Immediately after the win against Stoke City, we had asked you to vote on who you thought your Man of the Match was by grading all the Everton player performances. Here are the results from Saturday’s poll with 283 people voting.
Midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye score (4.68) can be a mouthful to pronounce, but is a handful on the pitch and is undoubtedly the buy of the summer for the Blues. This is his second Man of the Match award in just three games, and even in the game against West Brom he was just outside the top three.
Idrissa Gueye has completed more tackles (16) than any other players so far this season— EFC (@EvertonHub) August 28, 2016
Young defender Mason Holgate (score 4.43) impressed once again with yet another accomplished performance in the right back position. If he keeps this up, not only will manager Ronald Koeman not worry about getting a back up for that position, but Seamus Coleman should start to worry about his starting position.
Wondering how much @ManCity will offer Everton, in addition to John Stones, for Mason Holgate next season? #bpl #EFC #MCFC— Footy Analysis (@footyanalysis) August 28, 2016
Goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg (score 4.17) got the job done once again in goal, making some crucial saves including one from Marko Arnautovic that got deflected off the bar and then cleared off the line by Leighton Baines. The goalie also has an eye for a quick pass, in once case a punched clearance fell to the feet of a streaking Baines to start off an attack.
Hasn't been talked about enough this. Another fantastic save from Stekelenburg, and what a tackle from Baines #EFC pic.twitter.com/pyctQnu2KL— Everton Pictures (@evertonfcpics) August 28, 2016
Ashley Williams should get an honorable mention too - the defence has looked very stable and organized with the calm veteran heads of Phil Jagielka and Williams keeping things under wraps in the back.
What other moments and players from the game stood out for you?