The American was essentially helpless as Liverpool turned the tie on its head in the second half. Apart from the odd routine save in the first-half, Howard was largely untroubled.
Marshalled Stewart Downing well in the first-half, forcing Liverpool to switch Jordan Henderson on the left flank.
A skilful run finished with a cross for Nikica Jelavic's overhead effort but was unable to rally his side after the break.
Performed with calm and poise in the first half, helping to shackle Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll.
But he too found the Liverpool strikers too hot to handle at times in the second half – though there is little disgrace in that.
Will forever be remembered for gifting Liverpool a route back into the tie but, like Heitinga, he had done little wrong up to that point.
Commitment to the cause can never be faulted with the Frenchman and his apology to the fans at the final whistle was unnecessary.
Came close with a free-kick early but found his attacking qualities largely stifled because of the inexperience in front of him.
Substituted late on with a hamstring complaint to cap a highly frustrating afternoon for the best left-back in the country.
Everton craved his creative spark but the 30-year-old served up a subdued performance.
Found time and space on the edge of the area in the second half but his effort went straight at Brad Jones.
Hopes were high that Gibson would carry his fine form into the semi-final and play a pivotal role in defeating Liverpool.
However, the Irishman fell below the high standards of recent weeks.
Began with confidence but his influence on the midfield dwindled after the break.
Created an opening for Nikica Jelavic in the second half but struggled to stamp his authority.
After his quarter-final replay performance and goal against Sunderland in the league, hopes had risen for the young Frenchman.
Unfortunately the occasion weighed heavily on his shoulders and could easily have been substituted before he was.
Was a thorn in Liverpool's side for an hour and linked well at times with Jelavic.
However the service towards him and the Croatian subsided as the game wore and so his impact faded.
Gave Everton the lead with a typically lethal finish on 24 minutes and his presence worried Martin Skrtel and Jamie Carragher.
Hit the side netting with his one chance in the second half but with his supply line cut off, the striker became an isolated figure.
Naive in conceding the free-kick which led to Liverpool's winner, the young Irishman had a 22 minute cameo to forget.
His foul on Steven Gerrard could also have got him sent off for a second bookable offence.
A late replacement for Baines, the forward had no time to make a difference.
Once again has brought the very best out of his squad to help revive a flagging season.
A lack of options on the left and from the bench hampered his efforts of breathing life into their second half display.