Date: 3rd March 2008 at 12:00pm
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Steve Harper – 7 – Some cracking stops in both halves.

Habib Beye – 6 – Tempted to award him an extra mark for throttling Pedersen.

Steven Taylor – 5 – Struggled, overshadowed by Faye, and made dodgy clearances.

Abdoullaye Faye – 6 – Half decent and nearly got a goal from a set play.

Jose Enrique – 7 – Looked tidy all day and gave us some balance.

James Milner – 7 – Tried hard, got the sponsors` MOTM which is always a worry.

Joey Barton – 5 – Shite bar a couple of balls to Owen. Runs like he wears diving boots.

Nicky Butt – 6 – Battled hard but knocks and the pace of the game seems to be showing now.

Damien Duff – 4- Rank. No pace, no confidence, no final ball, plays everything about 2 seconds too late.

Michael Owen – 5 – Could have been a 9 on another day if he took his chances.

Alan Smith – 5 – No goal threat again. Looked better in midfield which is always a worry.