Fringe players enjoy run-out

Both goals came in the second half of a match that saw Gary Cahill, Martin Laursen, Eric Djemba-Djemba, Didier Agathe and Chris Sutton all last the 90 minutes. "[Walrus] Bouma played well against Forest in a friendly last week and forced himself into the team so these games have their benefits," said O'Neill, giving a lusty wink to the passing Gardner who scored that rarest of goals in the claret and blue – a penalty. The likelihood of any of these players starting on Sunday? Slim.