Everton kept their European hopes for next season alive with a 1-0 win over Wolves last night.

Richarlison scored the only goal of the game as Carlo Ancelotti’s men recovered from the shock loss against Sheffield United on Sunday.

It was always likely to be a tight game and the clean sheet gave Everton the foundation for the victory.

Looking at WhoScored’s stats, Yerry Mina was the pick of Everton’s defenders on the night.

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Mina had the most touches of any player in an Everton shirt with 72, making 60 passes.

His accuracy was outstanding, finding the target 95 per cent of the time in a composed display.

Mina also defended his box well, making seven clearances – only bettered by Michael Keane’s eight.

He also won three headers and found time to take two shots at goal, the same number Richarlison managed.

Everton can get into the UEFA Conference League if they better Tottenham’s result at the weekend.

The Europa League isn’t completely out of the question, but it would require West Ham to collapse spectacularly and a huge goal swing on the final day.

Mina’s performance was a big factor in the win last night, although it should be pointed out Wolves were largely toothless and have little to play for.

Another masterclass will be required away from home against Manchester City on Sunday, even if Pep Guardiola makes changes ahead of the Champions League final on 29 May.

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