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Stoke City 2 - 0 Everton: Player Ratings

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Blues near relegation fight after atrocious showing at the Britannia.

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There weren't a lot of positives when Everton lost 2-0 at Stoke City. Many will be calling for Roberto Martinez's head as the Blues head for a relegation battle.

Tim Howard - 5

He wasn't really to blame for the goals, but he is the goalkeeper, and two got past him.

Luke Garbutt - 5

An early Garbutt pass gave Darron Gibson a chance from distance. But it's difficult to rate any of the defensive players higher than five on a night when the defense struggled so much.

John Stones - 4

Stones did a poor job marking on the Victor Moses goal. He was also in the area when Stoke broke away for the second goal. A positive was that he was able to get forward a few times on the night.

Phil Jagielka - 4

The captain also stood by as Moses put Stoke ahead with a header from distance. The centerback tandem had been playing well lately, but were exposed Wednesday night at Brittania Stadium.

Seamus Coleman - 5

The Irishman did well getting forward, but never really threatened Stoke's defense.

Gareth Barry - 4

Barry was given a yellow card, his tenth, which will result in a two-match ban. The way most responded to the ban on Twitter indicates that Barry may need the rest.

James McCarthy - 7

McCarthy was the best player in Everton's starting eleven Wednesday night. He was all over the midfield and never gave up. Hopefully he won't be at Manchester United this time next year.

Darron Gibson - 4

Gibson's first start in forever didn't live up to the hype he created coming off a few substitution appearances. He did manage a few shots, but assumed part of the responsibility for the second goal.

Aaron Lennon - 6

Managed a shot and created a few dangerous situations.

Steven Naismith - 5

Still looks pretty lost out wide. Booked in the second half.

Romelu Lukaku - 4

Lukaku just missed a goal on a deflection. If, however, he is the leader of the offense, he needs to take the blame for that offense that has two goals in its last five Premier League matches.

Leon Osman - 7

Osman came on for Barry in the 60th minute. He and Arouna Kone made a difference initially, but ultimately it wasn't enough to produce a goal.

Arouna Kone - 6

Kone, like Osman, entered the game as a substitute and made an immediate impact. And though he did have Everton's best shot of the day, he couldn't do enough to help the Toffees find the back of the net.

Kevin Mirallas - no rating

Mirallas entered in the 83rd minute, but had little impact.