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Birmingham 1 United 1: Player ratings
Published : 09 Jan 2010 19:42:05
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 Attendance: 28,907 Agree with the ratings? Have your say.