Fulham's German defender Sascha Riether rates Everton as a tougher opponent than Manchester United and Manchester City.

Fulham lost to both Manchester giants earlier in the season while grabbing a point on Saturday at Craven Cottage, but nevertheless the 29-year-old was highly impressed.

He said: "We played against a very good team.

"We were lucky but that's football.

"I'm told Everton had 27 shots which is a lot so we'll have to work on that.

"I can understand why Everton are disappointed. They're the best team we've played this season. We had to fight until the end and we did it."