Ratings Vs Arsenal
Schwarzer 8/10- Simply solid. Good in the air and I like the fact he wants to throw the ball, not punt it.
Pantsil 9/10- MOTM for me. Showed commitment to the team. Strong and assured in defence, explosive and useful in the attack. Might soon over take Bullard as the fans favourite.
Hangeland 8/10- Yet another assured performance. Solid throughout the game and kept Van Persie quite, also marked Adebayor out off set pieces.
Hughes 8/10- I feel sorry for Hughes. He is so under-rated by our own fans!! He had to deal with Adebayor all game and did so with class and showed why he has played more than 300 games in the top division.
Kallio 7/10- Fantastic performance on his debut for us. Got found out on occasions but for the large majority of the game kept Walcott and Sagna quite.
Davies 8/10- didn`t attack as much as we`re used to but helped Pantsil in defensive duties. Very solid game for our player of the season last season.
Bullard 7/10- A lot of fans think that he was superb in the game, however I don`t think he was THAT good. He seemed to disappear a lot during the game. When he did get involved he did show what he can do.
Murphy 8/10- Really showed he could be the muscle in the team. Tackled hard and ran all game. Passing was back to its best too. Obvious he can`t last a whole 90mins.
Gera 8/10- seemed to mirror Davies game. Helped Kallio out in the defence well and attacked well too. Very committed in the tackle and out jumped any Arsenal player.
Zamora 9/10- Was simply awesome and I think the MOTM title was very close between Z-man and pantsil. He ran all day and was a constant thorn in the Arsenal backline. Showed pace, strength and great first touch. Also showed his excellent hold-up play.
Ki-Hyeon 8/10- Has finally won the fans over? Worked hard and his pace and physical presence benefited our attacking play. Got up and down the park well and worked the touchline well.
Teymourain 6/10- Didn`t have enough time to make any sort of impression. Seems to have moved ahead of Andreason in the holding midfield role. Great hair!
Dempsey 6/10- Looked off the pace, but is bigger and stronger than last season. Needs to look around him more often.
Baird 7/10- Was solid at the back and did do anything wrong. Whoever booed him when he came on is a bloody idiot!