Norwich City v Swansea City - Player ratings

The Norwich City players hold their heads in disbelief as Michel Vorm saves a shot from Gary Hooper. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images The Norwich City players hold their heads in disbelief as Michel Vorm saves a shot from Gary Hooper. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
5:50 PM

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

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• Norwich City:

6 John Ruddy: Stranded for Nathan Dyer’s goal. Competently dealt with most of their other threats.

6 Steven Whittaker: One or two glimpses of attacking intent. Triggered the move for the equalier.

6 Michael Turner: Kept the ineffectual Michu largely under wraps. Denied a goal by Jordi Amat’s reactions.

5 Sebastien Bassong: Far too easily brushed aside by Dyer for Swansea’s early goal. Serial set-piece weapon.

6 Martin Olsson: Struggled with Dyer’s movement in the opening period.

6 Nathan Redmond: Spent most of the first half on the periphery. Much more influential after the interval.

6 Jonny Howson: Steady, unfussy shift but not able to stem Swansea’s flow late on. Not alone.

6 Bradley Johnson: Covered plenty of ground as usual. Set-piece delivery frustrated.

7 Leroy Fer: Nominally deployed wide left. Denied by Ashley Williams in the first half.

6 Johan Elmander: Plenty of work left to win over the home support, but pivotal role in the equaliser.

8 Gary Hooper: Game-changing individual goal. Linked well outside the box and denied a second.

Subs: Luciano Becchio (for Elmander) 5, Josh Murphy (for Redmond) 5

• Swansea City:

6 Michel Vorm: Mixed bag. Booked for time-wasting. Suspect punching but fine stop from Gary Hooper.

6 Angel Rangel: Survived loud penalty appeals after handling Leroy Fer’s header.

6 Ashley Williams: Excellent reactions to divert Leroy Fer’s poke from close range behind for a corner.

6 Jordi Amat: Key defensive interception to deny Michael Turner in the second period.

6 Ben Davies: Good tussle with Nathan Redmond. Looks a decent prospect.

6 Jose Canas: Deserved his caution for a blatant handball. Spent more time snarling at the referee.

6 Jonathan de Guzman: Keeps Swans’ ticking in their favoured central midfield areas. Knits it all together.

7 Nathan Dyer: Eased Sebastien Bassong out of the way to coolly opening the scoring. Constant menace.

6 Jonjo Shelvey: Best work came in the final quarter of the game when Swansea raided frequently.

6 Pablo Hernandez: Excellent technican. Fine array of passing.

5 Michu: A long way short of the player who terrorised the league last season.

Subs: Wilfried Bony (for Michu) 6, Alejandro Pozuelo (for Dyer) 6, Roland Lamah (for Hernandez) 5

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4 comments

  • Hooper has a 8 now, well edited!

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    MBA Marine

    Thursday, December 19, 2013

  • Not sure about some of these scores, surely Hooper desrved a 7 for his goal alone and he also made a terrific run down the left wing before cutting in, beating two defenders before shooting just wide. Likewise, goal apart, what did Ruddy do wrong other than make at least two very good saves, surely also another 7. Fer on the other hand, looks so out of position on the left that he barely earned a 6 or is it just me.

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    TrevorKeith

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

  • and on the next story down, Poll: Gary Hooper was our Norwich city Man of The Match. How does that reconcile with the scores above?

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    Ded Sterile

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013

  • While not quite a gaff, Ruddy did rather come charging out at Nathan Dyer, and Bazza, had an all round bad day at the office. Serial set piece weapon? I beg to differ, his headers kept rebounding off the moon

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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