Stubbs: Everton’s Carsley reminds me of Irwin

He said: “You need players when you want to achieve something that are the unsung heroes and Cars is one of them for us.

“He goes about his job brilliantly and he is just always there for us and is totally reliable.

“In some ways, he reminds me of Denis Irwin. He was someone who you’d never notice but he just got on with his job all the time. And he did it very well. Cars stops a lot of service from the opposition coming in on top of us.”