Player Ratings: Who Was the Least Dull? Your Chance...

As we do for every game, here is your opportunity to rate the players' performances. Not that there was a lot to get excited about against Fulham.

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Vito Mannone (90)

Santiago Vergini (90)

John O'Shea (90)

Sebastian Coates (90)

Billy Jones (76)

Patrick van Aanholt (90)

Liam Bridcutt (90)

Jack Rodwell (66)

Sebastian Larsson (90)

Steven Fletcher (66)

Jermain Defoe (90)

Subs
Costel Pantilimon (0)

Jordi Gomez (0)

Emanuele Giaccherini (0)

Ricky Alvarez (0)

Will Buckley (14)

Connor Wickham (24)

Danny Graham (0)
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