Player Ratings v Watford

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Written by : Jonathan Lee

Finally we can look forward to another season in the top flight !  Barring any silly scores in our last two games of course …

Fabianski 6 – no chance with the goal and for yet another game didn’t really have a lot to do

Johnson 6.5 – gave possession away cheaply at times but also covered at the back ever so well, seems to have a good footballing brain

Diop 8 – excellent at the back again, always in control, some important blocks and headers

Ogbonna  8.5 – another masterclass from the Italian, one world class recovery first half although got caught out for the Watford goal

Cresswell 6 – very hit and miss performance never looked comfortable against the early second half onslaught and delivery going forward was patchy

Rice 8.5 – excellent strike for our second and made a number of classy recoveries when we were under pressure

Noble 6.5 – not as effective as at Norwich but kept things ticking over and kept possession well late in the second half

Soucek 8 – a simply wonderful headed goal, the leap was just superb, also involved in the build up to our first two goals, becoming an increasingly vital part of our team

Bowen 7.5 – as we have come to expect from him an all energy display, setting up Soucek with a perfect cross and frequently relieving the pressure for us second half

Fornals 7 – excellent first half with an assist for Antonio and a lovely first time cross field pass to start the move for the second, quieter second half

Antonio 7 – on a roll just now, took his goal ever so well and worked the channels with his usual hard working attitude

Subs:

Haller (72 mins, for Fornals) 7 – made a real impact after coming on and very unlucky not to score with his first touch

Yarmolenko (81 mins, for Bowen) 6.5 – got stuck in and made some important interceptions

Balbuena (94 mins, for Antonio) – no mark as, yet again, he came on in injury time and didn’t touch the ball, we can only presume he has some sort of deal with Moyes to get his appearance money!

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