Gomes (8) â€“ Not a whole lot to do until late on but nerveless and solid throughout nevertheless. Gets an extra point for some great throw outs in the second half.
Corluka (7) â€“ Had 32 million quid in his back pocket all night.
Dawson (9) â€“ Superb all night. Leadership by example.
Bassong (7) â€“ Another determined, composed & promising performance.Â
Assou-Ekotto (7) â€“ A welcome return to form. One lovely piece of skill to outwit Adebayor in the first half.
Palacios (6) â€“ Dynamic running and tackling as usual but distribution let him down. Booking puts him on four for the season (along with Jenas and Huddlestone incidentally).
Huddlestone (7) â€“ Started the game looking like he was in the middle of a whirlwind but improved as he and Wilson earned space.
Lennon (8) â€“ A bit subdued in the second half but all over Silvinho in the first causing much mayhem.
Kranjcar (9) â€“ Weâ€™re becoming familiar with his great touch and skill. Seemed to pop everywhere, two neat finishes.
Defoe (7) â€“ Superb finish for goal. A bit too desperate to shoot sometimes when a layoff mightâ€™ve been better.
Crouch (7) â€“ Directly involved in two goals and caused problems all night. More composure in the last fifteen minutes mightâ€™ve brought us more goals though.
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