Search

Norwich City v Manchester City: Player ratings

John Ruddy blocks a shot from Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

John Ruddy blocks a shot from Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

©Focus Images Limited www.focus-images.co.uk +447814 482222

Player ratings for both Norwich City and Manchester City following their Premier League clash.

• Norwich City

6 John Ruddy: Apologised for his display post-match. No need. Would have been worse but for his second-half defiance.

6 Russell Martin: Created two decent chances for Grant Holt with his attacking intent. Kept a tight rein on Samir Nasri.

5 Ryan Bennett: One pass back he would wish to forget. One excellent late block from Micah Richards. Tough lessons.

5 Elliott Ward: Paid a heavy price for giving the ball away to David Silva for City’s opener. Up against world class operators.

6 Adam Drury: Hard shift against some class movement from the visitors. Can claim an assist for Norwich’s second half reply.

6 Elliott Bennett: One or two decent deliveries during Norwich’s best spells. May feel should have kept Aguero wide for fourth.

5 Bradley Johnson: Tough ask to try and break up the play in the first period. Sacrificed at the interval.

6 Jonny Howson: Showed plenty of defensive responsibility, but over-run like the rest when the visitors moved through the gears.

6 Anthony Pilkington: Prominent in a bright opening period from the hosts. Maybe paid for his Tottenham exertions.

6 Grant Holt: Looked City’s best chance for goals. One header cleared off the line. One or two other sighters either side of interval.

6 Aaron Wilbraham: Dropped deep with some intelligent movement in search of the ball. Denied by Gareth Barry after the break.

Subs: Andrew Surman (for Pilkington) 7, Wes Hoolahan (for Johnson) 7, Steve Morison (for Wilbraham) 5

• Manchester City

6 Joe Hart: One or two decent stops but a weak punch contributed massively to Norwich goal. Goalkicking questionable.

7 Pablo Zabaleta: Denied twice by John Ruddy in the second period. Caught out positionally perhaps for Norwich’s goal.

7 Vincent Kompany: Relished the physical challenge of trying to subdue Grant Holt. Key man at the back for the Blues.

7 Joleon Lescott: Looks much more secure in tandem with Kompany. Should go to the Euros on this form.

7 Gael Clichy: Quality operator. Happy to stay in the shadows, but his attaking intent created the sixth for Adam Johnson.

7 Nigel De Jong: Combative influence. Dutchman’s recent form saw him preferred to Yaya Toure from the off.

7 Gareth Barry: Excellent foil for the other attacking elements. One fine near post block to deny Aaron Wilbraham.

7 David Silva: Spaniard pounced on Elliott Ward’s stray pass to tee up the opener. Delightful to watch in full flow.

9 Carlos Tevez: You might not like the man, but the footballer is pure quality. Pace, power, aggressive intent.

6 Samir Nasri: Not the same marauding influence as in the corresponding fixture at the Etihad.

9 Sergio Aguero: Sublime. Norwich had no answer to his movement and deadly finishing. World class talent.

Subs: Yaya Toure (for Nasri) 7, Adam Johnson (for Silva) 7, Micah Richards (for Tevez) 5

Related articles

0 comments

Other Watton and Swaffham sport

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Monday’s draw for the second round of the Buildbase FA Vase will feature at least one Norfolk team – as Thetford and Great Yarmouth face each other this afternoon.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Swaffham Town were the victims of a Norfolk Senior Cup upset on Saturday as they were dumped out of the competition by Attleborough Town.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Swaffham Town’s prospects are looking up after sealing their first win of the season.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Thetford Town and Great Yarmouth Town will lock horns in the next round of the FA Vase.

Most Read

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Five of Watton Junior Hockey Club's teams were in action at the Alex Hill Memorial Tournament at Dereham Hockey Club.

The U9's finished their tournament in seventh place.

Read more
Friday, February 19, 2016

Norwich boxer Sam Sexton has seen one door close in his face – and another one open.

Read more
Norwich
Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Norwich City striker Kyle Lafferty is not poised to sever his ties at Carrow Road and join Championship club Leeds United, with talks still at an exploratory stage.

Read more
Twitter
Saturday, December 5, 2015

Former EDP journalist and 45-years a Watford fan John Lawson watches every game live on TV at his new home in Dallas, Texas.

Read more
football
Saturday, March 7, 2015

The life president of two of Keith Rudd’s former clubs has led the tributes after the 68-year-old lost his battle with cancer.

Read more
football

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 9°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Watton and Swaffham Times e-edition today E-edition
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up