Phil Kirkbride’s Half Time Ratings
An unconvincing punch was followed up by an excellent reflex save to deny Silva. He later dropped a Neves drive and conceded a corner – much to Ancelotti’s annoyance.
His typically vocal self at the back. Made some important blocks but did little unnerve in the period before Wolves’ equaliser.
A steady first-half performance.
Laid on the assist for the Blues’ goal from an unusual left-wing position. But, clearly, still working his way back to full Premier League sharpness.
Not always easy playing behind Iwobi, who concedes defending does not come naturally to him, and – like Godfrey – had his hands full at times.
Will be annoyed at himself for being beaten to the by-line for Wolves’ opener but his energy is vital given other midfield absences. Showed how he his runs from deep could be key after the break.
Warned by Ancelotti for over-playing in the middle of the pitch. Working hard but played with a heavy touch at times.
Has his hands full tonight but finished the half looking like he was getting to grips with Wolves’ threat down that side.
Raced onto Digne’s knockdown and finished superbly to make it 1-0. Used the ball well but will be frustrated he didn’t make it 2-1 after racing onto Rodriguez’s through-ball.
Ancelotti will need him to offer more link-play as Everton and pass their way through the lines
Always given a licence to roam and so loved being able to drop off the line and finding pockets of space. Instrumental in Everton’s goal.