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Paddy Davitt: Norwich City player ratings after a 2-1 Championship away loss to Sheffield United

PUBLISHED: 06:04 19 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:49 19 August 2018

Moritz Leitner is thwarted by Dean Henderson 
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Moritz Leitner is thwarted by Dean Henderson Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries’ 2-1 defeat at Bramall Lane.

Here is Paddy’s verdict on Daniel Farke’s troops, who were seconds from a battling point before the Blades’ punished slackness at the back.

• Tim Krul

Excellent block to foil Leon Clarke at his near post. Chris Basham’s diagonal ball travelled a long way for United’s winner but needed the men in front to do their jobs. 6

• Ben Marshall

David McGoldrick escaped for the cutback for the stoppage time decider. Those defensive questions persist. 5

• Grant Hanley

Thwarted John Fleck with a full-blooded block in the first half. 6

• Timm Klose

Slower to react than Billy Sharp in the game’s defining moment. Made one goal-saving block first half. 5

• Jamal Lewis

Welcome return to the ranks. Will need games under his belt after injury-hit pre-season. 6

• Alex Tettey

Continues to look vulnerable defending set pieces. Failed to deal with John Egan at the far post for the opener, which appeared to deflect off Jordan Rhodes. Lost Jack O’Connell in the second half in identical fashion. Happened against West Brom as well. 5

• Tom Trybull

Composed in tight areas. Looked decent after emerging from the Blades’ early onslaught. Booking for a trip. 7

• Teemu Pukki

Caught in possession too often early on. Fed Onel Hernandez in for the equaliser. Hooked a close range chance wide. 5

• Moritz Leitner

Big, big chance after springing the offside trap. Total lack of conviction in his duel with Dean Henderson. 5

• Onel Hernandez

Another assist to add to the growing collection. Never shirked defensive duties and a counter-attacking threat. 7

• Jordan Rhodes

Didnt know anything about Egan’s looping headed goal. But started and finished the move for City’s goal at the other end. Glancing second half header also thudded a post. Problem is not the top end of the pitch. 6

City substitutes

• Marco Stiepermann n/a

(for Moritz Leitner, 78)

• Dennis Srbeny n/a

(for Teemu Pukki, 87)

• Ben Godfrey n/a

(for Alex Tettey, 90)

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