Ashley Barnes scores from the spot
Nick Pope – 8. Several routine saves in the first half. A big stop from Salah after an hour.
Matt Lowton – 6. Kept his position well. Didn’t venture forward much.
James Tarkowski – 7. The usual collection of good clearances and challenges.
Ben Mee – 8. Fortunate not to give away a goal to Origi. Largely excellent thereafter.
Charlie Taylor – 7. A good showing on his return to the line-up but went off injured just after the break.
Robbie Brady – 6. Mostly used as a blocker down the flank.
Ashley Westwood – 7. Rarely misplaces a pass, always gets himself in the way of forward passes.
Josh Brownhill – 7. Hard-working, aggressive in closing down.
Dwight McNeil – 6. Back in the team but had few chances to dribble at goal and no real crossing opportunities.
Chris Wood – 5. Offered very little beyond his defensive work rate.
Ashley Barnes – 6. Aggressive and hard-working, but mostly used that to wind up the Liverpool players. Won a penalty – and scored it.
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