How the Irons rated against Bristol City

Manchester-United-transfer-Winston-Reid-402165Adrian: Little of real consequence to deal with but safe as houses when called upon 6

Jenkinson: Forced more onto the back foot than usual as City pressed forward but solid 6

Reid: Pretty well faultless and voted the BBC man of the match 8

Tomkins: Under pressure throughout but more than capable 7

Cresswell: similar afternoon to his right sided defensive partner 7

Song: Untypically lazy and lethargic display. Subbed after 57 mins 5

Downing: Quiet afternoon for the playmaker 6

Noble: Cleared off the line and worked hard as the team came under pressure 7

Nolan: Always relatively anonymous and twice caught offside trying to get onto Carroll knockdowns 5

Carroll: No complaints, set up the goal and worked very hard as usual 7

Valencia: Disappointing for the main part. some good runs which eventually petered out 5

Subs: Sakho 8 Amalfitano 6 Demel (no rating)


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