Date: 3rd January 2009 at 8:36pm
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Given: 9 – Once again our man for all seasons. Well received despite his earlier statement.

Coloccini: 7 – More comfortably suited to right back, away from the tussles in the middle.

Taylor: 7 – Some deep sighs from the away end with some of his positioning and marking but helped keep the clean sheet.

Bassong: 8 – No surprise to see a clean sheet with the lad back. Definitely our find of the season but how long before he starts ‘N`Zogbia-ing`?

Enrique: 7 – Just a surprise to see him on the pitch. Steady away though.

Guthrie: 7 – Victim to a cowardly Fagan tackle – where will the media condemnation of that occur?

Butt: 6 – Shouldn`t have been playing really but god knows how he battled through 90 minutes.

N`Zogbia: 5 – Out by just after 35 minutes. Replaced by:

Gutierrez: 7 – Added a bit more drive to the team but definitely needs some quality end product.

Duff: 5 – Supposedly a creative outlet in the side but offers very little of that.

Owen: 4 – Paid to score chances, didn`t take them. Simple as that. We all bleat when he gets no service but he did, got in position and failed to capitalise.

Carroll: 4 – Out of his depth. Should have done better with the chances that came his way.