FFT Player Ratings: Everton 0 Stoke City 0 (5-4 pens)

Who impressed during Everton's penalty shootout win against Stoke City in Wednesday night's Barclays Asia Trophy opener? Stefanus Ian and Kenneth Tan dish out the grades...

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Tim Howard 7.5

Didn't have much to do throughout the 90 minutes, but came out on top when needed and was well-positioned to snuff out any danger. He also dived low to parry Marco Van Ginkel’s spot-kick in the penalty shootout in the decisive moment of the match.

Tony Hibbert 6.0

Competent display from the veteran right-back in the first 45 minutes; made a couple of neat challenges and constantly tried to get on the overlap to support Kevin Mirallas.

Phil Jagielka 8.5

The Everton captain was a colossal figure at the back, putting in a well-timed, last-ditch challenge to foil Marko Arnautovic in front of goal and even finding time to stride forward to support the attack. Capped his superb night off by scoring the winning penalty; no doubt the most impressive performer of the night.

Tyias Browning 7

The promising 21-year-old did his first-team chances no harm with an accomplished performance, initially at centre-back for the first half and then at right-back for the second. He was also perfectly positioned to prevent Stephen Ireland from pulling the trigger in the first half.

Brendan Galloway 6.5

Just like Browning on the opposite flank, the 19-year-old put up a good shift on the left side of defence and made good use of the ball. Could be a handy back-up to Leighton Baines and Bryan Oviedo when the season comes along.

Kevin Mirallas 5.0

Despite firing the first shot of the game on target after just two minutes, the Belgian attacker failed to sparkle for the rest of the first half before being subbed off at the break.

Gareth Barry 6.0

The experienced Englishman was his usual no-frills self in midfield – always looking to get on the ball and tracking back to help Galloway whenever the latter was out of position, before coming off at half-time.

James McCarthy 6.0

It was an unspectacular display from the Irishman, who tried his best to impose his usual physical game in midfield but failed to link up as well with the rest of the attackers.

Steven Pienaar 6.0

In his 45-minute cameo, the South African constantly tried to get into the attacking third and earned fouls on a number of occasions. Played a superb through ball for Romelu Lukaku to score on the stroke of half-time, but the goal was ruled out for offside.

Ross Barkley 5.0

The highly-rated Englishman was supposed to be the link between midfield and attack, but failed to provide the zest that his role demanded. Tried a couple of flicks and tricks which failed to come off, before being substituted at half-time.

Romelu Lukaku 5.5

It was a night of frustration for the physically-imposing Belgian, who had his first-half goal chalked off for offside, before wasting a gilt-edged opportunity to score the winner on the stroke of full time. His saving grace was scoring Everton’s first penalty in the shootout.


John Stones 6.5

The talented English centre-back did well at the heart of defence alongside Jagielka and produced a superb block on Van Ginkel when the latter went through on goal on 71 minutes. He rounded off with a neat penalty in the shootout. 

Steven Naismith 5.5

The Scottish forward replaced Mirallas on the wings, but similarly failed to make a significant impact. Was set up by Gerard Deulofeu for a late winner, but his shot was blocked by the Stoke defence.

Tom Cleverley 6.5

It was a neat performance by the new Toffees recruit in the middle of the park; he kept himself in the thick of things and constantly tried to link up play with Lukaku, before rounding off his night with a nonchalant penalty in the shootout.

Gerard Deulofeu 7.5

The former Barcelona trainee stole the show in the second half with his sizzling runs down both flanks and penetration in the attacking third. He was unlucky that his teammates failed to convert openings had created.

Leon Osman 5.5

The Everton vice-captain tried to influence matters from the centre, but was unable to win the personal second-half duel against Charlie Adam.

Arouna Kone N/A

Came on as an 82nd-minute substitute for McCarthy and understandably did not have enough time to make an impact.

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