Vorm 7 - he could have curled up and had a kip - nothing to do really. What little he did, he did well. Davies 5 - he is slow and against a fleet footed winger he is often exposed badly. Didnt have a lot of cover but struggled with his man and looked pedestrian a lot of the time. Verts 8 - solid performance, calmed the team's nerves and deservedly took the captain's armband off Ade. Hasnt played this well for a while and is now showing why we were so excited when he first signed. Dier 8 - remarkably capable performance for the young lad. Looked strong and aggressive and pacey as well for such a big guy. Has he grown or somefink? Looking like a brick shithouse these days. He still has a tendency to lose concentration or get caught up the field and needs to cut that out. Walker 6 - Played a very defensive game and looked leggy. Some misplaced passing. Not as bad as people are making out on here. Mason 5 - Didn't work for him really. I know he is just back from injury and looks off the pace but some of that passing was awful. Wasn;t surprised to see him hooked. Stambouli 8 - A good solid game. Not a lot of enterprise but he isnt there for that in the CM2 role. Worked hard for the cause as he always does. I gave him MOTM because he was consistent and committed 100% right through the game. Eriksen 6 - Huffed and puffed and was brave and active with the press, but being played out of position and not being given space cut the shine off his performance. A typical game where he goes missing because the oppo close him down. Does look a little leggy. Townsend 7 - another player who gets slagged off unfairly. He was our brightest overall in attack and genuinely tries. He is improving his play taking more care with crosses and looking for channels but he still plays too much with his head down. Still I am impressed with his development in recent games. Kane 6 - Dont know what Poch is trying but handling him this way as a 10 is wrong. I cant understand this. He needs to be in the role of a 9! Another one of ours who had no room and was closed down very quickly. Change it Poch - please - FFS! Ade 6 - Ran around a bit and pressed effectively at times but looks off the pace and match fitness wont come for a few more games. I was pissed off by the booing and if any of you ****** who did that at the game are on here, I'd suggest that you go fuck yourselves. Bobby Soldado - 7 played with energy, won the penalty and put in some nice passes. Won penalty. Have I said that twice? No goals but no worries because Andros did the business. Dembele 6 - came on and did'nt change anything so a 'meh' from me. Frustrating player who plays so much within himself when you just know he is capable of something special. Paulinho 7 - bright and energetic and seemed a real threat but not enough time. I'd like to see more of him Poch. Oppo 6 - Got to give it to Clough; he came with a game plan and executed it well. They are a tough, disciplined and committed side and had no qualms in playing for the draw at our manor. They can play a bit as well, so putting up the shutters was well planned except for the silly handball. Not great fare for the neutral and it is football by attrition but its got them all the way to a semi and they will fancy themselves to turn it around in the next game. Poch 5 - another gritty win and I'll give him credit for creating a team with backbone compared to the nancy boys under AVB and little Timmy Sherwood. I just thought we were one dimensional and when it was up to him to slice and dice for the occasion he was found wanting. He needs to have a cohesive Plan B and Plan C but at the moment there is nothing but Plan A. He has to have Kane as a 9 and Rose for Davies in the next game. Hopefully Lamela and Chadli back as well. A few players we have with some real dynamic qualities. Someone said the middle was busier than Oxford Circus. Yes too right but Poch was doing nothing to change that. It will be so different at their gaff - blood and thunder etc - and we better be on our game.