Everton's Cahill Premiership's outstanding performer

Tim Cahill's swashbuckling performance against Sunderland has seen him record the highest score of the week in the Actim Index - the official player ratings system of the Barclays Premier League.

Cahill's brace during the 7-1 demolition of the Black Cats earned the midfielder 52 points – the fifth-highest individual match score of the season so far and a place in the team of the week.

The Australian climbed 114 places to 182nd overall.

The Actim Index is calculated using a unique mathematical formula that rates each player's contribution be it goals, shots, passes, dribbles, tackles, crosses, saves, clearances, blocks, interceptions, assists, clean sheets, time on the pitch or number of points gained by the team with marks deducted for red and yellow cards.

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