Date: 15th December 2008 at 8:12pm
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Given: 9/10 – Some barnstorming saves from our number one and a third consecutive away day clean sheet.

Beye – 7/10 – Should have done better with a headed chance that came to him but generally steady.

Coloccini – 7/10 – Fits and starts. Produced some great challenges on Defoe but struggled v Crouch`s height.

Bassong – 8/10 – Again such an impressive performance by the young Frenchman. Surely envious eyes will come calling in January?

Enrique – 8/10 – His best game in a black and white shirt by my reckoning.

Gutierrez – 9/10 – Tireless and a total touch of class. Probably worth the £15m we`re going to have to fork out to Mallorca.

Guthrie – 7/10 – Better effort by the young lad and a good, if slightly fortunate goal, to cap it off.

Butt – 7/10 – Consistent again by the Ginger Warrior as he got closer to earning his new deal.

N`Zogbia – 7/10 – Mostly on the periphery of the game but did a decent stint.

Martins – 8/10 – Looking a class act at the moment, hopefully his injury isn`t particularly bad.

Owen – 8/10 – Quality finish from a quality act. We must keep hold of him at all costs!