Harper:6 Take a bow son for your show of sportsmanship

Perch: 6 Played well throughout the match. Molded from right back to centre midfield

Taylor: 5 Sometimes his man marking leads himself open to being turned, evident with Anichebi’s goal.

Williamson: 6 Coped well with Fellaini

Santon: 5 Defending responsibilities need to be improved.

Anita: 6 Showed more impressive attributes at right back as opposed to centre midfield

Ben Arfa:6 A few good runs in and around the area

Jonas: 6 Impressive display in the midfield

Cabaye: 7 At last…Here’s hoping to a resurgence

Cisse: 6 Needs to brake his season duck.

Marveux:5 Was not impressed with his performance

Subs

Ameobi: 7 Fantastic target man display

Ba: 9 As Pardew mentioned I feel putting him on the bench spurred a much needed fire in his belly.

By Jonathan Silman