Gomes (8) â€“ Fine handling in difficult conditions. Terrific save from Michalik header just after the first goal.
Corluka (7) â€“ Solid defensively, a bit subdued going forward.
Bale (7) â€“ Found Snodgrass a handful in the first half but turned it around in the second by bombing forward and causing Leeds non-stop problems.
Bassong (7) â€“ Handled Beckford much better than in the first game, hopefully a sign that heâ€™s learning as he goes along.
Dawson (7) â€“ Led by example, as ever when heâ€™s skipper. A number of cracking block tackles in the first half.
Bentley (9) â€“ A revelation. Skilful and determined. So much better when he restricts the fancy stuff. Lovely run and left foot shot in the second half as well as making two goals.
Huddlestone (7) â€“ Watched the game go by a bit as he normally does when the tempo is that high. Much better in the second half than first.
Jenas (6) â€“ Very familiar display. Looks to have all the tools but you end up afterwards wondering whether you shouldâ€™ve got someone else to do the job.
Kranjcar (7) â€“ Played a full part in pushing Leeds back in the second half. A number of strong skilful runs.
Defoe (9) â€“ How can you give a nine to a man who missed so many chances? Well he won us the game is how.
Crouch (7) â€“ That Michalikâ€™s a big bloke. The usual non-stop battling from Crouchy with little assistance from the referee. Hit the bar at 2-1.
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