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Paddy Davitt: Norwich City player ratings after a 1-0 Championship win at Bristol City

PUBLISHED: 05:31 14 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:17 14 January 2018

Norwich City centre-back Grant Hanley was a key figure in victory over Bristol City at Ashton Gate. 
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Norwich City centre-back Grant Hanley was a key figure in victory over Bristol City at Ashton Gate. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries’ 1-0 win at Ashton Gate.

Here is Paddy’s verdict on Daniel Farke’s troops after a battling display against the Robins.

• Angus Gunn

Stoppage time save you dream about. Lightning quick reflexes to throw himself in front of Josh Brownhill’s close range strike. 8.0

• Grant Hanley

Emerging as a real leader. Totemic when Bristol went increasing long and deployed Aiden Flint up top in the frenetic final stages. Immense. 8.0

• Christoph Zimmermann

Deserved to retain his place after impressive Chelsea display. Comfortable in a three and aerially dominant. 7.5

• Timm Klose

Calming influence on Jamal Lewis when the young man was in danger of picking up a second yellow. 7.0

• Ivo Pinto

This guy has some engine on him. End product not always there but on this occasion fed the cushioned pass into James Maddison to seal the points. Kept Alex Tettey and Nelson Oliveira going as well at key moments. 7.5

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• Alex Tettey

Tough to underestimate how important this man is when it comes to putting out fires. Although there was one raging inside him after Flint’s abrasive challenge on Angus Gunn. 7.5

• Mario Vrancic

Best moment by a long way the wand of a crossfield pass into Pinto at the tail end of a classy team move finished by Maddison. Better with Tettey alongside him for protection, but still not his natural game out of possession. 7.0

• Jamal Lewis

Arguably the toughest shift of his brief but stellar introduction to the senior ranks. Booked in the first half then a couple of misjudged challenges early in the second. Showed immense maturity to respond. 7.0

• James Maddison

Gives this side the X-factor. Tested Frank Fielding in the first half and set up Josh Murphy for his goalbound effort cleared off the line. Still bombing on to support Ivo Pinto in the later stages, yet composed enough to cut inside and rifle a winner. Top drawer. 8.0

• Nelson Oliveira

Clever trick to fashion a golden chance late in the first half but miscued his shot. Effort of a man low on confidence. No issues with the work rate but one goal in seven tells its own story. 6.5

• Josh Murphy

Thwarted by Adam Baker when he looked to have nudged Norwich in front. Pace on the counter a key part of City’s winning strategy. Enjoying his most consistent spell of the season. 7.0

City substitutes

• Marco Stiepermann n/a

(for Josh Murphy, 83)

• Harrison Reed n/a

(for James Maddison, 90+2)

• Sean Raggett n/a

(for Nelson Oliveira, 90+3)

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