Gomes (7) â€“ Couldâ€™ve read a copy of his favourite lad mag undisturbed for most of the game. Little chance with Gibsonâ€™s strikes.
Hutton (4) â€“ The heart sinks when his nameâ€™s on the team sheet. I think weâ€™ve seen the best of him and itâ€™s not good enough.
Bale (7) â€“ A very positive & direct performance. Should cover well for Assou-Ekotto in the coming weeks and months. Exempt from the general criticism.
Bassong (7) â€“ Also one of the better displays.
Dawson (6) â€“ A typical Dawson effort, distribution as ever lets him down.
Lennon (5) â€“ Out of position and starved of the ball. Generally anonymous
Palacios (5) â€“ The odd good tackle as usual but a liability when given the ball. Caught in possession several times.
Jenas (5) â€“ Iâ€™m a Jenas fan but this was very poor.
Bentley (4) â€“ It breaks your heart that he tries so hard to do well and canâ€™t do it but hisÂ free kicks and corners said it all. When Bale curled in a free kick near the end that didnâ€™t hit the first man or go straight into touch it seemed like a revelation. He looked so slow as well.
Keane (4) â€“ Shocking first touch meant he never influenced the play or got the chance to link with Defoe effectively.
Defoe (5) â€“ One more than Robbie as he did have a couple of shots. Shouldâ€™ve scored to make it 1-1 though.
Redknapp (3) â€“ Inappropriate team selection and tactics. No effort to change things that werenâ€™t working until too late.
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