Gomes (7) â€“ Very little to do.
Corluka (7) â€“ Spent a lot of time forward with space in front of him but often with little help as Modric performed his wandering minstrel act.
Dawson (8) â€“ Excellent yet again. One heart stopping moment in the second half when he nearly let Hunt in was redeemed with a tackle of Ledleylike swiftness & strength. Never looked intimidated physically.
Bassong (7) â€“ Didnâ€™t look as comfortable with Faganâ€™s constant niggling & shoving as Dawson but overall did well.
Bale (8) â€“ Excellent defensively and also going forward showing pace and imagination. Linked well with Kranjcar.
Modric (7) â€“ Flitted in and out. Lots of trickiness, unlucky with a couple of efforts on goal.
Huddlestone (5) â€“ A day to forget. Virtually nothing went right for him, seemed to hide a bit in the second half, lots of balls back to Daws and Bassong.
Palacios (7) â€“ All energy as ever. Missed him the moment he went off.
Kranjcar (6) â€“ Not as effective as he has been but still looked full of skill and ambition. Looked surprisingly strong when holding off the muscular City midfield on a couple of occasions.
Keane (6) â€“ The livelier of the front pairing, but never really inspired optimism. Shouldâ€™ve done better with second half effort after Modricâ€™s shot.
Defoe (6) â€“ Only one chance, which he hit straight at the keeper. Back to goal for the whole of the rest of the game. Far more involved when Crouch came on.
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