Arsenal v Everton - Player Ratings

Last updated : 11 November 2004 By Mike Bohndiek

Key Incidents

Goal (Everton) (8) -A driven free kick from Thomas Gravesen took a cruel deflection on its way into the net. Undeserved.

Goal (Arsenal) (25) - A great move which culminated in Quincy sliding in the equaliser. Well worked; reminiscent of a first team style goal.

Goal (Arsenal) (52) - Quincy went on another mazy run which baffled the Everton defenders. He eventually slipped Van Persie in, who unselfishly squared the ball for Lupoli to get his first competetitve goal for the club.

Goal (Arsenal) (85) - Another smooth passing movement left Lupoli with a simple task at the far post, as he tucked away his second

Player Ratings

Manuel Almunia - 7 Made some good stops, especially late on. Has great kicking ability, and while some went wide of the mark, the potential is there.

Daniel Karbassiyoon - 7 Rock solid, and didn't put a foot wrong all night.

Philippe Senderos - 6 Looked nervy early on. Nowhere near as composed as he was in the previous round, but picked his performance up in the second half.

Johan Djourou - 7 Surprisingly looked the better of the two centre backs throughout. Was composed under pressure and had no trouble in dealing with Everton attacks.

Justin Hoyte - 6 Showed off both his attacking flare and his defending abilities. Looks to be ready to step up on a more permanent basis.

Jermaine Pennant - 7 Was rewarded for his good performance and commitment when he was given the captains armband after Edu`s early departure. Another good display.

Mathieu Flamini - 7 Kept control of the midfield, and took on the added responsibility after Edu went off with ease.

Edu - 7 Skipper for the night. Was driving us on, and clearly enjoying his football. A shame to see he has a broken toe, and faces a spell on the side line.

Ryan Smith - 6 Only had 21 minutes on the pitch before being forced off by injury.

Robin Van Persie - 7 He continued his progress, and showed great awareness to set up the second goal, when others would have chosen to shoot.

Arturo Lupoli - 7 Had a fairly quiet first half, but was visibly lifted by his goal, and from then on never looked back.


Quincy - 9 What an impact this guy had. MOTM by a country mile. Came on with twenty minutes gone and took the game by storm. He has the pace of Henry and the skill of Kanu, which he seems to blend together to completely bamboozle defenders. Had a big part to play in all three goals, including one for himself. Superb!

Sebastian Larsson - 6 Had an average game after his sixty fifth minute entrance.

Patrick Cregg - 5 Only had two minutes on the field, and barely got a touch on the ball.