Norwich City v West Ham: Player ratings

Leon Barnett and Sebastien Bassong make a nuisance of themselves in the West Ham wall before a free-kick. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images Leon Barnett and Sebastien Bassong make a nuisance of themselves in the West Ham wall before a free-kick. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Monday, September 17, 2012
10:56 AM

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

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• Norwich City

7 John Ruddy: Two quality reaction stops during West Ham’s bright spell in the first period. Well protected by his defence.

7 Russell Martin: Resolute at the back. One alert piece of defending to clear a certain goal. Flashes of attacking endeavour.

6 Leon Barnett: Another impressively assured muscular display. Carlton Cole was left to feed on scraps.

7 Sebastien Bassong: Growing in confidence with his distribution from the back. Unflustered. Great foil for Leon Barnett.

6 Javier Garrido: Appears to have slotted seamlessly into City’s backline. Quality operator in possession.

7 Robert Snodgrass: Continued his impressive early season form. Making the transition from the Championship look easy.

7 Bradley Johnson: Carried on in the same vein as Tottenham last time out. Always keen to supplement City’s forward thrusts.

7 Jonny Howson: Defensively disciplined but also showed plenty of technique and awareness going the other way.

7 Andrew Surman: Almost crafted a superb individual goal early on. Linked well with Javier Garrido. Classy outlet.

6 Grant Holt: Tough shift against two abrasive centre backs. Two clear sighters of goal in the first period.

7 Simeon Jackson: Denied by Jussi Jaaskelainen early in the second half. His substitution appeared to alter the flow of the game.

Subs: Steve Morison (for Jackson) 6, Harry Kane (for Holt) 6

• West Ham

7 Jussi Jaaskelainen: Brilliant fingertip save to claw away Simeon Jackson’s piledriver. Superb stoppage time block as well.

5 Guy Demel: Needed more support at times, faced by Andrew Surman and Javier Garrido raiding down his flank.

6 James Collins: Reckless attempted tackle on Andrew Surman almost proved fatal. Perhaps a touch fortunate to stay on the park.

6 Winston Reid: Looked the part. Never shirked the physical aerial challenge posed by City. Excellent athlete.

6 Joey O’Brien: Tried to get forward in the opening exchanges. Almost embarrassed by Robert Snograss after being robbed.

6 Mark Noble: Had to defer to Jonny Howson and Bradley Johnson for the most part. Sporadic influence.

6 Mo Diame: Provides the ballast in West Ham’s engine room. Struggled to impose himself during Norwich’s best work.

5 Ricardo Vaz Te: Wayward. Woeful decisionmaking when it mattered - one decent early angled strike apart. Forgettable shift.

6 Kevin Nolan: Undoubtedly the leader of this crew. Denied by a superb one-handed first-half save from John Ruddy.

5 Matt Taylor: Showed little of his quality on that superb left peg. Overshadowed when Matt Jarvis belatedly appeared.

6 Carlton Cole: No lack of effort but dominated by City’s centrebacks. Needed far more support from midfield.

Subs:

Modibo Maiga (for Cole) 6, Matt Jarvis (for Taylor) 7, Yossi Benayoun (for Vaz Te) 5

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3 comments

  • Ruddy and the entire back line took the eye, We undoubtedly need to be more effective up front but that will come. Give Chris credit for taking up the challenge of keeping the Canaries in the Div, this year after it appeared PL did not fancy it.- It might just have blotted his otherwise faultless CV! Mardler

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    mardler

    Monday, September 17, 2012

  • I am puzzled by your ratings. To give Holt and Barnett the same mark is nonsense.For Howson to be awarded the sponsors Man of the Match was ridiculous. Billy's comments regarding Snodgrass and Surman were harsh, the latter playing particularly well in the first half. However, I do agree agree with him regarding Howson. He certainly shows touches but is not sharp enough ie build up to Tottenham's goal.

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    Newmarket Canary

    Monday, September 17, 2012

  • I am puzzled by your ratings. To give Holt and Barnett the same mark is nonsense.For Howson to be awarded the sponsors Man of the Match was ridiculous. Billy's comments regarding Snodgrass and Surman were harsh, the latter playing particularly well in the first half. However, I do agree with him regarding Howson. He certainly shows touches but is not sharp enough ie build up to Tottenham's goal.

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    Newmarket Canary

    Monday, September 17, 2012

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