Birmingham 1 United 1: Player ratings

09 January 2010 07:42
Kuszczak: Three great saves from the Pole kept Birmingham out at critical times 8

Rafael: Steady job from the young Brazilian and chose sensible times to attack 6

Brown: Some difficult moments against the slippery Benitez and powerful Jerome 6

Evans: Ball bounced off him for Birmingham's goal but other than that was a commanding figure 7

Evra: A captain's driving display from the full back 7

Valencia: Had the beating of Ridgewell on the right but didn't make enough of it 6

Scholes: Stood out more than anyone in a packed midfield battle 7

Fletcher: Chipped away at ref and walked a disciplinary tightrope that he eventually fell off 6

Carrick: Struggled to see enough of the ball and when he did it was all simple stuff 6

Park: The Korean was his usual steady self but never hurt Birmingham 6

Rooney: Really needed some help to get the best from him 6

Subs:

Giggs (sub Park 66) No great impact

Diouf (sub Scholes 81) Quiet cameo

Anderson, Owen, Fabio, Neville, Amos not used

Birmingham City: Hart, Carr, Bowyer, Ridgewell, Larsson (Fahey 83), Jerome, Benitez , Ferguson, Johnson, Dann, McFadden

Goals:

Birmingham: Jerome (39)United: Dann (own goal 63)

Bookings:

Birmingham: Carr (76) Larsson (79)United: Fletcher (44, 84) Brown (90)

Sent off: Fletcher (84)

Battle of the Bosses:McLeish certainly got side to throw bodies on line and Fergie managed to fire up Reds

Referee: Mark Clattenberg - Reasonable effort 6

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Source: Manchester_EveningNews