Jonathan Lee > At this time of the season the result is everything and ultimately a fine away win, however this was far from a vintage performance; avoid defeat against Southampton on Sunday though and a Europa League adventure beckons next season. No time for feint hearts …
Randolph – 7 called up late to cover an injury to Fabianski in the warm up, made two excellent saves, one in each half, a couple of shaky moments and maybe should have been more dominant for the goal conceded, but generally did well;
Coufal – 6.5 got up and down the wing, lost concentration a couple of times first half, but did well second half and maybe could have done better with a late shot, a goal will come one day for him;
Dawson – 8.5 immense performance in his old stomping ground, a couple of times the exclusively home crowd even applauded his play, solid as a rock throughout bar a miss kick in the second half for which Randolph rescued him;
Ogbonna – 7 the supporting role to Dawson but stood up well to the many home attacks, took his headed goal ever so well reminiscent of his late winner at Leeds;
Cresswell – 6.5 unfortunate to see a 30 yard free kick smack the post, equally fortunate to get away with a miskick in our six yard box, decent delivery from corner for our second;
Rice – 6 flitted in and out of the game, striking the early penalty against the post, possibly still not fully match fit and at times went missing which is a rarity;
Soucek – 6.5 a mixed game, deflecting in the first when defending a corner but then converting the equaliser smartly, gave away a couple of clumsy free kicks in dangerous positions but regularly got forward;
Lingard – 5 arguably his quietest game for us, never featured until setting up Antonio late on, on recent showings his England place must be in serious doubt;
Fornals – 7 tireless shift, missed a decent chance first half when shooting wide and almost got on the end of a Bowen pass second half, but started build up to our equaliser and won the ball back to set up the attack for our third, if he can add finishing to his game next season he will be some player;
Benrahma – 6.5 lovely lay off to set up the equaliser, drew a save from Johnstone first half, buzzed around but without ever really grabbing the game;
Antonio – 5 got little change out of the WBA defence, won early penalty and finished our third ever so well, but inbetween offered little, now level with Mark Noble and just one goal behind Di Canio’s Premier League scoring record.
Bowen – 5.5 (72 mins for Benrahma) a couple of times kept possession well, put in Fornals for a chance second half but otherwise saw relatively little of the ball;
Diop (89 mins for Fornals) not on long enough to mark but helped see the game out with a couple of clearances.