Everton attacker Tim Cahill is upset for teammate Sylvain Distin over his gaffe in their FA Cup semifinal defeat to Liverpool.

The turning point was a horrible 62nd-minute blunder by Sylvain Distin, whose blind backpass gifted Luis SuarezLiverpool's equaliser.

Cahill said: "Sylvain's been our player of the season - that's the only way I can put it.

"One mistake doesn't sum up his season.

"He's been immense and, as a team, we possibly should've still been out there playing extra-time.

"We shouldn't have conceded the second goal, giving the free-kick away and defending the way we did.

"As for Sylvain, he's a top player and it happens in football. We've all been there at one stage in our career."