Interesting to read some of the player reviews on here... I think some are harsh on Cress, Sanchez etc
Here is my take on the game..
Roberto - I thought he had a very good game. Had to deal with some tricky balls into the box (why did we keep giving away FKs!!) and made some very good reactionary saves. Dare I say he looked more composed than Adrian
Zaba - For me the game seemed to pass him by. Of course he battled and ran (as to be expected from a model pro) but I think I would have preferred to see the young lad start
Bal - Did what was necessary I suppose, but I do think his lack of positioning and spacial awareness is a concern on a) crosses into the box and b) when the opposing teams get 'in behind'
Diop - Had a battle on his hands from the first minute, but dealt with pretty much everything that was thrown at him
Cress - Similar to Zaba really, he looked ok on the ball and tried to whip in a few crosses. I think Newport did well to nullify our WB's. Game seemed to pass him by slightly but I certainly don't think he had a poor game
Sanchez - I thought he did well to be honest
If Rice had had a similar game we would have all been saying "another good performance from the lad". Protected the defence and constantly got on the ball quite high up the pitch
Wilshere - Tried, not everything came off for him. Would have liked to have seen more from him given the oppo. Got his goal
Fornals - Made his goal for himself by quickly tracking back when it seemed we were about to lose the ball high up the pitch. Won it back again and within a few seconds was putting the ball into the back of the net. Similar to Wilshere in that he tried to be intricate without much coming off
Snods - Had a poor game really. Kept going and going and always tried to do the right thing but nothing was coming off for him. Could see he was getting frustrated with himself.
Anderson - Did ok, got an assist and generally plugged away
Ajeti - Didn't get great service but I thought his joining up play was better than Hernandezeses'. He is not a 'target man' in the same way as Haller is. Closed everything down. Got into good positions but nothing fell for him. Should have done better with 1 or 2 headers