Gomes (8) â€“ Some good saves from Pompey breakaways especially in the first half. Good handling, no chance with the goals.
Corluka (6) â€“ Struggled for pace. Couldâ€™ve proved an unlikely hero as the ball fell to him in the box a few times, never looked like scoring though.
Bale (8) â€“ Had two men on him and one of the main victims of the pitch early on. Was the dominant attacking influence for the final two thirds of the match.
Bassong (7) â€“ No complaints. Heâ€™s no Ledley King yet but did ok.
Dawson (7) â€“ Exemplary as ever. Shockingly unlucky for the first goal.
Modric (7) â€“ The man on the field who looked most likely to supply that little bit extra but disappeared for long periods.
Bentley (6) â€“ Some decent corners but never delivered in open play. Far too slow.
Huddlestone (5) â€“ Not in the game enough and too slow when he was. Suffered most with the slipping and sliding.
Palacios (6) â€“ Played a very timid game due to the nine bookings hanging over him. He only had five minutes to go after two months on nine yellows and then it all went horribly wrong.
Crouch (7) â€“ As usual was still trying at the end but also as usual leaves you wanting something more. Got himself into positions to score several times but never managed it.
Defoe (5) â€“ Constantly twisting and wriggling to find space but rarely managed it. Nowhere near his sharpest.
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