Date: 11th February 2008 at 3:09pm
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Given – 5 – Did nothing wrong up until his withdrawal tough his kicking was suspect due to the now obligatory ‘tight groin`.

Beye – 4 – Jetlagged or what? Never got forward, struggled badly at the back.

Taylor – 5 – Coped reasonably with Carew first half but sh*t it when it was him and Harewood in tandem.

Cacapa – 3 – Ridden rough-shod again when faced with physical forwards. In no way, shape or form cut out for the Premier League.

Carr – 2 – Brain spasms for the penalty, sh*te otherwise. Get shot of quick.

Milner – 6 – An undoubted MOTM for me against his former club. A trier, with some degree of end product he`d be even better.

Butt – 4 – Spent more time arguing than getting stuck in.

Barton – 1 – Ridiculous actions, re: Maloney. Could have cost us big style. I`m hoping he gets suspended if only to keep him out of the team.

Duff – 4- From world beater for the ROI to egg beater for us. Where`s his pace gone?

Smith – 3 – First touch of a rapist. Adds no goalscoring threat.

Owen – 6 – Well taken goal, fashioned another chance, f*ck all in the way of service as per usual.

Subs:

Harper – 6 – Made some canny stops from Gardner.