How the Irons rated

Adrian: Outstanding shot stopping on at least three occasions were vital to a positive result 7

Jenkinson: Grows with every game – a threat going forward and important interventions at the back 7

Reid: Top display and one incredible block tackle kicked off the move from which Carroll scored 7

Tomkins: Middling display with a couple of losses of concentration here and there that could have been costly 5

Cresswell: Another fine display from the left back who is always such a threat going forward 7

Song: So much presence and again the boss but not every ball reached intended target 7

Downing: Goal alone worth the entrance money – top performance 8

Kouyate: Coming back to his best – an edge on today’s display 6

Nolan: Thoughtful presence and knuckling down to things again 6

Sakho: The usual all-action presence and looking a great  partner for Carroll 7

Carroll: Back to full fitness…fine goal and tireless running 7

Subs: Valencia 6, Amalfitano 5 


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