Everton v United: Player ratings

11 September 2010 02:57
Van der Sar: Safe handling and comfortable saves but let down right at end 7 G Neville: Solid first game of season but both Everton's late goals came down his flank 6 Vidic: Immense defiance from captain and great goal but where was he for Cahill's goal? 8 Evans: Had been a steady sidekick to Vidic but he too didn't defend Everton's second well 6 Evra: The Frenchman's spectacularly attempts at clearances put Reds in danger 6 Fletcher: Took time to get measure of Everton midfield but his goal took him up a level 7 Scholes: More exquisite passes to add to his collection 8 O'Shea: First midfield outing for a while and never got command of the area 6 Nani: Two excellent assists via crosses but let himself down with a weak finish that could have killed Everton off 7 Giggs: Didn't do anything wrong but by his high standards didn't cause any damage 6 Berbatov: Teased Everton's defence and sublime finish for goal. He also could have made sure but late casual effort went begging 8 Subs: Park (sub Evra 81)Owen, Smalling, Rafael, Macheda, Gibson, Kuszczak not used Everton: Howard, Hibbert (Coleman 69), Baines, Heitinga (Yakubu (69), Jagielka, Arteta, Distin, Cahill, Pienaar, Osman, Fellaini

Goals: Everton: Pienaar (39) Cahill (90) Arteta (90)United: Fletcher (43) Vidic (48) Berbatov 66) Bookings: Everton: Heitinga (66)United: Giggs (44) Battle of the Bosses: Fergie couldn't stop his players taking foot off gas and paid the price. Moyes, a Fergie in the making, got his players going to end Referee: Martin Atkinson Handled game well. 7 Attendance: 36,556

Source: Manchester_EveningNews