the death.

VIC­TOR CA­MA­RASA

Not as ef­fec­tive in an at­tack as he has been pre­vi­ously, and it was cer­tainly one of the Spa­niard’s qui­eter games. Booked be­fore be­ing re­placed.

KADEEM HAR­RIS

Looked to cause Ever­ton prob­lems with his pace, and he was the most likely source of any suc­cess for the Blue­birds in the first half. In­ef­fec­tive af­ter the restart and was booked for a foul on Jor­dan Pick­ford, be­fore be­ing re­placed by Josh Mur­phy.

CAL­LUM PATER­SON

Barely had a sniff as has been the case in most matches for Pater­son in the lone striker role. Stuck to the task in hand, but didn’t reap any re­wards, de­spite hav­ing a glo­ri­ous chance with a header in the fi­nal minute of reg­u­lar time.

SUB­STI­TUTES

Josh Mur­phy (for Har­ris, 66), Ju­nior Hoi­lett (for Arter, 72), Danny Ward (for Ca­ma­rasa, 85). Not used: Smithies, Peltier, Ben­nett, Reid.

EVER­TON

Pick­ford; Cole­man, Keane, Mina, Digne; An­dre Gomes, Gu­eye; Wal­cott (Look­man 73), Sig­urds­son (Zouma 90+2), Bernard (To­sun 77); Richarli­son. Subs not used: Steke­len­burg, Baines, Davies, Calvert-Lewin

REF­EREE

Paul Tier­ney

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