Cudicini (7) â€“ Lucky to get away with dropped free-kick, otherwise solid.
Corluka (7) â€“ A poor game last week, much better today
Assou-Ekotto (7) â€“ Almost an 8. Faultless & classy looking at the back but doesnâ€™t do enough going forward, but with no real defensive cover in front of him itâ€™s perhaps not surprising.
Huddlestone (7) â€“ At times Franz Beckenbauer, at others Titus Bramble.
Bassong (7) â€“ Still learning but did well. His distribution got shown up with Huddlestone next to him.
Lennon (7) â€“ Generally a bit quiet but a threat when involved.
Jenas (8) â€“ Authoritative and assured, the biggest midfield influence. Great if he played like this all the time.
Palacios (6) â€“ Booked again and caught in possession several times. Worked well with Jenas but doesnâ€™t seem totally with it at the moment.
Kranjcar (7) â€“ Easy game for him with so much space around. Played with his head up which was good to see.
Defoe (6) â€“ Did well to get the penalty but uncharacteristically wasteful.
Keane (9) â€“ Excellent penalty when under pressure after his earlier miss. Clinical finishing for his second and third goals.
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