Everton player ratings vs Rotherham – Here’s who fired for Marco Silva’s men
Everton booked their place in the third round of this year’s Carabao Cup by beating Rotherham United 3-1 at Goodison Park. A brace from Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the second half, preceded by Gylfi Sigurdsson’s strike in the first-half rounded of an easy win for the Toffees.
Rotherham got a goal back through Will Vaulks when the score was 2-0, but Everton netted again to keep control of the game even in the late stages. Manager Marco Silva rotated his line-up for this tie and let’s take a look how each player fared:
Everton Player Ratings
Maarten Stekelenburg (5/10)
Looked nervy throughout the game, might be the end of his tenure as Everton’s No.2 if the young Joao Virginia keeps impressing.
Jonjoe Kenny (6.5/10)
A promising performance from the teenager, who looked threatening going forward. He needs to work on his defensive aspects.
Mason Holgate (6/10)
Was defensively solid, however, the youngster became shaky when asked to get the ball out from the back.
Kurt Zouma (6/10)
His first start for Everton, so there were nerves jangling in the early parts. However, the Frenchman settled down as the game progressed.
Lucas Digne (7.5/10)
Impressive display from the former Barcelona man. Assisted the second goal for Everton and looked threatening all game.
Tom Davies (6/10)
Captain on the night, started the game with nerves all over the place, however, he calmed himself down in the second half and played well.
Kieran Dowell (5.5/10)
Played in an unfamiliar position, and hence looked a bit out of depth at times.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (7/10)
Linked up the play between the midfield and the attack with utmost regularity. Got a goal which was deserving of his performance.
Sandro Ramirez (7/10)
A lively performance, linking up play and also pressing high to induce mistakes from the opposition. Needs to improve his final product.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (7.5/10)
Scored two very good goals to cap off a very good display. The second goal was simply outstanding.
Oumar Niasse (3.5/10)
A very bad day at the office for the striker, who seemed to be on a different wavelength to every other player.
Theo Walcott (Subbed on after 66 mins) (5/10)
Didn’t do much upon arrival and allowed Sigurdsson a 25-minute break by replacing him.
Cenk Tosun (Subbed on after 73 mins) (5/10)
The game lacked the eb and flow by the time Tosun arrived.
Morgan Schneiderlin (Subbed on after 86 mins) (N/A)
No time to make an impact.