No goals tonight but who impressed you regardless?

Maritimo might not be world beaters but Alan Pardew made a lot of changes and maybe one of our fringe players caught the eye and is worth a shot in the manager’s first eleven.

Difficult conditions on a dodgy pitch, which players in luminous green/yellow made the best of it?

Alan Pardew played his strongest available back four and they rewarded him with a clean sheet, maybe one of them deserves your vote, or possibly Rob Elliot getting a very rare start.

Bigirimana and Shola helped complete a very good spine of the team in this performance so maybe one of those two is your candidate.