Shay’s now conceded nine in two games and didn’t have a chance with any of them.
Andy Griffin 7/10
Foreign coaches often talk jealously about the work rate and commitment of English players and last night Griffin embodied those characteristics. Never stopped fighting and was easily our best man at the back.
Aaron Hughes 5/10
Once again his lack of left foot showed and Aaron was outclassed, although he had little help from the midfield. Normally one of our best players and about time he was back in the centre of defence.
Nikos Dabizas 3/10
Clueless again. Nikos can never be faulted for his effort, but I’m close to reaching the conclusion that he’s not good enough anymore.
Andy O’Brien 3/10
Tried hard, but just isn’t good enough at this level.
Nobby Solano 6/10
Deserved his recall and did pretty well. A bit of a patchy performance but took his goal well.
Hugo Viana 4/10
Looked awful. Hugo is a far better player than this.
Kieron Dyer 6/10
A mixed performance, hampered by the fact that Inter just wanted to kick him off the park.
Gary Speed 8/10
Immense. Matched his performance for Wales last week and constantly drove the team forward. He’s getting on a bit, but is still one of the first names on the team sheet.
Alan Shearer 6/10
Battled hard, but was left with too much to do after Bellamy’s dismissal.
Craig Bellamy 0/10
Can’t judge anything in six minutes. Let us down after extreme provocation, but he’ll be back.
Laurent Robert 8/10
Should have started, but its easy to say that after the event. A constant threat to the excellent Zanetti.
Steven Caldwell 6/10
Late substitute, didn’t make any mistakes.
Man-of-the-Match Gary Speed
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