Etienne Capoue: 7
Tim Sherwood is no fan of defensive midfielders but Capoue’s solid display tonight may lead to a rethink. The summer signing was not at his beastly best but provided a base for the likes of Bentaleb and Paulinho to attack from.
Nabil Bentaleb: 9
The youngster has taken plenty of flak since being promoted to the first team but he was brilliant here, breaking up play and driving forward purposefully.
The Brazilian’s flick in the build up to his goal was excellent and he took his goal well. He could be some player when he is fully settled in the Premier League.